Here’s what I found for you that’s funny, interesting and clever this week in the Careers, HR and Recruitment blogosphere.
For those of you that seem to be hitting brick walls in your job search, Jacob Share and guest author Dave Thomas have some timely advice in 5 Quick Questions to Review Your Job Interview Progress. Sometimes when you’re in the thick of it all it’s hard to see the wood for the trees. Dave’s blog might just help bring the trees into focus for you! You can follow Jacob on Twitter @JacobShare
3 Ways to Deal with Whiny and Complaining Employees is good advice from Mike Rodgers. We’ve all worked with people like this and who knows, if the advice works, you or they may not need to look for a new job? You can follow Mike on Twitter @Secondgleader.
I thought it was time we raised the intellectual tone of this blog. So I’ve done some research through my alumni network and discovered a very enlightening short doco which I believe provides real insight into just how long humans have been conducting job interviews. Take a look at Job Interview Origins.
The one where it’s in the family is another “hitting-a-brick-wall” story but seen from a very different angle. In a heart-felt post Rob Jones questions why he’s hitting a job brick wall and concludes it’s because of other peoples’ limitations. Make sure you read the comments as well because they’re just as enlightening. You can keep in touch with Rob through his blog.
And finally I love Bringing something to the party . . . just because it’s a personal, from-the-heart post and reminds us that sometimes it’s not what we do or don’t do, but rather what we say to ourselves that holds us back! Wish I could tell you who posted it but she seems to value anonymity.