Every month, Spark Hire is going to stop and smell the roses, or in this case point out a few of our favorite things. We see so many great articles, blog posts, videos, photos, and even memes every month. This is our way of highlighting our favorites…and sharing them with you!
Not even Grumpy Cat could hate the interesting information compiled in this list. (Though it might not brighten his mood!) Without further ado, here is some of the best information about finally snagging your dream job you might have missed this January:
Using a recent post by Josh Tolan on Brazen Careerist about the 2013 job search as inspiration, artist Paule Andre drew a great representation of what the job hunt will look like this year. Andre was truly following at least one of these three bold predictions when she drew this terrific graphic, since the visual will continue to become more popular in the 2013 search. Check out her drawing to see what else you should be adding to your job hunt arsenal in the year 2013!
Whether your interview is in person or through online video, it’s hard to decide what to wear to an important meeting. It’s even more stressful if you’re a bit of a fashionista who wants to impress while keeping on trend. Here’s a nice visual representation of how to stay trendy but keep it professional in that fateful interview.
Dating and the job search have a lot in common: in both you’re trying to find the perfect fit. And in both, you’ll probably end up kissing a lot of frogs before finding your prince. YouTern author Hannah Morgan advises job seekers to stop being so focused on finding Mr. Right and realize sometimes you need to kiss a lot of frogs to get to your prince, or perfect job, at the end of the fairy tale.
Social media is all the rage, and it’s certainly made connecting with employers a lot easier than ever before. But before you start pinning, tweeting, or liking your way to your dream job, check out this helpful infographic. It includes five tips you’ll want to consider when using social media on the hunt for your ideal position. This way, you’ll avoid the social media pitfalls in order to update your LinkedIn profile with a new job title.
The job search is stressful, which is why it’s a good idea to know how to bust through the panic and get back to work. As Inc. author Erik Sherman notes, stress is a lot more than a #firstworldproblem. Don’t let someone hashtag your anxiety, instead use these easy stress busters to get over your epic to-do list and back on track to finding a great job!
What January gems did we miss? What are you finding essential reading for your job search? Share your favorites in the comments!