The Career Development Carnival’s main attraction this month is Job Search Resources – everything from job applications to interviewing to cool technology job apps.

I think I should warn you – there is a devil in this month’s carnival – can you find him or her?

Finally, a hearty welcome to our new contributors – Kristin Johnson, Eric Kramer, Karen Silins, Meg Montford, and Julie Walraven.

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Career Exploration

Looking for a New Career? Try It Before You Jump

Blog: Hell in the Hallway                                          Author:  Deborah Mourey

Imagine if you could ‘walk a mile’ in the shoes of someone who is doing a job that you think you might be good at. Now you can.

My Boss is a Jerk …wait a minute I am my own boss!

Blog: Career Pivot                                                      Author: Marc Miller

My boss knows when I am:

  • goofing off
  • faking being sick
  • procrastinating
  • going to be late with a project

Can you work for yourself? Most likely sometime in the future you will have to be your own boss.

The Grass is only Greener Where You Water It

Blog: Design Resumes                                              Author:  Julie Walraven

We had been talking about the fact that the grass is not always greener when you change major things in your life, whether it is relationships or physical locations or jobs. You may think it would be greener just because it is different from what you have now but the reality is that the investment that you put into the new … or the old… is what will make it greener.

Reputation Management

 5 Qualities of Professional People

Blog: HR Bartender                                                   Author: Sharilyn Lauby

A reader wants to know how to become more professional…

Job Search Resources

Envisioning Success through Guided Imagery

Blog: The Job Quest                                                  Author: Melissa Cooley

How is guided imagery different than affirmations? Guided imagery engages all the senses, allowing you to more fully feel success. Read on for an example of how one person used guided imagery prior to her job interview.

How to stand out in ‘meet the team’ job interviews

Blog: Mildred Talabi                                                 Author: Mildred Talabi

Meet the team interviews often take place where the job position on offer requires working closely with the rest of the team to effectively carry out the role. In cases like these, it’s important for the management to see that you’re the right fit for the job – i.e. not only exceptional on your own, but also able to get along with other members of the team. Here’s how to make sure you stand out next time you’re called to such an interview…

The Unemployed and the Electronic Application Nightmare

Blog: The A-Plus Advisory Post                              Author: Karen Silins

Discusses the ATS Systems and the inherent problems that job seekers experience when using them. Includes multiple article links about same issue.

Is the Cover Letter Dead?

Blog: Inside Online Learning                                  Author: Melissa Venable

What happens when you submit your resume online? What do you do with the cover letter? It’s still part of the job search process, but there are new guidelines for electronic submission.

13 Windows 8 Job Search Apps For Early Adopters

Blog: JobMob                                                             Author: Jacob Share

Fresh off the presses, the first batch of Windows 8 job search apps are now available.

Do not do this if you want a job

Blog: Staffing Insights                                               Author: Eric Derby

I was going through a big stack of resumes and one submission really bugged me. What can you learn from this blunder?

Job Interviewing: Positive Spin or Just Plain Lies?

Blog: Career Chaos                                                    Author: Meg Montford

Job interviewing is an art based on facts. Always present your positive self without compromising the truth. Fact-checking happens!

Interview Questions YOU Can Ask

Blog: Career Sherpa                                                  Author: Hannah Morgan

The interview is an exchange of information. What ensures a dialogue is that you have intelligent, meaningful questions to ask. Check these out!

Winning Over a Recruiter: Part 2

Blog: Elephants at Work                                           Author: Lynn Dessert

There are mistakes that job seekers make every day and it affects their job hunting efforts. Abby Kohut recently came to Rochester, NY to share the tactics and secrets recruiters Human Resources use to screen job seekers out of a job.

Personal Branding

3 Creative Ways to Impress Employers

Blog: The Guide on the Side                                     Author: Michael Keathley

This post provides examples of three collaborative activities individuals may engage in to boost and document their skills in communication, entrepreneurship, and attitude for potential employers.

Networking Tips

5 Sites for Finding Networking Events

Blog: Professional Direction Blog                           Author: Kristin Johnson

Since people hire people they know, it’s important for you to see them face-to-face. In-person networking can give you that referral you need, new ideas, new contacts, all helping you to get into that new job. These five websites will help you to find networking events near you!

Career Management

How Will the Election Results Affect Your Job Search?

Blog: Chameleon Resumes Blog                             Author: Lisa Rangel

Curious as to how the election results will affect your job search prospects? Wonder no more…

Next Month

Head over to Career Sherpa by Hannah Morgan who will be hosting the Career Development Carnival on December 20th. If you have a career related post to share everything you need to know is here:

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