In the years that I have been putting on job fairs and volunteering for job fairs, one thing really stands out, and that's how people dress for a job fair. A job fair should be treated exactly like a job interview. It's the first impression anyone who will be hiring you for a job will get and it should be a good one. Before you bring out your resume, before you have a … [Read more...] about How to Dress for a Job Interview
Telecommuting Pros and Cons
Telecommuting is on the rise. In fact, according to a Gallup poll, the number of Americans who have telecommuted is four times greater than in 1995. But, it's still more of an exception than the norm. Here are some of the plusses and minuses of telecommuting for a company. PROS: Productivity - According to a study by Jennifer Glass at the University of … [Read more...] about Telecommuting Pros and Cons
3 Ways to Get Ahead in Your Job by Being a Hard Worker
I've always known that I would have to work hard in life. I had no choice. There was no trust fund at the end of the rainbow, and I couldn't count on winning the lottery. So, I had to learn to love hard work and learned how to prove myself in the workplace. Now that I run my own business I expect that same work ethic from the people I hire. I'm guessing most small (and … [Read more...] about 3 Ways to Get Ahead in Your Job by Being a Hard Worker
Why Do Employers Go to Job Fairs?
In the Internet age, job fairs may seem like an old fashioned way of getting a job. It’s also still a buyers market as far as hiring goes. So why do employers still go to job fairs? As someone who has been on the hiring end, I would say that you can’t tell someone’s personality from a resume. There are so many nuances that won’t show through from a piece of paper. And one of … [Read more...] about Why Do Employers Go to Job Fairs?
Dealing With Difficult People at Work
I’ve never really worked a typical nine to five job in my life, but I have worked with some difficult people. My experience has been for limited amounts of time, like for several weeks while shooting a movie. But for those people who are stuck in an office dealing with difficult people at work, there needs to be a way to handle it.For many people, half of your life is spent at … [Read more...] about Dealing With Difficult People at Work
How to Handle Job References for Employers
These days I'm on both sides of the job fence. As a business owner I\'m in the position to hire, and as a freelancer, I\'m always looking for the next job. I'm not really sure which one is easier, but I do know that job references are always important. In the entertainment industry approximately 80% of all jobs are filled through referrals. That's the reason it seems like … [Read more...] about How to Handle Job References for Employers
Be Prepared for a Company Layoff
Nobody ever goes into a job thinking they're going to be the victim in a company layoff. But it happens every day, and most people are totally blindsided by it. I'm not saying you need to be paranoid, but it's better to be prepared in case it does happen, and there are some simple things you can do to keep you ahead of the game. Build up your social media profile - The … [Read more...] about Be Prepared for a Company Layoff
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