Summary Sunday is a collection of posts from blogs, newsletters and other resources that I have come across and would like to share with job seekers and those trying to manage their careers. My hope is that you will find a new blog or source of information that you will begin to follow. (I am teaching you how to fish).
This week's summary begins with the post from Career Collective. This is a group of talented resume writers, branding experts and career coaches that provides their collective ideas on a particular question. I am honored to be included with this talented group. I hope you take time to read these posts…the question for the month of January was,"What can a job seeker do to make the most of 2010?"
Your search for a job is a major project and therefore requires project management skills. One of those is mapping out your activities. Most job seekers balk at the idea of tracking their search efforts. They don't see the purpose. Hopefully this post from CareerRocketeer will provide a new framework to see the importance. Plan and Execute Your Job Search Using Gantt Charts
I truly enjoy Nick Corcodilos' straight-forward approach. I am hoping that everyone reading this next post takes away a perspective on the darn resume. "How to Apply for a Job: The Working Resume" is from Ask the Headhunter.
Scot Herrick's Blog post "The Most Important Factor in Deciding to Stay or Leave a Job", offers a very good perspective on how to decide whether to stay or leave a job while inserting great thoughts about the "new world of work" (a job isn't for a lifetime).
If you are looking for insight on how social media is being used (by everyone), subscribe to SmartBrief on Social Media. Here is a link to the most clicked articles.
Branding isn't just for those who are career-minded. Even if you are just looking for a job, you need to understand your reputation and image. This monthly newsletter is filled with ideas and suggestions and thoughts. Reach Personal Branding Newsletter
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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.