Help for Job Seekers

It seems like someone I know, or know about, is sharing their experience of layoffs or salary cuts, or just finding some other reason to be looking for a job at least once a week now. So, naturally I’ve been keeping an eye out for anything that I think might be useful for some of these folks, and today I wanted to share a couple of things.

First, my friend Alvin put together what he is calling his Job Search Communication API and shared it on Github. You can read more about his thought process on his LinkedIn article.

What I like about it, is that Alvin lists out all of the ways we should be researching a company, and a job description, using LinkedIn and taking care of ourselves that often get overlooked, although I have suggested he add a checklist item for seeing who works for the company through LinkedIn and how he may be connected. Still, his checklist is a good place to start if you’re not familiar with researching a company.

Secondly, this morning the folks over at Manager Tools announced their 15th anniversary celebration. And to celebrate they are offering up a whole host of materials for job-seekers as a free bonus to folks who sign up for a personal license with them.

To honor our founding 15 years ago, we’re hearkening back to that first licensee offer.  If you buy an annual license during the next few months, we will give you free of charge our Interviewing Series, Resume Workbook, First Job Fundamentals, and Effective Relationships.

You can check the details and purchase a license here.

Or, if purchasing a license is out of your price range right now, at least check out the archives of their Career Tools podcast for lots of good career advice.

Good luck out there, and if I can assist you in any way, get in touch!


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