Around the Web in 7 Days: 2-20-09

In this weekly segment, I post 7 career articles that caught my eye over the past week – articles I think are worth your attention.

That Ex (-Resume) Was Begging to Be Dumped
Taking an objective, honest look at your resume is vital to the success of your job search, and that’s exactly what what Shelley Esaak does in this guest post on Alison Doyle’s blog.

3 Rules to Managing Up
Recent college grads and new professionals will want to pay close attention to J.T. O’Donnell’s advice in this CAREEREALISM post. O’Donnell demonstrates how to develop and maintain professional relationships for career success.

Starting and maintaining a personal brand online
Almost every college student or recent grad has an “online identity”, but what is that identity portraying to potential employers? Heather Huhman offers seven practical steps you should take immediately to ensure your online presence is benefiting, and not hindering, your career.

Want a Job? Don’t Major in Business.
This Cal Newport post really struck a chord with me – I love the liberal arts! While you’ll still need to market your liberal arts degree to potential employers, Newport makes a good argument for considering the liberal arts if you’re searching for a major.

How Adding a Tailored Sound Bite to My Resume Doubled Interview Requests
Monica O’Brien makes an excellent case for using a profile statement on your resume as a “personal branding sound bite for employers.”

Blogs as E-portfolios: Better for the Students, Cheaper for the .edu
Creating an E-portfolio is a good idea, but where do you start? Kevin Prentiss argues, (quite well, I might add,) for using blogs as e-portfolios.

Class of ’09 Hiring: Perseverence Pays
Women for Hire interviewed a number of career services professionals to get a sense of the job outlook for the Class of 2009. The resulting post offers advice and a some much-needed optimism to this year’s seniors.

3 comments on “Around the Web in 7 Days: 2-20-09”

  1. Sweet - aka Grace Kutney Reply

    Elaina, thank you so much for your comment! Please let me know if there are specific topics you would like to see covered on the site.

  2. Your resume services guide Reply

    Well, a very interesting and useful list indeed. I will like to add that the most important tool in your job search kitty is your resume. Make it strong and see how calls follow.

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