Archive for: Career

Didn’t Get A Raise? Here’s What You Should Do

It may seem like a familiar scenario: You prepared for weeks or months, waited for a good time to ask and made some great points in asking for more money. And yet -- you still didn’t get a raise. Or, maybe your employer tells you it needs to go th … [Read more...]

How To Get The Most Out Of Networking Events

Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor may have said it best: "Sometimes, idealistic people are put off the whole business of networking as something tainted by flattery and the pursuit of selfish advantage. But virtue in obscurity is rewarded only … [Read more...]

Underpaid? It’s Time To Leave; Why Job Hopping Isn’t So Bad

Ever since millennials began entering the workforce, media outlets have perpetuated the story of employers not knowing what to do with job-hopping millennials. Apparently, we’ve gotten a bad rap for not sticking around our jobs long eno … [Read more...]

Your Employer Wants To Check Your Credit; Now What?

There is more than one reason to be conscientious about your credit history. Prospective employers can -- and often will -- check your credit report during a job application. When an employer runs a background check, it's both an effort to cover th … [Read more...]

How To Prepare For A Job Search While Still In College

Finding a new job always takes longer than you might think. Whether you're a college student with a looming graduation or sense pending layoffs at your current employer, the sooner you an begin to prepare for a job search, the better. Here are f … [Read more...]

4 Strategies To Boost Your Career Early On So You Get Promoted

When I worked in recruiting, people thought the bare minimum would get them far. They would come to my office complaining about how they couldn't get promoted, but when I saw their resume and asked interview questions, I quickly learned they hadn’t do … [Read more...]

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...]