Obama proposes multibillion-dollar plan to boost US community colleges

President Barack Obama makes an appearance twice in the same week on Corn on the Job, becoming the first president to do so.  Congratulations Barack. President Obama proposed a 10-year multibillion-dollar initiative to help improve community college programs in the United States.  The objective is to basically re-train Americans as a result of the volatile […]

September 22, 2009 0 comments READ MORE →

Poll Of The Week #6: Which resume writing/interview preparation service would help you most?

Thanks to those for voting in this weeks poll!  Here are the results: First Place:  60% – Resume Editing (using existing resume) Second Place: 13% –  Cover Letter Creation AND Interview Preparation Third Place: 7% – Full Resume Writing (from scratch) AND Accomplishment Creation Fourth Place: 0% – Reference Verification Resumes are important, don’t let […]

September 21, 2009 0 comments READ MORE →

Weekend YouTube Update – Obama disses Kanye

Please welcome ‘Weekend YouTube Update’ to Corn on the Job.  What is this all about you ask?  Ok, well lets be honest, you hate Monday mornings.  Continuing on the honest train, lets have an open conversation about YouTube.  You absolutely love YouTube, and you are definitely watching it while at work.  Starting to understand the […]

September 21, 2009 0 comments READ MORE →

Meet Kevin Smiley, Philadelphia’s latest successful sidewalk job seeker…

In the beginning of August I wrote a story about two La Salle graduates struggling to find employment. Down on their luck, and out of ideas, the recent graduates ran out into the street dressed their best and made it their mission to distribute their resume to the masses.  The article expressed my praise towards […]

September 16, 2009 2 comments READ MORE →

4 Tips on How to Ask For a Raise in a Recession

Asking for a raise in normal economic conditions can be a bit hairy, but doing so in our current economic state just stinks.  During tough times, some believe it’s career suicide to have a discussion about salary with a supervisor.  That may be the case, but if you truly are underpaid, as well as a […]

September 9, 2009 2 comments READ MORE →

Social Media: Welcome to the Revolution

Friends, I have a bone to pick.  Unfortunately, the people that need to hear me out might never read this blog post, or view the video I’ve embedded below.  As you’ll see in the video, 96% of Generation Y has joined a social network.  My beef is with the remaining 4%.  Some of my close friends have […]

September 7, 2009 2 comments READ MORE →

One quick Twitter tip for job seekers…

Twitter is a virus.  Twitter is infectious.  Twitter is spreading. Since Twitter arrived on the scene it appears more and more people have forgot about MySpace.  Who really uses MySpace anymore?  If Facebook and MySpace were considered the #1 and #2 social media websites, you can now consider Twitter #2 and MySpace #gone.  Twitter is […]

September 4, 2009 3 comments READ MORE →

Office Space Clip: A lesson on employee engagement

For those not receiving an invite to the  joyous Human Resources buzz word party, employee engagement is a phrase used to describe how motivated, or excited employees are in their role.  Organizations with a strategic HR function run surveys on their employees to understand the level of engagement at  the company.  Certainly, other items are measured, […]

September 3, 2009 13 comments READ MORE →

“Wait, your e-mail address is what?”

Attention Job Seekers:  Please make sure your e-mail address is professional.  Thank you. Why is it that 98% of job seekers have a professional e-mail address, while many  still choose e-mails like kissyface23@email.com?  Like most people, recruiters first see the senders e-mail address before opening.  In the case of online resume submittal, a candidates e-mail […]

September 2, 2009 9 comments READ MORE →

Is Twitter worried about Flutter?

Spent some time on Ken Horst’s blog last night and found a doozy.  A doozy I tell you.  Ken is also known as “The Jobs Guy”, and has over 14,000 followers on Twitter.   Check him out, he’s a good dude. So, what is Flutter?  Flutter believes Twitter’s use of 140 characters is way too […]

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