Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Job Search Tips from a Recruiter - Boston Globe

The Boston Globe today offers a nice set of 8 tips for online job hunting here. It's a helpful little list, with sound advice including being careful with your e-mail address (don't use hotmama@yahoo.com!), scanning your social network sites BEFORE putting your resume out (remove all those wonderful pictures of you partying with friends), but also some that maybe won't have occurred to folks, like naming your online resume folder carefully (don't name it draft or with an older date!). Also, apply to older postings, which may not have been filled. Take a look at the article if you are in the job market!

Here are some earlier OOTJ posts on job hunting both for law grads and for librarians:

When the Going Gets Tough (mostly law students, but some tips for librarians, too)

Negotiating a Tough Job Market (law students)

Interview Tips (librarians)

Job Search Tips for Law Librarians

More on Job Tips (librarians)

Why Do Librarians Eat Their Young? It's metaphoric -- I swear!

And finally, only loosely connected -- I hope!

Help for Stress & Depression AND

Send your brain on a spa day!

I illustrate this post with an early photograph of Otto Lilienthal (1848 - 1896), a German pioneer of flight. I think it is a poignant image of what it feels like trying to launch your career, and I hope you enjoy the post & the illustration. If you would like to know more about the intrepid Lilienthal, see here, www.flyingmachines.org/lilthl.html.

1 comment:

Betsy McKenzie said...

By the way, a friend of mine, on the general job market notes that the digital resume notes missed a key point: you need to add the actual language from the job description into your resume for each job you apply for. Evidently, they do a search through the resumes using the language of the job descriptions and it will only turn up your resume if the terms match! Wow! That's a great tip!