6 Critical Resources for the Job Seeker

You’re not alone in your job search. In fact, there are a lot of folks who help you find success along the way.

These critical resources of advice, support, and wisdom can be your ticket to landing an interview – and maybe even a new job.

Blogs

Today, you can find career and job search advice at the click of a button. Simply typing in some keywords will yield numerous results from career coaches, HR professionals, campus career center staff, recruiters, and other individuals who want to see you succeed on the job hunt.

Professional network

Your network, both online and offline, is a vital resource to finding a new job. Letting them know that you’re searching (and what you’re searching for) can help new opportunities come your way.

Career coaches/resume writers

Struggling to write a good resume? Don’t know where you’re going wrong in the interview? A career coach or resume writer can help you — as an individual — determine this. Sure, these folks usually write advice columns and blogs, but the advice is broad and generalized in comparison to the problems you might be facing.

Alumni network

Although your alumni network can certainly be a part of your professional network, it’s also useful to talk with former students you might not have known in college. Alumni often feel a strong tie to their school, its students and their program at the university, so it’s worth attending alumni events or joining a local alumni chapter to help build additional relationships with other former students.

YouTube/Slideshare

More of a visual learner? YouTube is full of videos about job searching that can show you how to implement the advice. Slideshare, a community for sharing presentations, also has a lot of job seeker and recruitment advice from career thought leaders. Check out our past presentations on Slideshare here.

Webinars

Everyone from recruiters, to HR professionals, to career coaches host webinars. And, many of them are free! Learn how to brand yourself, stay organized, or build your network while on the job hunt through these informative sessions with experts.

What other resources are critical to job search success? Do you have a specific one that you feel is most helpful?

About Heather R. Huhman

Heather R. Huhman is the Career & Recruiting Advisor for Cachinko. She is also the founder & president of Come Recommended, the author of Lies, Damned Lies & Internships: The Truth About Getting from Classroom to Cubicle (2011), #ENTRYLEVELtweet: Taking Your Career from Classroom to Cubicle (2010), and writes career and recruiting advice for numerous outlets.

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