I haven’t shared any job searching link love with you in a while, but there are a few things I’ve found this week that are really “must reads”. We’re in for a rainy weekend, so hopefully you can curl up with a good URL (ah, how times have changed!).
- How to become America’s next top writer by Julie Kraut, author of the new novel, Slept Away. Julie was a featured guest poster at Lindsey Pollak’s blog and shared her advice for aspiring writers. I especially appreciate her advice to “read as much as you can, and not just from the genre you’re writing.” It’s so easy for me to focus in exclusively on the job niche, but the truth is that even for this blog, inspiration can truly come from anywhere and everywhere. Plus, as Julie writes, “seeing how others are practicing the craft can be very motivational.”
- Career Development in a Recession @ The Career Encouragement Blog. Reposted from Ryan Bortel’s Corporate Psychologists newsletter, this article is great inspiration for anyone looking for a job these days. I especially like his 7 suggestions for improving your personal brand.
Join a local professional organization
Take a class focused on cutting edge technologies or solutions
Teach a class within the organization or at a local business school
Build your professional network through technology
Take risks by stepping outside of your comfort zone
- Military to Civilian: 3 Tips to Career Success @ Career Realism (loving that site’s tagline, “Because EVERY job is temporary”. Great advice for “selling” military experience to Corporate America from Jessie Richardson, a former Naval Officer and Director of Resume Services at www.MilitaryResumes.com. If you want more advice along these lines, check out her Military to Civilian blog.
- Boost Your Job Search with Twitter @ Alison Doyle’s job search blog on About.com. And by the way, if you want to up your social media ante, be sure you are on Twitter… and that you are following Alison and the nine folks I profiled last Friday in 10 Career Peeps to Follow on Twitter.
That’s it for me this dreary Friday afternoon. What are you reading that’s inspiring and informing your job search? Leave a comment and share you links please! Have a great weekend.