There are many resources available to you as a job-seeker online. Here is a quick list of 10 that you must have your eyes on if you want to be a successful candidate.
“Energy and persistence conquer all things” is Catherine Adenle’s mantra. Her blog really bleeds that mentality, ensuring that anyone who reads it realizes the amount of power they hold in their hands.
The Elite Resume team is an organization of people dedicated to providing professional career building advice. Follow their blog for excellent motivational pieces, practical application of resume construction, and ways to progress yourself in your given field.
Whether or not you’re currently looking for a job, Seth Godin is one of the premier bloggers to read. With a concise statement, he can alter your perception of a project or your career path. Godin also publishes e-books on a variety of issues. He is undoubtedly a leading voice on the web.
Career Hub Blog
The Career Hub Blog is an excellent resource for furthering a current career, perfecting a resume, getting job seeking tips. Their staff of writers draws from a huge variety of experiences and brings together fascinating articles.
By compiling massive amounts of statistical data, Tom Dayton provides a fascinating look into our current job market. He then offers advice on how to leverage that knowledge. As Sun Tzu says, “Know thyself and know thy enemy, find jobs in 100 markets.”
If you’re not on LinkedIn, you aren’t seriously looking for a job. It is unequivocally the best site for job seekers and networking. Utilize the tips on it’s blog to network smoothly, and efficiently access the site’s tools.
Lindsey Pollak, “The Next Generation Career Expert” is an excellent resource for green-behind-the-ear graduates looking for a job. While that is the market she very obviously aims for, she is also very helpful for older candidates looking to remain fresh and relevant.
Personal Branding Blog
You can assume one of two things when a company lands a URL as blatant as this: A) it’s a scam OR B) they’re probably one of the best damn sites to get information on about this topic. Choice B is true here. It’s no secret that I’m a big believer in personal branding’s importance. Keep yourself aware here.
Simply Hired is another one of those beacons in the stormy sea of the online recruiting world. A fantastic tool for job seekers, their blog only continues to speak to that name of excellence. A huge range of tips from aggressive self-promotion to resume construction and interview tips, this is a resource not-to-be-missed.
Monster is another fantastic job-search website. Like the other job-search websites, they maintain their stellar reputation online with a wide variety of massively useful articles.