Archive for: Career

3 Secrets To Successful Salary Negotiation

Negotiating is never a cakewalk. And when the subject of the negotiation is your own compensation, fear can kick in and prevent you from demanding what you're worth. But negotiating your starting salary is critical. Just how important is it? In … [Read more...]

4 Steps To Job Friendly Social Media Pages

A whopping 93 percent of recruiters are looking up candidates on social media, according to a recent Jobvite study. That means you don’t just have to worry about LinkedIn anymore, they are checking your Facebook and Twitter accounts too. As such, i … [Read more...]

6 Things You Should Never Do At A Job Interview

As a former recruiter, I spent several years interviewing candidates for positions at Fortune 500 companies. As any recruiter can tell you, we’ve got crazy stories about the inane things people actually say and do at job interviews. Today we’re goin … [Read more...]

How To Get More Job Interviews: 3 Tactics That Really Work

Finding a new job is lot like sales. Scratch that -- finding a job is sales -- you're selling yourself to potential employers. As any veteran salesperson will tell you, sales is a numbers game. The more pitches or job interviews you get, the more … [Read more...]

Get More Done: 10 Ways To Eliminate Distractions At Work

Raise your hand if this has happened to you. You settle into your cubicle, catch up on your weekend with a buddy, return some texts, zone out on Facebook and suddenly you've lost an hour (or four) and find yourself hopelessly behind. OK, put your … [Read more...]

7 Employers That Offer Part-time Employees Health Insurance

With so many twenty-somethings scrambling to find career permanence, it may help to know that there are employers you can work for who offer health insurance to their part-time employees. No, that doesn’t mean that you’ll necessarily be able to mak … [Read more...]

5 Strategies To Land A Promotion At Work

Most people want to land a promotion at work. Unfortunately, most people are not willing to implement strategies and tactics that will enable them to get there. In a very real way, if you want to be promoted, you have to pre-position yourself for the … [Read more...]

The 10 Best Countries For Working Abroad

Long gone are the days of taking a job straight out of school, putting in 40 years before retiring and spendingndless hours tinkering with hobbies and playing with the grandkids. As travel and language barriers melt away and countries open up to fo … [Read more...]

Don’t Have The ‘Right’ Degree For Your Dream Job (And Dream Salary)? How To Convince Employers You Do

Now that you’re in late 20s or early 30s, you probably have a better idea of the career you really want (and the salary you really need to survive and thrive). It may not be the career you thought you wanted when you were 20 years old and choosing … [Read more...]

5 Steps To Negotiating The Salary Of Your Dreams

For all the talk of a recovery from the Great Recession, this economy is still tough. Unemployment may be at about 5.9 percent, and as the Huffington Post calls it, part of “the steadiest job recovery in U.S. history.” Ah, but so many “unsteady” quest … [Read more...]