Link Roundup 2/3/17: Career Mistakes & Cartoons

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Whether or not you realize it, you’ve probably taken some missteps in your job search. Sometimes these are small mistakes, and sometimes they will cost you a big opportunity.The best way to avoid mistakes like these is to familiarize yourself with them first! We have a few links covering that topic, as well as various others. Read on for this week’s batch of links!

10 Costly Career Mistakes You’re Making Without Realizing

What better way to express common career mistakes than in cartoons? In this blog Jon Youshaei (Head of Creator Product Marketing for Youtube) uses his cartoons to deconstruct challenges in work and career life. He writes for Forbes and other outlets, but founded his own company ‘Every Vowel’ that publishes these cartoons weekly. If you like the cartoons, check out his site here!

This Is Why You Haven’t Found a Job You Love

This blog from TIME writer Jon Acuff diagnoses the reason for your extreme lack of job satisfaction. He chalks it up to three main factors. Thankfully, he also provides solutions for them as well. His first reason- you haven’t applied. Many people wonder why they’re unemployed, but don’t spend any time on their job search. Click the link to read about the other two reasons, and their solutions.

America’s 10 Toughest Jobs to Fill in 2017

This article has extracted some data from CareerCasts’s study on the most challening jobs to find candidates for. Here it is presented in an appealing slideshow format, with title, salary, and a short description. If your job title is on this list, you’re probably in a prime situation to negotiate your salary.

The One Thing That Works Better Than Mentors for Career Support

A mentor can be an invaluable resource, especially when searching for a job. A mentor in the same field as you can provide valuable advice from their own experiences. This is information that can’t simply be found in a book. So why is it so hard to find a mentor? Maybe you’re looking too hard. Read this article and approach finding a mentor in an entirely new way.

10 Mistakes 90% of Job Seekers Make

Very closely related to career mistakes are job search mistakes. Job searching can be incredibly stressful, especially if you’re  unemployed. Being stressed while searching can lead you to making mistakes. These mistakes in turn lead to the search going on longer… and the cycle repeats again and again. Read this article to make sure you don’t get caught in this unfortunate loop.

7 Simple Tips For Beating Job-Search Burnout

It can be hard to avoid the feeling that your job search will go on forever. Thankfully Fast Company has an article that can help you with just that! If you’re trying to do everything perfectly right in your job search, it’s probably suffering because of it. Approach it with a realistic mindset and you’ll see a change almost instantly. This article has great advice to ensure you don’t drive yourself crazy trying to find a job.

5 Tips for Stress-Free Networking

Networking can be stressful for both introverts and extroverts. It’s a tough balancing act of making meaningful connections while also trying to connect with someone who could benefit you. You don’t want to be selfish, but you also don’t want to waste your time at an event. It’s likely that you’re overthinking it. Read this article, and go into a networking event with a different approach. Not only will it make the process less stressful, you’ll also make more meaningful connections.

We hope you enjoyed this week’s selection of links. If they benefit your job search, career, or networking skills, we’re happy. Check back in again next Friday for another fresh batch of links!

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