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There’s no need to go through a job search on your own. If you’re looking for work or may someday be looking for work (and, let’s face it, these days that’s just about everyone), there are many experts online providing excellent career advice–on resumes, job-interview tactics, hot industries for career growth, taking your career to the next level, and much more.
To help you find some of that great advice, we chose 11 career experts worth watching in the coming year. Of course, there are far more than 11 worthy experts–this list is definitely not all-inclusive, and we could have easily made the list 111 names long. But these 11 are a great place to start, and you can broaden and adjust your personal cadre of career experts by following them and then seeing whom they follow, retweet, or otherwise interact with.
We hope you find this list helpful– if you want to let job seekers know about other experts, please do so in the comments section! (And follow us on Twitter at @HotJobs_editor or @MonsterCareers–we discuss these experts’ work often.)
Here they are, the Monster 11 for 2011:
Penelope Trunk (of Brazen Careerist)
Find her at http://blog.penelopetrunk.com/ or on Twitter: @BrazenCareerist
Trunk blogs frequently on a wide variety of topics related to career advancement–she describes Brazen Careerist as “a career management tool for next-generation professionals.” Trunk’s advice also appears in more than 200 newspapers.
Huhman is a prolific writer and well-respected expert; she’s the author of many ebooks and writes an Examiner.com column. Although she specializes in “helping Gen Y find internships and entry-level jobs,” Huhman is very active on Twitter and shares a wide range of advice there.
An expert on social media for job seekers and entrepreneurs, Salpeter is also a career coach and a professional resume writer. She’s very active on Twitter, and she offers new advice articles on her website two or three times a week.
Tahmincioglu, the author of the book “From the Sandbox to the Corner Office,” writes a weekly career-advice column for MSNBC.com.
O’Donnell is a career strategist and workplace consultant who provides practical advice for job seekers at any stage of a career; she’s a frequent blogger and very active on Twitter.
Career Rocketeer provides excellent advice on personal branding and related topics; Perry describes himself as “an ambitious entrepreneur and a career search and personal branding expert.”
Morgan describes her site as a resource for “lifetime career navigation”–and she’s true to her word, providing no-nonsense practical advice for people finding their way up a job-search mountain. On her site, she points to helpful content on a broad range of other sites.
Twitter is a great place to find Svei, a longtime job-search strategist. Her information-packed site is for “for executives and professionals who want to create their next great career opportunity.”
Kohut is a staffing consultant who says she’s on a mission to help 1,000,000 job seekers–and that’s something we can definitely get behind. (Also check out her other sites, CareerWakeUpCalls.com and 101JobSearchSecrets.com.)
Barrett-Poindexter’s Career Trend website provides plenty of advice on crafting a powerful resume; she’s also very active on Twitter, sharing links to other career experts’ articles.
A resume expert and the president of Blue Sky Resumes, Fletcher provides excellent resume and job-search advice. Fletcher describes Career Hub’s goal as “connecting job seekers with the best minds in career counseling, resume writing, personal branding and recruiting.”