Some more reading ...

Sorry for not being in here with posts on a more frequent basis, but I've been out of the house so much the past week with networking events that I've not had the time to sit down and compose entries that would be useful to my readers.  Now, I could, of course, regale you with stories of what I've been off doing (like the TweetUp today at Navy Pier at the "Online Press Room" that they've set up for Tweeters and Bloggers as part of the opening of the Winter WonderFest), but I'm trying to find ways of making this more generic, while still having the essence of it being material coming from one individual's job search.

I hope that those of you who have been reading along since I started here have gotten set up with Twitter ... over the holiday weekend I ended up getting fifty-three possible jobs stacked up in my browser's tab bar from things I'd found reading my Twitter stream, and managed to get out twenty-four resumes on Monday, which have so far resulted in one phone interview, and a follow-up!  Again, you need to do the "research" work to find who/what to follow on Twitter for your own specific interests, but once you get a good list set up, and get into reading it devotedly (I currently follow 467 feeds, and try very hard to read every post every day) you will find a remarkable number of jobs.

As I'd mentioned previously, I'd been planning a regular Friday feature with interesting articles that I've run across in the previous week's on-line reading, and we're finally here!  Below the cut are a dozen pieces I felt worthwhile to pass along to you ...

• The One Best Thing You Can Do For Your Job Search!

• Survival Jobs You Never Thought You'd Be Thankful For

• Top Executive Recruiters and Headhunters

• Best tip for job-seekers? Get out of the house

• The New Résumé: Dumb and Dumber

• Special Holiday Offers for Job Seekers

• Get Off Your Butt: 16 Ways to Get Motivated When You're in a Slump

• Enhancing Your Employability Despite Those Employment Gaps

• Ten Popular Behavioral Interview Questions

• How to Avoid Identity Theft in Your Job Search

• Job market shows big improvement

• Holiday Gifts for the Unemployed

I hope you find these useful!

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