This is always the most uncomfortable part of the job search - waiting.
Staying patient while continuing to not only apply to positions, but after scheduling networking sessions (both large and small), doing whatever follow-ups are needed...has always been a challenge to me.
So I spend most of my time doing research, which means reading various articles syndicated via RSS in Google Reader. Since I'm a little blank on doing a full-on creative post, I thought I would go ahead and share some articles in today's post. Hopefully, you should find one of these of particular interest (and yes, this is a rather infographic-heavy list...and think of this as an add-on to Brendan's Monday post)
- The Savvy Intern provides solid guidance - and a moment of resume sanity - on making resumes more presentable. (After my last resume revision, I'm glad that I took this advice).
- You may have seen this elsewhere, but this infographic asks, "Should I send that e-mail? I find this especially helpful when e-mails are flying fast and furious, and avoids me sending an inappropriate e-mail to a potential employer.
- Some motivational news - here's how employers are handling salary in 2012.
- I may have linked to this article previously, but Inc has some great suggestions for sprucing up your Linked In profile.
- Although focused primarily on those who already have a job, this Psychology Today article about career self-sabotage can also apply to the job search.
- I've said this before, and Business Insider agrees with me - attitude plays a huge role in job search success.
- Here's how you can develop a more positive attitude
- The Golden Rule of Networking. Rather self-explanatory.
- This Mashable infographic focuses more about employee training on social media, but has some great insight into social media readiness "types" - extremely helpful for the job seeker
- Finally, we're going to end with another moment of resume sanity via Corn on the Job.
That's it for this week's guest post - please feel free to join me and a small group of job seekers in a co-working session on Monday, March 19th at 9:30 am. In addition, you can connect with me via Linked In (just note that you're linking via Chicago Now's Job Stalker), and read some of my other writing via http://www.gordondymowski.com
As always, thanks for reading!