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ICYMI: 20 Career and Job Search Advice Stories to Read Now

Missed the latest Mediabistro coverage? No worries. Here’s what you need to know about your career and job search now.

Friday’s almost here; can you feel it. As you start formulating those weekend plans, be sure to slate in time to catch up on the latest Mediabistro career and job search coverage—you know, in case you missed it.

Check out the links below now, or add them to your polish-off-before-the-weekend to-do list.

1. Update Your Resume—Painlessly, We Promise—With These Easy Steps: Giving your CV a refresh doesn’t have to fill you with dread. We’ll show you how to do it—and help make yourself irresistible to hiring managers—in just a few minutes with these easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions.

2. Get the Most Out of Your Next Conference—and Give Your Career a Boost: Maximize your job prospects and expand your network with these simple tips for conference attendance that’ll take you from registration to the event to follow-up with your new contacts.

3. Employers Want These Traits in Entry-Level Hires: If you’re a workforce newbie, you’re probably wondering what your prospective bosses are looking for in employees. Here’s a crash course on what hiring managers love, and how to give it to them.

4. What Does a Graphic Designer Do?: If you’ve got a keen visual sense and know how to deliver what the client wants, you may just have what it takes to get ahead in this always-in-demand design role.

5. How to Ask for a Referral Without Looking Sleazy: Psst! If you’re looking for a new job—and chance are if you’re reading this you’re at least thinking about it—one of the best ways to get your foot in the door is to get an employee referral. Here’s how to do it without seeming pushy.

6. Here’s What Hiring Managers REALLY Hate: Want your future boss to like you? It’s easy—just steer clear of these four really annoying, all-too-common job candidate pitfalls.

7. 14 Awesome Behind-the-Scenes TV Jobs: If you’re looking to break into a career in television, or if you’re already on your way and looking for your step up, here are 14 great jobs—in news or content, project management, digital storytelling and more—open now on our job boards.

8. The Web Analytics Skills You Need to Know: Want to know who clicks on a website, where, when and how often? Here are the essential analytical skills every media pro needs to know—and that can turn you into one of the most valuable people at work.

9. Super-Easy Ways to Enhance Your Job Search—Especially If You Hate to Network: Networking doesn’t have to make you cringe. Here’s how to do it quickly and easily by taking just a few small steps toward connecting with professionals and influencers in your field.

10. 10 Instagram Profiles Every Media Professional Should Follow: Sure, there are plenty of Kim Kardashian selfies and #foodporn shots to be found on Instagram. But here are the profiles to follow if you want to power your media career.

11. What Does a Business Development Director Do?: There’s more to this key biz dev position than driving sales. Discover the ins and outs of this never-boring position that’s about creating opportunity.

12. 8 Media and Marketing Experts to Follow on Twitter: The ubiquitous social media platform is great for keeping up on celebrity gossip. But Twitter can also keep your marketing career on track, thanks to the frequent 140-characters-or-less musings of media and marketing leaders. Here are the ones to follow.

13. 22 Health-Related Jobs to Check Out Right Now: If you’ve got a background in health and wellness, you’re going to love the health-related job openings available right now on our job board. Here are 22 to check out, stat.

14. Are You Ready for Your Job Interview?: You’ve been prepping for your meeting with a potential new boss, but how to know if you’re really good to go? Here’s a quick checklist to get you there—and yep, it involves doing some research.

15. Grow Your Professional Know-How and Make Powerful Connections in One Simple Step: Here’s how to boost your career and job prospects by tapping into the power of media professional associations.

16. How to Use Instagram to Find a Job: Learn how to turn this visual platform into a job-search secret weapon to interact with brands, and put your best, photogenically manicured foot forward.

17. Employers: Get More Job Candidates With One Simple Phrase: If you’re a hiring manager looking to fill a role, you could be missing out on the best candidates just because they don’t know how to apply. Here’s how to lure ’em in using an encouraging “call to action.”

18. 11 Ways to Crush It in Your New Job: Congrats! You got a new job! Here’s how to impress the new boss, and get yourself rising through the ranks in no time flat.

19. 10 Jobs in Academic Publishing You’d Be Smart to Check Out: Calling all academics who aspire to work in book publishing—we’ve got jobs that might be right up your alley.

20. Why You Need to Hire a Professional Resume Writer: If you’re applying to jobs and not hearing back, it may not be you; it could be your resume. Here’s how hiring a professional resume writer can turn your CV into one that gets recruiters’ attention.

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