Tag Archives: Career adivce
You’ve taken the plunge, tied the knot, attached the old ball and chain; whichever way you phrase it, you’ve gotten married. However, your marriage includes one extra member; a branch of the United States armed services. Along with the traditional … Continue reading
The unemployment rate has just gone up to around 9 percent, forcing people to take bolder steps just to find a job – and they’re looking more using the World Wide Web. Craigslist and LinkedIn, among other websites, have become … Continue reading
Yahoo, one of Google’s strongest competitors, has been hogging the headlines lately – and all for the wrong reasons. It had just decided to fire the most overpaid CEO Carol Bartz, by phone, no less. This eventually sparked the exchange … Continue reading
Unemployment is a scary thing in this tight job market. It’s tempting to look at that 401k plan you amassed over the years at your last employer as nice cash cushion while you get back on your feet and figure … Continue reading
Years ago, you could lick a stamp and send a resume, and you had a reasonable chance that someone in a position to at least get you in the short pile of resumes to be reviewed would actually look at … Continue reading
In today’s tight employment market, it’s easy to get so focused on securing the next job that you lose sight of the big picture. But an employee/employer relationship is a two-way street. The employer does not want to have to … Continue reading
Networking is important especially if you are thinking of expanding your opportunities. You just do not know how others can help you find a new job, set up a business, or recommend you to good clients. The problem is, many … Continue reading
There is no need to present statistics here. The hard facts are staring at our eyes. Unless people will do something to curb pollution and slow down climate change or global warming, this planet will become helpless, and we humans … Continue reading
If you want to beat your competitors in the job market, then you have to be willing to do one thing: stand out. Standing out, though, does not need to involve a lot of theatrics or obvious gimmickry. Instead, you … Continue reading
Today’s post comes from The Undercover Recruiter, written by Matthew Levy is a well-rounded HR professional and Career Coach, founder of a career coaching practice, Corner Office Career Coaching. In prior blog posts I spoke about using a brag book, … Continue reading
Great news! We got a new author for our blog, and not just an author, we got Karalyn Brown writing for us! Karalyn Brown is a resume, interview and job search consultant based in Australia. She’s also an online careers … Continue reading
Looking for jobs within your field while still employed does not necessarily mean you want to quickly jump off to another company to grab better opportunities. Sometimes, by exploring you will be able to decipher your current market value. Most … Continue reading
How much does an iPhone cost these days? Hundreds of dollars, right? Now why don’t you transform it from a mere cool gadget to an extremely useful job-hunting tool? There are actually several iPhone applications (also known as apps) that … Continue reading
Today’s video comes from AkaJohnSanders. Hear John Sanders, the Job Expert, speaking about the mysteries of salary negotiations. In today’s job market (circa mid-2010); a 10% – 15% pay increase is very viable when changing jobs. However to achieve this … Continue reading
Some applicants are in doubt if they need to say thank you after the interview. Should you? The answer is actually YES. Saying thanks is a polite and the right thing to do. Keep in mind that employers have very … Continue reading
There is considerable literature on what employers expect from the employees. However, today the current trend is to explore what employees expect from their employers. In other words employee expectations figure high in the corporate world. What does it take … Continue reading
Job fairs can lead to profuse sweating, shortened patience, and very long queues. However, these are nothing compared to the prospect of getting a job on the spot or exposing yourself to several potential employees in one day. All you … Continue reading
One of the secrets of success in career is having a good mentor. Those who are lucky enough to have the benefit of mentorship cruise through their careers comfortably and successfully. A good mentor is an invaluable asset and generally … Continue reading
Not all retirees buy a farm in Oklahoma, travel to Europe, or settle in Bali. A lot of them do take jobs just to relive boredom. There are others who do simply because they are not used to having a … Continue reading
These days companies prefer applicants who send in their resumes and cover letters via e-mail. This allows HR managers to weed out unqualified candidates without going through the process of interviews and examinations. For the potential employee, though, it’s really … Continue reading
Did you know that besides preparing gifts for your loved ones you can also use the holiday season as a good time to look for a job? In fact, there are a number of reasons why you should do your … Continue reading
Today’s post comes from Tim’s Strategy, written by Tim Tyrell-Smith, blog’s founder, Career and Life coach and Consumer Marketing Executive. It baffles me. How such a simple question throws off so many. And then it doesn’t baffle me. Because I’ve … Continue reading
A line of a song says it well – “Christmas is definitely the most wonderful time of the year”. The weather may have been pretty cold, but this does not really stop people from feeling warm and fuzzy all over. … Continue reading
Many people are unhappy with the progress they have made in their careers. They look back and say ‘maybe I should have done things differently’. But there are a lucky few who seem to have the Midas touch. They have … Continue reading
Today’s review of top psychometric tests comes again from The Undercover Recruiter, written by Nisa Chitakasem, an all-round specialist in start-ups and business building. To make a successful career change, you have to know what type of career is going … Continue reading
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