During my lengthy job search I’ve written and collected a lot of blog postings. Despite experts continuing to insist, you can blog your way to a new job, I’m not convinced that will work for everyone. So I’ve collected together in one place the best advice and resources both on my website and elsewhere.
- Looking for a job online
- Moving to Vancouver and Finding a Job
- The largest employers in Vancouver
- How not to write a Cover Letter
- The complete job search guide – how to land a job at a great company
- 5 Parts to a Good Cover Letter
- How to Prepare for an Interview
- How Guy Kawasaki would apply for a job at Yahoo
- The Real Secret to Career Success: Confidence
- 10 Costly Job-Search Mistakes You Have to Stop Making
- The 10 Most Common Mistakes Made During Job Interviews
- 3 Questions Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Asks Before Hiring Anyone
- You Will be Googled
- How to Get a Job at Google, Part 2
- Your Resume Is NEVER Enough to Get the Job You Want
- 34 things you should remove from your résumé immediately
- Ten Interview Questions Designed To Trick You
- 29 brilliant questions to ask at the end of every job interview
- 10 Big Differences Between the Job Search of Today and Yesterday
- The anatomy of the perfect technical interview from a former Amazon VP
- Submitting an Online Job Application? How to Help the Bots Read Your Resume
- Don’t Get Attached, It’s Just Luck
- How to get a job using Craigslist
- The secret life of a resume
- 8 Ways to Fast-Track Your Application
- Out of Work, but Staying a Strong Candidate
- Didn’t Get The Job? Do This…
- How can I paper over big gaps on my résumé?
- Why I Won’t Hire You
- 12 Things You Should Never Do When Applying For A Job
- 12 Tips On Acing Your Next Phone Interview
- 7 Deadly Skype Interview Sins
- Job Hunting Using Social Media
- Use Social Media to Get Hired!
- 10 Ways to Find a Job with Twitter
- Career Guidance for This Century
- HOW TO: Set Up an Online Resume
- 3 Ways to Demonstrate Your Value in a Job Search
- 4 Ways to Defeat Job Search Desperation
- Show, Don’t Tell: The Future of Resumes
- What to Know Before You Apply to a Startup
- How to use Pinterest to find your Dream job
One of the most important tools for jobseekers is RSS and Atom feeds. I’ve written on how they can be leveraged and sourced, but I also found a video clip explaining how I and others use them in our job search. UPDATE: Craigslist doesn’t seem to advertise this but my RSS feed reader can still find feeds given a URL of the format:
It of course works for other cities too. Choose your keyword carefully.
You have to fill your time while unemployed in a positive way. Volunteer or learn a new skill. Demonstrate you are talented and hardworking. I ended up doing a lot of reading plus collecting a lot of quotations. I eventually made a web mashup, some of them are a source of motivation, insight, and inspiration. One book I read was “Rework” from which I previously posted the following excerpt:
Hire great writers
If you are trying to decide among a few people to fill a position, hire the best writer. It doesn’t matter if that person is a marketer, salesperson, designer, programmer, or whatever; their writing skills pay off.
That’s because being a good writer is about more than writing. Clear writing is a sign of clear thinking. Great writers know how to communicate. They make things easy to understand. They can put themselves in some else’s shoes. They know what to omit. And those qualities you want in any candidate.
Writing is making a comeback all over our society. Look at how much people e-mail and text-message now rather than talk on the phone. Look at how much communication happens via instant messaging and blogging. Writing is today’s currency of good ideas.