5 Cool Career Blog Posts

cool career job postsIt’s amazing what kind of job-related reads you can find online when you know where to look. Here’s where I’m looking today – a roundup of the coolest career posts in the blogosphere.

1.    30 Plus Brilliant and Creative Resumes

All I can say is WOW. These 35 resumes put my boring old Word doc to shame. My personal fave is #8 – its beauty doesn’t diminish its readability. I’ll admit that the level of resume creativity should correlate with the field you’re in. Designers have much more artistic leeway than, say, investment bankers.

2.    10 Seeeeriously Cool Workplaces

I love the opening visual on this one, with the caption: “Where would you do your best work?” If given the choice, who wouldn’t pick wide open spaces?! And a conference bike instead of a conference room! P.S. I want to work at Red Bull London so I can use the slide between floors. Awesome.

3.    5 Best Things to Say When Caught Sleeping at Your Desk

This blog may not be as visually stimulating as the others, but it sure makes me laugh. Has anyone out there ever used one of these? My fave is #2: “Did you ever notice sound coming out of these keyboards when you put your ear down real close?” It’s the only one I can imagine actually getting away with, aside from some kind of pregnancy/child excuse.

4.    51 Creative Business Cards That Will Make You Look Twice

Another WOW post. The 3D aspect of some of these designs is fun, but the pragmatic part of me balks at how expensive the “cards” are to make. Faves: The whoopee cushion is genius, as is the personal trainer rubber band. (Maybe I just like latex?) My inner pragmatist also loves the graphic design business card/ruler. But to be honest, this Lego business card takes the cake.

5.    15 Funniest Cartoons and Web Comics About Layoffs

A timely, humorous look at the unfortunate state of many Americans’ careers. Sometimes you’ve got to laugh, or perish. I dig #6 – will bloggers have the last laugh? Only time will tell….

Hope you find some career inspiration here – and a few laughs! Comment away…

– Robyn Tellefsen