Happy Friday everyone! This week we have some especially fantastic links to share with you. We have quite a few articles discussing interview best and worst practices. Check those out to make sure you leave the right impression! In addition to those we also have some great resources for young job seekers and career starters. Enough talk though, read on to find out what links we enjoyed this week!

New Study Investigates: How Many Adults Pursue Their Childhood Dream Job?

This article is extremely interesting because it explores something I’m sure we’ve all thought. I didn’t end up pursuing my 5 year old dream job of being an astronaut, but what about the person who did? This study looks into the impact that following a dream job from a young age has, and just how many people actually sought them out later in life. The results prove interesting since they also look into job satisfaction.

The 19 Best Books for Someone Just Starting Their Career

This article from Jacquelyn at Business Insider, lists 19 books that act as a great resource and guidance tool for anyone new to the job market. There’s a little something for anyone looking for specific career insight, and one of these books may be right for you.

31 Best LinkedIn Profile Tips for Job Seekers

In a blog post last week we discussed the importance of using LinkedIn, and why it is such a valuable tool to anyone who wasn’t already familiar. These 31 tips are a great way to continue to strengthen your profile if you’ve recently started. LinkedIn veterans may also see some tips that they haven’t heard before. So if you have a profile, give this link a click.

9 Interviews, No Job Offers – What Am I Doing Wrong?

Are you a job seeker who has continually landed interviews, but have yet to receive an offer? If so, this article may hold some answers for you. Whether or not you’ve been in this specific situation, you’d do well to know these no nos.

14 Phrases That Make You Sound Dishonest in Job Interviews

If you fall into the previous category with a very low conversion rate from interview to offer, there may be some specific verbiage you’ve been using that you should avoid. Check out this list and make sure you’re not using any of these bad phrases that set off red flags.

How to Land A Job When You Have Zero Connections

It’s very true that having a personal or professional connection to someone can be a big advantage when it comes to landing a job. However, what do you do when you’re not afforded that opportunity? This article offers some great advice about bridging the gap and having a shot at a permanent position.

The Incalculable Value of Finding A Job You Love

This article begins by stating that ‘money matters, but… not always in the way you think’ in regards to career compensation. From then on it weaves an interesting narrative showing how it’s more of a matter of contextual compensation. If you’re someone who has struggled with job satisfaction, this would be a good read for you.

Job Searching? Introduce Some Humor

Lastly, this blog by Kelly Mitchell stresses the importance of being able to laugh if you’ve been on the job hunt for a while. Being out of work and searching for a long time can be very fatiguing. It’s easy to get discouraged, so having a good source of laughter is a great way to keep you positive and energized for the next opportunity waiting around the corner.