Here’s what I’ve been saving for you from the Internet:
- Job Search Depression, Job Search and Your Marriage, Job Search and Religion… And Simple Discouragement in a Long-Term Job Search. Jason Alba answers a question in a comment on one of his favorite (and relevant) blog posts: I Smell Blood.
- Typical Boomer Retirement Modest Compared to Parents’. “The expectation that each successive generation will be better off financially than the prior is no longer valid. Contributing to this new reality has been the diminishing role of traditional pension plans with defined benefits in favor of 401(k) savings plans.”
- How to look for a job on LinkedIn without everyone knowing. “If you are currently employed, you may be concerned about using LinkedIn for your job search, since your activity could tip off certain people about your search who you would prefer to keep in the dark. But with a few minor adjustments, you can leverage LinkedIn’s robust network and data to create a stealth networking strategy and keep your intentions private. “
- Why today’s job interviews are so grueling. While it’s easy to throw in the towel and give up in frustration career experts say you need to weigh how much you want the job before making a rash decision. “The bottom line is, a hiring company has every right to require several rounds of high-pressure interviews,” says Rao. “And a job seeker has every right to walk away from the interview process if it seems abusive or futile.”
- And a 2013 classic: You’ve been lied to, suckers. Social media won’t help you find a job. Laurie is now writing under her own name starting in February, but the Cynical Girl advice is still great!