This is another round-up of great articles to help with your job search and career. These popular posts were favorites of mine and my friends on Twitter so I’m highlighting them here. You’ll find tips on how to answer illegal interview questions, how to stand out using social media, how to communicate better and write cover letters and interview thank you letters!
It seems that any post about interviewing gets a good response! This one is about illegal interview questions and how to handle them.
How To Handle Illegal Interview Questions by Amanda Haddaway on CAREEREALISM
Cover letters are still a good idea. You just never know who is going to read one, so don’t make these mistakes. And follow-up after every interview with a thank you. These two posts provide ideas to help punch up your written communication.
5 Cover Letter Cliches That Make Employers Cringe by Laura McMullen on US News & World Report On Careers
10 Tips for Writing a Job-Search Interview Thank-You Letter on Quintessential Careers
Making the best first impression is critical and this infographic, courtesy of my friends at YouTern and Capital One should help. And this set of 14 communication tips will help you in your career. I promise.
14 Best Practices for More Effective Communication by YEC on Inc.
Social Media For Job Search Tips
Using social media can and will help you stand out. These tools are excellent for information gathering and marketing. To help you better understand how to use them, check out these three posts.
How Instagram Can Get You Ahead of the Competition to Land The Job by Aja Frost on The Daily Muse
20 Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn & Pinterest Features You Didn’t Know Existed (But Totally Should) by Lindsay Kolowich on HubSpot
20 Essential Twitter Rules You’ve Probably Never Heard by Aja Frost on The Daily Muse
Check Out This Tool
JobScan: this nifty tool will help you compare your resume against the job posting. It checks for a match of key words.
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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.