Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The truth about free

Good morning, time for a review of #the5

Are Fee-Based Career Sites Worth It?  "I can’t think of a single instance — not one " 
I am glad Matt Youngquist says this. I have had trouble coming up with a justification for paying for a job site. There is so much information freely available, to pay for something is throwing money away. Or do you have a different take on this?

To tell the truth  “My life began the day you were born” @ has her 2 cents on this, worthy of 
What you say, and what you don't say matters. Are you true to the spirit of the words as well as the words?

Encouraging Job Seekers  "we all have encouragement to give others" don't be bashful! 
Encouragement is important. You need it, I need it. Anyone looking for work needs it. Make it positive. Make it worthwhile.

Top 10 Social Media Blogs: The 2011 Winners! me: congrats to @ for making this list - 
Mitch Joel's Six Pixels of Separation  made this listing. I have referenced and recommended his work before, this gives an other opportunity to do so!

Five tips no one ever teaches job seekers  "Your job interview begins in the parking lot" 
One of the reasons you don't need to pay for job search services is TweetMyJobs. This is one of many free resources. Many of them are referenced here as I cruise and find good things to share.

So how do we summarize today's findings? Truth is free and comes at a price if you aren't fully truthful. Encouragement is easily made and should be freely made often and appropriately to those around you. Paying for advice is a waste of money when there are so many free alternatives. Free sounds like it will carry the day.

What have you learned that you can share?