It’s safe to say job seekers can easily be overwhelmed with career advice on the Internet. Everywhere they click, there are job sites proclaiming the next great thing in the job hunt. Career experts are everywhere offering tips and advice. Many articles are helpful and informative. Others leave people scratching their head. Some just leave people in an uproar. Whatever it is, people like to comment and add their opinion to the many, many articles out there. These articles below are no exception. These articles were the most controversial, commented on, viewed and talked about articles of 2009. Some liked them, some did not. Some learned from them, others did not.
Now, it’s time to see for yourself. Below is the complete list of the most controversial career articles of 2009, based on statistics and readership of this column:
I’m mad at thousands of job seekers – including you – and here’s why
This article offered readers the opportunity for a free consultation from a career coach. Yet no one took advantage of it. Find out why the author was mad, and what the readers who read it had to say about it.
Job seekers strike back: Readers respond to article titled “I’m mad at thousands of job seekers – including you”
This article was a compilation of comments from the above article, but also included interesting comments and responses from various LinkedIn groups. If you like reading what others have to say, then you will like this article
Too good to be true? Guerilla Job Search program guaranteed to get you hired – or your money back!
Many people thought this headline was a gimmick, many people thought this was just like it says – too good to be true. Since time has passed, many people have emailed me saying thank you for this resource because it has changed how they approach the job search. Some have even been hired.
True Story: The wacky tactics one woman really used to get a job
Like the above article, the methods the woman used in this job search where unconventional – but effective. Read the article to see just what one woman did to get hired.
Video: How to get hired faster – resume, cover letter and networking tips
Thousands of people viewed this article, which talks about how to get hired faster by first making sure your resume, cover letters, and networking conversations are on target, from David E. Perry and Kevin Donlin. Check it out for yourself.
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