'Jobs' Category

Dumb Mistakes Candidates Make While Job Hunting

Posted by Jane Turkewitz on April 14th, 2015 at 4:38 am

From resumes to references, I have seen candidates do some pretty stupid – but fixable — things to hamper their efforts at getting a new job. While some of the mistakes highlighted below might illicit a quick “doh!” from my readers, others are simply douchey.
Resume Mistakes
One of my favorite mistakes is when someone sends me a resume after using Word’s “track changes,” forgetting to hit “save all.” The resume, when opened, is red-lined and I can see all the edits and “stets.” I applaud the effort to edit one self, but sending a marked up resume is just down right sloppy.
Also, your resume should be easily searchable once downloaded. So putting your name on the file itself is key. FirstNameLastNameResume.doc will do. Remember, you are not the only person applying for a job. Don’t make the hiring manager or recruiter have to chase their tail to find yours once downloaded
Email Mistakes
If you are initially communicating with a hiring manager or recruiter on your work email, migrate the conversation to a personal one quickly. While I’d like to think big brother (or your boss) isn’t... Read more

Women in Tech Industry Still Facing Career Challenges

Posted by Neal Leavitt on February 25th, 2015 at 7:39 pm

A few months ago a long-standing colleague of mine decided to leave her tech company after 14 years. The pay was good, benefits great, but she came to the realization that she couldn’t breach that proverbial ‘glass ceiling.’ Despite her stellar qualifications, she resigned.
She’s now getting her teaching credential and wants to teach computer programming to high school students. Any high school that hires her will immediately be that much better.
But her story isn’t an isolated one. Tracey Lien recently wrote in the Los Angeles Times that women are leaving the tech industry in droves. It’s becoming a significant issue for the tech economy.
“According to the industry group Code.org, computing jobs will more than double by 2020, to 1.4 million,” said Lien. “If women continue to leave the field, an already dire shortage of qualified tech workers will grow worse. Last summer, Google, Facebook, Apple and other big tech companies released figures showing that men outnumbered women 4 to 1 or more in their technical sectors.”
Vivek Wadhwa, a tech entrepreneur and fellow with Stanford University’s Rock Center for Corporate Governance, said that when women go to venture capitalists seeking financing for their new startups, they are sometimes treated differently... Read more

How Will the American Economy Fare in 2015?

Posted by Morgan Sims on December 16th, 2014 at 9:07 pm

As 2015 approaches, all eyes look forward to the coming year and its inscrutable economic market strength. Anticipating the future is never easy, but reading the tea leaves for 2015 provides cause for optimism. Here is the outlook for the economy next year.

Marketing Yourself Before and During An Interview

Posted by Morgan Sims on November 25th, 2014 at 6:37 am

There are many ways to get jobs these days that include many different outlets than ever before. There was a time where you would have to know somebody who knew somebody to get the job of your dreams. Now with technology there are ways to attain a job and cultivate relationships without even meeting in person. This will go over the different ways to get that dream job with these new developments and even some old techniques.
LinkedIn
LinkedIn is one of the best ways to network and develop professional relationships. Often times there are agencies with recruiters that who reach out to people who seem to have the qualifications for a position that they are trying to fill. Many times companies look to hire employees who they will not have to train and spend money on training and finding these employees on LinkedIn is now easier than ever.
Joining groups on LinkedIn which correspond to your industry is a great way to network as well. Answering a question that somebody might have in the group shows your knowledge and the inquirer could be your next employer, sometimes you never know. There are also job postings that you can look for and members... Read more

10 Easy Ways To Make Extra Money Online Fast

Posted by Morgan Sims on October 18th, 2014 at 7:13 am

Making money online is highly attractive for most of us since it brings in the great prospect of working from home and having our own schedule. The problem is that the Internet is practically filled with people that want to take advantage of those that want to make money online.
Most of the deals you will find online are just scams. With this in mind, here are some really fast and easy ways to make extra money online. The key here is “extra” money. You should never approach making money online with the thought of getting rich fast. Only those that work really hard manage to do this and they do so through advanced knowledge and strategies like site development and affiliate marketing.
Online Surveys

The popularity of paid online surveys is constantly growing. That is because the entire process is really easy but you have to make sure that you use only verified paid surveys from legitimate survey review sites. There are many research companies that recruit new members. They will pay varied amounts for filling a form. In a few minutes you can make up to $5 based on what offers is available for you.
Get Paid To Sites
Get paid sites are... Read more