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Whether you are looking for your first job, starting a new job, seeking a promotion, or looking to take your career to the next level, we have the advice, tips, and hints that you need. Please check out all of our free resources, articles, and blog.

Job Hunters Turn to Twitter

Monday, October 12, 2009

With the unemployment rate continuing to rise in many cities around the country, and the ranks of the unemployed continuing to swell, savvy job seekers are getting creative. As reported by the Silicon Valley Mercury News, some job hunters have turned to Twitter to search for jobs and even attract employers.

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Unemployment Numbers Are Out - And They’re A Little Scary

Friday, October 02, 2009

This morning, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released their monthly "Economic Situation Summary", and the results are decidedly mixed.  Economists were hoping to see signs of continued improvement in the job market, but instead, the losses were deeper than expected.  The U.S. economy lost 263,000 jobs last month...

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Debunking “Scary” Job Search Myths

Thursday, October 01, 2009

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We’ve all seen the news and heard the economists - it’s scary out there!  Job seekers are running into brick walls and getting discouraged.  However, many of the...

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IN BRIEF: Think of Your Big Interview as a Simple Conversation

Monday, September 28, 2009

Should an interview be practiced and rehearsed, or should it be natural and fluid?  As it turns out, the correct answer is "both".  I've long argued that an interview is nothing more than a conversation between two people, and an article that appeared today on Monster.com backs up that viewpoint.

I often say that an...

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ON TV: JobBound Advises Dr. Phil’s Audience

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

You may remember that a few weeks back, we encouraged you to check out a specific episode of Dr. Phil to get a taste of JobBound's expert advice.  Well, if you missed the show, we now have an archived copy available for you to check out.  In the clip, Dr. Phil goes over 5 of JobBound's key pieces of advice:

  1. Don't be...
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IN BRIEF: Fitting In At Work

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

This weekend, The Washington Post ran a great article about assessing a potential employer to make sure they'd be a good fit for what you're looking for.  As we all know, everyone is different, and not every workplace is going to be a good environment for you - even at so-called "great companies".  The article...

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Is Anyone Listening? A Chicago Workshop for Succcessful Communication

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Whether you're communicating with a team, your customers, or your boss, speaking in front of an audience - large or small - can be a daunting task. In today's workplace, you need the ability to communicate ideas and persuade groups successfully.  Importantly, these skills are crucial both in the workplace and in...

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IN THE NEWS: “Recession Proofing Your Career” in PR Week

Friday, September 04, 2009

I am gratified to have been included in this year's PRWeek Career Guide.  I spoke at length with the PRWeek Logopublication about what public relations professionals can do to secure their job during the recession and recovery.  Although some of it is PR-specific, a lot of the tips and advice are great for job seekers from any...

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JobBound Advice on Dr. Phil

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Tomorrow (9/2) on Dr. Phil, the good doctor will be giving career advice to families in which the womanDr. Phil is the primary earner for the household.  Although I couldn't make it to the taping of the show, Dr. Phil asked for some of JobBound's hints and tips for securing a job, and will be discussing them with his guests. ...

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IN THE NEWS: “Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years?” on WetFeet

Monday, August 24, 2009

I was recently interviewed by WetFeet for their article on answering the ever-popular "career goals" question.  Of course, I've talked about this topic before, but in this article, I give some of the key don'ts when it comes to answering this question.  For instance:

"In your job."

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