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Best Of… A Round Up of Interesting Articles on Interviews and Tech Etiquette

June 3rd, 2010 ::

by Robin Ferrier

Photo courtesy Benimoto / Benny Mazur. Flickr Creative Commons.

Under the category of “there’s no reason to reinvent the wheel,” I present another “Best of…” post with links to some fun, interesting, and informative pieces around the web.

The 10 Types of Crappy Interviewees
Funny cartoons that emphasize things you shouldn’t do during an interview. Brought to us by The Oatmeal, a quirky site with a lot of fun cartoons. Here’s hoping you don’t recognize yourself in any of these (especially the “man” wearing nothing but Batman underwear)! And if you are one of these people, here’s hoping you recognize yourself enough to make some changes.

The Tech Etiquette Manual from Real Simple Magazine
Not directly related to the “job search” process, but still some great advice about how to handle tech-related situations. Some of the advice may seem antiquated to you, but going back to yesterday’s great post from Patrick Madsen, some things you might find acceptable — like checking a Blackberry mid-conversation — might be offensive to others.

7 Little-Known Reasons You’re Not Getting Hired from Updated News
This advice may come from a Canadian publication, but it is still relevant to the American working world. Updated News provides some great, less common advice on why you may be having problems finding a job, including why that “Where do you see yourself in five years?” question is so important.

What are you reading online that you’re finding helpful in your job search? Post below. Let us know.

Robin Ferrier is the editor of What’s Next, Gen Y? and Communications Manager for the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus. She is also the President of the Capital Communicators Group and the co-chair of the Marketing Committee for the Tech Council of Maryland. She has inadvertently become a frequent career / professional / job hunt resource for friends and colleagues due to a career path that has included five jobs in 12 years.