Welcome to the 3rd edition of the Carnival of Careers. When Brip Blap announced the creation of the Carnival of Careers about a month ago, I was excited and immediately e-mailed him to ask if I could host. Your ability to generate income is your greatest asset, and for most people, that ties in directly to their career. Managing your career is one of the most important things you can do for your future. Whether it is searching for a new job, applying to an MBA program, or resigning from your job to seek new challenges, there are many things you can do to shape your career. This carnival is designed to help you along the way.
These are my personal favorites from this week’s carnival.
Sheamus presents The Job Interview: To Shave Or Not To Shave? (That Is The Question) posted at i am shéamus. This is a very humorous and creative look at an issue many men face for job interviews. To shave, or not to shave?
Mike presents Why having a job is not cool posted at Living the Cheap Life. This is a non-traditional line of thinking for many people, but I am beginning to think like this more and more. The longer I work for someone else, the more I realize I want to create things and work for myself. Very nice article.
squawkfox presents How to Find a Job posted at squawkfox. Squawkfox has a list of 10 solid resources and places to look when hunting for a job.
Ron Haynes presents 7 Common Interview Questions For The New Graduate (or anyone else) posted at The Wisdom Journal. This is a very thorough article and covers some common interview questions. I recently interviewed for a new job, and almost all of these questions were asked.
Heidi at BankerGirl shares 6 Secrets for Fast-Tracking Your Climb Up the Corporate Ladder. This article has some solid advice for those wanting to accelerate their corporate careers. Follow these tips, and you’ll be in the right crowd in no time!
Erek Ostrowski presents Creating a Conversation “For” the Job You Want posted at Verve Coaching. Erek says, “Once you have a list of all the factors and characteristics that describe the job you want, and you can actually envision a job that embodies all of those factors and characteristics, the next step is to build a network of interrelated conversations that support your vision.”
squawkfox has a good way to find your next job: Match Your Skills to Employer Requirements. I think too many people try to find the job that fits their skills instead of the other way around. If you look at it from the employer’s perspective and match your skills to their job, I think you open a lot more doors.
Jose DeJesus MD presents How to Stay Focussed on the Big Picture posted at Physician Entrepreneur.
Andy Fletcher says railroad jobs are needed in America. If you are having difficulties in the job market, transportation jobs are not going away.
Dorian Wales has tips to Actively Manage Your Career to Stay On Top of Your Game posted at The Personal Financier. Her article shares some frightening statistics that show how many of us lack active control of our careers. Actively managing your career is one of the most important things you can do to safeguard your professional future.
Akemi Gaines from Yes to Me presents Interview With Successful Entrepreneurs, Part 7 Naomi Dunford. Sometimes learning by example is the best way to learn.
Steve presents death by a thousand cuts posted at brip blap. Steve shares the story of a high level director who was demoted and now reports to some of his former staff. It’s a tough pill to swallow. But there are things we can take away from Steve’s article – one of them is not to become your job. The rest? Read the article!
Altyrian Intern presents My start as an Altyrian intern. This is an inside look at what it’s like to start interning for an advertising agency.
Andrew presents Successful Management and Mobile Working posted at The GreatManagement Blog. Andrew asks, “Is flexible working better working?” In some cases, I would say, “yes.”
Mike King presents 6 Ways To Get What You Want posted at Learn This. Taking action and following these six tips can help achieve goals and get what you want. The best part is that if it will work for your career, you can apply it to other aspects of your life as well.
David Cassell presents Keeping Your Study Skills Razor Sharp posted at selectcoursesblog.com. Learning and professional growth will always be a key to career success.
Submit to next month’s Carnival of Careers!
Use the carnival submission form. Remember to only submit articles that are on topic and not from a commercial website. Those that do not meet the required criteria will not be included (as some entries from this week were not included)!