There are currently 24 career professionals to follow on Pinterest if you are a job seeker or career changer!
Pinterest, when it blasted on the scene a couple of years ago, was considered one of the fastest growing social networks around, though not for the job search. At its heights in February 2012, I wrote a blog post asking the question What’s All the Hype About Pinterest?
Well, the dust has settled, and Pinterest still remains a very popular site. Its visually-pleasing structure allows users to create their own “virtual pinboards” or follow people with common interests. Not many people, however, thought it could be a useful job search tool, except probably for people in creative fields such as communication, marketing and advertising, where its relevance is easily seen.
Pinterest can be a useful resource for job seekers, and one little known pinboard that job seekers might be overlooking is Career Coaches Corner. Created by my colleague Maureen McCann, it now has 24 career professionals who consistently curate career, job search, recruiting and HR information for job seekers, career coaches, professional resume writers and others to use as a resource. Curated information appears mostly as “Infographics” giving a quick synopsis of a topic instead of having to read through a lot of text. Sometimes, below each pin the contributor may add his or her own personal take on the pin. It’s not all about the job search. There are motivational pins to inspire you when the going gets rough or others that show the personal side of each contributor. And the list is:
Adrienne Tom: Certified Professional Resume Writer and Employment Interview Professional driving the discovery of what sets job seekers apart. Mom, wine lover, book enthusiast.
Alison Doyle: Job search and employment expert for About.com. Twitter: @AlisonDoyle
Best Fit Forward: Curiouser and curiouser about many things. Writer. Career Coach. Storyteller. Making a job out of helping other people find work. How can I help you find your career voice and get heard?
Bridget Weide Brooks: Editor of Resume Writers Digest, a trade publication supporting professional resume writers & career industry pros. Founder of BeAResumeWriter.com. Twitter: @RWDigest
Daisy Wright (Yours truly): Certified Career Coach & Resume Strategist || Writer || Author || Connector || Sports Junkie || Cat Lover || Passionate about helping professionals and newcomers to Canada tell their stories and get hired! Twitter: @CareerTips2Go
Dawn Bugni: Master Resume Writer, Certified Professional Resume Writer; BS-Business Management, former recruiter, more than 25 years in corporate positions. Animal lover. Twitter: @Dawn Bugni
Dawn Rasmussen: As the chief resume designer at Portland, Ore.-based Pathfinder Writing and Career Services, I work with clients from across the United States and Canada and from all career levels.
Dorlee M: Social Work Career Development Blogger (MBA) (MSW) interested in a wide variety of topics including career advice, psychology, business & more. Twitter: @DorleeM
D J. Hornsby: Certified Zentangle Teacher. Social Media Disciple. Sunshine. Twitter: @djhornsby
Gayle Howard: I am a professional resume writer, author and blogger. I love words, respect their power and I’m passionate about using language that evokes an immediate and positive reaction from employers. Twitter: @GayleHoward
Hannah Morgan: Career Sherpa: Guide for lifetime career navigation. Sharing information, holding accountable, better world. Social job search | Reputation Management | Strategiest. Twitter: @HannahMorgan
Inside Jobs: Inside Jobs gives you the power to shape a confident future. Discover what you want to become and find the education path to make it happen at InsideJobs.com. Twitter: @InsideJobs
Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter: As chief career writer and partner (owner) with CareerTrend.net, I write resumes that influence; compelling dossiers that are both content- and story-driven and elegantly designed. Twitter: @Valueintowords
Jan Melnik: I am among those fortunate enough to say I absolutely love my work! And as a job-search strategist and coach/resume writer for 20+ years now, I have been helping clients at all levels. Twitter: @JanMelnik
Lisa Taylor: Passionate about careers and life stories. Loves solving hard problems, learning new perspectives and starting new projects. Founder of challengefactory.ca
Maureen McCann (Creator of Career Coaches Corner): Award-winning resume writer | Executive career coach | Advocate and Champion for the unhappy worker | Skiier | Sailor | Runner | Dreamer | Kook (newbie surfer) | Adventure seeker. Twitter: @MyPromotion
Mike Brown: Strategy, innovation, creativity, & social media ideas at Brainzooming.com. Twitter: @brainzooming
Miriam Salpeter: Job search and social media coach, resume writer & author of Social Networking for Career Success. Empowering successful job seekers & entrepreneurs. Twitter: @Keppie_Careers
Ms Resume Help: I’m Holly Bunn- Ms Resume Help. I look forward to providing you the best resume tips, job resources, and events to help you GET HIRED! Follow me today! Twitter: @MsResumeHelp
Paul Copcutt: Personal Brand Architect, love inspiring people to bring more of who they are to work. Have a little fun, add to knowledge base and stop once in a while. Twitter: @PaulCopcutt
Rosa Vargas: Rosa Elizabeth Vargas credentialed resume writer with four of the career industry’s Top Resume Writing Certifications. Nominated for Best Executive Resume and Best Creative Resume TORI awards. Twitter: @resumeservice
Sarah Nelson: Innovative, optimistic and energetic people enthusiast; passion for creativity, lifelong learning, adventure and global thinking. Twitter: @SarahNelson71
The Strategic Recruiter: AIRS Alumni, Recruiter, Researcher committed to improving the Candidate Experience ~ Identifying top talent for Fortune 500 companies is a skill and a thrill ~ Tweets as @talentgenie [Jobs ~ Career]
Walter Akana: I am a career / life strategist, who brings a unique blend of training and experience in coaching, personal branding, and online identity to guide mid-career clients who are hungry for change. Twitter: @WalterAkana
Bookmark Career Coaches Corner on Pinterest as pins are added to the board fairly often. Or connect with any or all of the contributors. You just never know who might be able to help you move your career forward.
To your success,