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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:
- Juggling Two Loan Payments and an Upcoming Performance Review
- Chill in the Room for My 90 Day Review
- I Resigned From My Job
- Today was My Last Day
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?
- How to Match your Skills to Employer Requirements
- Job Searching While Employed
- Having Good Communication Skills Can Lead to a Better Paying Job
- I Just-Got-Laid-Off Survival Kit
- How to Get Your Dream Job
- Career Coward Book Series (How to find a job when you’re afraid of change.)
- How to job hunt from your current job
- Good Job Recommendation
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:
- What’s the Resume for Me?
- Cover Letter Examples for Specific Industries
- Best College Resumes
- 250 Free Resume Templates
- Build a Cover Letter Right for You
- How to Construct a Killer Resume, From Start to Finish
- Ten Tips For Writing A Resume That Will Get The Right Kind Of Attention
- How to Write a Winning Resume
- How to Successfully Find a Job
- Resumes For Recent Grads: Translating Campus Experiences Into Real-World Skills
- Are Creative Resumes Worth the Risk?
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:
Networks to Consider
- Friends and Family
- Former Co-workers
- Local Job Sites
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?
- How to Dress For an Interview
- How to answer 23 of the most common interview questions
- Build a Professional Wardrobe on a Budget
- 10 Things Not to Do During a Job Interview
- How to turn an interview into a job
- How to Do a Phone Interview
- Five ways to do better in phone interviews
- How to ask good questions in an interview
- Gauging the Health of a Prospective Employer
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:
- How to Evaluate a Job Offer
- 4 tips for salary negotiation
- What to ask for if more money is not an option
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.