You came, you shared, you commented. We’ve combed through hundreds of Glassdoor blog posts from the past year to see which career and job advice articles you enjoyed the most. Featured below are just a few of the most popular posts of the past year.
The burning question when it comes to most résumés is how to wow employers with the wonders of you all reduced to an 8 ½ x 11 sheet of paper. But knowing what to leave off of your résumé is just as important to your job search. Here is a list of chart topping résumé no-no’s.
The Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards recognize the 50 Best Places to Work for 2011. Unlike other workplace awards, our awards are not about company financials and growth rates nor does it involve elaborate self-nomination packages. The Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards are simply based on the opinions and ratings of company employees. To find out what companies made the top 50 list, click here.
While some hiring uptick is possible, high unemployment is here to stay. Learning to live without a reliable paycheck requires that you do a number of things differently. Here are the five most important things you can do as you adjust to a life without a steady paycheck. Read more.
According to Glassdoor career expert Hank Stringer, if a company doesn’t know how to answer a job candidate’s question, “What is your company culture?” – Run! But if a company does have a definable culture, how do you evaluate it to make sure it’s the best fit for you? Here’s a check list of questions to ask yourself to help decide if a company, culturally, is the right fit for you. Read more.
Revising your LinkedIn profile for the umpteenth time? Want to avoid the common pitfalls? Here are some of the biggest mistakes LinkedIn users make in creating their profiles. Read more.
Let’s face it – when it comes to writing résumés there are a lot of different opinions on the best format, style, and method. Even among certified professional résumé writers, there are a variety of approaches that can be taken. If you have gone the route of doing your résumé alone, or even if you have had a writer prepare your résumé, it is important to check twice to avoid these common screw-ups. Read more.
Getting a new job is hard work. If you dig around the job hunting section of a bookstore, notice how big it is and ask yourself what that means. You’ll get lots of advice about how to get a job, but much of what you read is not exactly true. Read more.
This year proved difficult for young professionals and older job seekers alike with little opportunity and slashed budgets. However, many organizations and individual reports are predicting an improved job market for 2011. So what can you expect in 2011? Read more.
You may find that though your career is well underway and seemingly sailing along, you are wrought by disorganization, clutter and the junk in your career trunk that has accumulated over years of career and relationship building. These distractions disrupt and slow down your work and career flow … and ultimately, your future goals. Try these three tips to de-clutter your career. Read more.
Mistakes: They happen to the best of us. The next time you want to kick yourself for making a dumb mistake at work, remember everybody does it. And what really matters most is not whether you made a mistake, but how you deal with it and avoid letting it happen again. Read more.
Hopefully these will be just as good the second time around. Not finding answers to your job search and career questions? Leave a comment here and our team of career experts would be happy to help.