Job Contest

Is there someone I can talk to?
Someone on the line?
Does anybody want to hear
what’s on my mind?

— Roxette “Beautiful Things”

Is there a way to make sure your job searching is not a waste of precious time? I was not sure for a long time.

I’m writing a book on the job searching in 21st century. I regularly see lots of useful staff such as books, articles, and just smart thoughts that I would like to share without too much waiting. I will keep updating this page to bring all these beautiful things together.

Avoid HR by all possible means

HR is designed to screen and filter candidates off. It’s very rare to meet really helpful people in HR to guide you through the ultimate goal—employment. They have certain tools which you should be aware of. One of them is SONRU service. Avoid them by all means, as they will suck your time out for almost nothing,

Best books on job search and CV craft

Cracking the hidden job market : how to find opportunity in any economy.
© Donald Asher

Job Reconnaissance. Using Hacking Skills to Win the Job Hunt Game.
© Josh More

The Ultimate Job Search.
© Lynn Williams

The google résumé : how to prepare for a career and land a job at Apple, Microsoft,
Google, or any top tech company.
© Gayle Laakmann

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