January 24, 2009

A Quick Saturday Link Love

I hope you are having a great weekend. We’ve got freezing temperatures and snow here, but I’m staying warm inside and enjoying a little trip around the (career) blogosphere.

Here’s what I’ve got for you this fine Saturday.

>> A Warning for Job Seekers: Is That Job Ad Real? @ the Job Hacking blog. Here’s a depressing little tidbit looking at scam job ads. His conclusion: “30% – 50% of ads represent jobs that don’t really exist one way or the other.” Two weeks ago I did a post on work at home scams.  If you want to know how to “sniff” out a scam, review that post for some tips.

>> The first 100 Days in a New Job @ Career Hub. Here’s a great piece with ideas for managing your performance during the first three months on a new job — not dissimilar, though certainly less in the spotlight, than what our new Commander in Chief will be experiencing in his first 100 days in office. By that way, if you haven’t read it yet, be sure to check out my post along a similar theme: How to Make a Good Impression on Your First Day of a New Job.

>> Recession Proof Your Job Search from Lindsey Pollak, one of my favorite bloggers. Here are her top 10 tips for recession-proofing your job search, hosted by Price Waterhouse Coopers. And hey, this is in video format, so you can just watch and learn!

>> Free Career Coaching and Resume Reviews @ Escape From Corporate America. This is a great blog for career changers, including loads of inspiring personal stories from those that have bravely left corporate America and found fulfillment in another career track. And according to the most recent post, there is going to be a Vault-sponsored event on Tuesday, the 27th in New York City with free job coaching and resume rewriting sessions. If you’re in the job market and live in the New York area, this is a must-attend event. Space is limited, so jump on the RSVP thing ASAP.

That’s all I have this fine weekend. Hope you’re having a good one!  I forward to seeing you back here on Monday morning.

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