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.
Critical thinking is a valuable life skill that we often develop during our school years. Many of the most successful among us earned well-rounded, higher educations and the ability to think critically.
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The more people you’re connected with, the more chances you have to catapult your career through social networking. We’ll show you five ways to gain more Twitter followers so that you can be on your way to welcoming new opportunities.
Unfortunately, they’re everywhere – those “what were they thinking” profile pictures that baffle the rest of us. If you’re one of the embarrassing ones who just can’t quite get your social media profile pic together, then here are a few valuable tips to help you save face online.
Workers over the age of 50 have their own unique set of problems to overcome, but there are ways for older job seekers to find work that suits them.
A person's career rarely ever turns out the way he expected, oftentimes leading to feelings of failure and regret. We'll show you how expecting the unexpected on your career path is one of the best ways to set yourself up for success in the end.
Google is taking the "birds of a feather" concept to a whole new level when it comes to finding qualified candidates. See how the company's new patented technology plans to locate prospective employees by using data from its current employee gene pool.