Category Archives: Job Advice of the Week

People Out of Work May Be Overlooking Tax Breaks

According to a CompleteTax survey, you may be overlooking tax breaks that can save you money. When it Comes to Unemployment, Knowing What’s Taxable, What’s Not Makes a Difference (RIVERWOODS, ILL., January 27, 2011) – At the end of 2010, 14.5 million people were unemployed and many more were out of work at one time […]

Checklist: Clean Up Your Web Trail

How to find where your personal information is located online. by John Hazard The World Wide Web turns 18 years old this August. In that time, it has amassed billions of pages of information from millions of Web sites—many of which probably mention your name, your business and your associations. Whether you’re an avid user […]

Interviewing On the Sly

When interviewing and employed, use these tips on dressing down interview attire for the office by Joyann King In a corporate culture where business casual is making waves, showing up to work in a three-piece suit is a dead giveaway to your colleagues that your dentist appointment is really an interview — somewhere else. Fortunately, […]

Stop Looking for a Job

The best way to get a job is to connect with people outside of your need for a job. by Darrell Gurney “The best way to get a job is to not look for one.” Does that idea sound crazy? It’s true, and I’ve shared it with my clients for years. That doesn’t mean sit […]

Volunteer Work: The Ultimate Interview

by Barbara Safani If you think doing volunteer work is just “filler to pad the resume” while you are looking for a “real job,” then think again. It can make or break you during a job search. Pro bono work can include anything from nonprofit projects to community service and even religious or alumni events. […]

These Companies Are Hiring: January 2009!

by MARC CENEDELLA I know the business section of the newspaper can be awfully depressing these days, folks. But the honest truth is that even in a recession, companies are looking for great leaders and professionals to help them grow and profit in promising areas of their business. Why, in just the past 30 days, […]

Six-Figure Job Hunt 101

From MARC CENEDELLA Get their brand new $100K+ Job Hunt 101 Guide. (See the link in the Resource Box below.) TheLadders, Editor-in-Chief, Matthew Rothenberg, has collected the best writing and the best advice on making a job hunt effective and successful. There are tips on self-evaluation, “packaging” yourself, resume writing (and the even more important […]

Recessionary Salary Questions by Jack Chapman

by Jack Chapman How much should I ask for? Can I still negotiate if I’m desperate to take a job? How do I know if I’m overpaid or underpaid? How can I hold out for higher pay when there’s someone waiting in the hallway who’ll work for lower pay? […and they’re just as qualified as […]

It’s critical to keep current

We all know the importance of keeping current on trends in our own industry. But the well-rounded individual – someone who has the confidence to speak about subjects outside of their comfort zone – is the one who stands out in an interview. What arena do I recommend job seekers devote themselves? Technology. It’s the […]

Know what you want

Not knowing what you want to do is a dilemma faced by job hunters of all ages and levels of experience. When you make yourself wrong for not knowing, you waste valuable energy and close yourself off from opportunities you would otherwise notice and be able to pursue. If you need a jumpstart, begin by […]

This isn’t the only job in the world

Remind yourself that there are still millions of open positions right this minute and even more opportunities that you can create for yourself with the right attitude and stand-out career marketing communications. Kirsten Dixson and William Arruda Career Distinction: Stand Out By Building Your Brand You’ll find Kirsten Dixson and William Arruda at TheLadders – […]

What if they find out my current earnings are low?

They know you had low prior earnings? It could cost you the job or leave you open for a lowball offer. Your strategy to neutralize this is: early in the interview, say, “It’s too early for substantive talk about salary, but I think you’ll agree that I’m lower than other candidates, right? Well, I know […]