What LinkedIn Did While You Were Away on Summer Vacation

A Review of Recent Changes on LinkedIn It’s September! (How did that happen so soon?) While you were enjoying your summer activities (and maybe doing a bit of work, too), LinkedIn made a few significant changes. As you come back [...]

Big Data is Wrecking Your Silent Job Search

The Social Media Job Search Snitch Your Boss May Know about Your Job Search Before You Finish Updating Your Résumé. You may be working and looking for a new job. Lots of people do it. On Frugal Guidance 2, we dedicated [...]

Job Seeker’s Q&A on Getting Started with Online Networking

LinkedIn and Other Online Services Can Help Your Job Search   In my volunteer work with job hunters, I find most professionals have joined LinkedIn, but many of them are still mystified about why they should be networking online. If [...]

How to Find a Job Search Group

Jump Start Your Job Search by Searching for a Job Search Group (say that 3 times quickly) J ob hunting can be a pretty lonely activity at times. It can also feel overwhelming, especially if you are starting from scratch. [...]

Armor Plate Your Job Résumé

How to Toughen Your Résumé for a Specific Job Application You just found that perfect job opening in your target company. Hallelujah! Which of these do you do next? 1. Send in your résumé ASAP. 2. Start studying the job [...]

8 Reasons Why You Should Never Customize Your Résumé

A few days ago, while Googling résumé articles, I ran across a blog post by somebody who genuinely had no clue about why anybody would personalize a résumé for a job application. She was no raving lunatic. She wrote logically – [...]

Digital.NYC: A New Hub for Tech Info

For Job Seekers, Entrepreneurs, Startups, Technologists and Funders, there's a New Digital Hub in the Big Apple For people searching for tech jobs in the New York City area (which could include job hunters in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, [...]

4 Website Services for eCommerce

E-Commerce Sites: Weebly, Squarespace, Webs, & Wix This series of articles began by looking at the advantages of blogging for job hunters. Obviously, blogging is good for all kinds of people. Those who may be dealing with unemployment, underemployment, temp [...]

Bigger, Badder & Better Blogging Tools

A Look at WordPress.com, WordPress.org, Typepad, Blogger and Hubpages In our last pair of articles, we spent time exploring eight new, easy-to-use blogging tools. Now, we're going to look at some of the older, venerable choices for bloggers of all [...]

Easy Blogging Tools for Minimalist Bloggers – Part 1

Today: Looking at Svbtle, Medium, Postach.io and Sett In our last two posts, we discussed Should a Job Hunter Start a Blog? and Thinking About Blogging? We Have Questions for You. Finally, it’s time to start talking about where and how to blog. [...]

Should a Job Hunter Start a Blog?

Can Blogging Get You Your Next Job? As a job hunter, you have a lot of skills to learn and maintain, including résumé writing, cover letter writing, learning LinkedIn and other social media, networking techniques, interview techniques and negotiation. It's [...]

Smart Phone Job Hunting – The Tools

Getting Organized with Smart Phone Tools, Part 2 A smart phone normally comes with a library of organization tools that can be handy for pulling together your job search. For the moment, let's look at tools that are not specifically for [...]