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 […]

August 25, 2009 2 comments READ MORE →

Todays Top 10 Best Jobs

Loyal Corn Heads might remember last weeks article that covered todays 10 worst jobs. Well, it’s not all doom and gloom here at Corn on the Job.  Over the weekend I decided I’d bring you some sunshine with Today’s Top 10 Best Jobs, so back to CareerCast I went. For those of you with kids, […]

August 24, 2009 2 comments READ MORE →

How to prepare for illegal interview questions

While I believe ample time should be spent practicing popular interview questions, it’s also smart to know which questions are illegal and should never be asked.  Well trained HR folks have been brain washed into knowing every painful legality of interviewing, and pass that information over to hiring managers.  Sadly, some hiring managers just don’t […]

August 20, 2009 4 comments READ MORE →

Todays Top 10 Worst Jobs

In the summer of 2008 I had a dream that I was a Lumberjack with incredible super human powers.  This is very true, and I promise I’m going somewhere with this.  At that time I was working with the Customer Support group at Primavera on the recruiting and hiring efforts for a large number of […]

August 19, 2009 4 comments READ MORE →

FUNemployment Vacation #3 – Vegas

For the next couple days I’ll be off in Vegas becoming Mr. Papagorgio.  I would absolutely love to blog from the hotel, or next to The Eiffel Tower, but unfortunately a laptop is not in my possession.  Bummer. While I’m gone, send me some email to come back to.  Would love to hear suggestions for COTJ, as […]

August 13, 2009 0 comments READ MORE →

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 1 comment 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: This survey fails to show it, but Monster and CareerBuilder are losing […]

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August 10, 2009 3 comments READ MORE →