Videos & Documents

Helpful Documents

  • Austin Area Networking Groups and Resources:
    Austin Networking Groups and Resources
  • Rapid Job Search Assessment:  Job seekers have found this form very helpful to quickly assess what they need to work on in their job search. Use this form once a month to stay on track.
    Rapid Assessment matrix
  • Marketing Plan: This is primarily an internal document that demonstrates to yourself that you are ready to network because you can articulate what needs of a company you can meet and the companies you are targeting. This can be used in person with friends and close networking contacts but is not a replacement of a resume.
    JSN MarketingPlan

    • Check out this video by Glenn Burchard about the importance of a marketing plan in your job search!
  • Weekly Plan for Your Job Search:
    JSN Weekly blank PLAN Team Weekly sheet
  • Job search activity tracker and pie chart:
    Job search activity spreadsheet

Other Resources for Your Job Search

COMPANY LISTINGS FOR TARGETING YOUR SEARCH:

GENERAL JOB SEARCH RESOURCES & ADVICE:

  • Take an online Course to learn a new skill or advance an existing one! Check out Massive Open Online CourseCoursera, and Udacity
  • 47 Tech Firms Top Behavioral Interviewing Questions. Updated list of questions and tips to ace behavioral interviews.
  • Not getting second interviews? This article outlines some reasons that are in your control and some that are not. Many great links in the article, too!
  • Check out our list of Austin area networking groups and resources here.
  • 9 Ways to Leverage LinkedIn – JSN favorite and frequent Monday morning speaker, Absolutely Abby, was featured on CNBC’s news page, sharing her top hints and tips. Read her great advice here.
  • Angela Loeb has shared her slides from her talk on “Crafting Cover Letters Worth Reading” with us. Check out her great advice here.
  • Does your spouse or chief supporter need some encouragement? Read tips for the spouse of the unemployed from our Executive Director.
  • Using outdated job search methods? Check out the “new model” here.
  • LinkedIn Status Updates can get you noticed! 15 ways to engage!
  • Widen your network with these 15 strategies (TED talk).
  • Smart questions to ask in an interview.
  • We KNOW that informational interviewing and networking are key to a successful job search. This free e-book gives some great advice on “The Executive’s Networking Secrets.” Thanks to Bridgepath Career Advisors and JSN Coach Irma Gonzalez for permission to use!
  • The Hidden Job Market and why not to only apply for jobs online. Great advice in this article.
  • What is the best way to follow up after an interview? Read this article for some great tips.
  • Stuck writing your resume summary? Get some inspiration from these samples.
  • Have you seen the latest Job Seekers Network News? Check it out here and subscribe to get a daily compilation of some of the best career advice from online experts.
  • Austin Job Postings Report – June 2020
  • Check out Recruiter Laurie Holsman’s Powerpoint here

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