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:
Quality Time: How To Find More And Some Ideas On How To Use It An excellent article on creative ways to
find quality time to spend with your family members. HOW we spend our
time is ALWAYS our choice. Make a commitment to make the best choices
you can on a day-to-day basis. 32 Powerful Ways to Cut Costs In Business Excellent list of ideas highly relevant to emerging businesses, solo practitioners and start-ups. Particularly relevant in today's tough economic times when many business professionals are choosing to launch their own firm or small business or "go solo."
50+ Tips to Brand Yourself Online Today, more than ever, distinguishing yourself through personal
branding strategies will facilitate and enable the acceleration of your
career growth and development. Personal branding, once considered a
fad, is here to stay. How do you define your personal brand? Check out these excellent online branding tips.
How to Rock an Interview Excellent article providing a nice a checklist of the key things that most successful candidates are able to do in a job interview that result in positive action -- continuing the interview process and, ultimately, landing the job.
Effective Job-Seeking in a "Web 2.0" World When it comes to looking for a
new job, the rules are different from what they once were. Of course we
all realize the power of technology to bring us job listings from sites
like Monster or CareerBuilder, but when it comes to finding your new
role - if you're still relying on a resume to get you in the door then
you're stuck in the old way of doing things. To help progress, here are
some tips on job seeking in the social media era.
Using Social Media to KEEP Your Job In an economy like this one,
your best career survival tip may be to hold on to the job you've got.
If you're working at a company that isn't necessarily shutting its
doors, but may need to let some people go ... your challenge is to
prove yourself too valuable to let go. Social media (blogs, social
networks, forums, online video, etc.) can help with this. This article offers some ideas for how you can use social media to keep the job you have
10 Applications You Can't Do Without Optimum productivity is something we all strive for. This article reviews some excellent web-based applications that will help you improve your productivity and enable greater focus on your value-added activities.
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BRANDING - "How to Wow" Others Visit Frances Cole Jone's blog site "How to Wow," which offers ongoing insights and proven strategies for presenting your ideas, persuading your audience, and perfecting your image. Her book "How to Wow" is a must read!
BRANDING - Personal Branding Blog The Personal Branding Blog is your #1 resource for personal branding online. The content provided on this blog includes podcasts, interviews with experts, insightful articles, research reports, games and much more, for all your personal branding needs.
CAREER ADVICE- Career Advice Blogs Career Advice Blogs.com delivers career, job-search and personal growth tips to you from the top experts -- updated every 15 minutes and available to you by RSS.
COMPENSATION - SalaryWizard Personalized salary data and tools plus other helpful resources from Salary.com for people at every money moment of their career.
JOB BOARDS - Niche Job Board Aggregator Visit one of the largest niche job board aggregation sites available online. JobTarget is quickly becoming the world's leading compendium of niche board career sites. Since 2001 JobTarget added nearly 1,000 career sites and niche job boards to their network.
NETWORKING - LinkedIn - Join Now A "must-have" in your career management arsenal. Over 30 million professionals use LinkedIn to exchange information, ideas and opportunities. Stay informed about your contacts and industry; find the people and knowledge you need to achieve your goals; control your professional identity online.
NETWORKING - The Smart Networking Blog A Blog dedicated to helping you find networking inspiration in every day life...Go behind the scenes of business networking with Liz Lynch, Author, "Smart Networking" and Chief Networking Strategist and Founder of the Center for Networking Excellence
RELOCATION - Relocation Services An independent resource network that provides valuable tools such as city comparisons, salary calculators and moving timelines; informative articles on subjects such as moving with kids, selecting a realtor and obtaining a mortgage; and a large network of relocation services to choose from.
RESEARCH - Vault.com Career Center An indispensable provider of information and solutions for those pursuing and managing high-potential careers. Fortune magazine recently called Vault "The best place on the Web to prepare for a job search."
RESUME - Resume Experts @ Best Impressions With 20+ years' experience, extensive expertise working with executives in all industries, and a track record of success, Best Impression knows how to write resumes that get results and help executives advance their careers.
RESUME - VisualCV The VisualCV reinvents the resume. A better resume, online. Include video, pictures and a portfolio of your best work samples. Securely share different versions with employers, colleagues and friends, and control who sees what. And....it's free.
TOOLS - JibberJobber (A Really COOL Job Search Tool) So what is JibberJobber? Is it a job search tool? Is it a networking tool? It is more like a personal relationship manager that allows you to do everything you need to do to manage a job search and optimize your network relationships - for the duration of your career!
TOOLS - My Virtual Job Coach The best job searching tools on the web, together with tips and guidance all in one easy to use application.
* Write resumes and cover letters
* Find jobs
* Track saved jobs and target companies
* Manage your contacts
* Calendar and to-do lists
USA Job Online A compendium and job board aggregator. Search for thousands of available jobs from a single online porta.