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 1 comment 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 […]

August 31, 2009 1 comment READ MORE →

Poll Of The Week #5: Do you send a cover letter with your resume? 7 Cover Letter Writing Tips!

Thanks to those for voting in this weeks poll!  Here are the results: First Place:  71% YesSecond Place: 29%  No Not sure how smart it is, but I’ve known hiring managers who make hiring decisions based on cover letters.  I also know hiring managers/recruiters who when tremendously busy will pass on reading the cover letter […]

August 31, 2009 6 comments READ MORE →

Should you be making a higher salary?

If you think you’re underpaid and deserve a raise make sure to do your homework.  The last thing you want is to go into that conversation with your supervisor unprepared.  Along with utilizing your outstanding performance reviews, make sure to check out the below links to salary calculators to help prove you deserve a raise/promotion. […]

August 28, 2009 3 comments READ MORE →

6 Creative Ways to Stand Out in the Job Search! (guest blog by Peggy McKee)

This post was guest blogged by Peggy McKee of the Medical Sales Recruiter – Tips & Quips Blog. Peggy is also the founder of PHC Consulting, a nationally recognized medical sales and life sciences industry search firm. Can’t get an interview? Can’t get past the first interview? Are you demonstrating the levels of commitment, drive, tenacity, […]

August 27, 2009 5 comments READ MORE →

3 ways that job descriptions help build an effective resume

Job descriptions are an extremely powerful tool when it comes to resume writing.  Unfortunately, once securing a job, employees will most likely never see their positions exact job description again.  Tragic.  Along with saving descriptions for previous positions held, I suggest saving/printing any descriptions for the jobs you’d like to obtain. Here are 3 ways […]

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August 25, 2009 2 comments READ MORE →