Monster Career Benchmarking

You’ve got to hand it to Monster.com. Not only did they create the biggest and best known commercial website for job posting and career advice, they’re working on innovations to make it even more useful. By gathering information from more than 25 million resumes in the Monster database and a world-wide network of recruiter customers, Monster can offer valuable market information for your job search. Continue reading “Monster Career Benchmarking”…

Negotiating Salary

I had a client who had a great interview out of state. So great, in fact, that the recruiter called him before he left the city to offer him the job. When the final offer letter came, the salary was just below the ‘low $40,000 range’ mentioned in the interview. He liked the job; liked the company, but didn’t know how to open the negotiation without losing the offer.” Continue reading “Negotiating Salary”…

How to Ask for a Raise

Asking for a raise can be a daunting task, which is why many hesitate to ask for what they think they deserve, especially if they are new to the workforce. However, a recent study found that 70% of people who ask for a raise get one. So while asking for a raise can be a stressful experience, take comfort in knowing the odds are in your favor. Continue reading “How to Ask for a Raise”…

Is 2019 Your Year to Work from Home?

Our partners at Flexjobs tell us that millions of workers are considering flexible jobs that allow them to work from anywhere. You may be surprised to learn that some of the opportunities they'll find pay six figures. Continue reading “Is 2019 Your Year to Work from Home?”…

Three Things to Consider When Changing Jobs

When considering a job offer, many jobseekers focus only on the salary and benefits. But there’s more to work than what you bring home in your paycheck. Here are three factors you might not think to consider that can make a big difference in job satisfaction. Continue reading “Three Things to Consider When Changing Jobs”…

Cities with the Best Jobs in 2010

Where can you find the best jobs in the U.S.? If you are you considering relocating to a friendlier economic climate, PayScale can help you decide which new area will have the best opportunities for job growth and high wages. The following are 10 cities with the best jobs for 2010 and economies expected to grow, even during the current recession. Included in the data for each is the growth rates from 2009 for comparison. Be sure to check the Cost of Living Calculator to get the whole picture. Continue reading “Cities with the Best Jobs in 2010”…