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Career Compile: Careerminds' Favorite Career-Minded Articles of the Week

01 April
by Careerminds
4 minute read

Brittany Richter
Careerminds Consultant


Each week we read articles we find on twitter, blogs and other social media platforms in order to stay ahead of the curve. We want to be able to present our clients, job seekers, HR professionals and recruiters with the most accurate and up-to-date information we possibly can. At the end of the week we always know which articles were the most valuable, so why not share that with all of you? This is the second weekly post compiling what we feel are the top career-minded articles.

This Week’s Top Career-Related Articles:


With improving economy, it’s vital for job applicants to check their egos at the door
Resume Bear.com

Now that things are starting to look up and some employers are even starting to court potential employees, it’s important to keep things in check. This article does a good job of explaining how to maintain the balance between selling yourself and “checking your ego at the door.”


Trend: Choosing a temp job over a full-time job
Ali Brown for Penelope Trunk

Ali Brown guest posts for Penelope Trunk, recounting her personal story about making the switch from a full-time position to a temp job. Reading article after article can get a little overwhelming during the career transition process. It’s also important to read more personal, first-hand accounts. Brown’s discussion is candid and relatable, and may help you gain insight in to the option of taking a temporary position.


7 New Year’s Resolutions for your career
Anne Fischer for CNN Money

This article is from 2010, but received a decent amount of Twitter action this past week. It is a great piece and it is no wonder why it has resurfaced over a year after it was originally posted. There are so many articles that list the Do’s and Don’ts of the career transition process, but this one is different. It starts off with four calls to action, like joining and becoming active in an association, that are unique to this article. It ends with three things you can do today. Often the list contains items that require some preliminary research or forms to fill out – but these three items can be done today. Great read for revitalizing your career transition process.


High-tech industry on hiring binge in California; Google, Facebook and Zynga lead the pack
LA Times Business / Technology

The BLS and other sources report on the state of the economy and most relevant to you as a job seeker, the unemployment rate. This article gives you an idea of what these numbers mean by providing an example and a perspective from which to look at the numbers. Think about it: “California added 100,000 jobs in February, and the state’s unemployment rate dropped by two-tenths of a percentage point.”


Inappropriate Interview Questions

This piece addresses which questions are considered inappropriate to ask in an interview and how to answer them as the job seeker without having to give in to the interviewer or give up in the position.



Careerminds provides scalable, strategic solutions to organizations seeking affordable, web-based outplacement services. Using a Web 2.0 e-learning platform that delivers affordable, online career transition services, Careerminds provides a high-tech and high-touch blend of on-demand career transition education supported by senior-level career consultants to help displaced workers reenter the workforce quickly.

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