Which Hats Do YOU Wear?

Pardot, a B2B marketing automation provider and part of salesforce.com, has developed an interactive, provocative Web site on jobs that people have/do: “How many hats do you wear? Marketing automation has many features and capabilities that can simplify the lives of marketers. But if you’re an army of one, wearing a million hats and running […]

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Having Realistic Career Expectations

Are you realistic in your expectations regarding your current job and your long-term career prospects? According to Dorothy Tannahill-Moran, writing for Careerealism: “Our expectations serve us like a yardstick where we kind of measure people both ahead of time and after an event. We think we know what to expect of others and ourselves, so […]

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What Do Hiring Managers Want from Job Applicants?

According to Tracey Parsons, the CEO of CredHive (a networking firm), there are many things that job applicants can do to facilitate the hiring process for potential employers. Here are six tips from Parsons: Follow instructions — “It is refreshing when a candidate does exactly what we ask when applying for a position. At my […]

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Dos and Dont’s for Your New Job!!

Congratulations to all of you who are about to embark on a new job. Now, it is important to do everything you can to excel at that job. Have you thought about this enough? Getting the job is just the start. This post contains both some dos and don’ts. The don’ts are presented first. According […]

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Is Banning Facebook at Work a Good Or Bad Idea?

Many firms do not allow their employees to use any social media while at work. The companies worry that employees may be distracted and even engage in communications that will not reflect well on the companies. So, what do YOU think: Should Facebook be banned at work? Consider these observations from Stephanie Vozza, writing for […]

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Jobs of the Future

In preparing for a career, it is important to consider what job opportunities are expected to grow in the future. This should be part of one’s self assessment (See this infographic.). Click the image to take a look at a nice slide show from sparks & honey: “This presentation will show you a snapshot of […]

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Is It OK to Leave a Job Off Your Resume?

This is an interesting ethical question. Ethics includes questionable behavior that involves both errors of commission and omission. For many job applicants, the answer depends on how likely the applicant feels that the company will actually find out the about omission — and not the ethics of the situation. So, consider this note to Suzanne […]

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Ten Tips to Help You Get a Job Interview

Here are 10 good tips from Susan Ruhl, writing for Careerealism.com. A few are somewhat obvious, but there should be at least one key takeaway for everyone: 10. “Be Specific — Develop a list of specific target companies that you can identify to those with whom you are networking. For example, if you say, ‘I […]

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