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Let the Government Pay For Your Career Expenses

One of the best kept secrets in job-hunting: The government has offered to pay part of your expenses!

You read correctly: Career expenses, including fees incurred for Continue reading this entry »

28 January 2009 | Interviewing, Job Market, Mature Workers, Resumes | Comments Off on Let the Government Pay For Your Career Expenses

Headhunter Reveals The Ladders scam

Looking for $100K+ Jobs? You might want to look somewhere other than TheLadders. According to this in-depth exposť by Nick Corcodilos, one of the industry’s most trusted voices of recruiting, TheLadders is making promises they’re not even coming close to keeping.

More and more career professionals and job seekers are making complaints about The Ladder’s resume-critique and job-posting services, often claiming this household name in job boards to be a scam.

As you’ll see, his article evokes equally frank reviews and experiences from resume-writers, career counselors, coaches, recruiters, and regretful clients of TheLadders. The message is clear: TheLadders came up with a concept on which they can’t deliver.

22 January 2009 | Job Market, Resumes | Comments Off on Headhunter Reveals The Ladders scam

How To Work A Room

Networking doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Here are a few pieces of advice to keep the conversations interesting:

Don’t lead with your job title.
Good public speakers never lead with their name or credentials. Similarly a savvy job-seeker should never lead with her job title. Continue reading this entry »

8 January 2009 | Networking | Comments Off on How To Work A Room