September 12, 2008

What I’m reading this week

While I, of course, hope that JobMonkey will always be the first stop on your mission to find the right job, I certainly know that we’re not the only resource out there.


In fact, from career planning to employer research, the blogosphere is an unparalleled resource in today’s tough job market.

Given that we can always learn more, I’m going to share some links to the best stuff I’ve read this week. I hope you’ll enjoy them and find some valuable nuggets.  Also, please let me know if you see something that our readers might want to know about for next Friday’s link love.

Beggars Can’t Be Choosers @ CareerHub.com.  What a great take Sital has on how to carry yourself in this "tough" job market. Before you can ace an interview or write a Pulitzer-worthy resume, you’ve got to believe in you. It’s all a part of the inner game.  Have you got it?

How to Create Job Search Chi @ CareerGoddess.com.  More on the stuff you do before you do the stuff that wins you the job.  It’s funny that both Susan @ CG and Sital @ Career Hub are using sporting and Olympic metaphors.  I guess even if you aren’t looking for a Sports Job, you still need to compete like an athlete.

Learn to Be a Ski Boot Fitter @ About.com’s skiing section.  I love About.com.  It’s virtually impossible to find a top that About.com doesn’t cover.  So naturally, they were my first stop when I wanted to dig into the whole world of skiing (foreign to this Midwestern Plains kinda gal).  Skiing host Mike Doyle sure seems to have found a unique job market for you skiing buffs!

Seven Exceptions to Job Search Rules
@ CareerBuilder.com (I’ve linked here to the repost on CNN.com). we all know that some rules were made to be broken. But do you know which ones? Here’s a look at how you might actually get ahead by breaking some of the tried and true job searching rules.

Happy reading and have a great weekend!


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