Job-hunting Resources

Having a killer résumé and cover letter is just the start. To learn the tips and tricks for flushing out jobs, landing interviews, wowing hiring managers and making yourself indispensible, see the resources included below.

 

Job-search Guides

Writing Guides

Other Resources

JOB-SEARCH GUIDES

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The Most Effective Job-search Strategies

Many job-hunters waste days, weeks and months struggling to make the most of ineffective job-search strategies. But itís difficult to convince them that there are better methods and approaches. This report uses the latest facts and figures to make the case. Learn more.

 

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The Most Effective Job-search Strategies
(for career-changers)

When changing careers, many job-hunters waste days, weeks and months struggling to make the most of ineffective job-search strategies. But itís difficult to convince them that there are better methods and approaches. This report uses the latest facts and figures to make the case. Learn more.

 

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The Most Effective Job-search Strategies
(for new graduates)

Many new college graduates waste days, weeks and months struggling to make the most of ineffective job-search strategies. But itís difficult to convince them that there are better methods and approaches. This report uses the latest facts and figures to make the case. Learn more.

WRITING GUIDES

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The Job-hunter's Grammar Guide

Learn how to avoid more than 75 of the grammar goofs, spelling mistakes and style errors that HR departments and hiring managers often use to reject a resume or cover letter. Learn more.

OTHER RESOURCES

Salary Information

What are your salary requirements? Every potential employer will want to know (most will ask before even inviting you in for an interview). Use these online resources to determine how much you're currently worth.

Company Research

When you're researching companies for your job search, you need something more substantial than the most recent annual report. These online resources are some of the best for providing objective insights.

Networking Resources

Everybody knows networking is the best way to find a job (especially when you do it in-person). But few actually go out and network on a regular basis. Use this collection of resources to keep your face in front of people who can help you land that next job.

Job Listings

According to a recent article in the Wall St. Journal, there are more than 60,000 job boards on the Web. And Fortune reports that most job-seekers are using about five of them at any one time. For the best results, use these resources to find two or three that are small, local and closely aligned with your industry (like the Chicago Marketer's Job Board) as well as a couple large, generic versions (like Monster.com). But remember: It doesn't make sense to spend more than 15 or 20 percent of your time searching job boards.

Self Assessment

If you're going to do well in interviews (and future jobs), you need to know — and be able to effectively communicate — your strengths and weaknesses. Use these online resources to get a better feel for the real you.

Moving to a New City

Sometimes you have to leave your heart behind and follow your career to a new city. Use these resources to perform side-by-side comparisons, get cost-of-living information, city profiles and more.

Career Columnists

When you're looking for work (or looking to move up in the ranks), it can often seem like everyone has some bit of advice to share — and it's tough to know who to believe. You can believe what these industry experts have to say.

Employment News

For news about employment and workplace issues — that's interesting and written for the layperson — turn to these respected employment-news resources.

Support from Other Job-seekers

No one knows what it's like to search for a job better than another job-seeker. Use these resources to connect with other job-seekers — both online and in-person.

Inspiration for Job-seekers

Feeling a little blue about your job search? It happens to everyone at some point. Use these resources to lift your spirits and start projecting a more positive attitude.

Recommended Business Publications

If you expect to talk the talk during an interview, you better stay up to speed on the latest business developments. Use these online periodicals to follow all the corporate news.

Other Resume Writers

Often, Peter is just too busy to take on a new client. When that's the case, consider contacting these writers.

More Job-search Resources

Couldn't find the information you need above? Try these recommended job-search resources.