Everyone wants to be referred to a company. But how do you get a referral without making it seem like you are asking for a handout? One great way to get a referral into a company is look at your LinkedIn Network and see who currently works for that company. If you have a friend...Read more
If you are a typical full-time, working American, you probably spend nearly 70% of your day sleeping or working. The average American (ages 25-54 with children) spends 8.7 hours working each weekday. This doesn't include any commute time either. When more than 2/3 of your day is spent working or sleeping, you really should...Read more
I stumbled on PayScale's salary negotiation guide today. It has a ton of helpful resources. My favorite is the PayScale Salary Report tool (just click on the first button 'Find out what you're worth'). Once you input your anonymous information like job title, job responsibilities, and location, it spits out the average salary...Read more
An article on Glassdoor.com had some great advice on how to know when an you are NOT 'winning' an interview. To Summarize:Read more
- You’re only getting easy questions.
- The interviewer doesn’t ask about your availability to start.
- The interviewer doesn’t discuss the rest of the hiring process.
- Your interview is shorter than scheduled.
Came across a great article on Muse.com today, "5 Follow-up Emails That Scare Hiring Managers (and What to Write Instead)". Here is a quick summary of what not to send in your follow-up email:Read more
- You Said You’d Get Back to Me on Monday, and It’s Tuesday.
- Why Haven’t You Gotten Back to Me?
- I’d Really...
When you think of networking, you probably think of networking in the traditional sense--in person, one-on-one. Online networking is helpful too! One of the easiest ways to get started with online networking is to build up your LinkedIn profile so people can find you and you can make new connections. Follow this LinkedIn Beginner's...Read more
Monster.com and CareerBuilder.com receive a lot of marketing and hype. Unfortunately, their product hasn't evolved much in the past 10 years, and it's become a breeding ground for staffing agencies and fake sales jobs. Before you upload your resume to those sites and start looking for a new job, you might want to think twice...Read more
I recently came across an article on Forbes.com titled "Six Months, 200 Applications, No Interviews: What Now?". The gist of the article is a job seeker has applied to several companies over a few months and has never heard back. The author responds with her reasoning on why she believes this is:Read more
Defining yourself as a career counselor is difficult at times. I often hear things like, “Oh, so you just write resumes … You work from home, how hard is that? … Can’t I just find all that info online? … Wait, you can’t use your recruiting contacts to ensure I get the job (Read more