Networking 101: Using LinkedIn as a Jobseeker

If you are an individual who is either unemployed, or employed but looking for a change in company or career, I'm hoping you have already been…


Twitter for the Unemployed: How to Tweet Your Way to a Job

Skeptics have been keeping a watchful eye on social media for some time now, scrutinizing its value, potential, and staying power.  One of the…


Your Most Important First Impression: The Receptionist

Whether you are walking through a company's doors for a sales pitch, an interview, or a scheduled meeting, it can be easy to overlook a VERY…


The Importance of a Handshake

For some people, a handshake at the end of an interview, meeting, or other business interaction is simply an act of courtesy.  Just a "talk to you…


The Pros and Cons of Coffee: What You Should Know Before You Pour that Cup of Joe

For many of us, the cornerstone of our breakfast each day is not bacon, toast, eggs, or Belgian waffles; no, the real foundation of any productive…


What NOT to Put On Your Resume

A resume is like a very particular recipe; there are several key ingredients that it wouldn't be complete without, but if you add even a pinch of…


Is Continued Education Worth its Weight in Textbooks?

It is no coincidence that as the most recent recession took hold, the number of adults diving back into academia for associates degrees, second…


And You Thought Your Interview Was Tough! 25 Most Bizarre Interview Questions

When you are preparing for a big interview, one crucial element for success is to rehearse answering the basic questions typically asked in…


Want to Move Up in the World? How to Appear More Authoritative

There can be much value in the ability to take a back seat from time to time.  Demure, modest individuals can possess many wonderful qualities, like…


8 Simple Rules for Nailing Your Phone Interview

There is something about talking into a plastic device or hiding behind a computer keyboard that sometimes invokes a strange sense of security in…