Twitter was a treasure trove of links to helpful career-search articles this week. Let me share a few of the best with you (in no particular order — they’re all great). The writers of these articles are also my #followfriday picks.
- How to turn online social networking into real-life relationships: Social media is a great way to network, but at some point, you’ll likely want your contacts to help you on the real world. The article gives tips to form genuine connections with your online contacts on various platforms, including Twitter and blogs. (Written by @10000words)
- Stop job hunting like it’s 1999! Dos and Don’ts for ’09 grads: Helpful, actionable hints and tips for job hunting in a Web 2.0 world. Tips include: Do mix the personal and professional, and reach out to family and friends for help with your search. Don’t wait when you see a job you want — act quickly. (Written by @lindseypollak)
- How to be passionate during your job search without going overboard: Is your job search correspondence sounding passionate, desperate or cocky? How can you tell? This article gives examples of cover letters, resumes and interviews that fit in all three categories, so you know the type of language to avoid. (Written by @heatherhuhman)
- How to create an internship: If the company you want to work for isn’t hiring right now, you might be able to get your foot in the door by creating an internship for yourself. This article tells you how to sell the organization on the idea. (Written by @stevenrothberg)