Take a look at these great resources to help you with your career!
These are a few of the resources that have had a significant influence on my outlook on job search practices and career management.
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I was quite surprised by all of the good career advice in this book from one of the co-founders of LinkedIn. This is NOT a “how-to” book for LinkedIn.
If you aren’t sure about the book, check out the corresponding website and free resources at thestartupofyou.com.
What I like about “Interview Answers in a Flash” is that it uses the SAR (Situation, Action, Result) method for answering interview questions in the examples provided. The book also has a place for you to write your answer.
I was impressed with Liz’s approach to networking. Liz realizes not everyone is comfortable networking, and this book provides a solid foundation on how to start and maintain your network.
Miriam Salpeter, the founder of Keppie Careers (a great resource for FREE information), interviews Liz at Keppie Careers Interview With Liz Lynch.
This book starts by assessing your skills and then walks you through a step-by-step guide on how to build and improve your networking skills. I agree with the quote in the book “a must-read for anyone who wants to get a job.”
They even have a free guide to how to use this book for your job search at Job Hunt – 50 Networking Tips.
This book has good insights and tips about building your personal brand and excelling in the workplace. One of the key tips most people forget is that your manager is the co-author of your brand.
Check out a good summary at Career Warfare – Executive Book Summary.
This book, written by a professional résumé writer, has been described by others in the field as the definitive, holistic resource for writing and designing résumés that get people noticed and hired
The book provides solid before and after examples, along with explaining the rationale of why the changes were made.
Manager Tools – this site has a significant amount of excellent career and job search advice. Some of the key podcasts are:
- Career Management Documents (aka footnotes for your resume)
- Your Resume Stinks
- Resume Accomplishments – Part 1
- Resume Accomplishments – Part 2
Job Interview Tips with Jules Halliday – Career Specialist – Jules Halliday, a UK based Career Specialist, explains how to answer job interview questions to maximize your chances of success.