Job Search Flattery – Look Before You Leap

10 Jul

Article Title: Job Search Flattery – Look Before You Leap
Author Byline: CareerAlley
Author Website: http://Careeralley.com

The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticisms.” – Norman Vincent Peale

So what exactly is Job Search Flattery? It goes something like this. Let’s say that you are currently employed, not really looking to make a change in jobs and you get a call from a recruiter. The usual “great resume” and “they can really leverage someone with your experience”. Okay, so you go on the interview, mainly to stay “sharp”. You interview with several senior managers and leave thinking “I’m not really interested”. Two days later, the recruiter calls and says “they thought you were great, can you come back to interview with a few more senior managers?”. Of course you don’t say no. Why? Your ego is so swelled because someone is interested in potentially hiring you that you feel compelled to go on another interview. But what happens if they offer you the job? You know my next question – so what’s the point? The point is that you need to keep your feet firmly planted on the ground and not be swayed by flattery (unless, of course, it is the job of your dreams). Today’s post is a collection of links and resources.

  • Database Jobs – Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) – In addition to having lots of neat things for SQL server professionals, their site has a job search section. The main careers page is a Job Target Board with links for posting your resume, viewing jobs, and creating a job search agent. Clicking on View Jobs will lead to their search page. There are three types of search – Keyword, location and Job Type. You can view summary or detailed job info, save the job or apply from a link. There were over 75 job opportunities when I checked the site.
  • The International Association of Business Communicators – Who knew there was a special organization for business communicators? This group, in addition to providing a number of other services, also has a job search page. The main page has links on the left hand side for job seekers (view jobs, post resume, job alert and carer tools). Similar tools are listed left center page as well. Click on View Jobs for the job search page. There are links at the top for Resumes, alerts and resources. Center page is the job search section where you can create (and save) a job search based on a number of criteria. There were over 150 job opportunities when I checked the site.
  • Now Hiring – An all purpose site, nowhiring.com provides a number of resources for job seekers. The main page has links at the top for Job Articles and Job Tips. The main page is structured like a blog, with embedded links. The right hand side of the page has links for Featured Job Listings followed by links to job articles. Powered by snagajob.com, you can either use the job search bar at the top right hand side of the page (your zip code works here), or click the “management jobs” links in the article. There were over 19,200 job opportunities when I checked the site.
  • Bankjobs.com – As the name implies, this job search board focuses on the banking industry and yes, there are jobs out there. The main page has a tab for Job Seekers, Resources and Featured Jobs. You can register and post your resume, view job seeker links, review the job seeker guide or just search for jobs. The Search Jobs link under the Job Seeker tab links to the main search page with a typical search engine. There were over 300 job opportunities when I checked the site (only the first 300 show).
  • National Job Fairs – Networking Events List – This job fairs list, by jobconcierge.com, provides over 230 job fairs with a link to organize by state. You can click on the title, city or state for each event. Below this is a comprehensive list of fairs categorized by region. Below each region is the list with the city name. At the very top of the page are additional links for a blog and success stories.

Good luck in your search.

Article courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap, a content exchange service sponsored by CollegeRecruiter.com, a leading site for college students looking for internships and recent graduates searching for entry level jobs and other career opportunities.

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