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?[…]

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![…]

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 – 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?[…]

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![…]

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 – 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?[…]

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?[…]

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[…]

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?[…]

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?[…]

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?[…]

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)[…]