Guest Author: CareerAlley
“It’s been a hard day’s night, and I’ve been working like a dog” – Lennon/McCartney
I never really did understand the phrase “working like a dog”. I don’t know about your dog, but mine seems to sleep most of the day (unless I’ve got something important to do, then he is bothering me). We all know that the phrase means working really hard and almost anyone I speak with tells me that they are “working like a dog”. Now if you are out of work, you should be working like a dog looking for a job. If you still have a job, your time to spend job hunting is limited so you will need to make the best of it (like reading CareerAlley). So, to help you out, today’s post is all about lists (read on).
- 93 Most Linked To Articles of Top Job Search and Career Blogs – A great list of articles from JobMob, all the more better because one of the articles is from CareerAlley. The list is organized by category (such as Job Search Strategies, Resumes, Job Interviews and more) and each category lists four or more related articles. One consolidated list with all of the categories you could want. Definitely worth spending time to read through those articles that will help you with your job search.
- 10 Ways To Signal Strength In A Job Interview – When you finally get your interview, don’t blow it. This article is from Tim’s Strategy (timsstrategy.com) and it’s a must read before you go on your interview. Tim’s tips are really spot on, and for anyone who has been on an interview and left feeling less than confident, you will find a few tips (hopefully not all ten) that would have helped you ace the interview. But that’s not all, don’t forget to check out the embedded links for additional advice.
- 10 Things Recruiters Won’t Tell You (But I Will!) – Whoever said “what you don’t know won’t hurt you” probably never had a failed interview. This article, posted on Careerealism.com tells it like it is. If you are like me, you will probably recognize some of these flaws as your on. Of course, recognizing your shortfalls is way more than half the battle. The author provides a suggestion on how you can fix most of your shortfalls. Finding someone who will be honest with you is not a bad fix either.
- Top 10 Most Secure Jobs in 2011 – If you are going to go through all of the trouble to get a new job, get one that’s secure! This article, posted on AOL Jobs, lists the most secure jobs for 2011. Now I don’t want to give it away, but the fact that many of these jobs are on this list will not surprise you. Even better, not only do you have the list, but there is an embedded link so that you can job search against these jobs. Take a look, with any luck one of these jobs will match your skill set.
- Top 10 Worst Job Search Tips – Advice Job Seekers Should Avoid – It doesn’t hurt to know the worst tips even if only to avoid them. This list comes from Resumark’s blog and is also worth the read. A few of these tips are obvious, but many are not. My favorite (and certainly good advice) is don’t wait for their call. On the contrary, you should be working like a dog looking for a job.
Good luck in your search.