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What is Harrassment and How Do You Report It?

  Sexual harassment has been a hot topic in the media for the last couple of years, really coming front and center with the notoriety of some of the more victims (and perpetrators). The fact that harassment occurs in the workplace (even with celebrities) has brought the subject major attention across the country and beyond. Read more about What is Harrassment and How Do You Report It?[…]

Friday Forum – Questions to Ask in a Final Interview?

Every Friday, we take a question submitted by one of our readers and have our professionals field it and provide advice.  We then encourage you to comment below and give your personal take! Here is This Week’s Question: Rich asks: “I had an interview last week and it went really well.  I was impressed with Read more about Friday Forum – Questions to Ask in a Final Interview?[…]

Friday Forum – What are Behavioral Interview Questions?

Every Friday, we take a question submitted by one of our readers and have our professionals field it and provide advice.  We then encourage you to comment below and give your personal take! Here is This Week’s Question: Tonya asks: “I applied for a position a few weeks back and I just had the company Read more about Friday Forum – What are Behavioral Interview Questions?[…]

How to Find Your Next Job At Lunch

  How to Find Your Next Job At Lunch If you are like most of us trying to find the time to look for a new job can be a job in itself.  Between your current position,  family/friends, daily responsibilities and sleep it doesn’t leave much time to focus on your search.  Let’s face it, Read more about How to Find Your Next Job At Lunch[…]

Top Qualities That Employers Look For!

Top Qualities That Employers Look For! If you are just starting your job search you may be trying to find ways to market yourself as best as possible.  So what qualities are employers actually looking for?  Ironically, regardless of the position, employers tend to look for many of the same things.  While you may be Read more about Top Qualities That Employers Look For![…]

Friday Forum – How Often Should I Change Jobs?

  Every Friday, we take a question submitted by one of our readers and have our professionals field it and provide advice.  We then encourage you to comment below and give your personal take! Here is This Week’s Question: CJ asks: “I was at a party this past weekend and I was talking with a Read more about Friday Forum – How Often Should I Change Jobs?[…]

Friday Forum – How Long Should It Take To Find A New 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 you to comment below and give your personal take! Here is This Week’s Question: Aaron asks: “I have been looking for a job now for the Read more about Friday Forum – How Long Should It Take To Find A New Job?[…]

Friday Forum – Walk Me Through Your Resume

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 you to comment below and give your personal take! Here is This Week’s Question: Lauren asks: “I have interviewed for three different positions and during each Read more about Friday Forum – Walk Me Through Your Resume[…]

Friday Forum – Pros of a Long Commute?

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 you to comment below and give your personal take! Here is This Week’s Question: Leon asks: “I was just offered a great job with an solid Read more about Friday Forum – Pros of a Long Commute?[…]

7 Signs You Have Found Your Ideal Career

Having a career you love is extremely important. After all, most full-time employees spend more of their waking hours with co-workers than they do with their families. Your career choice determines many aspects of your life, and the direction it will take. What you do for a living can dictate: How successful you are How Read more about 7 Signs You Have Found Your Ideal Career[…]

How to Recover When You Didn’t Get the Job

The job search itself can be emotionally challenging, and it is very difficult to stay positive during the interview process, even before you get to the final stages. How do you recover when you find out you didn’t get the job? Recovering is Similar to any Grieving Process Recovering when you lost out on your Read more about How to Recover When You Didn’t Get the Job[…]

8 Signs That it’s Break Up Time (with your job)

8 Signs that it is time to look for a new job Do you wake up in the morning and absolutely dread going into work?  Are you over your boss and colleagues and do you feel like you just don’t fit in anymore?  Maybe it’s time to leave your current employer behind and find something Read more about 8 Signs That it’s Break Up Time (with your job)[…]

Friday Forum – How To Research a Potential Employer?

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 you to comment below and give your personal take! Here is This Week’s Question: Edward asks: “I have been looking for a new job for a Read more about Friday Forum – How To Research a Potential Employer?[…]

8 Signs That You May Receive a Job Offer

8 Signs that you may receive a job offer You just finished your interview and you feel like you nailed it!  Everything went smooth and you are confident that you impressed the folks that you met with.  Now you wait.  While it may only be a few days until you receive feedback and hopefully a Read more about 8 Signs That You May Receive a Job Offer[…]

Friday Forum – How To Handle a Low Offer?

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 you to comment below and give your personal take! Here is This Week’s Question: Paul asks: “Over the past month I have been interviewing for a Read more about Friday Forum – How To Handle a Low Offer?[…]

Can I Get Some Feedback?

If you are like most job seekers who haven’t had success, you are trying to figure out what is going wrong.  The process can become extremely frustrating as you may feel like you are doing everything right, but you aren’t getting any traction.  Truth is that even if think you are on the right track, Read more about Can I Get Some Feedback?[…]

Friday Forum – How Do I Stay a Positive Job Seeker?

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 you to comment below and give your personal take! Here is This Week’s Question: Michelle asks: “I feel like I have been job searching forever and Read more about Friday Forum – How Do I Stay a Positive Job Seeker?[…]

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[…]