This Week's Best Career-Related Articles Chosen From Other Blog Sites
Ok blog readers and friends....it's time for Friday Favorites!...I've collected some of my favorite blog posts for the week from a variety of other blog sites. We've searched and scanned through 100's of sites and I'd like to highlight the following, all of which I believe offer unique insights and perspectives and highly relevant content. Some of these may also challenge the way you think about your career development, career management and career planning. I hope you enjoy....
This week's "Friday Favorites" Include:
What Recruiters Look For In a LinkedIn Profile. If you are an active or passive job seeker, there is no better way to cut through the clutter and get yourself noticed than LinkedIn. Nowadays, most recruiters and companies are increasingly using sites like LinkedIn to identify talent. Excellent tips on how to make your LinkedIn profile more compelling in the eyes of recruiters.
Top Ten Job Search Do's and Don'ts. What should you do when you're job searching? And what shouldn't you do? There's a laundry list of things that can help your job search and things that can hinder it. Every part of what you do when you job search, including looking for job postings, writing cover letters, dressing for an interview, sending a thank you note, job searching (or not) from work, and using social media can make - or break - your job search. Read more in this article....
Bulletproofing Your References in the Hunt for a New Job. Most job hunters grasp that basic maxim, yet many still fail to make the most of their references. As unemployment soars and hiring shrivels, you must carefully cultivate your endorsers. Businesses looking to hire are pickier than ever. Check out the tips and advice in the article on how to get quality references.
Creating a Positive Professional Image. There are plenty of books telling you how to "dress for success" and control your body language. But keeping on top of your personal traits is only part of the story of managing your professional image. Check out the advice in this article for creating a total professional image.
Essential Tools for Social Media. Getting social on the web does not just mean having a Facebook page - it is far beyond that! In the first generation of the web, it was all about providing
information to your readers - the web was a one-way street. Web 2.0 is
all about the user and giving the user a voice - thus making it a
two-way street. Read more here....