The business world is full of rules. Some succeed by following them, others by breaking them. You have to find the right balance. If you break all the rules, you may frighten people. But if make your own rules, they may not even notice.
How does a hiring manager choose one person over another, assuming they're both equally qualified to do the work? Sometimes he has to rely on hunches, on a vague sense of a person's character. Sometimes it isn't even that scientific.
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.
I have been hearing unusual stories from clients who are job-hunting these days. So I decided to consult a few recruiters for a new perspective and their advice for gaining employment in today's world.
After looking for months, I've got something of an anxious rhythm going. I'm ready for a new pattern to my days. I know this will all pay off, but I'm really eager to say thank you and unsubscribe from the job search sites.
Whether you're an extroverted "power networker" or a shy or lazy introvert, connecting with others should be a part of your weekly work routine. Here are 10 places I've met clients and prospects over the past nine years.
College students are accustomed to communicating with their friends via text messages and Facebook. They may have shaky interpersonal skills and they also may not know how to start meeting other professionals.
Think twice about going to another networking session, or meeting with companies you don't really care about -- are they really worthwhile? Remember, time is your biggest commodity, so the way you spend it should always align with your end goal.
I applied to 53 jobs in July, according to the tally marks I carved into my parents' dining room table while playing the harmonica. But the big sack I bought to hold all my salary never filled up, and I began to suspect something just wasn't right.
Many of those young people are relying on age-old job hunting techniques: mailing out resumes, answering ads in newspapers or searching online job boards. 90% of the time these techniques don't work. Here's what does work.