Miriam Salpeter

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Miriam Salpeter is a job search and social media consultant, career coach, author, speaker, resume writer and owner of Keppie Careers. She is author of Social Networking for Business Success, Social Networking for Career Success and 100 Conversations for Career Success. Miriam teaches job seekers and entrepreneurs how to incorporate social media tools along with traditional strategies to empower their success. Get her free white paper: 5 Mistakes Job Seekers Make and How to Avoid Them.

What Can We Learn from U.S. Airways' Twitter Mistake?

What Can We Learn from U.S. Airways' Twitter Mistake?

You never know where updates will lead

Even if you don't tweet for a company, you'll want to learn from U.S. Airways' major Twitter gaffe. Read More »

Is Texting Okay At Work?

Is Texting Okay At Work?

It depends on your boss

It's not always obvious how to communicate important information if you never see your boss in person. Read More »

Wackiest Reasons People Miss Work

Wackiest Reasons People Miss Work

'The cat got out' is not an acceptable excuse at most places

Off-the-wall excuses not to come to work can do more harm than good. Read More »

When To 'Reply All'

When To 'Reply All'

Did everyone really need to read that?

Before you send that email, ask yourself: Do I really need to 'reply all?' Read More »

Can You Ever Lie On Your Resume And Get Away With It?

Can You Ever Lie On Your Resume And Get Away With It?

4 whoppers to avoid if you want to get the job and keep it

"Seeking liars; apply within." An unlikely headline for any job. So why do people keep thinking they can fudge their credentials and get away with it? Read More »

April Fool's Pranks That Won't Get You Fired

April Fool's Pranks That Won't Get You Fired

Keep it fun and clever and the joke won't be on you

If you choose to perform an April Fool's prank at work, be careful and keep the end goal in mind. Stay away from the nasty and mean spirited. Read More »

The Most In-Demand Jobs Now

The Most In-Demand Jobs Now

Recruiters are aggressively trying to fill these positions

Recruiters are turning to social media to poach talent. Social recruiting tool HiringSolved reveals which positions are the most sought-after. Read More »

What 85% Of Recruiters Want You To Do

What 85% Of Recruiters Want You To Do

Facebook can make you readily accessible to recruiters

Employers want to connect with you. Facebook is an underused social media platform for professional use and here's how to make more of it for your job search. Read More »

Should You Work For A Friend?

Should You Work For A Friend?

Keep in mind the possibility of losing a friendship

Working with a friend can be full of potential or pitfalls. Use these criteria to make your decision. Read More »

Can You Get Ahead By Swearing At Work?

Can You Get Ahead By Swearing At Work?

'But the Pope did it!'

Can swearing at work lend you credibility or damage your reputation? It depends. Read More »

8 Things That Piss You Off About the Corporate World

8 Things That Piss You Off About the Corporate World

But admit it — you've done some of these things yourself

If you work in the corporate world, you'll recognize these pet peeves and annoying habits. Read More »

Do You Need Privacy On LinkedIn?

Do You Need Privacy On LinkedIn?

The purpose of the social network is to make you discoverable

If you wear the equivalent of Harry Potter's invisibility cloak by maintaining tight security settings on LinkedIn, you're likely missing some key opportunities to connect. Read More »

How To Get The Appreciation You Want At Work

How To Get The Appreciation You Want At Work

A little bit of 'thank you' can go a long way

Feeling under-appreciated at work? Here's how to score those coveted "thank you's." Read More »

Avoid Your Own $80,000 Facebook Mistake

Avoid Your Own $80,000 Facebook Mistake

Stay away from 'suck it' posts!

How to avoid a mistake on Facebook that could cost you your job. Or in this case, a Miami family's age discrimination settlement. Read More »

How to Say No to Your Boss

How to Say No to Your Boss

Are you putting your life and out-of-work relationships at risk?

Sometimes it is impossible to keep the boss from piling on more work. Other times it's not. Learn to say no without saying N-O. Read More »

Things You Wish You Could Say to Your Interviewer

Things You Wish You Could Say to Your Interviewer

'My boss is a real jerk' tops the list

In an interview, there are some things better left unsaid if you want to leave the best impression and land the job. Read More »

How to Apply for An Internal Transfer

How to Apply for An Internal Transfer

Is it appropriate to use office email to apply for a transfer?

There's a certain etiquette involved with applying for a transfer to another part of the same company. Follow these guidelines to ensure a successful outcome. Read More »

Find a New Job Even When You Work Odd Hours

Find a New Job Even When You Work Odd Hours

Don't let the graveyard shift keep you from job hunting

Even if you work 24/7, you can still take charge of your career and network to find a new job. Social media is a great way to meet people on your schedule. Read More »

What to Do When Your Co-Worker Is Dumb As a Post

What to Do When Your Co-Worker Is Dumb As a Post

Challenge of the colleague who never seems to 'get it'

There will come a time when you find yourself working with someone who demonstrates no functional ability. Empathy, coaching and other advice for how to cope. Read More »

How I Learned: Why Communication Skills Are Key At Work

How I Learned: Why Communication Skills Are Key At Work

What works for Wall Street might not play with college students

Communication is the key to understanding and is only effective when it's tailored to the audience. Read More »

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