Success Story: How A Headhunter Changed My Career (and My Life)

Sometimes, the right career change can happen without completely changing careers. This a guest post by Shoshanna Jaskoll. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines. Where I started Back in college, If you had asked me to rank possible careers for myself, my current one would not have even been on the list. I would have started with Astronaut, continued with Minister of the Environment, and possibly ended with Avocado Picker. Being 5'1" knocked me out of Astronaut contention- ( Also, I stink at math, but officially I blame the height thing). Minister of the Environment could have happened, maybe, after many, many years of grunt work, excellent ulpan and working my tuchus off to meet the right people.


How To Deal With Good Friends Who Send Bad Job Listings

3 ways to help your friends help you find a job. This a guest post by Melissa Cooley. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines. In a recent meeting with one of my clients, he expressed frustration over the fact that some people in his life are constantly sending him job postings that are not a good fit. “It’s not just about getting a job,” he said. Do you have someone (or a few someones) like that in your life? It could be a casual acquaintance, a good friend, or even a member of your family. Well intentioned though they may be, the postings they keep sending you completely miss the mark. Here are three tips for dealing with people whose job suggestions are falling flat...


Only 5 More Slots Available in the 4th Annual JobMob Guest Blogging Contest

If $2000+ in prizes and a lot of exposure interests you, send your entry in by this Sunday, September 12th 2010. I hope you've been enjoying the contest so far. There have been many terrific, insightful submissions. I've learned a lot and imagine that you have too. We're not done just yet though... As of September 6th, there are still 5 (of 25) slots open for participants to join in, and every single contestant will win not one, but at least two prizes. However, I don't want the contest to continue forever, so whether 5 more people come forward soon or not, there's now a final submission deadline of end-of-day Sunday, September 12th 2010, Pacific Time which is also 9am on Monday, Israel time, or you can check your own local time here (will open in a new window). Remember: you don't need to be a writer or a blogger! You do need to have a job search story to tell - good, sad or funny - or advice to share, ideas to try...


12 Free Tools To Promote Your Job Search Self

Free tools to help the unemployed, underemployed and everyone else to package and promote themselves for hiring authorities. This is a guest post by Doug Caldwell. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines. "It ain't braggin' if you can back it up." Dizzy Dean Job seekers often limit themselves to a profile on LinkedIn, paper business cards and a written resume which may be posted on job boards. We often hear/read about the bigges, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. Stand out as distinct and different in the labor market 1. Resume I have sampled several online apps seeking the best features to promote and package myself with hiring authorities. I made this screencast about five different resume on-line websites. Find what works best for you to promote yourself to get the interview.


How To Vet Employers and Why You Should

Choose the right jobs for a long and prosperous career. This is a guest post by Rita Ashley. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines. The Wall Street Journal reports, "40% of all executives leave their jobs within 18 months." And every one who does potentially causes serious long-term career damage. Employers believe people who stay in jobs 4+ years are better than those who move around. The first thing anyone who views a resume checks for is the pattern of longevity. You can offer all sorts of reasons for leaving but the fact is, any candidate with a sturdy work history aces those without.


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