Searching for the Job

When to Tell Your Boss You’re Looking

Over on PersonalBrandingBlog.com, Skip Freeman gave us a little glimpse into the workings of Marissa Mayer’s transition from Google to Yahoo! Namely, when she gave her notice, which according to Skip was…..30 minute...

Prosperous Cheaters — Know the Interview Questions Before You Go

In high school, I was an officer in our NHS chapter. We had planned this incredible pep rally: complete with relay races, blindfolds, class competition, and teachers getting creamed in the face with pies (or something). Thinkin...

Passive vs. Active in Applications and Hiring

In the HR community, you’ll hear a lot about passive vs. active candidates. What does this mean, exactly? Active Candidates are those who are currently actively pursuing a new position – these candidates are both employ...


Beating the Online Application Machine

We’ve all done it. You’ve read the job description, you’ve clicked on the “Apply Now” button, and you sigh a huge annoying sigh. Ugh. An online application system. Sure, you can upload your resume....

Spot a Toxic Work Environment BEFORE You Take the Job

Recently, Women & Co. by Citi published an article on toxic work environments – namely, how to know if you’re in one. And though their advice was spot on, I thought to myself, “who cares about identifying a t...

Negotiating: How Far Can I Go?

One of the questions asked most often when it comes to interviewing and negotiating isn’t how to negotiate or how to determine your worth – it’s how to make the right counter-offer. It’s rare that any negoti...


What Job Seekers Should — And Shouldn’t — Post on Social Media

When you’re job searching, what you post on social media is more important than ever. Big Brother is watching! Thanks to OnlineClasses.org for their awesome infographic on what you should–and shoudn’t–po...

It’s OK, You’re Just Getting Bad Advice

A few weeks ago, I was visiting with a friend while she happened to be reading through some cover letter and resume submissions. She was brutal to these candidates. Address the letter “To Whom It May Concern” and sh...

The Follow-Up Phone Call is Dead – But Your Initiative Isn’t

If you wander through a used bookstore, pick up a job search book from anytime before 2005, and you’ll likely find advice telling you that whenever you send a resume, you should wait 2-3 days, and the call to follow up. T...


Conquering the Small Town Job Search

Last week, I read the CareerBuilder.com article “How to Approach a Small-Town Job Search.” I give enormous credit to writer Justin Thompson for recognizing the need for advice for those individuals who are living in...