When I was job-hunting, I had an incredibly hard time getting j0b-seeking advice. I didn't want to advertise my job search to the people I knew in the industry (my coworkers), so I looked online and quickly got lost in a bunch of contradictory advice.
It was just as bad when I talked to other people. For example, when I was putting together my resume, I was most familiar with a proposal resume. Not the same thing as a job-seeking resume: proposal = squash as much language in as possible to show how much experience in X I have, job-seeking = make everything short and sweet. So I had my sweetie review what I did and then handed it off to a friend who was trying to build up a resume-fixing business. Neither work in science, let alone environmental science/geology, and they were totally flummoxed by my resume. Squash everything into 1 page? Use bullets only? Include relevant coursework?
I ended up finding this job-hunting blog and spent most of a weekend going through old posts. It has an active readership and if you read through the comments, you can get a feel for generally accepted practices and how much they deviate. Although it's not science-specific, it was the best resource I found. Another option that's more science-oriented is this, but it's more academically oriented, and the few industry jobs that are discussed are all in bio/pharmacology. Anybody else have job searching resources that would be good for industry geologists?