A survey on employers' use of social networking sites showed that 45 percent used them to research job candidates, and one-third did NOT make the hire based on something they read. Take advantage of the fact that recruiters and hiring managers will look online to find additional information about you, and do... Read More »
With six job seekers for every open position (more if you count those who are employed but actively pursuing other opportunities), looking for a job these days is like applying to a very competitive college: You need to show why you're special and why you deserve that coveted spot. One of the ways to do that is... Read More »
If you know you need to network to get that new job or promotion, but you just can't bring yourself to do it because it seems like such a chore, maybe what could help you most is a shift in focus.
Scientific Blogging reported on a new study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology which showed... Read More »
With recent revelations of Heidi Montag's addiction to plastic surgery and Tiger Woods' (or his look-alike) in rehab at a Mississippi clinic, it's time we brought to light another serious addiction that needs to be addressed: job seekers' addictions to job boards.
On a segment I did for CNN on using social... Read More »