Even if you screw up an interview, there is still a chance you can get the job. At the very least, you can take your botched interview and use it as an opportunity to improve. Forbes Contributor Kristi Hedges tell you “How to Come Back Stronger After You Bomb and Interview.” It can be done!
Here’s an idea for the insanely goal-oriented to mull over. Writer Oliver Burkeman argues that goal setting can “do more harm than good.” Check out his article, “Why Setting Goals Could Wreck Your Life” on Fast Company
That career trends are changing is a no brainer. But can you imagine a career-scape where employers advertise jobs that include the qualities they want in a new hire along with the professional experience they want their candidates to have? Imagine no more. It’s happening and Chana Schoenberger tells us about it in, “Help Wanted… but in a Whole New Way,” in the WSJ.
Hiring manager newbies take note! There are some things that you might do that are ruining your chances of acquiring talent. Read about it on The Daily Muse.
Searching for a job? Jacob Share, founder of JobMob, put together of list of 13 search apps for Windows 8.
Don’t knock a community college education. Writing for USA Today, Paul Davidson explains why two-year degrees may be becoming more valuable than four-year degrees.
Have a friend that’s constantly saying she works 70 hours weeks? She’s probably exaggerating. David Yanofsky from Quartz points to a study done by the Bureau of Labor statistics and highlighted by Harvard Business Review that concludes that people are not Continue reading
Business Insider columnist Melissa Stanger reminds us, once again, that attractive people are more likely to get hired. But the “‘less fortunate looking,’” as Daniel Hamermesh, author of Beauty Pays: Why Attractive People are More Successful, puts it, can still succeed. Continue reading
Looking for a job using job boards? Nick Corcodilos explains why you should spend less time searching job boards. And Angela Smith, from The Daily Muse, writes that she’s received “mixed reviews” about paying sites such as LinkedIn and the Ladders for access to more job listings. Continue reading
Whether or not your going into sales, you need to learn how to sell. Check out this article that explains the necessity of learning to pitch in the workplace.
Hate your job? Instead of jumping ship, work on the side to cultivate the job you love.
We’ve all had to work with someone we didn’t like. And most likely, unless you are about to retire, you’ll have to work with someone you don’t like. Here’s some helpful advice on what to do when you’re in that situation.
Thinking about finding a career path that will give you job security? You might want to think again. Melissa Korn and Leslie Kwoh write that “There’s no Such Thing as Job Security,” in their Forbes column.
Self-promotion is important, but there are times when it’s not appropriate. In this article, Erika Anderson gives some scenarios when self-promotion can backfire.
Thinking of starting your own company? Find out how much money it takes.
So who gets accepted to Peter Thiel’s famous fellowship program, anyway? And what are they doing that’s so innovative? A NYT article give you an inside look at what some of the Thiel fellows are up to.
Thinking about taking student loans for college? This NYT blog-post answers some questions about student loans. Check out Part 2 and Part 3 to the student loans questions.
It’s time to learn how to pitch yourself effectively on camera. More and more, companies are using videos instead of phones to screen candidates. Continue reading
The Weekly Roundup for this week from around the web. The presence of robots is proliferating in factories, unemployment numbers are up across the country, and lots of great advice for small business owners.
Worried that your poor grammar skills might cost you a job? You’ll want to read this debate in the NYT about whether or not proper grammar is essential in the workforce. Continue reading
Sound career and financial advice is hard to come by. But as we’ve touched upon here at JobTalk, seeing a measure of success in one is tied very closely to the other. So when you find advice that provides valuable guidance, the resource becomes golden. And sometimes that valuable guidance might not go the way of conventional wisdom.
Recently, I had the chance to meet blogger and New York Times-bestselling author Ramit Sethi. I’ve been following Ramit’s blog since 2007, so it was a thrill to meet him and many Continue reading
Quotes from conversations about real jobs with real people that inform, inspire, and entertain. Check ‘em out!
Sure, I think the public has a lot of misconceptions, just like I probably have a misconception that everyone who works at Google is eating free sushi and jumping on trampolines all day. In reality, blogging is a labor of love, and I think any blogger will tell you that. - Writer and Blogger B. from stfuparentsblog.com Continue reading
Nassau Street in Princeton, NJ.
My teacher-friend who works in North Jersey purposely moved from the town that she teaches to a neighboring town. She got tired of bumping into her high school students at the local coffee shop or in the supermarket. I’ve never felt that way. In fact, I’m usually the one shouting out my students’ names if I spot them before they spot me. In case and point, this morning. I was walking down to get my coffee at Small World when I saw a familiar face on Nassau Street. It was a lovely, former student that’s now on her way to Johns Hopkins where she will swim her little tail off and study hard, I’m sure – she was studious. Continue reading