I recently interviewed Michelle Alton, a senior pharma professional who is in the middle of a job search. The market is tough out there, she says, and networking is key. In a brief sponsored audio that we’re officially sending out tomorrow, she shares insights on resume length and focus, what to expect from recruiters (not much, unless you're employed but looking), and she also punctures some of the career advice that’s out there.
Before contacting Michelle, I took a quick look at some online advice and related materials that are out there. Below (and not necessarily listed in that order) is a quick sampling of the good, the bad, the classic and the ridiculous (that last category is explored further in the next post).
What seems most critical in this environment is nurturing your mojo, the subject of a best selling book. ASQ offers some nice (as well as free and open) webcasts with author Marshall Goldsmith, that are included in the list.
Here's to keeping your mojo and good humor in tough times,
Guerilla Advice and Wishful Thinking