Emergency on Interview Day. Really, how about growing a pair?

Since starting Corn On The Job I’ve read stories from job seekers trashing employers, recruiters, and hiring managers.  I’ve sat back and watched, and I have wrote about and agreed with comments regarding how long an interview process can take, the rudeness of a recruiter or manager, and also how completely idiotic certain interview questions […]

November 20, 2009 8 comments READ MORE →

The Importance of Networking for Interns

Last week I read a post from one of my favorite bloggers, Ryan Stephens, who wrote a piece called “How to be an Awesome Intern”.   My long ass response to his post suggested that networking is critical for the intern.  This long comment I shared with Ryan and his readers inspired me to turn […]

November 16, 2009 30 comments READ MORE →

…99 problems but a JOB ain’t one

I’m a lucky man.  The last 9 months have been extremely rewarding for me, and I’m damn proud of what I’ve accomplished while unemployed.  However, after reading more than a few unemployment horror stories from my Corn Heads, I admit that I do feel pretty guilty sharing my FUNemployed victories.   Since March I’ve been carrying […]

November 13, 2009 23 comments READ MORE →

How has Facebook changed the way you vacation?

When I was 12, my parents took my two siblings and I to Jamaica.  We stayed at an all-inclusive resort called Boscobel Beach, and I had one of the most memorable times from my childhood.  The place was beautiful and from what I remember, the food was much better than some of the recent all-inclusive […]

November 12, 2009 8 comments READ MORE →

Are you your careers worst enemy?

I have beef with Rod Stewart Today I found out that a lot can change in just one day.  Monday morning I could safely say that Rod Stewart and I were perfect buds.  However, after a few events yesterday, I’m not sure Rod and I are in ‘cahoots’ anymore.  While running a few errands on […]

November 10, 2009 8 comments READ MORE →

Unemployed and forgotten? Senate (finally) extends unemployment 14-20 weeks

In unison, millions of unemployed Americans let out a huge sigh of relief yesterday as Senate extended jobless benefits 14-20 weeks.  Many americans, however, share a feeling of frustration, believing that their country’s decision makers were worried more about devouring ‘lobster and steak’, than the well being of jobless workers.  Have millions of unemployed Americans […]

November 5, 2009 7 comments READ MORE →

Why Do Long Interview Processes Fail? (win a professional resume edit, contest details at bottom)

Want to win an absolutely FREE Professional Resume Edit complete by Vertical Media Solutions (www.vmsolu.com)?  Read contest details at the bottom! All participants win! Top talent moves fast, so why do companies insist on interview/hiring processes that take forever?  Most of us have been part of an incredibly awful interview process before, or at least […]

November 1, 2009 29 comments READ MORE →

Unemployment Extension Update

Legislation Update On October 27th Senate agreed on an 87-13 procedural vote to extend unemployment insurance.  A final vote will take place sometime this week, but all signs point to unemployment insurance being extended further. What does this mean? If your unemployment insurance benefits have been exhausted before the passing of this bill, you WILL […]

October 29, 2009 31 comments READ MORE →

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 […]

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October 22, 2009 37 comments READ MORE →