Today’s reading list
Sometimes It’s Not About You: “When the job market is at the point it’s currently at and you’re a strong candidate who’s not getting offers, it’s not you. It’s the market.” I love you, Alison. The majority of stuff online generally says the opposite: If you’re not getting offers, you’re not a strong candidate. I just wonder how long is OK to not get offers before thinking maybe it really is about you. I’m going to ask her.
9 Things to Do To Make Sure Your Next Blog Post Is Read by More than Your Mom: “I find that one of the most effective ways to get a link to a new blog post ‘out there’ is simply to tweet it.” Done!
You Can’t Be Mary Poppins In Social Media: “If you’re going to aim for practically perfect in every way in social media, you won’t get to enjoy it. You’ll miss out on business and personal benefits.” This was what held me up in the past. Not anymore.
How to Address Job Hopping on a Resume: Just when I thought I’d read all resume advice on the Internet. I know Penelope Trunk would say how are you supposed to find a successful job without finding some failed ones along the way?
The Myth of Resume Buzzwords: “Some people are putting out this information because they want to make money.” A reminder to take what you read online with a grain of salt.