Career Development Carnival: May 2012 Edition

This week, I met with an engineer who was losing his job the following day after 24 years with the same company. He is lucky to have outplacement services from his ex-employer.

As we talked, he clearly understood the challenges ahead of  him – specifically how to research and absorb the vast amount of career and job hunting information on the Internet. Our discussion reminded me why Hannah Morgan and I started the Career Development Carnival – to make it easier for job hunters and career savvy climbers to get access to current resources, advice and tips from leading career experts.

I hope you enjoy the articles from this month’s career experts and show your support with a Tweet, Google+, Facebook like and LinkedIn mention.

Networking Tips

Anna Farmery presents Show 382 – Calculating return on social influence posted at The Engaging Brand.

Have you wondered: What Should the Subject Line Say for Job Search Emails? Lisa Rangel, Chameleon Resumes, has that answer for you!

Career Management

Martha Stewart gives us some good news about the gender pay gap: 12 Telling Stats on Female MBAs posted at onlinemba.com.

What’s the difference between a first, second and third interview? Sharlyn Lauby at HR Bartender engages two other career experts to weigh in at Ask HR Bartender: Different Types of Job Interviews.

Do you know what salary you should expect for a job? Jacob Share from JobMob has complied a list of 100+ Salary Surveys, Guides and Calculators For 2012.

Job Search Resources

Are you looking for a creative way to get an employer’s attention? ResumeMag‘s Gerry Sandis demonstrates several job hunters’ creative approach in Billboard Cover Letter: When A Resume Is Just Not Enough.

I love Job Quest’s Melissa Cooley post on Signs You Have Hired a Great Career Professional! Her sound advice on what to and what not to expect is a must read for anyone looking to hire a career coach or professional.

The journey of job hunting for Mildred Talabi sparked her to write 10 key job hunting lessons I’ve learnt from going back to work.

Is it time to revisit your LinkedIn strategy? Melissa Venable at Online College outlines 6 Savvy Ways to Optimize Your LinkedIn Experience. Share your favorite way to use LinkedIn.

One of the complaints I often hear about is not getting feedback from an interview. It was time to highlight the Elephant at Work and offer Staffing Insights into Candidate Feedback from the Software Scout.

This is a constant challenge for job hunters: Finding Inside Connections to Help with your Job Search. Hannah Morgan at Career Sherpa has some great ideas on how to navigate your way inside.

Career Exploration

Curtez Riggs knows what it is like to create your Life after the Army. He shares some tips: You’re Hired: How to Make Yourself an Easy Decision to Employ.

Personal Branding

Davis Ellis at The Savvy Intern makes a strong case on Personal Branding: On Becoming the Mercedes Benz of Interns.

Hell in the Hallway‘s Deborah Mourey attended an event and realized…Help, I’m a Millennial Trapped in a Baby Boomer Body!

Here’s what I like about Dawn Bugni’s post at The Write Solution (what a catchy title!): Focus: A powerful element in job search – she advises her clients to be deliberate in their job search.

June Career Development Carnival

Next month, the Career Development Carnival will be hosted by Hannah Morgan at Career Sherpa. If you would like to send a post for consideration, visit our Career Development Carnival website to sign up for e-mail notifications.

About Lynn Dessert (426 Posts)

Lynn Dessert is an ICF trained certified NLP Coach specializing in Executive, Career and Life coaching based in Rochester, N.Y. She works with individuals and organizations to maximize personal effectiveness skills—a cornerstone to career advancement. Lynn is the author of What To Do After Being Fired and The Secerts to Successful Job On-Boarding. Start your discovery process by contacting her at 585.249.5149 today.


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