Job hunting today

Two pieces of bad news today: a “Dear John” email (“overqualified for the job”) and a “Dear John” call (“they really want someone with a consulting background”). What marks these out is that I actually got some feedback....

Job hunting tips

Well, here’s a conundrum: should I post links to job hunting articles like these: The Resume Is Dead, The Bio Is King Develop a list of sound bites for a more effective job interview 99 interview tips here? The first link says that it is good to show something...

Get a job that is out of your league

I do not want a job that is out of my league – that would be too stressful and counter-productive – it is more a question of getting a job that appears to be out of my league. How to get through the mass of applicants, to get to interview where my talent...

Resume writing

In the last few months I have received a lot of advice on writing a good resume, this is Lifehacker’s spin on the subject. Of course, some of it is conflicting (include a photo/do not include a photo) but one consistent point is “keep it brief”,...

Tweet for work

I have put some thought and effort into my online presence but using Twitter as part of my job search/personal marketing campaign is something that I had not thought of. More from Lifehacker...

Interview skills

From Lifehacker (again) http://lifehacker.com/5710712/the-main-reason-why-you-suck-at-interviews-lack-of-preparation.