I’ve seen a lot of articles lately suggesting that one way to boost your job hunt is by starting a blog (How Blogs Are Changing The Recruiting Landscape, How a Blog Can Help Your Job Search). I am skeptical that blogging will help every job-hunter–the marketing professional stands to gain more by blogging than, say, the accountant–but here are 3 ways blogging can help, even if web 2.0 and social media aren’t keywords on your desired job description: (more…)
Archive for September, 2009
Companies are offering free services, from career counseling to computer software, to job hunters according to The Wall Street Journal (Helping Out-of-Work Clients). LexisNexis offers access to a variety of tools for laid-off lawyers (LexisNexis Lend a Hand), and Autodesk is offering networking sessions for unemployed designers as well as free students licences of its software (Autodesk Assitance Program).
I saw an offer for a free copy of Adobe’s Flex Builder 3, a tool for building web applications with rich user interfaces, for unemployed software developers.
These offers benefit both job hunters and the companies: job hunters can use the networking and career coaching to find prosepctive employers, and learn new skills with the free software offers, and the companies get future loyal customers and a larger userbase of knowledgeable users.
What free offers for job hunters have you seen recently?