• Middle-aged and unemployed: Smartly seize the opportunity for change

    Apr 17, 14 • Job HuntingNo Comments
    Middle-aged and unemployed: Smartly seize the opportunity for change

    The overall unemployment rate for March of 2014 was 6.7 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. Those ages 45 to 54 fared better than the national average at 5 percent, as did workers ages 55 and older at 4.8 percent. These stats offer hope to unemployed middle-aged workers, and [&hellip...

  • Bullies in the Workplace Infographic

    Apr 17, 14 • Resumes WritingNo Comments
    Bullies in the Workplace Infographic

    Over 65 Million Workers Affected by Bullying. Bullying doesn’t just happen to kids at school; it is a very real problem in the workplace as well. The Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI) defined workplace bullying as “abusive conduct that is threatening, intimidating, humiliating, work sabotage or verbal abuse” in its 2014 national survey. Key results: 27% [&hellip...

  • Risky Business: Going Rogue During the Interview Process

    Apr 17, 14 • Job HuntingNo Comments
    Risky Business: Going Rogue During the Interview Process

    You’ve been working with a recruiter for about a month, in pursuit of the perfect job.  Your recruiter just called and left you a voice mail, wanting to touch base on the status of your interview yesterday with the hiring manager.  You contemplate ignoring the recruiter’s message and going straight to the hiring manager yourself.  [&hellip...

  • 4 reasons to seek out employers with diverse workforces

    Apr 17, 14 • Job HuntingNo Comments
    4 reasons to seek out employers with diverse workforces

    During your job search, are you looking at employers that stress diversity in the workforce? You should. Companies that focus on diversity — not just in terms of race, but also gender, sexual orientation, age, culture, educational background, and more — can offer you a lot of benefits other companies can’t. Consider these four reasons [&hellip...

  • Introducing Project You: using data science to fuel self-discovery and career advancement.

    Apr 17, 14 • Job HuntingNo Comments
    Introducing Project You: using data science to fuel self-discovery and career advancement.

    This post is written by Ted Gilvar, Chief Marketing Officer at Monster. It’s more than just talk that the millennial generation approaches their careers differently than past generations. The social, technological and environmental forces that have shaped their outlook on life and work are profound. Sprinkle in a protracted global recession and you have a [&hellip...

  • The advantages of giving yourself a chance

    Apr 8, 14 • Job HuntingNo Comments
    The advantages of giving yourself a chance

    Albert Einstein couldn’t get a job as a substitute teacher. Samuel Morse couldn’t paint to save his life. A script for “The King’s Speech” wasn’t scheduled for theaters, but instead, for the recycling bin. Sarah Lewis unearthed these stories and others in her new book, “The Rise: Creativity, The Gift of Failure, And the Search [&hellip...

  • Easy Ways to Stay Calm During a Job Interview

    Apr 8, 14 • Job HuntingNo Comments
    Easy Ways to Stay Calm During a Job Interview

    Regardless of your education and experience, a job interview is a high stress situation. You can have all of the training and past success in the world, yet still find yourself clamming up when it’s time to explain to the interviewer what makes you a good fit for this role. Unfortunately, if you’re unable to [&hellip...

  • Five Ways to Deal with Quarter-life Envy

    Five Ways to Deal with Quarter-life Envy

    Ever get the feeling like you’re running late on life? Is everyone around you getting married and having babies? I know the feeling, and I won’t even lie – IT SUCKS. Last month I had to go to three weddings, and a number of people on my timeline got engaged or had a baby. People [&hellip...

  • How to negotiate a job offer and salary

    Apr 8, 14 • Job HuntingNo Comments
    How to negotiate a job offer and salary

    Whether you’re negotiating a job offer or just want an increase in pay, knowing how to negotiate your way to a successful end result requires preparation and strategy. Learn how to put the ball in your court — and keep it there — with the tips and strategies found in this week’s roundup. Job Seekers: 8 Tips [&hellip...

  • How to Make Yourself More Marketable

    How to Make Yourself More Marketable

    Rumor has it that once upon a time finding a job was about picking the company for which you most wanted to work. That’s what my parents say, anyway. Today we job seekers are facing the exact opposite scenario. Instead of companies trying to woo us, we’re tripping all over ourselves trying to prove that [&hellip...