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  • Seattle Barista Matt Watson Fired For Bitter Blog Mocking Customers

    Seattle Barista Matt Watson Fired For Bitter Blog Mocking Customers

    Lots of baristas are disaffected, quietly cursing persnickety customers, and sneaking caffeine or full-fat milk into those patrons' drinks. But if they want to keep a career in customer service, they would be wise to keep their gripes off the Internet. A Seattle coffee shop worker has just been fired after... Continue Reading

  • Whom To Follow On Twitter For Your Job Search In 2013

    Whom To Follow On Twitter For Your Job Search In 2013

    When it comes to career advice offered on Twitter, there's no shortage of so-called experts. So whom do you turn to? AOL Jobs has compiled this list of the 13 best job experts who routinely dispense insights into landing a job or a new career through Twitter, the popular microblogging social media... Continue Reading

  • Infamous Teacher Who Called Students 'Lazy Whiners' On Blog Gets Fired

    Infamous Teacher Who Called Students 'Lazy Whiners' On Blog Gets Fired

    Natalie Munroe, a 30-year-old 11th grade English teacher at Central Bucks East High School in Pennsylvania, wasn't very fond of her students. So she began a blog in 2009 under the name Natalie M. on which she slammed her pupils for being "frightfully dim," "lazy whiners" and "utterly loathsome." (The blog has... Continue Reading

  • How to Market Yourself Effectively With a Blog

    How to Market Yourself Effectively With a Blog

    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... Continue Reading

  • Can a Blog Boost Your Career Prospects?

    Can a Blog Boost Your Career Prospects?

    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... Continue Reading

  • "Buycott" Your Way Into a New Job

    My husband was talking to his old friend Bingo the other day, who said he was out of work but trying to get a sales job at a local car dealership. We suggested that he try and get the dealership's attention by organizing a "buycott" -- the opposite of a boycott, so they'd see how fabulous he could be at cleverly... Continue Reading

  • What's in a Name? Big Profits, Apparently

    What's in a Name? Big Profits, Apparently

    flickr.com Oh no he didn't! Oh yes she did-- and it worked! You wouldn't think professional gender bias in this century would be much of an issue, but according to an extremely successful female blogger/copywriter who goes by the name of James Chartrand, taking on a male pen name meant the difference between... Continue Reading