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Are Internships “Still” The New Entry-Level Job?

A CNN article from the end of last year asked: “Are internships the new entry-level job?” After witnessing the lack of jobs for young professionals, and the internship opportunities available to emerging talent this fall, the question is still relevant some 10 months later....

Top Secrets Of The Expert Job Search

Every day I talk with top professionals and executives looking for a better job. But deep down, they know they want more than a job -- they want more fulfillment....

5 Tips For Getting Noticed & Landing The Job

So it’s October and there are still “no jobs,” from your perspective, at least none that you feel you can find or land. Not even a shovel-ready job in sight, and although you’ve never held more than a snow shovel, you’d take even one of those jobs. Fast food places say you’re o...

How To Really, Really Research Your Future Employer

You've looked at the organization’s website and Google’ed them. Now it's time to go onto a deeper dive into researching your future employer, their past and their future. Certainly you can and should read up here on Glassdoor, and then to really, really research a company or non-profit...

Need A Career Change? 5 Recession-Resistant Careers

While prestige and wealth may not be part of what you’ll get with these careers, what you will get is – a career. One of the most common questions I hear as a career coach is “I’m thinking of changing careers, can you help me figure out what other options I have?” As a technology...

The Resume Is Dead. Long Live The Online Profile!

Okay, it’s not dead yet, but I want it to die. I understand that there’s still a huge part of the career management industry keeping it alive, making it better and making it work for you, the job seeker. To all my friends in this industry, please forgive me, as I also understand it’s...

Top 10 Companies Where Employees Love The Food

For many employees, lunch at work is typically about chowing down on last night’s leftovers or heading out to a nearby deli to grab an overpriced sandwich. For some, however, breakfast, lunch and dinner are just a few steps away from their cubicles, and come courtesy of their employers ...

3 Secrets To Career Advancement

You’re thinking, well, if I work hard, keep my head down and just produce I will advance in my career and have plenty of internal and external opportunities....maybe. There are a few other things you can do that will help, and no, not talking about the value of back stabbing office polit...

Why Honesty Will Help You Land The Job

They say companies don't want to hire people who are unemployed. They say that it's harder to find work if you are over 45, female, a recent college graduate, an auto worker, from the construction industry, or a single dad. Then they say that lying on your resume will get you disqualified....

How To Switch Careers Early in Life

Even in a good economy, switching careers is never an easy proposition. You’re competing for jobs with experienced workers, and you often have to work twice as hard to convince employers that you’re worth a look. And switching careers in a down economy can be downright brutal....