The 5 Biggest Myths About Networking
by Pete Leibman - May, 2013
If you’re getting ready for graduation, or if you’ve already graduated but you’re looking for a new job, you probably know you need to spend a lot of time networking. But, do you really know what networking is and what it’s not? During my teenage years, I was painfully shy, and I thought networking was a practice used only by the elite and powerful, a group I definitely did not feel part of. What I learned was the opp...
Your Guide to Applying for a Job in 150 Characters or Less
by Jen Glantz - May, 2013
The days of lengthy cover letters and bulleted resumes are fading as employers ask job applicants to present their case in a modern and challenging way—by describing themselves and why they are a perfect fit for a job in 150 characters or less. Borrowing from the style of Twitter (which maxes out at 140 characters) and similar to a quick-and-to-the-point elevator pitch, this new request forces you to carefully select wor...
Mistakes You Can’t Afford To Make: Why You Didn’t Get Hired For The Job
by Michelle Dumas - Apr, 2013
Searching for a job is hard work. No matter if you’re unemployed or working but testing the market to see if there is indeed greener grass elsewhere, exercising the patience, vigilance and creativity necessary to successfully find a job isn’t easy. In addition to making sure you do all the right things, there are also mistakes you can’t afford to make, any one of which may be the reason you didn’t get hired for the job. ...
15 Ways to Describe Yourself in an Interview
by Ken Sundheim - Mar, 2013
In just about every interview, the interviewer asks the question, “How would you describe yourself?” While this is something that should be anticipated and practiced, many job seekers overlook the importance of this question and fail to take the time to formulate the right answers. Moreover, when describing ourselves, we should approach our answers in an honest, candid manner. Even though some answers are laid out below, ...
Did You Lose Your Job? How To Get Your Mojo Back and Get Hired Quickly
by Michelle Dumas - Mar, 2013
Okay, let’s start this with one of the most obvious and truthful statements you’ll read in a “How to” piece: Getting fired sucks. Actually, losing your job in any fashion does. Even if you’ve “only been laid off”. The trauma of losing a job is made worse if it was unexpected or if the situation involved personal as well as/rather than professional circumstances. Days, even weeks go by where you find yourself wondering...
Career Change: A Little Straight Talk
by Louise Fletcher - Feb, 2013
If you’re contemplating a career change, you’re not alone. Millions of people are tired of their work and dream of doing something different. I can empathize as I made a big change myself 10 years ago. I worked in corporate HR and I hated it, so I know how horrible it is to feel that you’re in the wrong job. But here’s what I want to say: I’ve now been writing resumes for 10 years and during that time, I’ve spoken with...
Stop Waiting for a Job and Go to Work!
by Sherri Edwards - Feb, 2013
An epiphany hit me recently after reading an article about the current status of job loss in Washington State. Reporting “no jobs” does not necessarily mean there is “no work available.” The term “jobless,” doesn’t have to mean “without work.” When I think about it, passively waiting for a job to open up when there is so much work around us to be done may not be the best approach to what could be a dire situation. Too many peo...
The Pros and Cons of Job Hopping
by John Crant - Dec, 2012
My Take on Job Hopping Pros and Cons What do employers think when they see someone has quickly changed jobs several times on their resume? Employers are always looking for a ‘successful hire’, and that means someone who will join their team, stay challenged and motivated in the new role for about 2 years, and then be ready to be promoted to a new role where they will stay challenged and motivated for another 2 years...
Get Your Hands Dirty: Messy, Gross, Great-Paying Jobs
by Annie Favreau - Nov, 2012
There’s no getting around it: some jobs have a high “ick” factor. In these so-called dirty jobs, you’ve got to deal with stuff that would gross most people out—like disease, waste or even death. But without these positions, society would be a whole lot messier. As the saying goes, “It’s a dirty job, but someone’s gotta do it.” But here’s the not-so-dirty little secret: these career paths actually come with big benef...
Tips to Turn a Temporary Position into a Full-Time Job
by Alexandra Levit - Nov, 2012
When most people think of temp work, they picture young professionals with no or very recent college diplomas working a series of low-level administrative jobs. I’ve recently learned that this perception is very outdated. In New York City last week, I sat down with Rebecca Cenni, CEO of Atrium Staffing, to talk about how the new kind of temporary worker is actually a mid-level professional who takes on a short-term consul...
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