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Inspired by my current situation of trying to find a great job, I decided to assemble a post that has the best information I can find on the web. I asked others to help out and they were kind enough to share.

Here’s the rundown of what happened at my last job:

Starting Out:

Before you go out to send your resume, you should really think about having a game plan. How do you know what job to apply for? How do you search for a new job when you’re on the hunt? What if you’ve been laid off or fired?

You’ve found a job you’re interested in. You also discovered you haven’t updated your resume in awhile. What do you do? How do you make your resume stand out from the others?

Building Your Resume:

Now you know what you want and you have your resume polished. Your cover letter is ready to be adjusted for each specific job you apply for. Where do you find jobs to apply to? How do you network properly?

Where to Find Jobs:

Online Resources

Networks to Consider

  • Friends and Family
  • Former Co-workers
  • Local Job Sites
  • Newspapers

Networking Tips:

So you managed to get an interview. Congratulations, but there is still work to be as you now have to ace your interview. This means being prepared, both for the questions and for first impressions. What do you wear for a job interview? How do get read for a phone interview? What kind of questions should you expect? How do you answer the tough and awkward questions?

Interviewing Tips:

The interview went fantastic and now you have a job offer (or two). What should you do to close the deal? What if it is a small company that you absolutely love and it can’t pay what a bigger company can? What do you ask for to compensate?

Negotiating Job Offers and Salaries:

References:

I would like to thank everyone who volunteered their posts. It took me a bit to read through these, but they were wonderfully written.

  • Cash Money Life: By far, there was a wealth of information from this blog. You should definitely check it out for even MORE information.
  • Mrs. Micah: She always has good book recommendations.
  • Gather Little By Little: Good solid advice and a down to earth guy.
  • SquawkFox: She included worksheets! A very classy blogger and detailed oriented.

That’s what I managed to find and read from the web. If you have any more tips, please leave a comment.