5 Warning Signs To Look For During An Interview

Let’s face it, interviews can be extremely stressful for jobseekers.  Especially if you are dying to land the job!  You spend hours preparing in order to make a great impression and be the perfect candidate, but sometimes many people forget that it is a two way street.  When you are interviewing for a position you Read more about 5 Warning Signs To Look For During An Interview[…]

Friday Forum – Gift Idea For A Co-Worker?

Welcome to the Friday Forum! Every Friday, we take a question submitted by one of our readers and have our professionals field it and provide advice.  We then encourage members of the Need a New Gig community to comment below and give their take! Here is This Week’s Question: Mary asks: “I recently accepted a new Read more about Friday Forum – Gift Idea For A Co-Worker?[…]

5 Things You MUST Cut From Your Resume!

If you are anything like me, you don’t really think about your resume until you need it.  Then when the time comes to look for a job, you search through your email and old files to find the resume that you used when you interviewed for your last job.  Typically to save time you add Read more about 5 Things You MUST Cut From Your Resume![…]

Can You Say No to a Recruiter?

Friday Forum – Can I Say “NO” To A Recruiter?

Welcome to the Friday Forum! Every Friday, we take a question submitted by one of our readers and have our professionals field it and provide advice.  We then encourage members of the Need a New Gig community to comment below and give their take! Here is This Week’s Question: Jonathan asks: “Recently I started looking for Read more about Friday Forum – Can I Say “NO” To A Recruiter?[…]

5 Soft Wkills That Will Get You Hired Before Your Education Will

The 5 Soft Skills That Will Get You Hired Before Your Education Will

  Whether you are a hiring authority or a job seeker, you are well aware that you need to possess certain “hard” skills for various jobs. A well-defined set of sales skills may not be the best fit for a Java Developer, and engineering skills do not, by themselves, qualify you for a CFO position. Read more about The 5 Soft Skills That Will Get You Hired Before Your Education Will[…]

Friday Forum – Long Commute Worth It?

Welcome to the Friday Forum! Every Friday, we take a question submitted by one of our readers and have our professionals field it and provide advice.  We then encourage members of the Need a New Gig community to comment below and give their take! Here is This Week’s Question: Jim asks: “I have been looking for Read more about Friday Forum – Long Commute Worth It?[…]

Am I a Cultural Fit?

You have been looking for a new job for months and you feel like you are finally getting close to making a decision.  You have the offer in hand and now you are just weighing the pros and cons.  But wait… Have you thought about the actual work environment or culture?  Will you fit in? Read more about Am I a Cultural Fit?[…]

5 Characteristics of the Bosses We Love to Hate

In a perfect world, the office environment would be perfect every day. Employees would get along famously. Everyone would be recognized for their achievements and continually developed to their utmost abilities. Projects would be equally delegated, and work would always be productive. Customers would always be happy. Sound too good to be true? It is! Read more about 5 Characteristics of the Bosses We Love to Hate[…]

Why You Are Having ZERO Luck With Your Job Search… And What To Do!

Why? Job hunting can be a long, tiresome, and an overall frustrating process.  You spend countless hours putting together a resume, applying and interviewing and you still have no luck.  It can be a mental drain and an emotional hit on your self esteem. After a few months of striking out, candidates will come up Read more about Why You Are Having ZERO Luck With Your Job Search… And What To Do![…]

Second Chance After a Bad Interview

Friday Forum – Second Chance After Bad Interview?

Welcome to the Friday Forum! Every Friday, we take a question submitted by one of our readers and have our professionals field it and provide advice.  We then encourage members of the Need a New Gig community to comment below and give their take! Here is This Week’s Question: Terry asks: “I had an interview yesterday Read more about Friday Forum – Second Chance After Bad Interview?[…]

7 Things You MUST Do Before You Quit Your Job

  Finally deciding that you are quitting your job can bring on a whole slew of different emotions. Part of you is exhilarated and excited – you are either leaving for a new opportunity, choosing a different path, or starting a new business. Part of you is scared to death: will you be successful, will Read more about 7 Things You MUST Do Before You Quit Your Job[…]

5 Reasons To Keep Your Resume Updated!

If you have been happy at your job, chances are that you haven’t thought about your resume in a long time.  Honestly, probably not since you landed your current role! I can say that you are not alone.  Most people only think about their resume when it is time to start looking for a new Read more about 5 Reasons To Keep Your Resume Updated![…]

Friday Forum – Phone Interview During Work Day?

Welcome to the Friday Forum! Every Friday, we take a question submitted by one of our readers and have our professionals field it and provide advice.  We then encourage members of the Need a New Gig community to comment below and give their take! Here is This Week’s Question: Brent asks: “I finally heard back from Read more about Friday Forum – Phone Interview During Work Day?[…]

Friday Forum – Best Time to Look For a Job?

Welcome to the Friday Forum! Every Friday, we take a question submitted by one of our readers and have our professionals field it and provide advice.  We then encourage members of the Need a New Gig community to comment below and give their take! Here is This Week’s Question: Maria asks: “I have been thinking about Read more about Friday Forum – Best Time to Look For a Job?[…]

How to Prepare for Your Performance Review

Performance reviews are often referred to as a bittersweet time of year: one where all of your hard work is reviewed and recognized, but also a time of year where your shortcomings come to light! That said, many employees (and leaders) do not look forward to this uncomfortable time of year. What Does a Performance Read more about How to Prepare for Your Performance Review[…]

What Exactly is Company Culture?

“The company has decided to move in a different direction because they don’t feel you are a culture fit” If you have been looking for a job in the past few years or have worked with a recruiter I am guessing that you may have heard something along these lines.  “Culture fit” has become many Read more about What Exactly is Company Culture?[…]

Friday Forum – Submitted a Resume With a Typo?!

Welcome to the Friday Forum! Every Friday, we take a question submitted by one of our readers and have our professionals field it and provide advice.  We then encourage members of the Need a New Gig community to comment below and give their take! Here is This Week’s Question: Diane asks: “I haven’t been actively looking Read more about Friday Forum – Submitted a Resume With a Typo?![…]

3 Things Your Modern Resume Must Have [Guest Blog]

A well-written resume continues to be the kingpin to a successful job search. In this digital age where competition is steeper than ever, candidates must take care in crafting a quality document that stands out from the rest. As a critical self-marketing tool, your resume needs to not only represent value, but also an understanding Read more about 3 Things Your Modern Resume Must Have [Guest Blog][…]

What to Do If You Are Late for an Interview

Friday Forum – Late For My Job Interview?

Welcome to the Friday Forum! Every Friday, we take a question submitted by one of our readers and have our professionals field it and provide advice.  We then encourage members of the Need a New Gig community to comment below and give their take! Here is This Week’s Question: Paul asks: “Last week I had an Read more about Friday Forum – Late For My Job Interview?[…]

5 Social Media Tips For Job Seekers!

Landing a new position in today’s world can be harder, thanks to good old technology.  The process has evolved, and it has become more than just submitting a resume and showing up for an interview.  There is a great deal of behind-the-scenes screening that takes place before a potential employer decides if they would like Read more about 5 Social Media Tips For Job Seekers![…]

Friday Forum – Looking For New Position Because of Boss?

Welcome to the Friday Forum! Every Friday, we take a question submitted by one of our users and have our professionals field it and provide advice.  We then encourage members of the Need a New Gig community to comment below and give their take! Here is This Week’s Question: Terry asks: “About six months ago my Read more about Friday Forum – Looking For New Position Because of Boss?[…]

The 4 Times to Follow Up After an Interview

You finally found the perfect job, and just got finished with a solid interview. Everything seems to be moving in the right direction, but there is still work that needs to be done to show that you are the right candidate! Don’t drop the ball on the follow up! These are 4 key times that Read more about The 4 Times to Follow Up After an Interview[…]

Friday Forum – Take a Sick Day to Start Your Job Search?

Welcome to the Friday Forum! Every Friday, we take a question submitted by one of our users and have our professionals field it and provide advice.  We then encourage members of the Need a New Gig community to comment below and give their take! Here is This Week’s Question: John asks: “I really want to start Read more about Friday Forum – Take a Sick Day to Start Your Job Search?[…]

Friday Forum – Flexibility or Higher Salary?

Welcome to the Friday Forum! Every Friday, we take a question submitted by one of our users and have our professionals field it and provide advice.  We then encourage members of the Need a New Gig community to comment below and give their take! Here is This Week’s Question: Sandra asks: “I have been interviewing and Read more about Friday Forum – Flexibility or Higher Salary?[…]

The Cons… and Pros of Posting Your Resume Online

Chances are that if you are looking for a job, this question has crossed your mind. Depending on your current situation, posting your resume can either help you find your next position, or it can be detrimental to your search. If you are currently employed and are confidentially looking for a new position, you need Read more about The Cons… and Pros of Posting Your Resume Online[…]

Friday Forum – Reference From a Manager You Didn’t Get Along With?

Welcome to the Friday Forum! Every Friday, we take a question submitted by one of our users and have our professionals field it and provide advice.  We then encourage members of the Need a New Gig community to comment below and give their take! Here is This Week’s Question: Brent asks: “Hi, I’m in the process Read more about Friday Forum – Reference From a Manager You Didn’t Get Along With?[…]

5 Telltale Signs You are About to Get Fired

Getting fired is never fun – whether it is simply a downsizing, or a termination for poor performance. Few descriptions (no matter how kind) take the sting out of the actual event. Being terminated is even worse when you don’t know it’s coming! Being a recruiter, I have witnessed the event from numerous perspectives. It Read more about 5 Telltale Signs You are About to Get Fired[…]

Should You Take a Sick Day to Look for a New Job?

Friday Forum – What To Do If I Don’t Know the Answer During an Interview?

Welcome to the Friday Forum! Every Friday we take a question submitted by one of our users and have our professionals field it and provide advice.  We then encourage members of the Need a New Gig community to comment below and give their take! Here is This Week’s Question: Kelly asks: “I had an interview this Read more about Friday Forum – What To Do If I Don’t Know the Answer During an Interview?[…]

Should You Take a Sick Day to Look for a New Job?

Friday Forum – Should I Send a Thank You Note After a Phone Interview?

Happy Friday and Welcome to the Friday Forum! Every Friday we take a question submitted by one of our users and have our professionals field it and provide advice.  We then encourage members of the Need a New Gig community to comment below and give their take! Here is This Week’s Question: Jeff asks: “I had Read more about Friday Forum – Should I Send a Thank You Note After a Phone Interview?[…]

8 Questions NOT to ask in an interview [Guest Blog]

  ‘Can I just say, I find you terribly attractive and I wondered if you fancy dinner tonight?’ Writing an article about questions NOT to ask a prospective employer at your interview ought to be a piece of cake. Here’s another to avoid: ‘So, where did you get the wig?’ But enough silliness! Let’s focus Read more about 8 Questions NOT to ask in an interview [Guest Blog][…]

Should You Take a Sick Day to Look for a New Job?

Friday Forum – How Do I Give My Notice?

Happy Friday and Welcome to the Friday Forum! Every Friday we take a question submitted by one of our users and have our professionals field it and provide advice.  We then encourage members of the Need a New Gig community to comment below and give their take! Here is This Week’s Question: Sandy asks: “I received Read more about Friday Forum – How Do I Give My Notice?[…]

How To Write a Resignation Letter

You’ve been extended an offer for a new position and you have officially accepted.  Congrats!  Your job search has finally come to a close.  But wait.  You still need to tell your current employer… Giving your notice makes for a stressful and interesting conversation.  Typically your Manager will be caught off guard so it is Read more about How To Write a Resignation Letter[…]

Too Early for an Interview

Too Early for My Interview?

You have landed an in-person interview and you are on your way to job search success! You pressed your suit, printed extra copies of your resume, and have taken the whole day off to ensure a perfect meeting. To show that you are serious about this opportunity you want to make sure that you are Read more about Too Early for My Interview?[…]

Should You Take a Sick Day to Look for a New Job?

Friday Forum – Can I Negotiate My Salary When I Get a Job Offer?

Happy Friday and Welcome to the Friday Forum! Every Friday we take a question submitted by one of our users and have our professionals field it and provide advice.  We then encourage members of the Need a New Gig community to comment below and give their take! Here is This Week’s Question: Patricia asks: “I have Read more about Friday Forum – Can I Negotiate My Salary When I Get a Job Offer?[…]

7 Things to Negotiate Besides Salary

7 Things To Negotiate Besides Salary

  You have the job offer in hand and you are ready to start to negotiate your offer – congratulations!  You have already decided that you want to ask for a little more in base salary, but what else can you negotiate?  There are many pieces to your total compensation package aside from salary, and Read more about 7 Things To Negotiate Besides Salary[…]

Should You Take a Sick Day to Look for a New Job?

Friday Forum – What is the Right Way to Handle Salary Discussions?

Happy Friday and Welcome to the Friday Forum! Every Friday we take a question submitted by one of our users and have our professionals field it and provide advice.  We then encourage members of the Need a New Gig community to comment below and give their take! Here is This Week’s Question: Paul asks: “I wanted Read more about Friday Forum – What is the Right Way to Handle Salary Discussions?[…]

What Do I Wear to a Job Interview?

As the workplace continues to evolve, this becomes one of the hardest questions to answer. You want to be presentable and put your best foot forward, but at the same time you want to make sure you fit in with the culture of your perspective employer. The key to knowing what to wear for an Read more about What Do I Wear to a Job Interview?[…]

Should You Take a Sick Day to Look for a New Job?

Friday Forum – How Can I Learn About a Company’s Culture?

Follow my blog with Bloglovin  Happy Friday and welcome to the Friday Forum! Every Friday we take a question submitted by one of our users and have our professionals field it and provide advice.  We then encourage members of the Need a New Gig community to comment below and give their take! Here is This Week’s Read more about Friday Forum – How Can I Learn About a Company’s Culture?[…]

3 Apps You Need To Find a Job!

Rewind back to the early 2000’s and remember when you found out that you could look for jobs on the Internet. How incredible was that? It sure beat looking through the newspaper! Not to mention how easy and fast it was. At the time Monster.com was the best in the business (valued around 8 billion) Read more about 3 Apps You Need To Find a Job![…]

Should You Take a Sick Day to Look for a New Job?

Friday Forum – Should I Quit?

Happy Friday and welcome to the Friday Forum! Every Friday we take a question submitted by one of our users and have our professionals field it and provide advice.  We then encourage members of the Need a New Gig community to comment below and give their take! Here is This Week’s Question: Jon asks: “I have Read more about Friday Forum – Should I Quit?[…]

10 Ways to Botch Your Interview

Awesome news! You’ve landed an interview and you are one step closer to getting that new job. Now, you just need to have a successful meeting. Don’t make these 10 common mistakes and botch your interview! 1. Not Doing Research on the Company or Interviewer This is one of the most common ways that candidates Read more about 10 Ways to Botch Your Interview[…]

How Long Do Employers Look at My Resume?

So you have decided that it’s time to look for a new role and have been dusting off that resume. You put in countless hours of work to make sure that it is perfect. So how much time do employers and recruiters actually take to review that masterpiece? A whopping 6 seconds! It’s hard to Read more about How Long Do Employers Look at My Resume?[…]

How to Nail a Phone Interview

How to Nail a Phone Interview

If you are currently on the hunt for a new position, being prepared for a phone interview is a must. Today many companies conduct an initial phone screen, primarily to gauge your interest in the position.  They also look to review your experience and to ultimately decide if they should bring you in for an Read more about How to Nail a Phone Interview[…]

7 tips to LinkedIn Profile Perfection (Part 3)

Now that you have completed the basic steps in freshening up your profile, it is time to generate some traffic and show it off!  Let’s get some recommendations and get connected! If you missed out on the first two posts of this three post series find them here:  7 Tips to LinkedIn Profile Perfection Part Read more about 7 tips to LinkedIn Profile Perfection (Part 3)[…]

7 Tips to LinkedIn Profile Perfection

7 tips to LinkedIn Profile Perfection (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this three-part blog series, we discussed the first three vital tips to help enhance your LinkedIn profile. The first section focused on cleaning up your photo, introduction, and experience. If you have already completed part 1 your LinkedIn profile is well on it’s way to perfection! If you missed Part 1, Read more about 7 tips to LinkedIn Profile Perfection (Part 2)[…]

7 Tips to LinkedIn Profile Perfection

7 Tips to LinkedIn Profile Perfection (Part 1)

I am excited to bring you this new, three-part series that will not only help freshen up your LinkedIn profile for your job search, but will also give you a great understanding of LinkedIn to help build a strong network for future endeavors! Let’s do it! When candidates are looking for a new position, they Read more about 7 Tips to LinkedIn Profile Perfection (Part 1)[…]