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Wednesday, January 20, 2010
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), total employment is projected to increase by 15.3 million jobs in the decade from 2008 to 2018. That, quite frankly, is some of the best employment news we've heard in a long time. But in which sectors will those jobs be created? And which jobs within those...
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
New Year, New You! It’s 2010, and it’s time to set new goals to transform your year and your career. If you’re looking to land a promotion, a new job, or make a career change this year, consider these five career resolutions:
Resolution #1: Get Your Resume in Shape
Is it time to wipe the dust off your resume and give...
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Everyone says you need to network your way into a Job. It’s easy to say, but how exactly do you network? How do you make new contacts and tap into old connections?
To get you started, try JobBound’s 30-Day Networking Challenge. Each day, step out of your comfort zone and attack a new challenge. At the end of the...
Monday, November 16, 2009
New York Times business reporter Adam Bryant recently published an interview with Mindy Grossman, CEO of HSN, Inc. whose businesses include the Home Shopping Network. He asked her a question about the type of people she hires, and she gave a very interesting answer:
There are a number of things that are really...
Friday, November 06, 2009
(Note: This is the final part in a three-part series on networking, excerpted from our networking e-book "Stop Job Searching Start Networking")
Myth #3: You need to know tons of connected people to network.
You may be surprised with how big your network is once you expand your perspective. In fact, you probably have...
Thursday, November 05, 2009
(Note: This is the second part in a three-part series on networking, excerpted from our networking e-book "Stop Job Searching Start Networking")
Myth #2: You need to know some heavy hitter or the Director of HR to network.
In order to network, you simply need someone – anyone – in the company to pass your resume on to...
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
(Note: This is the first part in a three-part series on networking, excerpted from our networking e-book "Stop Job Searching Start Networking")
Myth #1: Networking is simply getting a job because you know someone.
The following is not a likely scenario:
You: I know Darren – he’s a big shot at Accenture. He said...
Monday, November 02, 2009
For years, I’ve been telling the students I’ve presented to that they should be mindful of their Facebook presence. Employers can and will research potential hires on the web, and they may think twice about hiring an applicant if they find something they don’t approve of or worse.
Even if something inappropriate is a...
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
When conducting a job search for the first time, recent graduates often focus on companies they would like to work for. This is normal, and there's nothing wrong high aspirations, but in this tough economy, recent or soon-to-be-recent graduates may want to focus on geography as well.
The survey examined growth rate,...
Thursday, October 15, 2009
"If you’re like, 'whatever,' and someone gives you a mean look, just remember it is what it is – certain sayings rub people the wrong way, you know? Anyway, at the end of the day, who cares?"
Chances are, the above quotation annoyed you. If so, you’re hardly alone. According to a recent Marist Poll about the most...