In my ongoing screening of third-party publications throughout the career advice universe, as well as the business press at large, I come across a ton of articles that just don’t seem to say anything all that new, useful, or profound about the process of finding employment.

Every now and then, however, I come across some real gems whose ideas are definitely worth passing along.  And to give credit where credit is properly due, I often hear about many of these “killer articles” based on tips from clients — who are also scanning the career landscape for advisory resources they really feel have an impact and stand out from the crowd.

On this note, I’ve recently come across three articles that I think are definitely worth a read for any of you out there who are on the hunt for a new assignment and seeking to better understand how the “world of work” functions these days.

For starters, you’ll find an article from at the link below, where Reid Hoffman, the founder of LinkedIn, shares eight great tips on job hunting and networking etiquette.

8 Job Search Tips from Reid Hoffman, Founder of LinkedIn

Secondly, there was an excellent local article by Bob Crimmins, on, that refutes a provocative recent statement about networking made by Glenn Kelman (CEO of Redfin) at a local startup event in Seattle.

Why Glenn Kelman is Wrong: A Defense of Networking

And lastly, for those who missed my tweet to this effect the other day, Forbes recently ran a terrific article where three seasoned headhunters talk about the three issues that are the core of all hiring decisions these days.  And for what it’s worth, I completely agree with them.

Top Executive Recruiters Agree There Are Only 3 True Interview Questions

So there you have it — some recommended reading for the President’s Day holiday — and as always, if you any of you have any specific thoughts or comments about the opinions expressed in the above articles, feel free to send them along!