Work from Home. Really.

The idea of working for home is very attractive, but it's hard to find jobs that pay well and aren't multi-level marketing plans. For $14.95 a month or $49.95 a year, FlexJobs claims to save you the time and energy spent digging for the "real" jobs buried below scams and ads. Continue reading “Work from Home. Really.”…

How Interesting are You?

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Heather Huhman wrote a great post about the personal qualities that hiring managers don’t like to see in a candidate. But it’s the Smart Brief link title that caught my eye: Are you too boring to hire? Huhman writes: “Hiring managers don’t want to see a candidate who has no additional interests or personality beyond what’s required to get a job in their industry. You need to show you’re a human being, not a robot. Hiring managers love to see candidates with hobbies, or even those who have taken on a second job—it shows you’re able to make good use of your free time to expand your skills and interests, and this is a quality that’s likely to spill over into your professional life.” Continue reading “How Interesting are You?”…

Are You Creative?

If you think of your career goals as a problem to be solved, then creativity would be a wonderful asset to have. Indeed, being considered “creative” has a wonderful ring to it and beings up all kinds of positive associations. Yet only a small percentage of people would describe themselves as creative. Why? Continue reading “Are You Creative?”…

Categorizing Your Skills: Self Management Skills

Skills are one of the most important things you have to convey to a prospective employer. If you had to name your five most important and valuable skills right now, what would you say they are? Here is a way to organize your thinking about skills as you prepare for an interview. Continue reading “Categorizing Your Skills: Self Management Skills”…

Categorizing Your Skills: Job Content Skills

Skills are one of the most important things you have to convey to a prospective employer. If you had to name your five most important and valuable skills right now, what would you say they are? Here is a way to organize your thinking about skills as you prepare for an interview. Continue reading “Categorizing Your Skills: Job Content Skills”…

Creative Recruiting Ads

Think recruiting is a serious business?  Think again. Enjoy a sampling of creative, funny and effective recruiting ads.… Continue reading “Creative Recruiting Ads”…