Fired Over Facebook Picture

I read with interest a recent article from Dear Abby (May 4, 2010).  A man writes that on the first day of his wife's work, she was called into the human resources director's office and told she was being "let go" because of her Web site.  The site had photos of her when she worked …

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Is Networking a Part of Your Job Search Strategy?

Are you aware that 80% of available jobs are not posted on any job boards?  It is a fact that businesses are not posting over half of their jobs due to the amount of interest they receive on a daily basis. They are already overwhelmed so they keep the majority of their positions covert.  These …

Hot Career – Financial Planning

It is a misconception that there are no jobs "out there", that people don't have money or that businesses are going under.  I'm not painting a picture that jobs are plentiful and that people are having financial difficulties. But, the economic picture is looking up.   One career path that is worth taking a look at …

Make Your Alumni Association Part of Your Job Search Strategy

When you are looking for a job, whether you are unemployed, want to change fields, or move to a new position, you need to put your alumni association on your list job search strategies.  Alumni associations are a great resource, as they have assessment tools you can use, directories of employers, hold job fairs, and …

Are You Short-Changing Yourself in Your Job Search?

I see it time and time again.  Job seekers who short-change themselves on their skills and talents that prevents them from being successful in their job search.   These individuals only know what they know; they only see themselves in the job role they left; other times they don't really feel that they have any real …