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What Should – and Should NEVER — Go In An Out-Of-Office Email Reply

Your vacation is just hours, if not minutes away but before you dash out of your office for some well deserved time away from work, don’t forget to set up that incredibly useful out-of-office message. However you may be thinking: “I know I need an out-of-office email reply, but what ex...

What You Can Overcome In The Career “Story Of You” During An Interview: Part 3 – Act II

Act II in stories we are used to hearing is the part where we hear and read about the barriers and challenges that the hero (the protagonist) faces and overcomes. In the stories that we read  or watch, the more great barriers and challenges that build up the suspense and give the protagon...

Glassdoor Holiday Survey Findings: Gifts & Parties

Employed Layoff Survivors & Unemployed Cutting Back On Gifts, Travel & Parties This Season

Extravagant office holiday parties? Sayonara. Unexpected expensive gifts?  Those days are gone for now. Workplace gift exchanges among employees? This year, not so much. Glassdoor released the findings from its holiday workplace survey today which highlights how those employed, affecte...

Doing A Job Search? Help Career & Job Researchers Find You First

Recruiting is getting more complex. It used to be that a “full service recruiter” would have a phone, a Rolodex and their sales pitch. They would spend all day finding great talent and then pitching that talent to clients (i.e. hiring managers). Many a fortune was made in this simple w...

Voluntary Layoffs: Should I Stay Or Should I Go Now?

AOL’s recent announcement about their voluntary separation packages brings back the question of whether or not the acceptance of a voluntary package is a good thing or not in this economy?  First of all, let’s be real about why companies offer voluntary packages.  The reason is to so...

Three Useful Tips To Format Your Resume

As we have blogged in the past, due to our current economic backdrop, the flow of talent interested in available opportunities is overwhelming to companies. You must do all you can to insure your information is reviewed by the right people in a timely manner. And one of the first and most ...

Clearview Counterpoint: Career Experts Divided On Medical Privacy Issue

How much personal health information should employers have about employees or job candidates? Moderator: John Sumser This month’s debate question is “How much personal health data should an employer be able to use to make job-related decisions?” Companies are getting more and mo...

Sick Days: Use When Under the Weather or Overworked?

As you sit at your office working away, you hear a co-worker nearby hacking up a lung and blowing their nose into tissue after tissue. At this point, there are two common lines of thought that occur in response to this situation: "Wow, what a hard worker – comes into the office even whe...