The Weekly Countdown: 5 Articles All Job Seekers Should Read

five ducks swimming in a row
five ducks swimming in a row

A few weeks ago I wrote about Richard Bolles' What Color is Your Parachute, questioning its relevance in today's job market. Can a book actually compete with all the constantly updated tools and websites available? I concluded that it has stood the test of time and is particularly helpful for new college graduates and those changing careers.

However, job search is a multi-faceted, dynamic effort requiring a strong overall strategy and razor sharp tools and tactics. It is not a set-it-and-forget-it process. Self-assessments, resumes, cover letters, interviews, networking, blogging, LinkedIn and so many other pieces of your search demand constant tweaks, updates and an occasional complete overhaul.