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Friday Forum – I’m Happy… Should I Look?

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: Mike asks: “I’ve been at my current Read more about Friday Forum – I’m Happy… Should I Look?[…]

Start your new job like a Boss! (AKA be an awesome employee)

  Starting a new job can be a roller coaster of emotions.  You are extremely excited that you landed the position, but you are also nervous.  You want to make sure that you not only do a great job, but that you fit in with the team and gain their respect.  Here are some tips Read more about Start your new job like a Boss! (AKA be an awesome employee)[…]

Friday Forum – Inclement Weather… Should I Cancel My 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: Tanya asks: “I am scheduled to have Read more about Friday Forum – Inclement Weather… Should I Cancel My Interview?[…]

Hack the Application Process with Jobscan

**This post contains affiliate links, but I only represent products I trust! Jobscan is a company that has come to my attention in recent months. The product Jobscan offers, the concept, and its potential for the future of job searching makes it the coolest new piece of technology I have seen in a very long Read more about Hack the Application Process with Jobscan[…]

Friday Forum – How to use Current Boss as a Reference?

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: Mike asks: “I have been working for Read more about Friday Forum – How to use Current Boss as a Reference?[…]

How to Interview the Interview…

If you have been on the hunt for a new job I am sure that you have had a few interviews that didn’t pan out as well as you had hoped.  Let’s face it, interviewing is a two way street.  While you are trying to sell yourself as the best candidate for the job, you Read more about How to Interview the Interview…[…]

Friday Forum – How to Reject a 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: Matt asks: “Last week I had an Read more about Friday Forum – How to Reject a Job Interview?[…]

Friday Forum – How Should I Prepare For My 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: Ben asks: “I just started looking for Read more about Friday Forum – How Should I Prepare For My Interview?[…]

5 ways to get promoted at work

5 Ways To Get Promoted At Work

With the year coming to a close it might be time to start evaluating your current position.  You may take a look at your accomplishments over the past year and start thinking of where you would like to be as the calendar changes.  Is this the year that you get that promotion that you have Read more about 5 Ways To Get Promoted At Work[…]

Friday Forum – 5 Common Interview Questions

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: Elizabeth asks: “I just landed an interview Read more about Friday Forum – 5 Common Interview Questions[…]

Friday Forum – Should I Send a Pain Letter?

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: “Hi, I just started my Read more about Friday Forum – Should I Send a Pain Letter?[…]

6 Career Resolutions for the Upcoming New Year!

  It is crazy to think that we are getting closer to a new year!  Where did this year go?  Most of us tend to be so busy between work and our daily lives, that the time flies by.  Typically, it is around this time of year when everyone starts thinking about their New Year’s Read more about 6 Career Resolutions for the Upcoming New Year![…]

Is Working Remote Really Worth it?

Working from home is something that many professionals dream of.  In the past these opportunities were few, far, and in between, but with the evolution of technology they are becoming more and more common.  Many employees are very open to the idea of working remote, especially if they have always been in an office.  They Read more about Is Working Remote Really Worth it?[…]

How to Tailor a Resume to a Job Posting

Friday Forum – How to Tailor a Resume to a Job Posting?

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: CJ asks: “Hi, I have been looking Read more about Friday Forum – How to Tailor a Resume to a Job Posting?[…]

What is Networking and How Can It Help You Find a Job?

The term “networking” is a descriptive word often overused in Career circles, but whether you are a new grad, or close to retirement, chances are you’ve heard it. As a matter of fact, one of the first pieces of advice I give to any job seeker I work with is to “make sure you are Read more about What is Networking and How Can It Help You Find a Job?[…]

Pros and Cons of Working for a Small Compan

Friday Forum – Pros and Cons of a Small Company?

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: Carl asks: “I recently started looking for Read more about Friday Forum – Pros and Cons of a Small Company?[…]

5 Warning Signs to Look for in an Interview

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 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

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?[…]