The recession caused many people to lose their cushy corporate jobs, and forced the newly unemployed to take on whatever job came their way, because any job was better than no job. Right? As it turns out, not really. We’ll examine how neglectful bosses are the cause of millions of employees ditching their jobs for bigger and better career opportunities.
Even if your New Year's motivation is still pumping through your veins, it’s difficult to coax yourself out of bed every morning if you’re heading to a job that you absolutely despise. The good news is, you’re definitely not alone – the better news is, there are things that you can do to keep your goal of not hating your 9-to-5 so much.
As annoying and monotonous as they may seem, cover letters might just be the most important aspect of your job application. Here are three tips on constructing an eye-catching and noticeable cover letter to compliment your well-polished résumé.
If you’re struggling to get the attention of potential employers on LinkedIn, then consider these four common offenses that too many professionals unknowingly commit on the world’s most popular career-oriented social networking site.
Twitter may not seem like a viable source for landing a job, but with the privacy settings and restrictions that come with LinkedIn and Facebook, Twitter’s free-for-all platform may be your saving grace for connecting with your future employer.
If you’re looking for a bit of inspiration to start 2014 off right, then consider picking up one of these five books that are sure to revitalize your career this year!
If you’ve been unemployed for more time than you would like to admit, and can’t seem to find a job, then listen up. Here are five tips to help you get that break you deserve and, hopefully, land the job of your dreams.
2014 is upon us, and it’s time to gear up for the many possibilities the new year brings for your career, especially if you’re job searching. Here are five New Year’s resolutions to help job seekers land the career of their dreams and make 2014 their best year yet.
The new year is quickly approaching, and with it many resolutions. As we start thinking of ways to improve ourselves, you may have professional resolutions in addition to the typical desires to eat better and regularly hit the gym. If looking for a new job is a resolution in 2014, you'll need to start networking ASAP, if you haven't already. For those who haven't worked their professional network in a while, things are a little different than years past. With the emergence of professional networks like LinkedIn, networking is now a 24-7 activity and requires more effort than showing up for a cup of coffee once a month. The new etiquette of networking is critical for everyone, not just those actively looking for a new job. In 2014, consider these tips as you network. They will help you build stronger relationships across your profession and may even make the difference in helping you find that job of your dreams.
With this year coming to a close, it’s time to start thinking about what 2014 has in store for your career, especially if you’re looking for a job. Here are three awesome apps to help you establish and accomplish goals to enhance your career in the new year.
Just as businesses need to understand their customers in order to effectively market to them, candidates also need to know what hiring managers are looking for in order to get noticed and get hired. Jack Welch helps job seekers to get a leg-up on the competition with “The Four Es and a P” of hiring.
If you're like most of us, your social media feeds are infested with selfies. Let's call it like it is: social media is bringing out the narcissist in all of us – and, boy, is it ugly.
You probably know the basics of behaving properly during a job interview – dress appropriately, be punctual, research the employer, be prepared with a real answer to “Why do you want to work here?” etc., etc. However, you may not have expected the interview to end with an assignment. Find out why interviewers are handing out homework, and how it may help you land the job.
Employers are ditching their conventional hiring practices for a more convenient and practical way to locate, screen, and hire candidates – through social media. Take a look at which social networks recruiters are utilizing and why social recruiting is important to your career.
If you’re a job seeker, then you’re going to want to give this your undivided attention. Learn how a social tool called Persona promises to help you monitor your social media content so that you don’t inadvertently cost yourself a future dream job because of a careless post.
Social listening, or also known as social media monitoring, is a way to locate specific conversations happening online without having to seek them out individually. Knowing how to master social listening just may be your ticket to career success!
Whether you’re a mother looking to start a career, reenter the workforce, or just make a few bucks on the side, here are some family-friendly options to help you get back to the grind.
Our parents told us to work hard and get into a good college so that we’d all have bright, prosperous futures. However, in today’s recovering economy, does having a degree necessarily make you a better fit than someone with ample experience and no degree?
Facebook has become one of the most renowned forms of social engagement and sharing for people around the world -- and now it’s taking it one step further. We’ll examine how Facebook has now adapted its platform to cater to the needs of the professional world, too.
Sadly enough, many candidates still find themselves victims of blatant discrimination during the interview screening process, despite legally enforced equal employment opportunity laws. We’ll take a look at how your given name can make or break your chances of winning that dream opportunity.