5 Stupid Interview Questions (And How To Answer Them)

If you are new, register for my RSS feed! 1. Why do you want this job? This question fails so hard.  A recruiter/hiring manager needs to gauge your level of interest in their position and organization, obviously .  Initially, candidates can prove that by submitting a resume/application for the opening.  Also, not that employers have […]

October 26, 2009 28 comments READ MORE →

Interview Tip: Don’t forget hygiene (Contest winners announced in post!)

(Towards the bottom of this post you’ll find details for a contest, prizes included) Winners Announced at the bottom! Basic hygiene means taking showers daily, coating our underarms with deodorant, and spraying nice smelling cologne or perfume on our body (even if you are still using Cool Water).  Keeping oneself well groomed, with freshly brushed teeth and […]

October 22, 2009 37 comments READ MORE →

Attention Generation Y: Please share Facebook with your Mom

Life can change drastically in just 4 years.  In 2005 I had graduated from college, started my first “big boy” job as a recruiter, was living life with two healthy shoulders, my metabolism was in excellent shape, and my Mom was no where to be found on Facebook.  Flash forward 4 years to 2009 and […]

October 20, 2009 8 comments READ MORE →

The ‘L’ Word and Your Career

This post is inspired by the brilliance of Matt Cheuvront. Matt runs a sweet and utterly awesome blog called Life Without Pants. Go lose yourself over there for a bit, you won’t be disappointed. Matt recently posed the question, “Do you need to LOVE your job to be happy”, which sprung a debate between many Gen […]

October 15, 2009 3 comments READ MORE →

How to Creatively Network for Your Job Search (guest blog from Sam Diener)

This post was guest blogged by Sam Diener of The Sam Diener Blog. Sam has built a name for himself in the ever important networking arena.  His articles cover critical aspects of networking from various angles, providing powerful information to his readers.  Go pick his brain at SamDiener.com and enjoy Sam’s guest appearance on COTJ. So […]

October 13, 2009 3 comments READ MORE →

Weekend YouTube Update – Ben Stiller, Ryan Seacrest, Twitter, and you.

Ben Stiller is a god in my opinion, and after coming across the below video I’m man-crushing the guy even more.  Corn Heads not on Twitter won’t understand the humor, but my Tweeple will agree when I say this video is completely spot on in emulating a needy, annoying, and desperate Twitter user.  Under the […]

October 12, 2009 0 comments READ MORE →

What can Joaquin Phoenix teach us about switching careers? Do you have street cred?

The embarrassing decline of Joaquin Phoenix Towards the end of 2008 shocking reports surfaced that Joaquin Phoenix was switching careers.  Phoenix declared that his accomplished acting career was over, and immediately focused on pursuing a hip-hop music career.  Anyone who saw “Walk the Line” and his excellent portrayal of Johnny Cash might not have been too surprised […]

October 6, 2009 4 comments READ MORE →

The Office performs Parkour

Since I haven’t had a chance to really sit down and write, I figured the least I could do was send a comical clip from “The Office”.  Enjoy!

October 1, 2009 1 comment READ MORE →

This is your personal brand. This is your life. This is MeritBuilder.

When you look back at all of the positive experiences you’ve encountered in life, from kindergarten up until present time, you are in essence taking a look at your personal brand.  These positive experiences formed who you are today, and why you are successful in your career, as well as why you’re an asset to your company. […]

September 23, 2009 2 comments READ MORE →

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 […]

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September 22, 2009 0 comments READ MORE →