The end of each year brings with it lists. Every newspaper, magazine, blog, TV show and critics group can’t help but compile a list of favorites. Inevitably, it all comes down to taste. No two lists of the year’s best films are identical because no two critics have the exact same viewpoint. While those lists are fun to read, the more interesting reflection on the year comes in the form of quantifiable lists that reflect performance. What movies sold the most tickets? Which news story dominated coverage this year?
In that spirit, we put together a list of the blog posts and articles that attracted you, our wonderful readers, in 2010. The following posts and articles received the most attention this year. Check out what your favorite job search advice was, broken down by topic:
What the workplace will look like in the future
Some of the most popular stories had to do with the jobs of tomorrow. The recession eliminated many positions and sent workers back to the classroom to learn new skills or brush up on old ones. Therefore, workers don’t want to be caught by surprise again. They want to be ahead of the trends, and these articles give a glimpse of where tomorrow’s jobs will be.
Money, money, money, money… mooooney
What motivates us more than a paycheck? Sure, we want to help humanity and make the world a better place, but none of that is possible if we can’t afford food, shelter and clothing. Money’s always important to workers and seeing as wallets took–and continue to take–big hits from the economy, people are anxious to see where the dollars are.
Like it or not, résumés are part of every job search. That one page is a necessary evil you can’t avoid. They continue to be causes of pain and annoyance for job seekers, and these stories made it a little easier to write the kind of résumé that will get you hired.
Acing the interview
Interviews, like résumés, are unavoidable. You can complain about them or you can learn how to conquer them and beat the other job seekers. Knowing what to say, what not to say, and how to project yourself can make employers realize you’re the candidate to hire.
Finding the right job
Ultimately, what everyone wants is a job he or she loves. Or at least likes. Or at least doesn’t hate. Finding the job that doesn’t bore you, makes use of your talents, and suits your schedule isn’t easy. Not surprisingly, workers were eager to see where and how they could find the gig that fits their needs.