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It’s Not You: Recruiting Is Broken!

It's hard to tell which is more painful: the traditional Radio Silence treatment that job-seekers get from employers, or the terse, unfriendly email message containing some variation on the sentiment "Your background does not meet our needs, but feel free to apply again. (Or drop dead - ...

Highest Rated Tech Companies

Highest and Lowest Rated Tech Companies

We buy their gadgets, use their software or work with their hardware every day, but when it comes to the people who work at the companies who make these products or services, is it really as impressive as it seems from the outside packaging? As we wrap up the end of the year, Glassdoor off...

The “5 Golden Rings” Of Getting A Job

With this being Christmas week and all, and my penchant for a good play on words, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to play upon the words of the most annoying part of the song “Twelve Days of Christmas”.  In fact, don’t be surprised if you see a reprise of this during Olympic we...

JD Power and Company Rating of Major Airlines (as of 12.21.09)

Ratings Reveal Which Airlines To Fly Or Avoid This Holiday Season

With all the madness that comes with the holiday season, the last thing that any of us who are planning to travel want to deal with is the Scrooges in the airlines industry. In an effort to help you visit family and friends in the jovial spirit you intended, Glassdoor gives insights into w...

Ten Secrets From A Staffing Pro For Your Job Search

You have a better chance of getting hired if you know how recruiters think. So I have started asking some of the recruiters I know to answer some questions for you. Our first volunteer is a great recruiter and sourcer named Sean Rehder. I have worked with Sean for years, and he always s...

The Value of Thank You At Work, In Your Career Or In Your Job Search

I have a close friend who for the 30 years I’ve known him has been the master at saying thank you. No matter the occasion, the event, gift or thought he always sends a nice hand-written thank you note. For instance, he asked years ago if I would mind helping him hang Christmas lights and...

Matching the Best Places to Work Lists To Your Dream Job

It’s that time of year when the “best of lists” start coming out.  This week the ten best books of 2009 came out from the New York Times.  The Grammy Nominations are out.  The Golden Globes just came out and the Oscar nominations are coming soon.  It’s also the time for the bes...