Inspired by “Insider Secrets from CareerPros” – 15 Additional Resources

By Cathy Milton.

I’ve read the words of advice from the expert contributors to CPC’s recently published ebook Insider Secrets from CareerPros several times now. The beauty of this accessible, helpful career development guide is that there is something for everyone. Regardless of your field of work and whether you’re well-established in your career or job-seeking, you’ll find inspirational ideas that will advance and strengthen your career development activities.

Each discussion presented in Insider Secrets from CareerPros piqued my curiosity and so I wanted to explore the ideas a little further. The result is that I uncovered some interesting resources related to each topic. You’ll find a nice mix of blog posts, Ted Talks, YouTube videos, and links to previously published CPC articles.

I hope you enjoy reviewing these additional resources as much as I enjoyed creating the list.

1) Career Development. Why should I care about my own career development?

The Value of Career Development – Sharon Graham

2) Student Life. How do I start my career development journey?

8 Steps to an Effective Career Development Plan – MIT

3) Job Skills. How do I identify skills I may not know I have?

Identify Your Skills – Career Key

4) Career Choices. How can I figure out what career is right for me?

Career Exploration – Pat Shepherd

5) Career Transition. How do I keep ahead of career changes?

How to Stay Ahead of Career Change – Career Directors

6) Social Media. How do I create a strong online presence?

How to Create Professional Online Profiles – The Balance Careers

7) LinkedIn. How do I build a better LinkedIn profile?

5 Tips to Make Your LinkedIn Profile Stand Out – John Marty

8) Credibility Building. How do I become influential on LinkedIn?

How to Become a LinkedIn Influencer – Fast Company

9) Social Networking. How can I get over my fear of networking?

How to Get Over Your Fear of Networking – Adrian Mead

10) Interview Preparation. How do I get ready for interviews?

14 Things to Do Before Your Job Interview – Hays

11) Interview Questions. How can I win the interview game?

Unraveling the Mysteries of a Job Search Research Report – Lee Hecht Harrison

12) Mental Health. I’m feeling down about my job search. Should I worry?

How to Make Stress Your Friend – Kelly McGonigal

13) Job Search. What should I do if I can’t find a full-time job?

The Rise of the Portfolio Career – TOOLBOX hr

14) The Future. How do I prepare for my career development future?

What Will Future Jobs Look Like? – Andrew McAfee

15) The Next Generation. How do I introduce my child to career development?

Career Exploration for Kids – The Balance Careers

Do you have any favorite resources related to the 15 topics of Insider Secrets from CareerPros? If so, please feel free to share them in the comments below.


  1. Hi Cathy,

    I am excited to read more. It’s such a great mix of topics too!

    Jude Gaal

    • Hi Jude,

      Yes, it was fun and educational to assemble this list of resources. I realized as I went through each of the topics in the ebook, that providing just one related link for further information was really only scratching the surface of the subject. There are many more resources available on the web if you really want to dig into a topic.

      You are so right…the ebook did contain a wonderful mix of topics. Thanks for reading!


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