Mon.Aug 22, 2011

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“Are non-compete agreements binding on independent contractors?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question : I worked as a 1099 independent contractor, and not as an employee. I was paid no salary, but only commissions. While I did that, I also signed a non-compete agreement. I left there and I am now working for a different company, also as an independent contractor (not an employee.).

7 Errors You Want to Avoid While Job Seeking

Career Realism

Job seeking is like working a job. So before you start searching again, consider the following seven job seeking errors you want to avoid. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com. Job Search advice blog career error expert job management search

Midlife Career Change Without the Stress

Career Development Plan

We have coached many people from all walks of life through midlife Career changes in different companies and in our personal Career coaching practice. Eventually we came to a standard template that works for most people thinking of changing careers. The key issue we found is that many people think they are their jobs. When [.]. Career Change

Resume T-Shirt? Good Idea or Sign of Desperation?

Evil HR Lady

Dear Evil HR Lady, I’m a recent college graduate and have been actively job hunting for about 6 months. As the number of resumes I’ve sent out approaches 300, I’m trying to figure out what I’m doing wrong and how I can stand out among the hundreds of other applicants I’m competing with. After Googling “creative ways to get hired”, I came across the idea of wearing a t-shirt with my resume on it. My dream job is to do PR in the racing industry.

Executive Interview: What Questions Do YOU Ask?

Executive Career Brand

Executive Interview: What Questions Do YOU Ask? is a post from: Executive Career Brand. All your hard work is paying off. You’ve defined your personal brand , created your resume and other career marketing materials, and otherwise prepared for job search.

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Overwhelmed with Job Search – Job Search Boards

Career Alley

“ Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and it annoys the pig. &# – George Bernard Shaw. So much to do and so little time. Job Search Boards, recruiters, company career sites, social sites and so on. So where do you start?

Will Facebook-ing Potential Employees Always Be Legal?

Jobacle

Facebook has helped millions of companies across the globe get the word out about their products and services in creative ways and has become one of the leading sites for online marketing and social media. However, the relationship between Facebook and companies is not loved by everyone.

rude recruiters, job-hunting librarians, and more

Ask A Manager

A random assortment of stuff – 1. I loved reading all the comments about people’s secret fantasy careers — and especially seeing how drawn a lot of people are to careers that might look mundane to others. If you haven’t read them yet, do! It’s a fascinating read. Speaking of things I enjoyed recently, I also really enjoyed the recent round of resume reviews that I did.

Co-workers change your life

Penelope Trunk

Melissa rides her horse every morning before she goes to work, at noon, which is when her boss gets to work. I am sad that Melissa is happy because now she will not come back to the farm and be my permanent photographer. I used to feel sorry for Brad and Angelina because they had photographers trailing them all the time. Now I think they are lucky because if they had a blog, they’d have so many good photos to use.

How To Find The Right Company for You

JobMob

Let your needs drive the questions you ask your job interviewer. This is a guest post by Judi Perkins. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines. Why do companies ask you why you left your previous jobs?

Résumé Help – Senior Oracle Consultant

Careers Done Write

The résumé we are reviewing today is that of a technical consultant rather than a full time employee. Contractors can often have a difficult time putting together a meaningful résumé because of the many jobs they have held.

Midlife Career Change Without the Stress

Career Development Plan

We have coached many people from all walks of life through midlife career changes in different companies and in our personal career coaching practice. Eventually we came to a standard template that works for most people thinking of changing careers. The key issue we found is that many people think they are their jobs. When [.].

"Sell me this pen"

Guerrilla Job Hunting

A friend of mine just came back from a stupid interview.    By stupid I mean the interviewer was a man of very little brain and blew his chance to hire Dave. 

Follow the Clean Tech Money: DOE Makes Conditional Loan Guarantees of $139.9 Million and $197 Million, Mission Motors Receives $9 Million

Green Career Central

The Department of Energy has made a conditional loan guarantee of $133.9 million to Abengoa Bioenergy to begin the construction of a commercial size cellulosic biofuel manufacturing plant. The plant is to be built in Hugoton, KS; the US corporate headquarters of Abengoa is St. Louis, MO.

What’s Up with Employee Engagement

David Zinger

A new series on employee engagement. David Zinger is unveiling a new series on employee engagement beginning this Wednesday. There series will examine common topics, practices, books, and other resources by responding to the 6-whats: What’s up? So what? What next? What I think. What else?

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how to find a job in another state

Ask A Manager

A post I did on applying for a job in another state back in January 2009 continues to get frequent comments even now, two-and-a-half years later, so I figured it was worth addressing the topic again. Over at U.S.

Are You Qualified to Write Your Own Resume?

Career Rocketeer

Recently, Heather Huhman offered insightful advice in her Career Rocketeer article Should You Hire a Resume Writer? and if you’re debating this question internally or with your spouse I suggest you check it out.

NLRB Briefing Discusses Social Media Policies & Protected Activity

Blogging4jobs

Late last week, the NLRB (National Labor Relations Board) issued to the public their report from General Council, Lafe E. Solomon regarding their social media and corporate cases the NLRB has been involved in over the course of the last year.

Going Solo—Five Tips for Beginning Freelancers

Resume Bear

So, you’re going freelance? Whether you’re a business consultant, a contractor, a writer, or a photographer, deciding to branch out on your own is a big step.

Get with the Times – the Online World Changes Everything

Blogging4jobs

The other day I was shopping with my daughter at a local grocery store. It was after work and we were both so tired that we were a bit giddy. We strolled through the aisles laughing and being a little silly.

Resume T-Shirt? Good Idea or Sign of Desperation?

Evil HR Lady

Dear Evil HR Lady, I’m a recent college graduate and have been actively job hunting for about 6 months. As the number of resumes I’ve sent out approaches 300, I’m trying to figure out what I’m doing wrong and how I can stand out among the hundreds of other applicants I’m competing with. After Googling “creative ways to get hired”, I came across the idea of wearing a t-shirt with my resume on it. My dream job is to do PR in the racing industry.

Should You Launch in Emerging Markets First?

Hiring Technical People

Note: This blog post was co-authored with Justin Chakma, an undergraduate student at the University of Toronto. Startups usually launch their products first in wealthy countries. Launching first in an emerging market is seen as a nonstarter because of commercial, regulatory, and political risks. This is starting to change: Pricewaterhousecoopers recently reported that faster approvals overseas are encouraging startups to enter the U.S. market last in some cases.

Do You Make These 5 Online Branding Mistakes?

The Undercover Recruiter

Tweet. Your online brand is an essential part of your job search. Employers are searching for your name in search engines and on social networking sites. They’re looking to get a sense of who you are, what you’re passionate about and how you will fit in with their current team.

4 Reasons Google Doesn't Have to Fix Pay Issues In The Motorola Acquisition.

HR Capitalist

You may have seen this - Google bought the mobile business of Motorola for 12.5 Billion last week , and one of the things that has come up is a sizable gap in the pay of software engineers between the two companies. See the chart at the right from Business Insider.

An approach to marketing …

Job Stalker

Some of the books that I&#8217;ve featured in The Job Stalker have been “marketing” books and not about the job search per se. The present book is sort of in an in-between zone. Patrick Schwerdtfeger&#8217;s Marketing Shortcuts for the Self-Employed: Leverage Resources, Establish Online Credibility and Crush Your Competition& is also sort of in a “grey. <a <a href="[link] class="more-link">Read more &raquo;</a>

Does Your Profession Have the ‘Type and Temperament’ Standard?

Career Realism

Do you have the type and temperament standard? Gain the knowledge and know whether you are competing in a profession in which you meet the standard. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com. Climbing the Ladder advice career expert profession type and temperament

Dress for an Interview

Job Shoe

The way you dress is an important part of your job interview, and it can even cost you the job. Even if you think that you should be judged on your personality and ability, the truth is that you will be. To give the right impression during your interview, make sure you follow these basic [.]. Interviewing

Learn the Career Path of a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Career Realism

Considered working as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)? This interview will take you down the career path you can expect for this position. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com. Choosing a Career Path advice career Certified Nursing Assistant CNA expert job path search