Helpful Articles, Documents, Tips, and Other Resources

Helpful Documents

Austin Area Networking Groups and Resources:

Austin Networking Groups and Resources


Other Skills Training Resources

Rapid Job Search Assessment:  Job seekers have found this form very helpful to quickly assess what they need to work on in their job search. Use this form once a month to stay on track.
Rapid Assessment matrix

Marketing Plan: This is primarily an internal document that demonstrates to yourself that you are ready to network because you can articulate what needs of a company you can meet and the companies you are targeting. This can be used in person with friends and close networking contacts but is not a replacement of a resume.
JSN MarketingPlan

Weekly Plan for Your Job Search:
JSN Weekly blank PLAN Team Weekly sheet

Job search activity tracker and pie chart:
Job search activity spreadsheet

Other Resources for Your Job Search

JSN’s Youtube Channel is coming soon!

JSN made the Statesman! Check out the article here:  Job Seekers Network marks a decade in Austin


2019 Austin Fast 50 Winners

List of Austin’s Best Places to Work 2019

List of Austin’s Best Places to Work for 2018

8 Questions You Should Absolutely Ask An Interviewer

Glassdoor 2019 List of Best Places to Work: Employee Choice Awards!

Seven things successful executive job seekers know

List of companies in Austin that are expanding in or relocating to Austin, generating new jobs.


Take an online Course to learn a new skill or advance an existing one! Check out Massive Open Online Course, Coursera, and Udacity

47 Tech Firms Top Behavioral Interviewing Questions. Updated list of questions and tips to ace behavioral interviews.
Not getting second interviews? This article outlines some reasons that are in your control and some that are not. Many great links in the article, too!
Check out our list of Austin area networking groups and resources here.

9 Ways to Leverage LinkedIn – JSN favorite and frequent Monday morning speaker, Absolutely Abby, was featured on CNBC’s news page, sharing her top hints and tips. Read her great advice here.

Angela Loeb has shared her slides from her talk on “Crafting Cover Letters Worth Reading” with us. Check out her great advice here.

Does your spouse or chief supporter need some encouragement? Read tips for the spouse of the unemployed from our Executive Director.

Using outdated job search methods? Check out the “new model” here.

LinkedIn Status Updates can get you noticed!15 ways to engage!

Widen your network with these 15 strategies (TED talk).

Smart questions to ask in an interview.

We KNOW that informational interviewing and networking are key to a successful job search. This free e-book gives some great advice on “The Executive’s Networking Secrets.” Thanks to Bridgepath Career Advisors and JSN Coach Irma Gonzalez for permission to use!

The Hidden Job Market and why not to only apply for jobs online. Great advice in this article.

What is the best way to follow up after an interview? Read this article for some great tips.

Stuck writing your resume summary? Get some inspiration
from these samples.

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