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December 22, 2010

The Monster 11 for 2011: Career Experts Who Can Help Your Job Search

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.

Heather Huhman
Find her at http://heatherhuhman.com/ or on Twitter: @heatherhuhman

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.

Miriam Salpeter (of Keppie Careers)
Find her at http://www.keppiecareers.com/ or on Twitter: @Keppie_Careers

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.

Eve Tahmincioglu (of CareerDiva.net)
Find her at http://www.careerdiva.net or on Twitter: @careerdiva

Tahmincioglu, the author of the book "From the Sandbox to the Corner Office," writes a weekly career-advice column for MSNBC.com.

J.T. O'Donnell (of CAREEREALISM)
Find her at http://www.careerealism.com/ or on Twitter: @careerealism

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.

Chris Perry (of Career Rocketeer)
Find him at http://www.careerrocketeer.com/ or on Twitter: @CareerRocketeer

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."

Hannah Morgan (of Career Sherpa)
Find her at http://careersherpa.net/ or on Twitter: @careersherpa

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.

Donna Svei (of AvidCareerist)
Find her at http://www.avidcareerist.com/ or on Twitter: @AvidCareerist

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."

Abby Kohut (of Absolutely Abby)
Find her at http://www.absolutelyabby.com/ and on Twitter: @Absolutely_Abby

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.)

Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter (of Career Trend)
Find her at http://careertrend.net/ or on Twitter: @ValueIntoWords

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.

Louise Fletcher (of Career Hub)
Find her at http://www.careerhub.typepad.com/main/ or on Twitter: @louise_fletcher

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." 

(Are you a recruiter or HR professional? Check out our Monster Thinking 11 for 2011 for our picks of top industry bloggers.)

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Posted by Charles Purdy on December 22, 2010 at 02:05 PM in Books , Career Development , Interview , Job Search , Resume , Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (16) | TrackBack (0)


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It's so great to see this list & I'm thrilled to see a few friends mentioned!

Posted by: Ed Han | Dec 22, 2010 2:24:14 PM

You should consider Jason Alba's Jibber Jobber blog in your list: http://www.jibberjobber.com/blog/

Posted by: ConnectedWell | Dec 22, 2010 6:59:59 PM

Thanks so much for including me in this short list of career folks who provide value-add advice on a plethora of career topics!

You're right, there's absolutely no need to go through job search on your own! My passion for quality-focused, modern, creative and pragmatic career strategy emboldens me to learn and apply my knowledge with careerists daily. I love witnessing the unfolding of career dreams and goals.

Monster's continued propulsion of career content around resumes, job-search interviews, hot industries ... and more is appreciated!

Thanks again for including me in this group of colleagues, friends and career personalities I admire!


Posted by: Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, Master Resume Writer | Dec 23, 2010 11:17:14 PM

This is a awesome list, now I can check them out on twitter. Very helpful, thanks!


Posted by: Josh Stone | Dec 24, 2010 7:49:13 AM

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Posted by: Jobsearch | Dec 29, 2010 1:48:39 AM

Great list - congrats to all!

Posted by: Emily Bennington | Dec 29, 2010 12:30:01 PM

I am extremely flattered to be included with these great experts in the field of job search and career management!

It is so important to stay up on the latest trends and these talented writers are just the ones to help stay on the cutting edge!

Thank you so much!

Posted by: Career Sherpa | Dec 30, 2010 5:26:47 AM

It's an honor to be listed with many of my friends and colleagues. Thank you so much!

Posted by: Miriam Salpeter, Keppie Careers | Jan 1, 2011 10:15:32 AM

Tim Tyrell Smith's Tim's Strategy (http://timsstrategy.com) should have definitely been on this list. His content is always compelling, insightful, and moves job seekers to positive action.

Posted by: Neal Schaffer | Jan 3, 2011 8:25:51 PM

Very helpful information. Thanks.

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