Good Ear vs. Bad Ear – A tale of two recent graduates, and their opposing views on job hunting

Corn on the Job’s feeling a little weird today.  There is a part of me that’s very excited, impressed, and inspired by the creativity of a recent La Salle graduate, and his job search antics.  And there is another part of me that’s feeling somewhat disappointed, and maybe even bitter with a recent graduate from Monroe […]

August 4, 2009 13 comments READ MORE →

Poll Of The Week #3: When looking for a job, what’s MOST important to you?

Thanks to those for voting in this weeks poll!  Here are the results: First Place:  42% Flexible Work Schedules/Company Culture Second Place: 25%  Competitive Benefit Package Third Place: 17% Competitive Salary Tie for Fourth Place: 8% Short Commute and Financially Stable Company Todays worker wants more than just a nice salary, and organizations are rapidly […]

August 3, 2009 0 comments READ MORE →

PhillyHires hosts 5 upcoming career fairs

Attendance is free and registration is not required, although if you do register on the website, than you’ll be given a glimpse of the company attendance list.  I strongly suggest registering, than make up your mind once you see which companies plan to be there. I’ve listed brief information on all five job fairs below, […]

August 1, 2009 0 comments READ MORE →

A video clip from Tommy Boy – How to quickly lose the sale, and your job!

Enjoy this classic scene from Tommy Boy! Thanks to Jen for suggesting COTJ use this scene!

July 31, 2009 0 comments READ MORE →

Are you unemployed? Here’s 20 ways to become FUNemployed

When I was part of a lay-off in March of this year, I officially became FUNemployed.  Now, I could have let post-traumatic lay-off stress set in, but instead I created a positive mind set for myself.  I call this state of mind FUNemployment, and I believe the world needs it now, more than ever. Losing […]

July 30, 2009 14 comments READ MORE →

What did you want to be when you grew up? Discussion – reply with your answer!

When I was a first grader, the teacher asked us to draw what we wanted to be when we grew up.  It was the very first time the question crossed my Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle loving mind.  Once coming to the realization that I couldn’t be a  Ninja Turtle, I knew that I would one […]

July 29, 2009 26 comments READ MORE →

Helpful link displaying niche job search websites by field/industry

When general job boards don’t work out, try finding one specific to your niche.  Check out the link below! http://jobsearch.about.com/od/jobsbycareerfieldaz/a/topsbytype.htm

July 28, 2009 2 comments READ MORE →

Philadelphia Career Fair – New Job Hob Nob on August 12, 2009

Monster.com and Philly.com team up to create what they call the New Job Hob Nob.  What’s wonderful about this event is it brings a networking feel to the career fair.  Candidates and employers will casually meet, mingle, and match up.  Walking up to a recruiter or manager sitting behind a desk can be somewhat intimidating […]

July 28, 2009 2 comments READ MORE →

Poll Of The Week #2: How many hours do you spend preparing for an interview?

Thanks to those for voting in this weeks poll!  COTJ asked readers to share how many hours they spend preparing for an interview, here’s how it went: First Place:  64%  0-1 Second Place: 27%  1-2 Third Place: 9% 2+ Candidates should always spend at least one hour preparing for an interview.  In my opinion, preparation builds […]

July 27, 2009 2 comments READ MORE →

Don’t Flip Out Like Jerry Maguire (video clip)

When making your final exit, try to stay calm.  This will be the last time many of your co-workers see you, so try to smile and not ‘flip out’.  Maybe freaking the hell out works for someone like Jerry Maguire.  In the end he gains a few fish friends, helps bring his client the contract […]

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