Monthly Archives: October 2013

Want a free resume critique? Try this site

The site charges $349 to do a resume. I’m not looking for a rewrite and so didn’t investigate further to see exactly what that buys or what past customers think of it. I’d advise doing both before spending that much money. Continue reading

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Interested in association jobs? Try this source

I came across a job source here in Chicago that will let you know about openings at trade and other associations across the country. If you’re in association management, or any of the services associations hire staff to handle, you may find this useful. Continue reading

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Job Opening: Marketing, Communications Mgr., Chicago

This one came to me from a college alumni listserv. It’s amazing today that when you search for journalism jobs on indeed.com or careerbuilder.com, what comes up more than not are positions like this which are marketing communications, not journalism. A sign perhaps of the death of mainstream journalism, and the senior-level jobs that once made it tick? Continue reading

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How do I cope with job hunting frustration?

Remember, the entire job hunting process is designed to make you feel worthless, to feel like just a number among millions. When that feeling overwhelms you, you need to step back and get some emotional strength to fight it off. Continue reading

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What are 10 job hunting mistakes?

I might quibble with some of his Top 10 but I can agree if you do them all, your chances of finding a job will likely go down. Continue reading

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How do you pick your job references?

Pick references who think highly of you. This might seem obvious, but its amazing how many times people pick folks who have little nice to say about them. Continue reading

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How quickly should I respond to a job ad?

Being near the top of the digital application pile apparently does matter. Continue reading

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