As some of you may know, I finished my time with the Community Radio Fund of Canada a while back. After taking some time off, I’ve been back at it, looking for a new path. I have come across some great links to articles that made me think about creating a new resume, preparing for interviews, and even figuring out how to find my own way. I have also added some job search links (approximately 30 links) to my resources page.
- Nine Questions to Guide Your Job Search (by Laura Gassner Otting, Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group): I found this article useful before I began creating my new resume. What are my skills? What is transferable? What motivates me?
- 7 Secrets to Getting Your Next Job Using Social Media (by Dan Schawbel, Mashable.com): I’m not sure that I can fully embrace Dan Schawbel’s notion that “90% should be concentrated on the following seven social media secrets,” but these are still good ideas to incorporate in your job search activities.
- How to get a job past the age of 50 (by Thomas Hart, Undercover Recruiter)
- Ottawa Integrated Local Labour Market Planning: An Ontario Government initiative, OILLMP is all about analyzing and synthesizing labour market information. Not in Ontario? Check out the Working In Canada site to get labour market information for your province, where their “Labour Market Bulletins provide an analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.”
Starting Your Own Business
- 7 Steps to Creating a Winning Coaching, Consulting or Service Business (by John Jantsch, Duct Tape Marketing): “The following seven steps offer a road map for creating a winning practice.”
Creating Your Resume
- Three Things You Must Include on Your Resume for a Nonprofit Job (by Joanne Fritz, About.com): Three great tips, for sure, but there are other useful resources at the bottom of the page.
- Resume Writing – How to Write a Masterpiece of a Resume (resource published by the Rockport Institute)
- 36 Beautiful Resume Ideas That Work (by Jacob Share, JobMob)
- 9 Dynamic Digital Resumes That Stand Out From the Crowd (by Sharlyn Lauby, Mashable.com): Definitely not for the design faint of heart, but they are inspiring, nonetheless.
- How to Make a Visual Resume with PowerPoint in 3 Steps (by Jessica Drew, MakeUseOf.com)
- Marketing your ability: Part II – The interview (by Cynthia J. Armour, CharityVillage)
- How to Limit Your Mistakes During a Job Interview (edited by TVLesson, Tryme2, Maluniu, Teresa and 11 others at wikiHow)
- What Interviewers Wish They Could Tell Every Job Candidate (by Jeff Haden, Inc. Magazine, posted on LinkedIn)
- Focus on Interviews: A guide to marketing yourself (PDF) (Government of Canada publication)
- MakeUseOf.com’s 5 Sites With Job Interview Tips To Help You Ace Your Interview (by John McClain, MakeUseOf.com)
- How to avoid being told, ‘You’re Fired.’ (by Colleen Clarke, Workopolis): Inspiration pulled from The Apprentice, these are some tips to keep in mind in preparing for an interview.
- Career Q&A: Preparing for a phone interview (by Nancy Ingram and Christa McMillin, CharityVillage)
- Nonprofit Hiring Tools: Sample Interview Questions (by CharityVillage)
- How To Ace The 50 Most Common Interview Questions (by Jacquelyn Smith, Forbes)
- ‘Why Should I Hire You?’ and Other Favorite Interview Questions (by Mary K. Pratt, Computer World)
- Top 20 Most Challenging Job Interview Questions (by David Pye, National Bank Clear Facts)
- 14 Revealing Interview Questions (by Jeff Haden, Inc. Magazine)
- Common Job Interview Questions and Answers: a searchable database
- 88 Great Behavioural Interview Questions To Help You Prepare For Your Next Interview! (by K B, InterviewIQ)
- Career Q&A: How to answer questions about salary (by Nancy Ingram and Christa McMillin, CharityVillage)
- Nine Questions to Ask during a Job Interview (by Kas Thomas, assertTrue())
- Ten questions to ask during a job interview (by Andrew Sobel, The Globe and Mail)
- 7 Questions Great Candidates Ask (by Kazim Ladimeji, Recruiter.com)
- 5 Questions Great Job Candidates Ask (by Jeff Haden, Inc. Magazine)
- Smart Questions: Winning the Tie-Breaker Interview (by Steve Harrison, Workplace Insights, Lee Hecht Harrison)