J Is For… Jobs

2015-04-11 Pic 1With the way the economy is, jobs are challenging to find. The landscape of the job search has materially changed in the last five years, with new tools like LinkedIn and old tools like networking even more valuable.

One tool that has kept pace with the times is What Color Is Your Parachute by Richard Nelson Bolles.  This was recommended to me when I graduated college.  Mr. Bolles updates the book every year, completely rewriting it and making sure that the new tools are clearly explained.  His explanation of how to create a useful network for yourself is highly useful.

What about you, Dear Reader?
What’s your favorite job search resource?

2 thoughts on “J Is For… Jobs

  1. I always found long term employment through temporary services. ~hangs head~ They were lucrative, but never gave me much in the way of satisfaction. I let myself be too much of a leave upon the wind. For now I’m enjoying early retirement thanks to my very understanding partner. Best wishes!

    1. I don’t think that’s a reason to hang one’s head. I think that’s a good thing. All the major jobs I’ve had, except my current insurance industry stuff, have been through temp agencies. My last big one was permanent placement, but it’s a good way to vet a potential employer ahead of time. 🙂

      Thanks for commenting!

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