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Take a Ride at a Carnival for Career Help

Ferris Wheel There is a fairly new concept in career/job search circles that is coming to your town–the Carnival!  Alas, there will not be any cotton candy or ring toss (or two-headed camel).  But, there will be a lot of advice on how to approach selecting a career path and finding a new job.  Career Carnivals are a collection of blog posts by different experts shared in one place on the Internet (usually someone’s blog).  It’s a great idea.

Certainly, the traditional approaches are still a great resource, too.  I recently was on a four-person recruiter panel speaking to a group of over 100 on one topic:  Working with Recruiters.  It was very helpful to many.  However, it was limited to one hour, one topic, and available only to those who could make the session.

Recently, one of my blog posts was included in a Carnival started by Ben Eubanks and hosted by Jacqui Barrett-Pindexter. In this post, there are over 15 different topics covered by over 15 experts including:

  • Tips and tools for the job search process
  • Resume advice for clearly communicating about your talents
  • Managing through the interviewing process
  • Sharing your job leads with others to increase your own likelihood of success
  • Career development
  • And my post: “Ten Reasons to Take Up Biking During a Job Search”

Once again, Social Media has found a way to virtually link a group of experts together resulting in a one-stop shop for information that a lot more than 100 people can use.  Another advantage of these Carnivals is increased accessibility to the experts.  Most of these authors appreciate feedback and like to help.  Your support network can grow very fast by visiting the Carnivals.

Most of us have been a little nervous about jumping on some of the attractions at the Carnival, but don’t worry, this one is safe and the ticket is free.  Enjoy the ride!

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July 27, 2009 - Posted by | Careers, Job Search, Social Media

3 Comments »

  1. a. A little on the wordy side Jeffrey.

    b. Are a Career Carnival and an F2F meeting for an hour the same thing? I’m not sure.

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    EDITED VERSION

    A Career Carnival is a collection of blog posts by a variety of experts hosted on one contributor’s blog.

    The articles are about career management and job hunting.

    I was on a 4-person panel speaking to 100 people about Working with Recruiters.

    It was great but only it was only one hour, one topic, and one time only.

    A Career Carnival offers an unlimited number of viewers, a large number of experts on a variety of topics and it’s available 24/7 forever.

    Recently, I was a contributor to a Career Carnival. It was founded by Ben Eubanks and hosted by Jacqui Barrett-Pindexter.

    There were 15 topics covered by 15 experts. Here’s a sample

    * Tips and tools for job search
    * Communicating about your talents on a resume
    * Managing the interviewing process [huh?]
    * Sharing job leads to increase success
    * Career development

    My post was: “Ten Reasons to Take Up Biking During a Job Search”

    Most of these authors appreciate feedback and like to help. Your support network can grow very fast by visiting the Carnivals.

    Comment by Recruiting Animal | July 30, 2009 | Reply

    • Oh, Recruiting Animal, we banter about this all the time. You write your way, I write mine. Not everyone wants it in a ten-second sound byte or list of five bullets. Some like a story or some flavor. I’ve polled some of my reader’s for feedback. They like my style and I have no plans on changing it. But, for sure, write your blog your way. I like your style, too.

      Comment by jefflipschultz | July 30, 2009 | Reply

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