Blogging

  • When Working For Free Makes Sense

    When Working For Free Makes Sense

    Unpaid assignments can lead to paying gigs

    For workers who already begrudgingly set up shop in a cubicle, working for free can be the way out. Continue Reading

  • Start A Blog, Give Yourself A Career Edge

    Start A Blog, Give Yourself A Career Edge

    Every blogging skill is transferable

    Writing a blog will keep you productive and give you valuable, easily transferable skills. Continue Reading

  • 6 Social Media Jobs That Will Be Big in 2014

    6 Social Media Jobs That Will Be Big in 2014

    Companies of all sizes have embraced social as a staple

    Social media skills are in demand and salaries are good for specialists. Continue Reading

  • The Jobseeker's Holiday Survival Guide

    The Jobseeker's Holiday Survival Guide

    10 steps to find the joy in the December job hunt

    A jobseeker's work is never done. Here's a power-packed list of actions you can take in December to beat back the blues and accelerate your job hunt. Continue Reading

  • 8 New Ways To Look For A Job

    8 New Ways To Look For A Job

    Sometimes it feels that job searching hasn't changed in eons: Write a resume, network, answer ads, interview. And you've been using just those to land a job without success. So you're craving something new. Even in our highly-digitized era, I don't believe the cloud can replace coffee -- that is, sitting down... Continue Reading

  • Speak Up Online: Boost Your Brand By Generating Interesting Content

    Speak Up Online: Boost Your Brand By Generating Interesting Content

    It used to be that only professional writers penned articles. Only big studios created TV shows and movies. Only established critics shared their opinions with a broad audience. Today, in the Information Age, absolutely anyone can create content of any kind and share it with the world. If you haven't yet... 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

  • More Email and Social Media Mistakes at Work Revealed

    More Email and Social Media Mistakes at Work Revealed

    Sure, by now you know that displaying pictures of you partying on Facebook or tweeting about how much you hate your boss are electronic no nos. But there are other, less well know faux pas that people are making every day at work that can get them and their employers in hot water. Here are five of them. Read... Continue Reading

  • 10 Careers That Didn't Exist 10 Years Ago

    10 Careers That Didn't Exist 10 Years Ago

    Rachel Zupek, CareerBuilder.com writer Every so often, you meet someone with a job title that makes you go, "Huh?" Either it's too technical to understand, too hard to describe or in some cases, people just may not have heard of it. But, why would someone not have heard about a job's existence? Simple: All the... 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

  • Work From Home: 7 Companies Hiring Now

    Work From Home: 7 Companies Hiring Now

    Can you imagine how simple your life would be if you never had to drive to work? If you have the self-discipline to work from home, the right opportunity could help you get back those commute hours and gain some extra time each day to do whatever you want. If you're wondering where you can find such a job in a... Continue Reading