100 Great Posts to Jumpstart Job Search

The Internet is filled with job search advice.  Unfortunately, it often takes hours to sift through the clutter to find the help you’re seeking.  

Online career advice site Job Profiles compiled a well-organized list of the 100 best job search posts, including some from my blog.  Thanks to Amber Johnson and the Job Profiles team for sharing the following invaluable resource with Culpwrit.

For many, finding a job in this economy is an uphill battle. Of course, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t jobs out there and that a job search is futile. While it might be a challenge, with the right attitude, a little finesse and maybe even a dash of luck, you can and will find a job. Whether you need a little inspiration, want to revamp your resume or just start the whole search process over from scratch, these blog posts offer you a wealth of information on getting the job you want.

Resumes

Before potential employers ever meet you they see your resume, making it the ideal place to make a good first impression. Check out these posts for advice on building a resume that will keep employers interested in you and get you the job.

  1. The Power of a Well-Written Resume: This post will help you learn why it may have been your resume that was holding back your job search and small ways you can tweak it to make it better.
  2. Drafting the Perfect Resume and Cover Letter: Read through this post to get some helpful advice on building a resume that will make you stand out.
  3. 7 Resume Lies Employers Will Never Check: While you shouldn’t fudge key information on your resume, this post will tell you how you can choose to highlight or omit information so that your resume works to your advantage.
  4. Reducing Resume Clutter: No one wants to wind through a resume that’s pages long and full of unnecessary information. This post will help you pare down your resume to the essentials.
  5. 10 tips to a killer resume: Because so many people are out of work, resumes have to be better than ever to stand out. Read through this post to learn some ways to make yours the best it can be.
  6. 5 Ways To Rescue Your Rotten Resume: If you know your resume is less than stellar, use this post as a guide to revise it.
  7. Resume Format- Sink or Swim: This post will help you learn how to format your resume so that it’s easy to read and find pertinent information within.
  8. Minding the Gap in Your Resume: If you took time off work to care for children, help sick relatives or pursue personal interests, then this post can help you deal with the gap in your employment history.
  9. Top 5 Resume Tips: The information in this post will work well for new grads and older workers alike who want to create a well-branded, attractive resume.
  10. Five Signs Your Resume is Passe: If you haven’t updated your resume in years, it may not make the grade in today’s marketplace. Learn how you can tell if your resume needs a major overhaul from this post.

Interviews

You don’t want to make it all the way to the interviewing process only to commit a major faux pas at the last minute. These posts will help you prepare to ace your next interview.

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