Friday Finds: Weekend reading (and watching)


50 leaders who all young entrepreneurs MUST follow on Twitter

Through networking on Twitter, I have been fortunate enough to meet many brilliant individuals who ARE taking on their lives as we speak. Originating from my personal inspiration, as well as from surveying many of my followers and friends on Twitter, I have compiled a list of people that are MUST-follows for any young entrepreneur. This group of 50 offers great VALUE in the areas of personal branding, coaching, social media, blogging and entrepreneurship.

AfterCollege offers effective search methods for entry-level job seekers

The survey, completed by 670 college students, graduate students and alumni during a four-week period, reveals that nearly 80% of respondents are having difficulty finding work and shows how they are coping with the challenge. At the same time, the survey reveals resources identified by job seekers to be the most effective.

Graduate school for unemployed college students

Beats law school. If you wake up every morning at 6, give up TV and treat this list like a job, you’ll have no trouble accomplishing everything on it. Everything! When you do, what happens to your job prospects?

Jill’s guide to smart(ish) spending

Record how much you have in your bank account, PayPal, how much is charged to your credit card, how much anybody owes you, reminders of upcoming expenses (phone bill, etc.). Update your budget every week or two. (You’ll thank me later.)

How to successfully submit online job applications

More and more companies are making it mandatory to submit online job applications. Even if you have been introduced to the right person and have already provided them with a dynamite resume you still may be asked to apply online. Although new technology is making the process much more user friendly, it is still easy to make a mistake that just might boot your resume out without you realizing it.

25 ways to sabotage your job search

Granted, we’re in tough times and plenty of reasons out of your control can keep you from getting hired. But that’s just one more reason to do everything within your power to be the best job seeker you can. With that in mind, look over these 25 ways you might be unknowingly sabotaging your job search.

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About the author

Cassandra Jowett is TalentEgg's Content Manager. She joined the team as a student intern in the summer of 2008, and since then her heart has never really left the Egg Carton. Cassandra is a recent graduate of the Ryerson University School of Journalism, where she earned a Bachelor of Journalism with a focus in writing and editing for newspapers. She has also written and edited for The Globe and Mail, The National Post, t.o.night newspaper and other publications.