Pay Attention to What You’re Posting, Or Nobody Else Will

How you represent your company can be as simple as what is included in a job posting. Think about it. Each company has a certain style to its job postings. An established bank has a different tone from a startup technology company. What you say within your posting will determine the type of applicants you… Read More »

When You Google Yourself, What Do You Find?

If you’re looking for a job, you’re hopefully using social media, like Twitter and LinkedIn. And hopefully you’ve already Googled yourself, to see what potential employers—and yes, 89% of them are checking—might see about you. First, you want to make sure they don’t see anything negative. Second, you want to stand out from the competition.… Read More »

3 Career Tips for the Long-Term Unemployed

Whether you’re just a few years out of college or a seasoned executive, the current job market has left many on the job hunt unemployed for the long term. A recent AARP study showed older workers were unemployed for an average of 44 weeks compared to 33.9 weeks for those under age 55.  Aside from… Read More »

Know Who You’re Hiring! Various Types Of Employment Background Checks

The last thing you want, as a boss or a HR manager, is to hire someone with a risky background or a tainted past. And if a candidate has faked expertise, it can set projects back and make you lose face with clients. So what can you do? Consider doing any or all of these… Read More »

Are You In Marketing? How to Keep Your Job in 2012

Do you want to stay employed for another 12 months? It won’t be easy. Most of you are going to be asked to do better, and differently, in a worse economic environment, with less money. Keeping your job might be tough, so here are four resolutions that can help you stay employed. 1. Stop blindly… Read More »

What’s in a Name? How Your Name Could Impact Your Job Prospects

If your name is Tim Jones or John Smith, the odds are that companies and HR professionals have heard your name – or one just like it – many times. For a more unique name, like Tim Papadopoulos, you may think that gives you that ability to stand out against the competition, right? Not according… Read More »

How NOT to Be a Horrible Boss: 10 Habits You Have to Break

Managers are under a lot of stress to re-engage their employees in an already stressful work environment. So rather than add one more thing to your already-overstretched manager’s to do list, here’s some advice on how NOT to manage your employees! 1. Don’t practice the halo effect. If you assume that, because someone has one… Read More »

Negotiation Time: How to Get the Pay You Deserve

Last week, we discussed how to discuss the subject of a raise with your boss. In today’s economy, many workers might feel undervalued or underpaid in their current job but say nothing for fear of losing their position. As recruiters, we believe a little bit of negotiation can go a long way in the workplace.… Read More »

Use Your Smartphone To Find A Job

You can use a smartphone to find a restaurant, a store, a person or a car. It was only a matter of time before people could start using their phones to help find a job. You know about the importance of building a strong online presence to help your job search through LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter… Read More »

The Job Search: Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Remember how awful the beginning of the school year was when you were a teenager? For three long months you did what you wanted, when you wanted. If you felt like staying up late: no problem. If you wanted to sleep in: no problem. Little did you realize at the time—there was a problem! The… Read More »