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Easy Career Moves Everyone Should Make in 2014
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 8:56 PM
Don't let the date on the calendar fool you. Resolutions are not just for January. When it comes to job-hunting, for a new gig or just a better role in your current one, smart career moves are made all year long. Update Your Look: Do a Google search... Read More...
Network Smarter: Four Tips for Making the Most of Your Connections
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 9:44 PM
When life gets busy, networking is one of the first things to go. Make the most of your time by networking smarter; these four simple steps deliver results without eating up big chunks of time. 1. Think, Then Dial: Before you pick up the phone for a networking call, develop a clear objective for your conversation. Be ready to let your network know your specific... Read More...
Is it Time to Switch Jobs?
Friday, October 19, 2012 8:26 PM
Switching jobs in an uncertain economy may seem unwise but sometimes it's just time to move on. But how do you know when the time is right to leave the security of your current gig for the unknown? Know When It's Time to Go Look closely at your current role. Are you growing? Adding skills? Moving successfully along your career path? If you're in a... Read More...
Why Be Ordinary? How Unconventional Resumés Get You Noticed
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 9:11 PM
Hoping your resume gets a second look? Consider building an unconventional resume to stand out from the pack. Gone are the days when career success was easy to chart: start at the bottom and work your way up. Now, the world's economy is increasingly global and volatile. Knowledge rapidly becomes obsolete and experience often isn't as prized as the ability... Read More...
Avoiding Resumes Don’ts
Thursday, July 19, 2012 9:04 PM
In a crowded job market, standing apart from the pack is a must. But there's a not so-fine line between eye-catching and straight-up crazy. Major resume don'ts would seem obvious: skip the rainbow-hued paper and scantily-clad photos. Yet recruiters see these glaring mistakes and more on a regular basis, says the author of Think Twice Before Sending That... Read More...
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Make Your Resume Pop
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 9:01 PM
Job hunters know that a top-notch resume is crucial in this tough job market. Ensure yours stands out from the stack with these tips for making your resume pop. Go Paper The rise of LinkedIn and digital portfolios may have job hunters thinking the paper resume is going the way of the mimeograph machine. Not so, says a recent Wall Street Journal article . Paper... Read More...
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Professional Networking on Facebook: Branching Out from Just Friends
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 3:09 PM
Facebook, the go-to social networking site of a staggering 750 million users, now has an increasing number of third-party apps that allow for professional networking. BranchOut is perhaps the best known; others include the newer BeKnown , as well as Identified and Work4Labs. Companies are increasingly using social networking to source high-quality candidates... Read More...
"Why Didn't I Think of That?" Tips for Job-Hunters
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 2:28 PM
Job hunting is increasingly a complicated endeavor. Tired of hearing "don't call us, we'll call you?" We've rounded up some creative job hunting tips to get you from prospective candidate to paid employee. The Best Job Hunting Advice You'll Ever Receive: This Huffington Post piece can be summed up in a nutshell: work harder than anybody... Read More...
From Diploma to Desk: Job-Hunting Tips for the Parents of New Grads
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 8:59 PM
The valedictories are done, your new grad suitably feted. Next on the agenda: job-hunting 101. Given the state of the economy-high unemployment, dismal growth-it's natural for grads and their parents to wonder if the hard-earned (and expensive) diploma... Read More...
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Why Aren't You Using LinkedIn?
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 2:34 PM
More than 100 million people are using social media platform LinkedIn. Why aren't you? In a tough job market, networking through social media is critical. LinkedIn allows job hunters, and even those not actively seeking work, to display their work and credentials to colleagues and recruiters alike. Looking for a Job? LinkedIn offers job hunters more than... Read More...
From Dorm Room to Desk: What I Wish I Knew When I Started My First Job
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 7:40 PM
Smart grads know hindsight is 20-20, so shorten the learning curve in your first job with been-there, done-that insight from experts further along the career path. Our round-up of advice offers both big picture wisdom and concrete, in-the-weeds details that will have you hitting the ground running. Details, Details You know the old aphorism about first impressions... Read More...
Hiring Overqualified Candidates: A Plus or Minus?
Thursday, June 09, 2011 1:38 PM
The uncertain economy is still creating an employment glut as job seekers continue to outnumber available roles. As more and more experienced workers pound the pavement, employers increasingly face a new problem: how to handle overqualified candidates coming through the doors in search of work. Conventional wisdom says avoid hiring overqualified candidates. The... Read More...
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When It’s Time to Move Jobs
Thursday, April 28, 2011 2:33 PM
Gone are the days when employees spent their entire work life at one job, retiring with a gold pocket watch. In today's work world, it's not uncommon to change jobs, or even careers, repeatedly. People move jobs for all types of reasons: money, desire for new challenges, boredom, and bad bosses. Knowing when it's time for a change is tricky. In today's... Read More...
Managing Part-Time Employees
Friday, February 11, 2011 5:56 PM
Seasonal employees, sub-contractors, freelancers, job-share workers: a growing sector of employment in the U.S. is part-time. Adding part-time workers allows companies to meet demand without sending payroll costs ballooning, but also creates management challenges. We like Inc.com's take on how to do it right: 7 Tips for Managing Part-Time Workers. Tips include... Read More...
New Year, New Work Goals
Thursday, January 20, 2011 3:08 PM
January is almost over but 2011 is still in its infancy. With literally hundreds of work days between now and the 2012 ball's drop, you have plenty of opportunities to grow your career. Interested in being in a different place next January than you are today? Good, let's get started! Begin by reviewing your career goals. Are you in search of a raise or... Read More...
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