Perhaps the most potent tool in your job search bag is an excellent employment reference letter from a former boss or co-worker. It’s true that it can be somewhat awkward to ask for one months and even years after you’ve left a company. However, it’s absolutely necessary if you want to be successful in your career search.
The amount of people unemployed and not looking for work in the United States -- 90 million -- is growing at unprecedented levels, according to recent NPR report.
Paying an employee more than market value is traditionally considered bad business. But, increasingly, some businesses are experimenting with giving a little extra to employees and it appears to be a smart investment.
There is plenty of traditional advice out there for making a good impression on your first day on the job. Show up on time, dress for success, ask questions, and other yawn-inducing advice that you’ve heard a million times. We talked to people in person and on Facebook and added our own ideas to bring you a fresh set of tips for a great first day at your new job.