Monday, September 07, 2009

Wall Street Journal offers pep talk on job hunting


Here’s a good pep talk on job hunting from the Wall Street Journal, by Alexandra Levit, “How to Make Employers Want You,” link here.

Most industries are hiring, the article says, contradicting conventional wisdom. “Show how you will fit”, and be the top choice for the position. And be “risk-free” is another piece of common advice (not easy for those with heavy family responsibilities, chosen or not).

The other part of this picture is that Internet social networking is becoming more critical than ever. The days of double lives (“private” and “personal”) seem to be gone with the wind. That’s ironic when the whole point of the technological revolution was to liberate individuals, at one time.

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