Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Career Journal Articles to Read

Today's Wall Street Journal's Career Journal section had two insightful articles for job hunters.

The first article deals with how to search for a job without your boss finding out. As I have posted previously this article touches on things you need to keep under wraps while job hunting. Especially helpful is the information about confidential posting to job boards. The article notes that on sites such as Monster.com, hotjobs.com and theladders.com you can block the viewing of your resume by certain companies. So if you are working for ABCXYZ winery, you can block anyone from that winery viewing your resume on these services. View the whole article at http://online.wsj.com/article/SB118764719494903387.html.

The second article talks about getting your resume noticed. Similar to my notes in Black and White and Never Read this article advises you to make your resume stand out from the competition. Interesting ideas include a free-lance writer who structures her resume as a press release and a resume packaged as a slick marketing brochure. Keep editing those resumes, and take a look at the article at http://online.wsj.com/article/SB118764668396403385.html.

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