Over the last six weeks, I've consulted with four different experts about my career-reinvention journey-and they've all been very helpful. But I've avoided approaching the people who could probably help me the most: my professional contacts. Read More »
By Susan Ricker
Given the recovering economy, emerging jobs and pure human nature, career switches are common. What may have been a great job 10 years ago can be obsolete now. But how can you prepare yourself for a career switch? These experts share the following advice for planning your next career steps. Read More »
By Maynard Webb
For the first decade of my career, I was the quintessential company man. I thought I would be a "lifer." I followed the path of the corporate hierarchy and moved three times for my employer, IBM. I was rewarded for my loyalty and tenure with promotions, picnics, and silver spoons when my... Read More »
The most frequently offered word of career advice is "network." The problem is that by the time you make a deep enough connection with enough people that one of them knows of a great-fit job for you and pulls strings enough that you land the job, you may be eating cat food. Read More »
By Chelsea Emery
Never mind coal. There may be pink slips in some holiday stockings this year.
The end of the year can be a dangerous season for employees. As companies make last-minute attempts to adjust payrolls or to meet earnings goals, layoffs tend to pick up. Read More »
If you are job hunting during the workday, you are not alone. According to a new survey by Right Management, a whopping 86 percent of workers said that they plan to actively seek a new position in 2013, up slightly from 84 percent in 2011.
Yet statistics show turnover is actually slowing down, and people are... Read More »
By Lindsay Olson
If you've tried your hand at freelancing but want to get back into the corporate world, you might need an extra boost to make yourself more hireable. Unfortunately, very qualified freelancers can be passed up for a dream position because of general misconceptions associated with freelancing. Read More »
By Susan Ricker
While catching up with a college friend, I asked how her job search was going. She shared some common frustrations over applying for jobs: how time consuming it was, how random the entire process sometimes felt, and how irritating it was to not hear back from hiring managers. But perhaps the... Read More »
By Vickie Elmer
Change is good. And changing things up on your online profile can attract attention, whether it's a recruiter or an angel investor or some new followers.
This fall brings many good reasons for freshening up our online images: Stepped up networking events, new or renewed emphasis on career... Read More »