Avoid These Common Interview Blunders

Job interviews are your opportunity to make a good impression. All too often, however, job candidates make some common mistakes that either generate a negative impression or at least fail to convey their best qualities. Here are ways to avoid the most common interview “traps.” You’re not there to be interrogated Employers don’t invite you… Read More »

Don’t Take Your Job Postings for Granted

It’s easy to copy your hiring manager’s bare-bones job description and paste it online in a one-size-fits-all job posting. The problem is, you’ll save time and effort up-front and may not have much to show for it in terms of results. Unique culture Your company’s unique culture should be reflected in each job posting. There’s… Read More »

Turn Your Part-Time Work Into the Career You’re Looking for

Before the economy started picking up and employers began hiring again, many people who found themselves out of a job took on part-time work or freelance projects. For some, this provided a badly needed foundation for a new direction in life, while others simply wanted some money coming in while they searched for their next full-time… Read More »

Limited Resources for Campus Recruiting? Think Outside the Box

When it comes to recruiting soon-to-be college graduates, many small and medium-sized businesses simply can’t compete with the resources of a Fortune 500 company. These smaller companies may not be able to afford a presence at a high-profile college fair, so they either make a modest attempt or avoid the big leagues altogether. But this doesn’t… Read More »

Looking for a Job? Market Yourself!

You can look for a job by reading “help wanted” ads online or in the newspaper. Or you can take a more pro-active role by marketing yourself through your current contacts and others who can help you land that dream job. Spread the word How many “warm contacts” do you have – people you already have a relationship with?… Read More »

Use Your Social Media Pages to Recruit the Candidates You Want

What’s the point in building social media pages on your company’s website but not tailoring them to what job candidates are looking for? Sadly, that’s what many businesses are currently doing. And they’re missing out on a valuable pool of job-seekers who rely on social media to get the information they want about a would-be employer. Recent… Read More »

Prospects for Temp Workers Look Good in 2012

As the U.S. economy begins picking up steam again, businesses are cautiously hiring more employees. That’s good news for anyone seeking work, but the best news may be the job outlook for temporary workers in 2012. Consider some uplifting statistics:, According to the research firm Staffing Industry Analytics, businesses plan to expand the volume of… Read More »

Is Your Website Doing All It Can to Attract Job Seekers?

Are you getting the desired response from job candidates who visit your company website? If not, a few design and content tips should increase traffic and draw more qualified applicants to your business. First off, here’s what not to do: A website that proclaims “We’re hiring! Contact us” is unlikely to generate much of an… Read More »

11 Free Mobile Apps to Help Your Job Search

In a world of millions of mobile and tablet apps, it’s good to know there are options for iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry and other devices to make your job search easier. Here’s a listing of several mobile apps that you can download for free. Mobile Monster. Created by Monster.com, this app lets you search jobs, manage… Read More »