Does your resume say the magic word? How to best utilize keywords for resume success

How many times have you seen/heard this response after applying for a job, “Thanks for your interest in XYZ, we will review your resume and get back to you if this position, or others in the future match your qualifications?”   My guess is you’ve received this response more than once, and I bet each […]

August 12, 2009 11 comments READ MORE →

6 Tips to Overcome Interview Fear

Preparation in interviewing is absolutely crucial to your success as a candidate, and even those not experiencing fear should always prepare.  Click here to read up on interview preparation.  As an interviewer, I’ve worked with many candidates who have a fear of interviewing, some worse than others.  This is very common in people, possibly stemming […]

August 11, 2009 1 comment READ MORE →

Poll Of The Week #4: Which job search website do you use most?

Thanks to those for voting in this weeks poll!  Here are the results: First Place:  50% Other (listed below) Second Place: 42%  Monster Third Place: 8% CareerBuilder Fourth Place: 0% Yahoo! HotJobs Job Search Websites Listed in other: Dice.com idealist.org Careercast.com linkedin.com Naukri.com This survey fails to show it, but Monster and CareerBuilder are losing […]

August 10, 2009 3 comments READ MORE →

Cold, cruel, and hilarious interview prank from Monty Python (video clip)

Don’t want to give anything away, but I’ve actually heard horror stories from job seekers that mildly resemble the below interview clip from Monty Python.  This scene is gold, 18 kernels of pure gold.  Enjoy.

August 8, 2009 0 comments READ MORE →

U.S. unemployment numbers released today. Should we have high hopes?

Mark Harden, of the Denver Business Journal, wrote a positive article surrounding the great shit stew we have brewing.  U.S. unemployment numbers were released today, and possibly show signs of progress.  Harden writes, “The nation’s latest employment numbers, released Friday, were the most encouraging in months, showing a much smaller decline in jobs than earlier […]

August 7, 2009 0 comments READ MORE →

5 Networking Tips For Shy or Introverted People

Being shy can be a networking asset, you just need to know how to use it.  Remember, the world craves balance.  If networking events were made up of entirely extroverts, they would drive themselves crazy.  Here are COTJ’s 5 networking tips for shy or introverted people: 1. Utilize Social Media – Begin networking first on […]

August 6, 2009 9 comments READ MORE →

Ten minutes of pranks on Dwight from The Office (video clip)

Maybe not the most HR friendly video clip, but its Wednesday, and I bet my Corn Heads could use a laugh. If you are able to, take a ten minute break from whatever you’re doing and watch this glorious 10 minute video clip of various pranks on Dwight. Then reply back letting me know which […]

August 5, 2009 0 comments READ MORE →

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, […]

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