Make Weddles.com Your Job Search Headquarters
Modeled after Pinterest, Weddles.com offers four channels of information and resources found nowhere else on the Web. The channels are specifically tailored for:
- Job Seekers
- Career Activists
- Employers & Recruiters
- Employment Site Professionals.
What will you find at Weddles.com? There are:
- Books & Tools for job search and career success
- An archive of outside-the-box Job Search Tips
- An Association Directory organized by career field & industry
- A Career Fitness evaluation that will help you strengthen your credentials
- And much, much more!
So, don’t delay! Visit Weddles.com today. And, make sure you tell your friends about the site, as well.
The Affordable Career Act
With all of the talk about the Affordable Care Act, preserving our physical health is on almost everybody’s mind. While that’s certainly appropriate, ensuring the health of your career is just as central to your well being. Indeed, the single best way to find a new or better job is to conduct your search with a strong and vital career.
In today’s highly competitive job market, you can have the best written resume on the planet, you can be a black belt networker on LinkedIn, you can interview like a champion and still not get a job offer. To put it bluntly, knowing how to conduct a job search is not enough to get you a job.
Why? Because employers are now looking for a different kind of candidate. Although it’s seldom expressed in their job postings, employers are no longer satisfied with people who can do a job. They want people who will excel at it. And, to excel on-the-job, you have to achieve and maintain occupational strength, reach and endurance.
I call that commitment to self-development the practice of “career fitness.” It is now as integral to finding a new job as traditional job search tactics.
What’s involved in building up your career fitness? First, you have to see yourself differently and then you have to become that new person. It sounds like a lot, and I’m not going to insult you by telling you it’s not. Achieving and maintaining career fitness is a big undertaking, but it’s also the only way you have a real shot at winning your dream job.
The New You
Today’s global marketplace is roiling with new technology, new practices and procedures, new strategies and tactics, new competitors and market dynamics. To survive let alone prosper in this ever-morphing environment, employers need workers who are themselves constantly evolving. Jobs are changing at warp speed, and employers want workers who can keep up.
In the past, employers sought candidates who were as complete as possible. They had a full set of skills and knowledge to do a job. Now, employers want candidates who see themselves as a “work in progress.” These individuals accept responsibility for keeping their skill set and knowledge aligned with the new jobs being created, so they are always able to excel.
To become a work-in-progress, you must add two new facets to your job search:
- #1. Regardless of your seniority, experience and academic degree, you must enroll in an educational program that will expand or repair your occupational capabilities. You should then feature that self developmental commitment on your resume.
- #2. Regardless of the stress and wear and tear it imposes, you must apply your current and new capabilities in some sort of volunteer or similar employment situation. And, you should also feature that commitment to work and contribution on your resume.
That’s the Affordable Career Act – a proactive program for managing the health of your own career. If the Affordable Care Act is known as “Obamacare,” this activity is best described as “Youcare.”
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Give Yourself the Gift of Success
There’s plenty of free job search and career advice on the Web. But, if that’s all it takes to be successful, we wouldn’t still have so many Americans out-of-work or out of interest in their jobs.
The reality is that too much of what you find online is incomplete (a short article here, a blog post there), out-of-date (posted before the Great Recession changed everything) or just plain wrong. So, if you’re looking for strategies and tips, tactics and techniques that will actually work in today’s tough economy, make an investment in yourself. Get one or more of the books below:
A Multitude of Hope: A Novel About Rediscovering the American Dream. This modern-day epic traces the journeys of three out-of-work professionals searching for answers in today’s seemingly nonsensical job market. Along the way, they discover the secret to “career security” and the pathway to real and lasting success.
The Career Fitness Workbook. This book introduces a complete regimen of activities that will help you successfully compete for and hang onto the job of your dreams. Think of it as “the habits of highly effective career activists.”
The Career Activist Republic. This blockbuster of a book provides a provocative yet positive assessment of the changing world of work in the American economy and describes an innovative strategy that will enable you to avoid the pitfalls and capture the opportunities in this new environment.
The Success Matrix: Wisdom from the Web on How to Get Hired and Not Be Fired. This anthology collects the best of Peter Weddle’s columns on job search and career success. It is the only book you’ll find that provides a candid and totally up-to-date look at how to get and stay ahead in today’s workplace.
Recognizing Richard Rabbit. This fable for adults will entertain and delight you and help you out of the boxes that keep you from becoming the champion inside you. It is a novel and engaging way to recognize the talented person you are meant to be.
WEDDLE’s Job Alert
For over 15 years, WEDDLE’s has published the leading guidebook to job boards and career portals. WEDDLE’s Guide to Employment Sites on the Internet is considered the Gold Standard for job seekers and career activists. In fact, no less an authority than Dick Bolles, author of What Color is Your Parachute?, rated the Guide “Highly recommended!”
Now, you can sign up for WEDDLE’s Job Alert and get your very own, private connection to some of the best career advancement opportunities on the Web.
This no-cost resource scours the job postings at leading job boards and career portals and connects you with those that match your capabilities and aspirations. It’s the easiest way possible to find your Dream Job.
WEDDLE’s New Guide Now at Amazon
The eleventh edition of WEDDLE’s Guide to Employment Sites on the Internet – the book the American Staffing Association called the “Zagat” of the online employment services field – is now available at Amazon.com.
This edition is completely updated, so if you have the 2011/12 Guide or an even earlier edition, you need this all-new classic right now!
The book features:
- The Top 100 – WEDDLE’s pick of the 100 best employment sites on the Web. Each site is described with a full-page description of its features, services and fees.
- The Best & the Rest – A directory of over 9,000 sites organized by career field, industry, geographic focus and other factors. It’s the most complete guide to the Web’s job search resources, period.
Click here to get your copy of Weddle’s Guide to Employment Sites on the Internet today.