While recent news reports are indicating that layoffs are slowing down (finally!), it’s still taking highly talented, qualified professionals longer than usual to find good jobs. Recently the blog The Denver Egoist posted the results of creative job searches on popular websites. The result: ouch.
But it’s Friday and important to reiterate that people are finding jobs. One of the best things about Facebook is that people are charting their job searches, interviews and – yes – successes.
Here’s a round of up resources for polishing your resume, writing a results-getting letter or collecting some frank advice. If you’re already kicking off your weekend, these resources will be here for you on Monday morning.
- Resume Right: Font 101
- Resume Right: Font 102
- Resume Right: 5 Q’s with a Recruiter: Kristin
- Resume Right: 5 Q’s with a Recruiter: Katie
- You can find more articles here.
Cover Letter Tips
- Wondering if cover letters are necessary? Check out these 5 Q’s with a Recruiter
- On Your Mark: Aim Your Letters
- Repeat After Me: Ridding Your Writing of Repetition
These are bloggers who tell you like it is – no sugar coating. Trust them.
- Punk Rock HR: an HR professional gone rogue
- Lindsay Olson: a recruiter who’s not afraid to share her industry’s pet peeves
In future posts, I’ll share top tips for using LinkedIn (a must for any professional, including independents like me) and my favorite freelance resources.
Got any favorite sites or advice to share? Do you have a favorite job-hunting tip? The floor is yours!