Another week and another host of great job hunting and career advice articles from around the web. I hope the new year is bringing you all some success in your careers!
I started off the week by reviewing some tough interview questions and offering some advice on how to answer them – feel free to leave a comment with your own examples of interview questions that you found difficult to deal with. When you are done with that, have a read of my post about subtle interview factors and how they can affect the outcome of your interview.
Later in the week I created a post based on some of our old forum posts of the subject of what you hate about your job. There are some interesting comments so why not drop by and share your experiences? Or what not tell us about what your favourite things are that weren’t written into your employment contract?
I also wrote a short article discussing graphic designer’s CVs and how they should be targeted at each individual employer (which is good advice for everyone!).
From around the web
How to deal with a manipulative colleague on Jobacle.com
Offers some great advice on dealing with workplace issues – well worth a read if you are faced with a nightmare co-worker!
Manipulative people love playing games and stirring up trouble and drama. Try not to get drawn into manipulative games. Do your job, be upfront and try to keep your nose clean!
Graduates without work experience face struggle to secure jobs on Guardian.co.uk
A worrying report for graduates via the Guardian newspaper based on research by High Fliers.
Nearly half of the firms questioned said they expected to recruit more graduates this summer, with a further quarter aiming to take on the same number as in 2011.
But a total of 36% of vacancies on offer are likely to be filled by applicants who worked for the company concerned while they were at university. That means many of those without work experience are likely to be left out in the cold, the report says.
10 Kisses of Death for a Resume via NewGradLife
Some great resume writing tips, including;
You may be the Friday Night Dart Champion at Willie’s Bar, but leave it off the job resume. Likewise don’t mention your marital status, number of children if any, social security number, height and weight, hobbies, and sports–unless you’re an avid golfer applying to Titleist.
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