What I’m Learning About Job Hunting in the Digital Age

  • You can waste a lot of time looking at stuff online
  • Most of the people who post to job board discussions seem to spend a lot of time posting to job board discussions, without adding much value
  • There are some really good bits of advice out there, but you can spend a lot of time looking at stuff online
  • People are more likely to stumble across your blog if you mention zombies
  • There are still a lot of videos of cats playing the piano and talking babies on Youtube
  • No matter how hard I try, I’ll never have a resume as funny and effective as this one: 

·         HTTP://WWW.PHILDUB.COM/#

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2 thoughts on “What I’m Learning About Job Hunting in the Digital Age

  1. Great points and you just showed why the job search process is an intensive but short and focused process (if you are investing 35 hours/week.) Most people in a job search today are currently employed. Everything but the interviews themselves can be done without interfering with a normal work day. You simply need to see it as a short burst of intensive energy to lead you to the future you want.

  2. As a fellow job seeker and blog writer I can vouch that these points are so so true! After several long, at time infuriating, months – I’ve found that the traditional job search just doesn’t work. So as well as random musings on my blog I”m using my hours on social media to connect with people in my industry as a springboard to networking and building relationships. It seems the only sure way to differentiate yourself in the job market today. The best of luck to you!

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