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The Best Job Hunt Post: Top 40 Links From The Web

By: Green Panda | Date posted: July 18, 2008 (1:16 pm) | Write a Comment (10 Comments)



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Inspired by my current situation of trying to find a great job, I decided to assemble a post that has the best information I can find on the web. I asked others to help out and they were kind enough to share.

Here’s the rundown of what happened at my last job:

Starting Out:

Before you go out to send your resume, you should really think about having a game plan. How do you know what job to apply for? How do you search for a new job when you’re on the hunt? What if you’ve been laid off or fired?

You’ve found a job you’re interested in. You also discovered you haven’t updated your resume in awhile. What do you do? How do you make your resume stand out from the others?

Building Your Resume:

Now you know what you want and you have your resume polished. Your cover letter is ready to be adjusted for each specific job you apply for. Where do you find jobs to apply to? How do you network properly?

Where to Find Jobs:

Online Resources

Networks to Consider

  • Friends and Family
  • Former Co-workers
  • Local Job Sites
  • Newspapers

Networking Tips:

So you managed to get an interview. Congratulations, but there is still work to be as you now have to ace your interview. This means being prepared, both for the questions and for first impressions. What do you wear for a job interview? How do get read for a phone interview? What kind of questions should you expect? How do you answer the tough and awkward questions?

Interviewing Tips:

The interview went fantastic and now you have a job offer (or two). What should you do to close the deal? What if it is a small company that you absolutely love and it can’t pay what a bigger company can? What do you ask for to compensate?

Negotiating Job Offers and Salaries:


I would like to thank everyone who volunteered their posts. It took me a bit to read through these, but they were wonderfully written.

  • Cash Money Life: By far, there was a wealth of information from this blog. You should definitely check it out for even MORE information.
  • Mrs. Micah: She always has good book recommendations.
  • Gather Little By Little: Good solid advice and a down to earth guy.
  • SquawkFox: She included worksheets! A very classy blogger and detailed oriented.

That’s what I managed to find and read from the web. If you have any more tips, please leave a comment.

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  1. Comment by Squawkfox — July 18, 2008 @ 2:54 pm

    Ohh wow! Good luck on your job hunt! Always keep positive, always believe in yourself, and never settle! I am very impressed with this amazing list of resources. Thank you so much for including me in this distinguished list of bloggers. (I am blushing cause you called me “classy.”) Tee hee…

  2. Comment by Randall — July 18, 2008 @ 5:08 pm

    Wow, You’re SERIOUSLY prepared for getting that next job!. Thanks for including my article too.

    Best of luck on getting hired. I doubt you’re going to have any problems. If so, just refer them to your blog and they can see how good at communications you are!

  3. Comment by GG @ This Writer's Wallet — July 18, 2008 @ 8:52 pm

    WOW is right! What a great list of resources!

  4. Comment by Patrick — July 18, 2008 @ 10:54 pm

    I wish you the best of luck in your current job search. It looks like you have done a lot of preparation on your end and I hope it pays off.

    Thank you for linking to a few of my articles and for the kind words. :)

  5. Comment by Green Panda — July 19, 2008 @ 7:54 am

    @SquawkFox You are so classy! Thanks for the words of encouragement!

    @GG Well, since I need this advice myself, I decided to share what I was able to pick up. :)

    @Mrs Micah: Yea, a mention!

    @Patrick Thanks for all the posts. I really enjoy following your blog.

  6. Comment by Green Panda — July 19, 2008 @ 10:57 am

    @Randall: I hope it does go smoothly, but at least now Iknow what questions to ask before.

  7. Comment by J Penny — July 21, 2008 @ 1:28 am

    A complete and free guide to both preparing for and succeeding in job interviews, guiding you each step of the way through the job interview process is available at

  8. Comment by J Penny — July 21, 2008 @ 1:30 am

    You can find a complete and free guide to both preparing for and succeeding in job interviews, guiding you each step of the way through the job interview process at

  9. Comment by Green Panda — July 24, 2008 @ 3:37 pm

    I appreciate your post. Any more information on careers can help.

  10. Comment by Andy — July 24, 2008 @ 2:38 pm

    This an amazing list! I wish I had this when I was looking for a job. However, being in a job I have come up with a slightly different, yet related list – 21 Signs that you are losing interest in your job. Don’t want to sound pessimistic because I do like my current job, but I have had roles in the past where I lost interest and should have left sooner. So if you find yourself losing interest in your job, your list is a great place to start for finding the next job.

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