A colleague of mine had some damage control to do when one of his staffers fired off an internal email complaining about a difficult client, and inadvertently included said client in the email distribution list. Disagreeing about feedback from the client about her work was one thing, but this staffer had also... Read More »
A recent study by CareerXroads found that of all the full-time positions filled in 2009, 51 percent came from internal transfers and promotions, up from 39 percent in 2008 and 34 percent in 2007. And of the remaining positions that were filled by outsiders, 27 percent came from referrals.
One executive at a... Read More »
Defending Olympic men's figure skating champion Russian Evgeni Plushenko was obviously bitter about losing the gold in Vancouver to American Evan Lysacek, despite completing a quad jump, which Lycecek did not even attempt. "If [the] Olympic champion doesn't know how to jump a quad, it isn't men's figure... Read More »
Before Olympian Shaun White took to the slopes in 2010 men's halfpipe, an NBC correspondent asked how he thought his gold medal performance four years ago in Turin would stand up to the competition today. White acknowledged that given how much other snowboarders have worked to raise their games, it might only be... Read More »
Has it been a while since you held a full-time job because you took time off to raise kids? Or maybe you feel you've been on the wrong career path for some time but quitting right now seems too risky. Or perhaps you don't want to leave your job, but your prospects for advancement are limited and you just feel... Read More »
Five years ago, Bill M's star seemed to be shining brightly as he accepted his second promotion in three years at a major financial services firm. Then, amid budget-tightening last fall, the company gave him an unappealing choice: a lower level position or a severance package.
With two kids, a stay-at-home wife... Read More »
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 »