I read blogs and news outside of my direct field of interest, career management. Why? Because, I have found that I can learn from those doing interesting things in other areas. With a little tweaking, I can adapt it for my own use. While I believe that many job seekers need to be learning and reading more about how to manage their search, I also believe they should be reading and learning more about their occupations and industries. Here’s a post I wrote that has suggestions on how to find that information: Get Your News. There was also this excellent post on Social Media Examiner on 8 Ways to Find Great Social Media Content (from RSS feeds to Alltop and Paper.li, learn how to find information)
Let me start this week’s Summary of great, interesting, thought provoking posts with this video, which was tweeted by @MaureenSharib. The video is produced by Beaker.com, a company that focuses on “bringing together life sciences companies and professionals” and they are providing one stop shopping for those involved in life science careers. I thought it was interesting enough to share with everyone because it talks about recruiting trends, so that you understand where things could be heading and the difficulties companies face in finding the right good talent.
QR Codes are so 1990’s and Perfect for HR from The Human Race Horses by Michael Vandervort
Steps to a Successful Job Search by Bill Vick of EmploymentDigest.net
We Are Not Just Looking for a Job from Career Rocketeer
Staying on message: A job search Challenge by Dorothy Dalton
Job Interview Autopsies: What You Don’t Know Will Hurt You from CAREEREALISM by Dawn Rasmussen
What Are You Waiting For by Julie Walraven
What are you learning? Where are you getting your news and information? Learning isn’t just happening in the classroom. We are expected to learn new things and develop ourselves. How are you doing this?