February, 2009

Back Door References Can Hurt

Hiring Technical People

Several of my colleagues are concerned by their “back-door” references, or unintentional references. They've gone on interviews, felt as if they'd aced the interview, were told “we just need to check references” and boom

2009 143

Leapforce Agents - Search Engine Evaluators

Telecommuting Journal

I've heard tell of Search Engine Evaluator positions, but I've never taken the time to look into them. So today I hopped on over the LeapForce to check out their work at home position for a Search Engine Evaluator

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Book Review: A Vigorous Mind, by Ingrid E. Cummings - life@work

Life@work

I have a confession to make: I am a generalist. This truth operates as a confession because I know I live in a culture that educates, values, and demands specialists. The reputation of the generalist has been eroding since the

2009 107

building community for career success

Threshold Consulting

group of people (global community) recently, i met with a guy who has never looked for a job; and although displaced for barely a month, he already has three offers. of course, i also met with people who say they're frustrated that

2009 100

Short (skirt) Requests

Evil HR Lady

I wish I had one of you were I work so you could take care of this problem for me! I am the administrative assitant at a very small law firm (3 people). My boss is an older man (in his 60's), his partner is in her late 30's and the junior associate is another woman in her mid 20's. I am in my early 20's. My boss, the only man in this small firm, is constantly telling me his preference for skirts. And not just skirts - short skirts. With neutral nylons, if I must wear them, not dark or black.

2009 116

Choosing a Career in the Humanities

Career Key

If you're considering a career as a college professor, choosing a college major in the humanities, or going to graduate school in the humanities, you need to read Patricia Cohen's article in yesterday's New York Times: "In Tough Times

2009 100

Resume Writing Blog: Creating Prints : Worst Resume Mistakes.

Resume Writing

You invest hours researching how to craft a dynamic resume, you slave over a few drafts, you attach your final polished draft to a well-written email and you click that button with the cute little envelope icon.Whatchamacallit

2009 61

More Trending

What Do You Want? - life@work

Life@work

It strikes me that there are a whole lot of people succeeding in good jobs who have no clue what they really want to be doing. It's the price of being both highly competent and habitually taking the next opportunity

2009 103

Networking for People Who Hate Networking

Blue Sky Resumes

We all know that networking is the #1 way to get a new job. Everyone says so! But what if you're shy and hate doing it? I'm just like that. The idea of networking always terrified me. When I started my business, I knew I'd have to make

2009 63

Cheapity, Cheapity, Cheap

Evil HR Lady

I know what the IRS mileage rate is ($.55 55 per mile for 2009). My question is what is the LEAST amount I can pay an employee for mileage reimbursement? She hardly ever drives but needs to a couple times a month for client meetings. Can I pay ½ the IRS rate? Seems like labor law 2802 is very vague about this so I thought I’d come to your HR department since we don’t have one. I so do not know the answer to this and furthermore, I'm not even going to attempt to look it up.

2009 108

The Career Network Safety Net: 3 Tips for Keeping It Strong

Career Key

By choosing a career you enjoy, you're more likely to pay attention to it. You'll give your career path the care and upkeep it needs. Part of keeping your skills current and in demand is knowing your industry and having a strong

2009 100

Hands Were Meant for Different Work

Career Tips Blog

I have met folks on my journey who live in a state of profound resistance and burnout day after day after day. I would not wish that on anyone BUT I have found that this type of extreme mental pain is part of an evolving process

2009 43

NetworkWorld: 15 Real Ways to Secure Teleworkers

Telecommuting Journal

Hot on the heels of yesterday's press release from the NIST about securing data, I run across an article on NetworkWorld that boils it down to a list of 15 ways to protect data. So if you aren't into perusing government PDFs like I am

2009 100

Cover Letter Tips | ResumeToReferral.com

Resume to Referral

This entry was posted on February 25, 2009, 9:56 pm and is filed under cover letter, jimmy sweeney cover letters. You can follow any responses to this entry through RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed

2009 40

free resume evaluation / resume critique

Resume Writing

free resume evaluation / critique and price quote. magnifying-glass. understanding that you may want to make an informed choice before hiring a certified resume writer, i welcome you submitting your resume for a concise review and you

2009 40

Cheapity, Cheapity, Cheap

Evil HR Lady

I know what the IRS mileage rate is ($.55 55 per mile for 2009). My question is what is the LEAST amount I can pay an employee for mileage reimbursement? She hardly ever drives but needs to a couple times a month for client meetings. Can I pay ½ the IRS rate? Seems like labor law 2802 is very vague about this so I thought I’d come to your HR department since we don’t have one. I so do not know the answer to this and furthermore, I'm not even going to attempt to look it up.

2009 100

Free Agent Workers Do a Good Job

Career Key

If you want better control of your career destiny as a “free agent” in the world of work, do a good job wherever you work. This principle (#4 of 6) of The Free Agent Outlook on Work seems so obvious, and yet you would be surprised

2009 100

Leave These 10 Things Out of Your CV

Catherines Career Corner

Photos. Trust me, unless you are applying to a modelling agency, please bin the picture no matter how gorgeous you think you look. The only people who need to include photos in their CVs are models and performers. Any sort of failure. The key thing is to sell your key skills required by [.]. The post Leave These 10 Things Out of Your CV appeared first on Catherine's Career Corner. Related posts: You’ve Got 10 Seconds to Impress Me – 10 Things NOT to do on your CV.

2009 42

Data Security Guides

Telecommuting Journal

Telecommuting has freed many to work far from the confines of the office via laptop, but the price of working while sipping a latte at that sunny café is the danger that a public network will not keep the data that passes through it

2009 100

The Problem with Personal Branding

Blue Sky Resumes

The last time I wrote a post about the concept of personal branding, I received several comments from people who disagreed with my point of view. Some commenters assured me that personal branding isn't about making up an image

2009 41

what kind of mistakes are you making on your resume?

Resume Writing

avoid making the wrong impression and completely annihilating your chances at a brand new job with embarrassing and costly mistakes! subscribe to this feed as later this week i will post advice, stories, commentaries by resume-writing

2009 40

Bad, Bad Microsoft

Evil HR Lady

Two people have sent me info about how Microsoft tried to make people repay an overpayment and then changed their minds. I suppose I'm supposed to be horrified that a big, mean, evil empire like Microsoft would ask for erroneously paid money back. I'm not. Let's reverse the situation. Suppose Microsoft underpaid severance (which, in actuality, they did to some people) and that person wrote a letter asking them to please pay up.

2009 100

Looking for Career Options and Career Opportunities in President.

Career Key

If you'd like to know more about what career options and opportunities the new stimulus package offers, I just came across an excellent, timely book for your career research: Great Jobs in the President's Stimulus Plan by Laurence

2009 100

Searching for a Job? Will networking really make a difference?

Catherines Career Corner

Why you need to network. Networking is a job search technique that is highly recommended because it can often open up career opportunities in an intensely competitive job market – with too many candidates chasing too few jobs. Carried out effectively, networking can be a means of tapping into the ‘hidden’ job market – those positions that [.]. The post Searching for a Job? Will networking really make a difference? appeared first on Catherine's Career Corner.

2009 40

Medical Related Work at Home Jobs

Telecommuting Journal

I was having a discussion with a friend about how not all industries lend themselves well to telecommuting. My friend is a nurse, so her schedule is definitley flexible but her current job is certainly not something she could do from

2009 100

Can You Make a Career Change in a Bad Economy?

Blue Sky Resumes

I like to hear from former clients and see how their job search is going and here's what I've learned from the recent feedback: The people who are finding work the fastest are people who (1) know exactly what they want to do and (2

2009 41

it's not "just a resume"

Resume Writing

spoke to a potential customer today who had paid someone else for resume writing services and was resume-more now looking for additional help because he was not happy with the results. to keep his identity confidential we will call him

2009 40

Bad, Bad Microsoft

Evil HR Lady

Two people have sent me info about how Microsoft tried to make people repay an overpayment and then changed their minds. I suppose I'm supposed to be horrified that a big, mean, evil empire like Microsoft would ask for erroneously paid money back. I'm not. Let's reverse the situation. Suppose Microsoft underpaid severance (which, in actuality, they did to some people) and that person wrote a letter asking them to please pay up.

2009 100

Being a Career Free Agent: Employer and Industry Red Flags to.

Career Key

Part 3 of 6: The Free Agent Outlook on Work: watch your company and industry. Complacency, ennui, boredom, apathy – whatever you want to call it – is your career enemy. Get out your compass and decide where you're going next

2009 100

See the List of Our Most Active Posts and the Number of Clicks

Catherines Career Corner

Thank you for visiting, reading and contributing to our weblog. It means a lot to us, to have such a number of engaged and interested visitors from all over the world. It is especially delightful when we hear back from you that our articles and information have been a wealth of useful tips in one [.]. The post See the List of Our Most Active Posts and the Number of Clicks appeared first on Catherine's Career Corner. Related posts: Your CV?

2009 40

Work at Home Online Community Launches at FlexJobs.com

Telecommuting Journal

FlexJobs, the leading online job service for hand-screened telecommuting and work at home job listings, connects job-seekers with inspiration, support, and information through its new online community. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) February 8

2009 100

Resume Boutique - Untitled Article

Resume Boutique

2009 40

Resume Writing Blog: Creating Prints : Does Your Cover Letter Stink?

Resume Writing

If when you read your cover letter it begins in a balanced tone and you feel as if you have safely addressed your reader--it STINKS! Understand that recruiters and hiring managers are receiving hundreds if not thousands of cover letters

2009 40

Forms R Us

Evil HR Lady

From an proactive HR audit perspective what should a hire justification form look like and what is the best way to broach this subject with senior management and hiring managers that may interpret the new process as unnecessary work? Ahh, forms. Once, I was doing some sort of report and I noticed that the company I worked for had a person whose title was "Director of Forms." Awesome. I have no idea what that person did.

2009 100

Thank a School Counselor - Celebrate National School Counseling Week

Career Key

Whether you have a child in school, work as a school counselor, or work alongside them, this is the week to express your support for and appreciation of school counselors. The U.S. House and Senate both passed resolutions designating this week as National School Counseling Week. For more information, go to the American School Counselor Association’s website. Today I came across school counselor and leader Robert Bardwell’s column for a Massachusetts newspaper, The Republican.

2009 100

Searching for a Job in this tough climate? See these 10 tips

Catherines Career Corner

Times are changing; the job market is changing drastically. Competition is everywhere. Competition for jobs is up as an increasing number of professionals who are made redundant from their companies, flood the market. Firms are reconsidering their hiring strategies as they wait for the economy to improve. The web has made it easier than ever [.]. The post Searching for a Job in this tough climate? See these 10 tips appeared first on Catherine's Career Corner.

2009 40

ThomasNet's The Rise of Digital Nomads

Telecommuting Journal

"Digital nomadism" combines the autonomy of telecommuting with mobility for an even more flexible work style. Now more people are ditching the office and using the world as their workspace. [[ This is a content summary only

2009 100