Posted August 22, 2012 by

8 Career Related Articles You Will Want to Read

Wise men don’t need advice. Fools won’t take it.” – Benjamin Franklin

Career AlleyI get regular emails from my readers suggesting career or job search related articles. I tend to save those until I have enough for a post (20 sounds like a good number). Thanks to everyone for submitting these articles. Enjoy!

  1. THE NEW NETWORKING: ULTIMATE LINKEDIN GUIDE FOR 2012 GRADS – This article, from Onlinecolleges.net, provides some great LinkedIn tips for updating/creating your profile, connecting with those you should, how to ask for recommendations and more. Take a look.
  2. THE NEW NETWORKING: ULTIMATE FACEBOOK GUIDE FOR 2012 GRADS – Following on from the article above, this article (also from Onlinecolleges.net), this article provides similar pointers for Facebook.
  3. 43 Things Your Future Boss Wants You to KnowThebestcolleges.org published this article (I wish I had this advice when I graduated college – about 1 million years ago) which provides some great basics. Some of this stuff you would learn the hard way (which can be painful and hurt your career prospects). Tips such as “how to send an email” and “how to listen” provide some great information. Take a read.
  4. 8 Great Careers for Older Workers  – We will all get there some day (older that is). I’ve been there for awhile (now looking for careers for ancient workers). Anyway, enough about me. This article is posted by Businessinsurance.org and provides some great ideas for that next career.
  5. 10 Degrees Hiring Managers Don’t Want To See – Hopefully you knew this information before you declared your major (or graduated). Posted by Bestdegreeprograms.org, this infographic has some interesting statistics.
  6. Women @ Work – Sound Bites, Statistics of Women Who Lead – While we are on the topic of infographics (and in the spirit of Careers), this infographic is posted on the University of North Carolina’s MBA site (http://onlinemba.unc.edu) and provides some really interesting information on Women in the Workplace.
  7. Develop Your Personal Brand – This is a link to a great resource on personal branding posted on IdeasByNet.com’s blog. This free resource contains a lot of easy, actionable advice for both students and recent grad. The resource is designed to help people develop their personal brand which should help increase  employability (among other benefits). Take a look.
  8. Should I Accept A Lower Level Job? – An age old question that we hear very often. This article, posted on Timsstrategy.com, is an excellent read on this topic and will help you come to terms with your views (and the views of others).

Good luck in your search.

By: CareerAlley

Article courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap, a content exchange service sponsored by CollegeRecruiter.com, a leading site for college students looking for internships and recent graduates searching for entry level jobs and other career opportunities.

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