By Reggie Hall Jr.
If the Internet were a real place, most emails would be the equivalent of that shady guy trying to sell you items from his kiosk at the mall. He's annoying. He doesn't give a crap about you. He wastes your time. And that foreign lotion bottle he extends to your terrified nostrils doesn't... Read More »
Workers in every profession make mistakes in social media -- and get fired for them. But teachers' social media fails seem to be its own meme, as every day there seems to be another teacher making an epic gaffe on Facebook and Twitter. As educators, they are supposed to impart wisdom to their students. But when... Read More »
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 »
By Tony Lewis, Senior Recruiting Specialist, Insperity
Are you a professional over the age of 50 who is trapped in a job that doesn't meet financial needs or is out of sync with your personality, character or mind? It's not that you are unappreciated or taken for granted. You still have dreams, and your current... Read More »
It's gotten to the point where "job seeker" can be a synonym for "discouraged." How are you supposed to overcome the competition to land an appropriate job? Especially if it's been a long time since you've had to look for a position, you have a lot of obstacles to overcome. You know it's futile to sit around and... Read More »
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 »
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 »
If you haven't been successful landing a new gig, maybe it's time to stop and take a look at your tactics. Don't assume you haven't found a job because the economy is poor; there are jobs out there. It is up to you to demonstrate how and why you are a good match.
Consider the following tips to help you land a... Read More »
If you're not confident, "networking" and "baby steps" won't take you very far in your career. If you first build up confidence -- and do it in a way that is both sincere and natural -- then you can take just about any job step you want. Read More »
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 »