Do you feel like you and your job search are on a merry-go-round? Not getting where you want to go? Or perhaps it is more like a roller coaster with ups and downs and the feeling you are not in control.
This month’s Career Development Carnival should help provide clarity around some of the important issues: Personal Branding, resume development, the use of social media, job search strategies and more! Next month’s Career Development Carnival will be over on Elephant’s at Work! Don’t miss it. Thank you to all of the new contributors this month and thank you to Lynn Dessert for her work and support on the Career Development Carnival!
10 Ideas to Kickstart Your Personal Brand
by Jacob Share of JobMob
Jacob provides creative ideas to help you build your personal brand, it is no longer ok for you to be a well-kept secret! Get out there and follow some of Jacob’s great ideas!
Job Search Fizzling? Maybe It’s Your Executive Resume
by Meg Guiseppi of Executive Career Brand
Meg’s post guides you through the steps you should take to assess and adjust your job search. It could be more than just your resume so go read this post to assess yourself!
The Obsolete Resume Facebook: The New Curriculum Vitae
by Michelle L. Cramer of Ink’d
Are you prepared for the ramifications of your Facebook stalker? Anyone need to do a little profile spring cleaning? Michelle thinks you might! Many employers are utilizing your online presence to make a hiring decision, NOT your work history.
If They Only Look At My Resume For 6 Seconds, How Do I Improve What They Are Looking At
by Danielle Powers, Recruiter on American Dream Revised
You’ve heard that HR and recruiters only look at your resume for 6 seconds. Danielle explains what they look at and tells you how to fix your resume to capture their attention!
Why You Need A Keyword Rich Resume
by Gerry Sandis of ResumeMag
Keywords are not just for search engines. When you submit your resume to a company, it is immediately scanned for specific criteria in the form of keywords. Gerry’s post explains why you need to create a keyword rich resume.
10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Sending Off Your CV
by Mildred Talabi, Professional CV Consultant & Trainer | Writer, Editor, Author
Check out these 10 questions and let Mildred help you figure out how to update your own resume.
JOB SEARCH ADVICE
Top 50 Job Search Frustrations
by Lynn Dessert of Elephants at Work
Lynn lists the frustrations she hears job seekers complaining about most often. I am pretty sure you’ll be able to relate to several of the frustrations and be sure to let her know which is your greatest frustration or add your own!
How Current is That Job Search Advice? | Beware the Dinosaur
by Dawn Bugni of The Write Solution
Dawn tells a story about working with one of her clients who was getting some advice as old as a dinosaur… see what Dawn says to do!
5 Amazing Job Search Tips That (Almost) Nobody Follows
by Mark Babbitt of YouTern
If you only want to read one post from this month’s carnival, READ THIS! It is one of my favorites posts of all time on the topic (I know it isn’t polite to play favorites, but read this and you be the judge!) Mark has addressed the most important job search tips (or at least the ones I see as most important too!).
Pinterest and… Hiring?
by Marissa Bushman, ER Associates
Just when you thought you knew about all the social tools, another one hits the market, and big time. Marissa’s post helps bring you up to speed on Pinterest.
The Job Search Project Management Life Cycle
by Sheree Van Vreede of ITtechExec
Sheree, aka @rezlady, helps you understand how to manage your job search like a project because all the same rules apply!
The Three Questions an Interviewer Really Cares About
by Jenny Foss of JobJenny
Wise words from Jenny: You must know the game to play the game!
Skills and Responsibilities Required of a Job Seeker
by Hannah Morgan of Career Sherpa.net
Take a minute or two and familiarize yourself with your job description. Maybe you didn’t realize you were responsible for all these things!
3 Ways to Defeat a Bad Attitude
by Melissa Cooley at The Job Quest
Melissa is teaching you three ways you can do to diminish the impact of stress that takes you spiraling into a bad attitude!
Blogs, Frogs and Dogs
by Deborah Mourey on Hell in the Hallway
Brush up on your knowledge of tools to help you stay on top of your career by reading Deborah’s informative and always entertaining post!
by Irene Becker of Coachable Moment
Irene’s post is a collection of wonderful reminders for self-leaders wanting to manage their careers! The key is in how you communicate!
6 Ways to Learn a Language and Get Paid for It
by Katie Sorene of Tripbase
Katie gives an overview of job opportunities that may never have crossed your mind: from working on a cruise ship to joining the army!
What is your favorite post here? Please, let us know!
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.