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How to Make the Most of the Company Holiday Party

How to Make the Most of the Company Holiday Party

Research your prospects and find common interests to talk about

The company holiday party is a great place to introduce yourself and make a good impression on people in other departments who you want to meet. Read More »

How to Get Through to Anyone On the Phone During Your Job Search

How to Get Through to Anyone On the Phone During Your Job Search

Get through to people who can influence your job hunt

Cold-calling may seem terrifying, but if you plan and stay focused the outcome could be an in-person meeting or even a job. Read More »

New Study: Job Seekers Overconfident in Their Abilities

New Study: Job Seekers Overconfident in Their Abilities

'Get a mentor, you need it,' say hiring managers

New study shows 85% of employers think job seekers don't have the skills they need. Yet, 72% of job seekers say they're doing a good job of marketing themselves to employers. Read More »

11 Untapped Places To Network

11 Untapped Places To Network

Always talk to people you don't think can help you

Networking opportunities are everywhere you go if you're open to them. Read More »

How Twitter Can Help You Land Your Next Job

How Twitter Can Help You Land Your Next Job

Twitter can be as helpful as LinkedIn.

Can you find a job on Twitter? Yes, you can. Follow these steps to help you take advantage of this social media tool. Read More »

12 Traits Of Valuable Employees

12 Traits Of Valuable Employees

12 habits you can adopt to succeed at work. Read More »

Break Out Of Your Job Search Rut

Break Out Of Your Job Search Rut

If you haven't found a new position yet, try these 4 tactics. Read More »

Is It Time To Jump Start Your Job Search?

Is It Time To Jump Start Your Job Search?

Jump on these job search trends and increase your chances of landing a position. Read More »

Sex Worker, Banned From LinkedIn, Cries Discrimination

Sex Worker, Banned From LinkedIn, Cries Discrimination

"It's a civil rights issue to me." Read More »

8 Ways To Turn A Lead Into A Job

8 Ways To Turn A Lead Into A Job

You're looking for a job and someone tells you, "Speak with Joe Smith. He may be able to help you." But if you're like most people, you don't know how to turn the lead into a job. This plan will maximize your chances: 1. Ask for an introduction. Rather than contacting the lead, ask your referrer if s/he'd be... Read More »

Top 5 Most Common Networking Mistakes

Top 5 Most Common Networking Mistakes

By Heather Huhman Throughout your career, everyone tells you how important networking can be. It's on virtually every list of advice written by professionals in every industry. Yes, networking is important, but many of you are probably doing it wrong. Here are five bad habits to avoid when networking: Read More »

The Hidden Job Market: It's Real, It's Big, And You Can Tap It

The Hidden Job Market: It's Real, It's Big, And You Can Tap It

By Heather Huhman Job seekers are struggling to find positions because so many job openings are never even advertised online. The "hidden job market" is very real, and it's causing frustration among job seekers. You can find these jobs by determining what a company needs. Here are five ways to uncover those... Read More »

Break Out Of Your Job Search Rut

Break Out Of Your Job Search Rut

By Miriam Salpeter If you've been sending out hundreds of resumes and haven't heard back from one employer, stop now and commit to making several changes in your job search strategy. Looking for a job is frustrating; you're totally fed up with looking for a job and don't think there's another thing you can do... Read More »

Job Hunters: It's Time To Up Your Social Media Game

Job Hunters: It's Time To Up Your Social Media Game

Today's job seekers feel almost obligated to use LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter lest they be viewed as Luddites. But they're also hearing that social media may not be as effective as has been hyped. What social media strategies actually work in landing a job? Read More »

4 Unforgivable Mistakes In Networking

4 Unforgivable Mistakes In Networking

Marian Schembari By Marian Schembari Hopefully you know by now that networking is the only real way to land your dream job. But are you doing it right? Last week, I experienced the ultimate networking experience. Let's say hello to Ginny. Ginny emailed me a week ago. Her subject line was, "I think I love... Read More »

The Simple Truth About Finding A Job

The Simple Truth About Finding A Job

You're looking for a job. Chances are it feels complicated, scary, overwhelming. My job-seeking clients have found the chart below comforting and helpful. It contains the essence of what you have to do. Read More »

What A Job Search On Steroids Looks Like

What A Job Search On Steroids Looks Like

What's the first word that comes to your mind when I say the phrase, "Finding a job?" Fun? More likely it's something like "long, "hard," or "painful." Maybe you can avoid that long, hard slog with one or more of these quickie approaches to landing a job: Read More »

How To Keep Up Your Energy For The Long Job Search

How To Keep Up Your Energy For The Long Job Search

Last week I wrote about needing to get out of my own little world and connect with people. I haven't done much about that, but I have gotten an energy boost --mostly from exerting more energy. An insane burst of freelance work had me working 14-hour days, juggling six projects at once. And somehow, the... Read More »

Do You Need To Step Out Of Your 'Bubble'?

Do You Need To Step Out Of Your 'Bubble'?

Here's my revelation for the week: I need to step out of my plastic bubble more often and be around people who are doing interesting things. Staying holed up at home, even if I'm busy with freelance work, means missing opportunities to network, get inspired, and recharge my batteries, which are practically on... Read More »

What You Need To Do To Impress The Employer

What You Need To Do To Impress The Employer

By Vickie Elmer Some people want to work for Google more than anything. Others are smitten with 72 and Sunny or Leo Burnett and some are gunning to get a job at Glassdoor or Quora. Anyone with just two or three employers on their A-list of targets needs a smart strategy to show they're sweet on those... Read More »

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