Some career advisers say a personal website chronicling your work is better—and more dynamic—than a resume nowadays. The argument is that having a unique website dedicated to a job-seekers’ career accomplishments and work examples helps build a tightly focused, controlled brand. Brandon Smith, GPB’s regular commentator on work and career issues, said the personal website has a place—just not for everyone.
Work more or less grinds to a halt in most organizations in these final weeks of the year—which means efforts to fill open positions also stop. That doesn’t mean job-seekers are stuck in neutral for the next few weeks, according to career coach and workplace consultant Brandon Smith. He said the single most-important task for those people is setting up coffee meetings with people at the companies where they want to work.
Looking for a job is no easy task, and when you’re about to have a baby, things only get more complicated. Our career expert Brandon Smith answers a blog reader’s question about whether it makes sense to search for work while pregnant.
It’s often said it’s easier to look for a new job while you already have one. But having a job while conducting a job search can be tricky: Do you tell your boss you’re looking or is it best to keep it a secret?