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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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

"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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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