There's great advice in this CNN article: To find a job, ignore doom-and-gloom news. Companies are hiring, and you need only ONE job. Focus on your own search, your own skills, and where the jobs ARE.
- Good news: A forecast by Moody’s Economy.com shows US employment growing in 2010-2012. https://bit.ly/ZbE1Y
- Good news: Jobseekers can learn about important differentiators to build confidence and customize/optimize the job search. Examples:
- A targeted, expertly written and SEO’d resume;
- Further expanding one’s online identity;
- Uncovering hidden jobs;
- Thorough interview preparation;
- Good news: There are alternatives to full time employment to help bridge the gap for clients who need immediate income, e.g., freelancing, temp or contract work, entrepreneurial ventures with low startup costs (including direct selling), working from home/working remotely, online businesses (including eBay), turning a hobby into a business, e.g., music, art, crafts, woodworking, repair.
I hope my readers will find valuable info and help here. I welcome your comments on this page with suggestions and/or positive outcomes. I will be adding to this list as I find more sites.
As always, make sure you interact with only trusted sites and protect your privacy, identity and assets. I have not investigated all of the sites linked here - so please don’t mistake my sharing what I’ve found with endorsing all of them.
Where the jobs are:
- Layoff Daily
- Where The Jobs Are, Spring 2009 - Forbes
- Best Places for Businesses and Careers - Forbes
- CNBC They're Hiring - Where the Jobs Are
- CNBC - more on Where the Jobs Are - availability of government jobs
- Peter Cohan blog: With unemployment at 8.1%, here's where the jobs are
- Peter Cohan: Growth Matters - Companies that might bring the economy out of the doldrums
- CNBC Hot Jobs, Cold Economy
- CNBC/Jobfox.com Recession-proof Jobs
- They're hiring! - FORTUNE
- 10 American Companies That Won't Cut Jobs (Time magazine)
- Top 10 Companies Hiring Now - AOL Find a Job (This changes every week.)
- 30 Hot Jobs Staffing Firms Are Recruiting Now
- Yahoo! HotJobs Top 100 Companies Hiring with HotJobs
- Best Cities for Jobs - AOL Find a Job
- Ten Cities For Job Growth In 2009 - Forbes.com
- SimplyHired meets Fortune Best Companies (from JobRadio.fm)
- Wall Street Journal Careers Avoiding the Ax: Where the Jobs Are article
- CareerBuilder Map to the Most Jobs
- CareerBuilder.com Career Site List of companies with job postings
- BLS monthly stats
Job ideas for recessionary economy:
- Best 13 Jobs in Hard Times
- Twenty Jobs to Ride Out an Economic Slump - BusinessWeek
- Computerworld 9 Hottest Skills for 2009
Employment & jobseeker/jobsite trends:
- Employment Trends SimplyHired
- Indeed.com Job Trends
- Monster Intelligence - insights about labor market trends in US and elsewhere
- Monster Worldwide - US Employment Index monthly etc.
- U.S. DOL / BLS Employment Projections Home Page
- Weblogs.Hitwise.com - Heather Hopkins on jobseeker usage of job sites
Job search strategies for 2009 and job search strategy outcomes/statistics:
Free job sites that interact with 'stream of consciousness' social networking communities:
Real-time jobseeker motivation / networking / stream of consciousness:
Publishing/optimizing your online resume and online identity:
- How to SEO Your Resume by Eric Wegerbauer
- Resume-Resource article about online resume formats
- ERE.net post about importance of online identity: Will resumes become obsolete?
Sites for creating/publishing your online resume (some are free):
Differentiating yourself via interview preparation:
Differentiating yourself via your professional resume:
- Executive resumes are my personal specialty - email me yours for a free evaluation.
- Is "The Breakfast of Champions" in Your Resume? - stating your value proposition - from QuintCareers.com
- Put a Free Sample in Your Resume from AskTheHeadhunter.com
Differentiating yourself via special reports:
The special report is an unusual deliverable that can be a differentiator for you - as a jobseeker, employee or business owner. A special report is a brief, original report on a current topic that demonstrates your initiative as well as your expertise and creative/innovative thinking in an area that is relevant to your target.
It's "all about" the reader/your target, with a brief author bio at the end. Conversely, your resume is largely about you but of course does include/emphasize "WIIFT" - what's in it for them (the employer). Both have an important place in the job search.
- Hiro Atger's blog page with sample special report attached
NOTE: You can find good quality photo clip art downloads for $1 or $2 (or some for free) at various websites, such as Fotolia.com or Dreamstime.com.
- Article by Jack Chapman - author of the excellent book, Negotiating Your Salary, How to Make $1,000 a Minute - that thoroughly explains and describes special reports and their uses
You can get ideas for creating your own special report(s) by looking at the many titles listed.
Once again, I hope you will find valuable info and help here.
I welcome your comments on this page with suggestions and/or positive outcomes.
Please help me to help others and REPORT BROKEN LINKS OR SUGGEST NEW LINKS.
I will be adding to this list as I find more sites.
Judy Smyer, CDF, CPRW
You're the CEO of Your Career Inc., and I'm your marketing partner.