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Hi, I’m Dick Bolles. I’m your guide here. This site is designed as a supplement both to my annual, What Color Is Your Parachute: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers, as well as to my new 100 page book, The Job-Hunters’ Survival Guide: How to Find Hope and Rewarding Work, Even When ‘There Are No Jobs.” Browse below, and choose a topic that interests you. Or, if you’re just looking for vacancies, use our sponsors to the left. The Internet

Resources There is certainly no shortage of internet resources to help you in your career planning. We've tried to present here a range of resources that we've found useful in whole or in part - but of course we can't vouch for everything! Remember, too, that good old fashioned printed resources are well worth consulting: why not visit the careers service offices in Livingstone Tower. Academic careers These resources are listed in alphabetical order and cover post-doc opportunities as well as general academic vacancies in the UK, Europe and worldwide. Focus 2 A Career and Education PlanningSystem for CollegeStudents Celebrating our 27th year helping students plan their careers! Assessment, exploration, and decision making in one intuitive program. Customized with your college majors! Valid and reliable research based results! Career Readiness: FOCUS 2 assesses students' involvement and introduces activities that support career and education decision making.

15 Indispensable Career and Job-Search Books Printer-Friendly Version by Katharine Hansen, Ph.D. What if you were limited to just over a dozen books about career and job search to guide you? Which ones are the most crucial? This limitation really exists for lots of people. A Social Media Strategy For Job Search: Updating Today I am going to introduce a new term. At least I hope it’s new. You tell me.

Jobs - EURAXESS Postdoc Position in Health Economics The recently established international, transdisciplinary Ludwig Boltzmann Institute Applied Diagnostics (LBI AD) in Vienna, Austria, focuses on the development and application of non-invasive dual diagnostic methods (combining molecular epigenetic and [...] 19.34 Country: Austria Organisation: Ludwig Boltzmann Institute Research field: Economics assistant Assistant in the scientific area of Natural Sciences, scientific field Chemistry, on a full time, temporary contract (replacement). Strong Interest® Use for Adults in Career Transition, College Students, High School Students identify College Major The Strong Interest Inventory® instrument is based on the idea that individuals are more satisfied and productive when they work in jobs or at tasks that they find interesting and when they work with people whose interests are similar to their own. The Strong Interest Inventory® instrument takes about 30 minutes to complete and contains 291 items that measure your interests in a wide range of occupations, occupational activities, hobbies, leisure activities and types of people. The newly revised assessment includes jobs in the fast-growing of computer hardware and electronics, marketing and advertising, finance and accounting along with traditional jobs. Your interests are compared to thousands of individuals who report being happy and successful in their jobs.

Using the new Positive Psychology Networking Basics Module at GCFLearnFree Introduction A willingness to network and build connections will be the single most useful tool in your job search. Networking is considered to be the most effective way to find a job, but every person will need to build his or her own network differently. In this module, you'll learn about the basics of networking and how it can be helpful to your job search. Postdoctoral & PhD Jobs Product - Campbell™ Interest and Skill Survey (CISS®) Manage your CISS testing program on-line. Click here for a DEMO. The Campbell Interest and Skill Survey (CISS) measures self-reported vocational interests and skills. Similar to traditional interest inventories, the CISS interest scales reflect an individual's attraction for specific occupational areas. However, the CISS instrument goes beyond traditional inventories by adding parallel skill scales that provide estimates of an individual's confidence in his or her ability to perform various occupational activities. Together, the two types of scales provide more comprehensive, richer data than interest scores alone.

Google+ Redesign Looks a Lot Like Facebook, Pinterest Google announced on Wednesday at its Google I/O conference in San Francisco updates to its Google+ social networking platform, including a new image-focused design that resembles Pinterest and Facebook's existing layout. The company added 41 new features to Google+ as a part of an effort to make it smarter and more intuitive, with the help of bigger pictures and related hashtags. The update includes a multi-column layout. Welcome to the Alliance of Career Resource Professionals The Alliance of Career Resource Professionals (ACRP) advances the development and distribution of high quality resources that support career development. Through the creation and application of industry standards, provision of professional development, and facilitation of networking, members engage innovations, industry trends, and audience dynamics for the purpose of improving the delivery of career information and services. Click on the Membership tab to learn more about the types of membership available and join today! ACRP’s activities include:

Jumpstart your career with a Prezumé Prezi was not created with the intention of providing a whole new platform for resumes--without any prompting from us, it just happened. We first started seeing them as part of the job applications that landed on our desks, and before long we started to find great examples of prezumes (Prezi+resume) everywhere. Prezi was created with a strong desire to be different, we were bored with linear presentations, and so seems to make sense that when the world wanted something different from the traditional resume format, some people turned to Prezi.

How To Create Perfect Posts on Social Platforms - Vine, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, Facebook & Twitter Social media works at a fast pace, Vine has only been around for 8 months yet it’s taking on the big social networks and is now used as a key aspect of many campaigns. If you read our last Perfect Post infographic then here’s a recap – but we’ve now included how to best use Instagram and Vine to your advantage. If you’re new here, well, we can’t wave a magic wand and give you top-notch engagement across all your social platforms – we’re old fashioned and believe you have to work at it – but we’ve tried to make it easier for you. Here is what you can do to create ‘perfect social media posts’: Copy and paste the code below into your web page to embed this infographic. <a href=" target="_blank"><img src=" alt="How to create the perfect social media post " /><br><a href=" target="_blank">How to create the perfect social media post </a> is an infographic that was produced by <a href="