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May 27 2015

By Kazim Ladimeji, It would be naïve to think that an employer will automatically offer you the best possible salary as their first offer. Sure, on some occasions a very lucky candidate may find themselves with a salary offer they can’t refuse, but this is a rare thing. View Details

May 22 2015

By Don Goodman, A job title is often used in the search criteria by job seekers and employers. But when a job title on your resume does not appropriately describe what you do, it can mean a lost opportunity. Employers take only a couple of seconds to skim a resume, and they do not necessarily read further into it beyond job titles on initial review. View Details

May 21 2015

By Matthew Kosinski, … or, at least, Tuesday should be a job seeker’s favorite day, according to new research from SmartRecruiters. After analyzing data from more than 270,000 U. S. View Details

May 20 2015

By Noel Griffith, You may be perfectly happy with your current career — you may even be working your ideal job. But for most of us, that probably isn’t the case. That being said, this post can offer some positive benefits to both parties: those who are perfectly happy, and those who would love to change careers, or who are in need of employment. View Details

May 19 2015

By Amy Jen Su, If collaboration is key to succeeding in organizations today, doesn’t it pay to play nice in the sandbox? You have to get along with others to get things done, right? Yes, this is true — to a degree. You want to be a cooperative colleague but you don’t want to be seen as an ineffective pushover. Persuading others matters as much as getting along with them. View Details

May 15 2015

By Laura Lee Rose, Hello, this is Laura Lee Rose, author, speaker, and expert in time and project management. Today’s comments come from a busy professional: What is the best way to offer your unemployed friend encouragement as they look for a job? What are some specific things you can do? What are some helpful or encouraging things to say? Should a friend ask how the job search is going? View Details

May 13 2015

By Sandy Neumann, Getting ahead is easier than you think. But it requires courage. The kind of courage it takes to act like an executive or CEO. Here are a couple simple rules to follow to get ahead without becoming a workaholic: 1. Understand what’s most important. In order to get the big picture of the company’s goals and directions, you may have to think outside your department. Research your company’s goals and initiatives. View Details

May 8 2015

By Sarah Dillard and Vanessa Lipschitz Ambitious young women hoping to run a major business someday are often advised to take a particular career path: get an undergraduate degree from the most prestigious college you can, an MBA from a selective business school, then land a job at a top consulting firm or investment bank. From there, move between companies as you hopscotch your way into bigger roles and more responsibility. View Details

May 6 2015

By Kazim Ladimeji, Many of you have probably heard that it’s very important not to accept the first slary offer a potential employer makes; rather, you are supposed to negotiate the package. Generally, that’s sound advice, as research from CareerBuilder found that 70 percent of firms will leave some wiggle room when making salary offers, and if you don’t negotiate, you are literally leaving money on the table. View Details

May 5 2015

By Garrett Hollander,  It's a question asked at trade shows, bars, churches, PTA meetings, in online dating chats day after day after day. One of the most ubiquitous questions on Earth. A subtle nicety we ask to start a conversation. “So, what do you do? ” The answer is usually some bland riposte that sounds like it’s regurgitated through a meat masher. “I’m the Regional Director of Sales for a technology company. View Details

May 4 2015

By Elaine Mead, In today’s competitive market, applying for jobs often goes hand in hand with job rejections. It’s worth knowing that this is the case across the board, for people at all skill and experience level. So what do you do when all you’re getting back in your inbox is rejection after rejection? Seek Feedback Where-ever possible from any applications or interviews always try to pursue feedback. View Details

Apr 27 2015

By Ariella Coombs, Think job search is a drag? You’re not alone. Maybe it’s time you looked at it differently. Dating, despite having its ups and downs, can actually be a fun activity. Funny enough, dating and job searching are pretty similar in their nature. And, although we can’t promise you writing a cover letter that begins with, “Hi, I’m Joe. View Details

Apr 22 2015

By Donna Svei & Ann Pierce, You may think that uploading silly photographs of yourself to your social media accounts is just a bit of fun and games, but with 90% of employers now recruiting through social media, you may be at risk of damaging your chances of being hired. View Details

Apr 17 2015

By Sophie Deering, Networking events are one of the best ways to create professional contacts and meet like minded people. They can have endless benefits for your career as you never know how the individuals you meet may be able to assist you in the future, so you want to make the most of the opportunities. View Details

Apr 15 2015

By Veer Gidwaney, Combat negative workplace behaviors and help your staff stay fuller and more focused with these healthy snacks. Like most workplaces, your office kitchen is a popular space. And it makes sense--eating small, frequent snacks revs up your metabolism and helps normalize blood sugar, allowing your staff to stay sharp and energized throughout the day. But when employees reach for the easy, unhealthy options, regular snacking can actually become a bane to productivity. View Details

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