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    Employment Notebook - Motivating Yourself (and Others) in the Workplace
by Jo Miller and Jenna Connour - Jun, 2014
Motivation is one of the top job candidate qualities that many employers seek when finding talent for their companies. But with days filled with deadlines, meetings, and generally demanding schedules, it can be difficult to find energy for yourself, much less motivate your co-workers as well. We talk with Jo Miller, CEO of Women’s Leadership Coaching, Inc., to learn more about being a motivating force in the workplace. Empl...
 
    Management Decisions - Exit Interviews
by Sharlyn Lauby and Cady Chesney - Jun, 2014
An exit interview takes place when an employee is leaving an organization, and they are meant to be a conversation between the employee and the employer about the employee's experience at the organization. However, many organizations are not receiving the full value of exit interviews because they are not being conducted correctly. Sharlyn Lauby, a human resources executive with over 20 years of experience, joins the show to s...
 
    Job Search Guide - Pre-Interview Prep: Doing Your Homework
by David Lewis and Jenna Connour - Jun, 2014
Preparing for an interview can be a nerve-wracking but crucial part of the job search process. David Lewis, founder and CEO of OperationsInc, a human resources consulting firm based in Connecticut, gives us some insight into pre-interview preparation – including the importance of studying up on a potential employer before arriving at the company for a job interview. Job Search Guide covers all facets of the process from str...
 
    Job Search Guide - The Disadvantage of Interviewing First
by Howard Cattie and Cady Chesney - Jun, 2014
When setting up a job interview, few individuals think about the implications of the timing of their interview. As a candidate, if you schedule your interview at the beginning of the employer’s interview process there is a noticeable disadvantage. Howard Cattie, career coach and mentor with CareerOyster, sits down with LJNRadio host Cady Chesney to discuss the pros and cons of when you interview in the employers interview proc...
 
  Habits for Success: How To Work Smarter
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Jul, 2014
I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing over 400 women from around the world about work and career for my book: ‘This Is Not The Career I Ordered’ and my forthcoming book: ‘Thrive Where You Are’. Whether entrepreneurial in spirit or working in more corporate environments, many of the women I spoke with had similar ‘habits for success’. Here are five that rose to the top – helping these successful women work smarter and achie...
 
  Three Reasons Why Objective Statements Are Out
by Debra Wheatman - Jul, 2014
With all the “do’s and don’ts” of resume writing, do you ever wonder the reasons why objective statements are out? The objective statement falls in the category of a “don’t.” There are at least three reasons why objective statements are no longer recommended for professional resumes. ONE: It places the focus on your needs (objective) rather than the employer’s needs. The purpose of your resume is to help the hiring man...
 
  Introverts’ Struggles — and Strategies for Success — on the Job
by Lindsey Pollak - Jul, 2014
Nancy Ancowitz is a business communication coach who helps clients with vital career-building and leadership skills, and is author of Self-Promotion for Introverts®. I recently connected with her to learn more about strategies introverts can use to succeed on the job and how introverts and extroverts can work well together. Here’s what she had to say: What do introverts tend to struggle with in the workplace? 1. H...
 
  3 Easy Ways to Disguise Resume Gaps
by Louise Fletcher - Jul, 2014
If you’re worried about gaps in your resume, you’re not alone. This is one of the most common concerns expressed by new clients of Blue Sky Resumes, and a common topic of conversation on web forums and social media sites. The good news is that resume gaps are not as big a concern as they used to be. As our economy has changed, the world of work has transformed with it. People keep jobs for shorter and shorter periods of tim...
 
  How Do Headhunters Work?
by Louise Fletcher - Jul, 2014
Most job seekers fundamentally misunderstand the role of professional headhunters (also known as recruiters) and as a result, they miss out on countless job opportunities. In this article, I am going to explain exactly how headhunters work and how you can find them, because they are a vital part of the job search for anyone at the manager level and above. That’s because headhunters are paid by companies to fill vacant po...
 
  5 ways to position yourself for a return to prior career
by Julie Walraven - Jul, 2014
There are multiple types of career changes. One of those is the individual who started in one field and left it to pursue other interests. Are you one of those people who have worked in multiple fields? You aren’t alone. Many of my clients have worked in more than one field. If you leave a field for a period of time and then want to return, you may be facing a tougher struggle than if you had stayed in the field throughout you...
 
  Getting Past the Telephone Screening Interview
by Robin Ryan - Jul, 2014
When an employer calls to say, "We'd like to discuss your qualifications a bit.” what they are really saying is “We want to know more about your exact skills and verify your resume, before we offer you an interview.” Human Resources professionals refer to this interview as the Screening Interview. In today’s job market this kind of screening process has become very popular and is frequently used. This initial employer contact...
 
  Handling the Dreaded “You’re Overqualified” Challenge
by Robin Ryan - Jul, 2014
Seems I continually hear this complaint, “They aren’t hiring me because I’m overqualified.” One man wrote an e-mail to me concerned about this problem: “I have a lot of incredible extracurricular professional activities, publishing expertise, project management experience, board leadership skills, etc. I have an MBA, and am a CPA. All of this info is on my resume because it sets me apart. However, I am concerned that peopl...
 
  Looking for a Job: Here is One Technique That Works
by Robin Ryan - Jul, 2014
85% of all jobs are never advertised. 85%!! Most of these are good jobs with the better salaries that you seek. A networking technique called Informational Interviewing is a successful tool that job hunters have used to find these unadvertised jobs. Many job hunters attending my job search seminars are unfamiliar with it, but 63% of all new jobs were found through contacts last year. It's a valuable technique to learn and impl...
 
  Moms Returning to Work
by Robin Ryan - Jul, 2014
Joanne left the workforce 14 years ago when her daughter was a baby. Now that the daughter is driving, Joanne began to consider breaking back into the workforce. She contacted me for career guidance in June, when she saw an advertisement for the ideal job. She had no résumé, and no well-considered plan on how to integrate back into the working world. We created a powerful résumé detailing both her old experience and more re...
 
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