Archive for Career Tips

Employment Rises in Food-Manufacturing Industry

April 18, 2012 No Comments

The employment picture in the food industry has brightened, according to executive recruiters. Following the 2008 economic collapse, many food manufacturers cut their workforce gradually through attrition. For a few years, the general strategy was not to replace employees who quit or retired, as I noted in a recent guest post for However, the […]

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Get Tips for Avoiding Business Scams

March 9, 2012 No Comments

My new guest blog post for Simply Hired shows you how to protect yourself from “business opportunity” scams, which have become rampant in today’s world. The story highlights the red flags, and it shows how the federal government is trying to protect you from scammers. I hope these tips help you during your search for […]

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How to Protect Yourself from Job Scams

February 16, 2012 No Comments

Unfortunately, there will always be scammers out there who try to lure you with promises of easy money. But there are ways to avoid falling victim to their deception. Frank Dorman, a spokesman for the Federal Trade Commission, emphasizes that you never have to spend money to get a job. He offers this general advice: […]

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New Company Strives to Find the Ideal Job Match

January 19, 2012 No Comments

Many companies have sprung up in recent years to match job seekers with employers. One of the most recent is TruYuu, which was launched last November. TruYuu’s motto: “You are more than just a resume.” The matching process is based not only on resumes, but also on job seekers’ values, talents, leadership style, and people […]

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Career Coaches Offering Free Tips Over the Phone

December 26, 2011 1 Comment

Would you like some extra encouragement during your job search this holiday season? If so, you may be interested in an upcoming “job-search call-in.” This week, prominent outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas will hold its 26th annual call-in, which allows job seekers to receive free advice from professional career coaches. To speak with the […]

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Job Seekers Hope New Service Gives Them an Edge

November 17, 2011 No Comments

Employers sometimes get hundreds or even thousands of resumes for a single job posting — and with these odds, some job seekers wonder if there’s any point in applying. However, Brannan Howell hopes that he’s found a way to make his resume stand out from the crowd. He signed up for a “resume-verification service,” in […]

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Good Start: Make Your First 90 Days on the Job Count

October 18, 2011 No Comments

This article was contributed by, a career community dedicated to helping people find happiness in the workplace. It’s taken a lot of work to get to this point: networking, sending out resumes, interviews, negotiations and, finally, accepting a job offer. At this point, it’s a good idea to take a deep breath … because […]

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Hotel Rankings Can Aid Job Seekers

September 19, 2011 No Comments

If you’re searching for a job in the hotel industry, you may be interested in some findings from the website CareerBliss. The site recently released a list of the Top 10 Happiest Hotels for employees. The top spot went to Hyatt Hotels Corp., followed by Marriott International Inc. and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. Recommend […]

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Three Tips on Using Google+ for Your Job Search

September 13, 2011 No Comments

This article was contributed by, a career community dedicated to helping people find happiness in the workplace. Google+ is the newest social network that can give job seekers another leg up on the competition. In this job market, every extra mile counts. Right now, Google+ is a fairly new concept, and not everyone is […]

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Site Guides Job Seekers on Career Journey

August 26, 2011 No Comments

Would you expect an ophthalmologist to make the switch to bank teller, or a fine-arts teacher to become a nuclear-medicine physician? According to the website Inside Jobs, they often do. Inside Jobs is a career-exploration site that profiles thousands of positions. These profiles can help you learn not only about the jobs themselves, but also […]

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