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  • by Miriam Salpeter - June 25, 2013
    How can you impress hiring managers? If only you knew how desperate some hiring managers are for you—or anyone—to be the right candidate for the job, you would be surprised! No one wants to interview endless disappointing candidates only to go back to the drawing board without a hire. It’s not very difficult to stand out from the crowd of applicants, because many job seekers fail to follow the most basic job search rules....
  • by Miriam Salpeter - June 20, 2013
    How can you be indispensable at work? The best thing you can do to help you get a new job is to make yourself indispensable at your current position. It doesn’t matter if you have a full-time job now. How can you make yourself indispensable at work? Whether you’re employed in a traditional position, serving as a temporary worker or even volunteering while seeking your next full-time gig, keep the following tips in mind...
  • by Miriam Salpeter - June 19, 2013
    You've been working hard, getting things done and demonstrating how prepared you are to take on more responsibility at work. Finally, the day comes: you're offered a promotion. On one hand, it's exactly what you've always wanted: a better title and more money. Before you accept the position, stop and think: do you really want that promotion? Take the following factors into consideration and answer these questions before you...
  • by Miriam Salpeter - June 18, 2013
    Did you know employers may want to check your credit before they hire you? While companies are more likely to be concerned with credit when the job specifically involves managing money, credit could come into play as a factor for anyone who will be handling money. The concern is that people in the midst of financial problems may not be the most responsible when it comes to handling an employer’s money. Many people have been...
  • by Miriam Salpeter - June 6, 2013
    You know you should ask questions before taking a job. However, job seekers who have been looking for new opportunities for months, or even years, are unlikely to spend a lot of time and effort evaluating a new offer before signing on the dotted line. If you’ve been searching for for a long time, you may not have the luxury to turn down an offer. Questions to ask before taking a job If you can afford to pass up an oppo...
  • by Miriam Salpeter - June 4, 2013
    It’s never too early to start building your digital footprint. I believe that college students should make a point to begin their building their own online profiles, and one of the easiest ways to do that is via LinkedIn. Jordan Friedman, a student at Emory University and contributor to Huffington Post’s college channel, asked me some questions for his post about the topic. Should college students use LinkedIn? Here is...
  • by Miriam Salpeter - May 31, 2013
    It’s gotten to the point where “job seeker” can be a synonym for “discouraged.” How are you supposed to overcome the competition to get a job? Especially if it’s been a long time since you’ve had to look for a position, you have a lot of obstacles to overcome. You know it’s futile to sit around and bemoan how tough it is to land a job; it’s up to you to act. Your first order of business is to network effectively and effic...
  • by Miriam Salpeter - May 22, 2013
    Job seekers who have been looking for new opportunities for months, or even years, are unlikely to spend a lot of time and effort evaluating a new offer before signing on the dotted line. If you've been searching for for a long time, you may not have the luxury to turn down an offer. But if you can afford to pass up an opportunity to wait for something that could be better, here are seven questions you should answer before you...
  • by Miriam Salpeter - May 17, 2013
    You know what they say: “The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.” If you’ve been coveting the greener grass of a career change, be sure to stop and reflect before you plan a major shift. While transitioning careers sometimes makes sense, many people mistakenly believe a career change will solve all of their problems. Even successful career changers may be surprised to find that they encounter the same (or w...
  • by Miriam Salpeter - May 17, 2013
    If you haven’t been successful landing a new gig, maybe it’s time to stop and take a look at your tactics. Don’t assume you haven’t found a job because the economy is poor; there are jobs out there. It is up to you to demonstrate how and why you are a good match. How to get a job Consider the following tips to help you land a new job this year: 1. Do a little soul searching. One of the most overlooked parts of a jo...