Thinking about your career?
Consider the framework provided by "The Five Patterns of Extraordinary Career" discussed here.
Making a transition?
-Read my favorite job hunting book: "The Unwritten Rules of the Highly Effective Job Search"
written by Orville Pierson and discussed on his website.
In summary it is:
-What kind of work do you want to do?
-Where do/can you work? Check out these lists of companies here.
-What is your core message?
-Get Moving: They shouldn't be your focus, but here is a list of job search sites.
-Manage Your Search
-Look at this Top 10 Job Search Checklist and other entries on the Career Hub job search blog.
-And look at a few other career resources.
Networking? (Read this blog post)
-Try to bring something to the table (provide information, listen to their story)
-Make it easy for them to help you (ask for their advice, ask for a few introductions)
-and as stated in my current favorite blog post on networking (Harvard Business Review)
-Don't misunderstand the peeking order
-Don't ask to receive before you give
-Don't fail to state your value proposition
Starting a new job?
-Read "The First 90 Days" reviewed here.