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Can Blogging Help You Build Your Career? 5 Questions to Consider

Melissa Llarena | Posted 10.15.2014 | Business
Melissa Llarena

Ten years ago, the blogosphere seemed like a place for those looking to write about an interest outside of their jobs. Today, there are thousands of b...

Reputation Recovery and Management

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 10.02.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Leading a "perfect" life -- very low-profile, never breaking any laws, never participating in any form of social media, never doing anything that might draw negative attention -- does not ensure a clean personal reputation in 2014 or beyond, unfortunately.

You Are Being Watched -- And Judged

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 10.06.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

What you write (or say) online "can be used against you" in the court of public opinion or in the privacy of an employer's or a recruiter's office. Yet, it appears that too many people are not aware that what they do online, in the "privacy" of their social media accounts, is often very widely visible.

48 Hours After a Job Rejection

Melissa Llarena | Posted 10.06.2014 | Business
Melissa Llarena

he 48 hours after a job rejection are critical. They sting even when you really did not want the job. You spent a great deal of time convincing yourself that you were the best candidate but apparently the interviewer disagreed.f

Tell Me Your Story But Alleviate My Headache: Answering the First Interview Question

Melissa Llarena | Posted 10.06.2014 | Business
Melissa Llarena

The easy way to do so is in chronological order but that's overused and frankly lacks pizzazz. Instead, start with the end goal in mind: to get hired.

Using Competitive Intelligence to Land a Job, as Told by a Former Insider within the CI Unit for a Fortune 500 Firm

Melissa Llarena | Posted 09.23.2014 | Business
Melissa Llarena

Competitive intelligence spend is increasing among organizations on the rise. It's proven to gain an edge on competitors, but it is not just for Fortune 500 firms.

How to Secretly Use LinkedIn

Melissa Llarena | Posted 09.23.2014 | Business
Melissa Llarena

If your boss or colleagues see signs that you are job hunting such as updating your profile after you got that year-end bonus, or that you are following a slew of companies then your current situation can be compromised.

Mission Possible: How to Thrive As a Working Mother of Young Children

Melissa Llarena | Posted 09.20.2014 | Parents
Melissa Llarena

By letting ourselves get lost in appointments, meetings and obligations, we risk missing out on enjoying what's truly important in life. Here are four takeaways I've realized are crucial for thriving, especially for new moms who feel as though they have too much on their plates.

Tiffany Gave Up Her 'Dream Job' to Make the Best Move of Her Life

Emilie Aries | Posted 09.13.2014 | Women
Emilie Aries

Tiffany had a lifelong dream to be the next Katie Couric. After a few years working in finance, she landed a prized production assistant role at a ...

Unemployed and Looking for Work? Here's How to Avoid Losing Your Mind

Heather Martin | Posted 09.13.2014 | Women
Heather Martin

You need to stay busy, ground yourself (meditation and exercise) and stay engaged with real friends (only the positive ones) so that you can go out into the world with confidence and let an employer know why you will be their next great hire.

A Shorter Job Search in 9 Steps

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 06.07.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Have a VERY GOOD answer for the question, "What are you looking for?"

5 Things You Should Know About Job Recruiters

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 05.31.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Don't expect a recruiter to look at your resume and immediately understand where you would fit into their organization or to suggest which career path you should choose. They don't know you well enough, and they aren't mind readers (fortunately!).

To Land a Job, Know How Employers Use Technology to Hire

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 05.26.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

In the last few years, the widespread use of search engines and the growth of social media have changed recruiting in ways that are transparent to most job seekers. Not understanding those technological changes makes job hunting more challenging (and discouraging).

How A Smart Misspelling Can Lead To LinkedIn Success

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 05.25.2014 | Fifty
Susan P. Joyce

Some names are spelled many different ways, and someone looking for you may not remember exactly which version of your name to use. LinkedIn's search function, now, is not adept at offering all the different variations of a way a name could be spelled.

Avoid the LinkedIn Penalty Box

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 05.10.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

To succeed on LinkedIn, devote some attention to understanding the rules, described below. The penalties associated with breaking them can negatively impact your visibility and ability to use LinkedIn successfully.

What 80% Of Employers Do Before Inviting You For An Interview

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 05.01.2014 | Fifty
Susan P. Joyce

Many job seekers have described to me that submitting a resume in today's job market is mostly a banging-their-head-against-a-wall, extremely frustrating waste of time. You want that resume to get you into an interview, but it doesn't. I think this could be why...

Job Hunting in College: Expectations Vs. Reality

Mehroz Baig | Posted 03.25.2014 | College
Mehroz Baig

"I really enjoyed my time at Oberlin and I felt like I was learning, but I wasn't progressing towards a job at the end of graduation," said Ned Lindau...

Help Wanted: 'NO JERKS!'

CNBC | Allison Linn | Posted 10.05.2013 | Business

CNBC: The job listing for a communications manager specified that the applicant must be "Nice: Life is too short to work with jerks." The help w...

Students Are Starting The Job Hunt Earlier Than Ever

Posted 09.09.2013 | College

A tough economy and continually dwindling job prospects -- especially in creative fields -- means many college students are developing a laser-like fo...

Are Your Job Goals Destined to Fail?

Amanda Augustine | Posted 10.15.2013 | College
Amanda Augustine

If you find yourself struggling to achieve your job goal, the goal may need to be reevaluated. Here are four types of goals the will work against your job search -- and what you can do to get back on track.

If You Wouldn't Eat Cereal With a Fork, Why Would You Use Social Media for a Job Search?

Steve Dalton | Posted 10.14.2013 | Business
Steve Dalton

Some social media tools simply do not apply to the job search. It's like using a fork to eat cereal -- theoretically it could be done, but neither effectively nor efficiently.

10 Ways The Job Search Has Changed

Posted 09.02.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Joshua Waldman If you haven't looked for work lately, be sure you know the new rules about resumés Job searchi...

Why Age Bias In The Workplace Is So Hard To Prove

Sara Rix | Posted 07.14.2013 | Fifty
Sara Rix

It is one thing when advancing age provides a perk or two, even if the reasons for them are not always fully appreciated. However, it is quite another when age prevents qualified candidates from getting through the door and having an opportunity to market themselves in person to prospective employers.

6 Ways Social Media Can Help You Find a Job

Katie DeVito | Posted 06.18.2013 | Technology
Katie DeVito

Find what makes you special and capitalize on it. When someone visits your social media profiles, it should be distinctly "you."

Losing Job Search Momentum? Why You Should Help Others First

Patrick Richard | Posted 06.17.2013 | Business
Patrick Richard

Helping others can give you a sense of self-worth that can often be hard to come by on the job search. Help a friend or fellow job seeker first, and see how your luck turns around.