Help me. I’m drowning in job search advice!There’s just so MUCH of it out there! And each site thinks they have the PERFECT job search article you’ve always wanted to read. Ok. I guess I’m guilty of this, too.But there is definitely good information out there that can make a real difference to your job hunt. So how do you figure out which articles to pay attention to and what to let go of?Especially since articles can offer conflicting advice. Or insist that this one thing will be the most important thing you’ve ever read. And that was exactly what the last article you read on another site about another topic told you!
Try building a job search resource centerI think it pays to read a variety of articles from different sites (I hope mine is one of them), and then bookmark your favorites in your job search folder (good to set up if you don’t already have). You can then return to them every now and then for inspiration, advice, and any specific suggestions / references / resources you can’t recall.Otherwise the endless articles and endless advice can overwhelm even the most organized job seeker. And even those of us who write about job search. In building your personal resource center, here are some suggested job search help topics (with links to a few helpful articles):
I leave you with one more cautionThe confusing part is that I have read advice from some of the most caring and knowledgeable career “experts” out there (some of them my friends), and they don’t always agree. We don’t always agree.But usually the differences are mostly things job search “experts” argue about, and not all that important to you, as long as you take the time to prepare and put together a solid job search approach for yourself. In the end, you just have to figure out what feels right for you.Odds are, you’ll be more than fine.
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