Don’t Flip Out Like Jerry Maguire (video clip)

When making your final exit, try to stay calm.  This will be the last time many of your co-workers see you, so try to smile and not ‘flip out’.  Maybe freaking the hell out works for someone like Jerry Maguire.  In the end he gains a few fish friends, helps bring his client the contract […]

July 24, 2009 0 comments READ MORE →

3 Reasons to Take an Unpaid Internship

While I believe internships should always be paid (unless the intern acts as a trainee for most of the time), it’s hard to deny the benefits of a well ran program.  Putting aside some legal aspects of paid/unpaid internships, here are 3 reasons why I believe every student should take one, even if it is […]

July 23, 2009 3 comments READ MORE →

What schools produce the highest paid graduates?

Found a very interesting article today that does a nice job in showing us which schools bring the most dough to new grads.  You’ll see a nice bar graph which compares both the Starting Median Salary as well as the Mid-Career Median Salary for each school on the list. It will come as no surprise for […]

July 22, 2009 0 comments READ MORE →

Pay increases make a comeback in 2010?

Many of those still lucky enough to be working these days have seen their company slash raises and bonuses this year.  I’ve come accross some hopeful news for those of you feeling like your hard work should earn you a thicker wallet.  Please see the link below from ResumeBear, which discusses a 2010 salary survey report completed […]

July 21, 2009 0 comments READ MORE →

Poll Of The Week #1: How to answer, what is your biggest weakness?

Wonderful, the results are in!  Thanks to those for voting on our very first Poll of the Week!  COTJ fans were given three incredibly exciting topics and needed to pick which one they most wanted to learn about.  In the end, our results went like this: First Place:  64%  “How to answer the question, What is your biggest weakness?” […]

July 20, 2009 0 comments READ MORE →

Mega Career Fair in September comes to Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia

Truth be told, Corn on the Job is on vacation this week at the Jersey Shore, but I’ve kept my friends in mind and have stumbled on some ‘mega’ career fair news to share with you.  Monster.com and Philly.com have partnered up to create what they are calling the Mega Career Fair.    Along with a link […]

July 19, 2009 0 comments READ MORE →

Top 25 towns to work

This list ranks the top 25 cities according to cost of living and average commute time.  Looks like a big win for Texas, while Philly settles near the bottom. Click to view top 25 cities

July 18, 2009 0 comments READ MORE →

Haven’t heard back? Can you apply again?

More than a few friends of mine have asked this question lately, so it appears like a  perfect topic for Corn on the Job.  I think today I’ll cut right to the answer, and give you some more thought after.  Yes, definitely send your application/resume to the company again, but please make sure you give […]

July 17, 2009 0 comments READ MORE →

Never interview like Will Ferrell in Step Brothers…

While certainly hilarious, this short clip from Step Brothers teaches us exactly how not to interview.  Below you’ll find the link to quite arguably the funniest scene in Step Brothers.  Watch as Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly tag team the interview, then come back for my take: What have we learned: The interview is […]

July 16, 2009 3 comments READ MORE →

How to respond to questions regarding being fired

Everything is going just peachy.  Not only have you answered every question with confidence, but your answers have shown you are more than qualified for the opening.  However, this confidence only grows in you once answering another question successfully.  Before each new question your leg shakes under the table in anticipation for the question that […]

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