Everything You Need To Know About Job Hunting*
WE'VE ALL BEEN THERE. AND TODAY, WE'RE BREAKING "THERE" DOWN INTO SOME EASY TO DIGEST STEPS. #WINNING
Career Contessa has been writing articles about everything career-related for years now so we figured we'd round up some of the best advice on our popular topics. 'Cause you know, who wants to go wading through the archives? We're calling it the #CCTMI Series (because the goal here is to give you so much help, you're sick of us) and publishing a new roundup each Friday.
But now: the job hunt.
*And then some.
BECAUSE IT'S ALWAYS BEST TO START AT THE VERY BEGINNING.
- Informational Interview 101
- #CCTMI Everything You Need to Know About Job Interviews
- Two Job Offers: How Do You Choose?
- The Best Way to Keep Your Job Hunt on the D.L.
- What to Do When You Don't Get the Job
- How I Conquered the Art of Phone Interviewing
- How to Land Your First Job
- How to Find, Use (And Make the Most of) a Recruiter
- The Skinny on Contract Work—Worth It?
BECAUSE GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUNDS
- How to Determine How Much You're Worth
- The Easiest Way to Calculate Your Salary Requirements
- How to Negotiate Your Salary Step-by-Step
- How I Negotiated My Benefits & Won
FROM START TO FINISH. REPEAT.
- Resume 101
- The Best Way to Structure Your Resume
- Break These Rules When Designing Your Resume
- 10-Minute Resume Revamp
- This is What You Should Name Your Resume
- Hire a Mentor: Resume Review (We can help)
COVER LETTERS + REFERENCE LISTS
- A Beginner's Guide to the Ultimate Reference List
- How to Address Your Cover Letter
- 5 Ways to Make Your Cover Letter Stand Out
- The Fine Art of Thank You Notes
- How to Write a Standout Follow-up
- 5 Top Interview Follow-up Tips to Help You Land That Job
IT'S A THING, AND YOU'LL THANK US FOR IT.
- The Secret to Getting Any Job You Want
- How to Revive a Long Job Hunt
- Change Up Your Job Hunting Strategy (And Actually Get the Job You Want)
- The Secret to Finding a Job in Just 30 Days
- Endless Interviews but No Offer? Here's Our Secret to Landing the Job
- How to Find a Job in Another City
- Job Hunt Stereotypes (And What Companies Are Really Looking For)
- What's the Deal with Job Searching in December?
YOU'RE NEVER STUCK. SWITCH IT UP.
- Changing Careers? Use This Elevator Pitch
- 3 Times It's OK to Move Cities Without a Job Offer
- How to Actually Change Industries
- How to Explain That Gap in Your Work History
- The Reality of Job Hopping — Does It Ruin Your Career?
- The Roadmap to Switching Careers
- How to Survive In Between Jobs
- Laid Off? How to Make the Most of Your Time Between Jobs
ALL THE THINGS YOU NEED TO GET THINGS DONE.
- Who Said the Print Portfolio Was Dead?
- Find Your Dream Job Online
- The Job Hunter's Roadmap: 5 Essential Online Destinations
- How to Use Every Type of Social Media To Land a New Job
- How to Use Twitter to Find a Job You Love
- 5 Little Known Ways to Use Glassdoor on Your Job Hunt
- The Best Trick to Catch That Recruiter's Eye
- This Trick Will Give You The Best Reference
WHERE WOULD WE BE WITHOUT OUR FRIENDS?
- 3 Subtle Ways to Say You're Job Hunting on Social Media (via Levo)
- Why Excel is Your Best Job Hunting Friend (via Levo)
- 21 Easy Steps to Upgrade Your Resume (via Refinery29)
- How to Follow Up Without Being a Pest (via The Everygirl)
+ SOME COOL JOB BOARDS
YOU'LL WANT TO COME BACK TO THIS LATER.
Who know when you'll come up with your next great side project idea? That's why we made a handy Pinterest-friendly image for you (ahem »»). That way, we're always here when you need us. Add our roundup to your go-to board for future reference or to share it with your job hunting friends.
And don't forget to follow our TMI series using the hashtag #CCTMI. There's more in store so catch ya next week.
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