Where can I find resources that help me love my job and thrive in my career?

I’m declaring Friday’s ONLINE RESOURCE DAY.  This where I’m going to post links to really insightful posts, helpful websites, online resources you can access for some valuable help and support in your career.  They might help with the job search, or dealing with troubles on the job, or how to find a career you’ll love.  But you can trust that I’ve spent time reviewing them for you, so you don’t have to go hunting. 

There’s a lot of fluff out there, a lot of mis information.  The links that make it here will have been reviewed and vetted. 

Let’s get started, shall we?
Here’s the link that inspired me to do this:
A Guide for Recruiting: http://fastgrowth.biz/2010/06/in-praise-of-generalists-a-guide-for-recruiting/ (link updated 7/6/10)
I recommend you take these points, and turn them around.  Be sure you are focusing on these qualities in your career, and revealing them in your resume, in your interviews.  Also, these are qualities you want to demonstrate to your boss and peers in your current job – to help secure your position.  (True for those all up and down the corporate hierarchy.)

http://qaspire.com/blog/ – just great insights for your career.

http://leadershipfreak.wordpress.com/ – all about leadership.  we are all leaders, like it or not.

http://www.estherderby.com/2010/07/skills-are-only-half-the-equation-for-success.html – Actually, Esther’s blog is packed with information and thought provoking ideas on management, leadership, and teams. 

http://mapmaker.curtrosengren.com/ – how to love your job, your career, you life

http://www.chicagocareersite.com/articles/ – Job Search Info in abundance! my fave author is Jessica Holbrook

Now that’s enough to get you started – no matter where you’re at in your career path. 

Please, share your links here as well!

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