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Should You Use Social Media to Job Search?

Social media is not only a relatively new phenomenon, it has also, during its short lifespan, seen rapid advances in the types of social media available and the uses people place on them. Facebook, started a decade ago in a dorm room, currently has 1.15 billion users. Twitter has half of that. LinkedIn, with 238 […]

Have Fun, but Not Too Much Fun – Office Party Etiquette

Parties are fun. Holiday parties are even more fun. But what about office holiday parties? Not the office luncheon where things are controlled but the evening holiday office party where you spend the evening dining and drinking with colleagues whom you may or may not like? Many people would describe the above as an evening […]

Tis The Season For Seasonal Employment

With the economy in a recession, many potential employers are looking for ways to cut costs. Often this means keeping a minimal staff and bringing on more help only when needed. Seasonal and temporary positions are becoming much more common.  Keep in mind that seasonal employment doesn’t only mean holiday retail, but extends to summer […]

So You Got The Job, Now What?

by Tom Bryan First Day Tips to Help You Keep Your New Job   Congratulations! You’ve accepted an offer for a new job and left the unemployment ranks that are nearly 14 million strong in the United States. With literally millions of individuals vying for a job, your new focus has to be on keeping […]

Commun Resumay Misteaks

In my profession, I often hear individuals who are struggling to find a job making the statement “If the company would have given me a chance to meet with them I would have landed the job.” My immediate response is to review their resume.  Candidates typically fail to remember that the resume is the teaser, […]

The On Purpose Job Search

Applying certain strategies helps to ensure that your job search is effective and not a complete waste of time.  When you have a plan in place, you can avoid “spinning your wheels” so to speak, wasting time with jobs that you are either not a good fit for, or that are not a good fit […]

Top 10 Things To Avoid In an Interview

You really want that position you applied for, and now you’ve landed an interview.  What should you do, and what should you make certain you do NOT do?  It’s natural to get a little nervous, but with some practice and preparing, you can make the best possible impression. What are the top 10 things you […]

Secrets You Need to Know Before a Job Interview

You’ve got all of the skills and qualifications required to meet the job criteria.  You dress in your most professional interview clothes, offer a confident handshake, show your interest, even ask a few questions of your own to show the interviewer that you have done your homework on the company.  You leave the interview feeling […]

Your Resume May Be Costing You The Job

By Tom Bryan, Managing Partner, Thomas Bryan & Associates, LLC As a potential job candidate, your resume is the most important tool in your “self-marketing” arsenal!  It is the first impression you will make on an employer, but it could also be the last if your resume lacks enthusiasm or doesn’t highlight your skills and […]

Need a Job? Use a Recruiter to Your Best Advantage.

Recruiters are in the business of matching up companies in need of employees with the ideal candidate. There are several ways that a company can advertise an opening, which include online job boards, recruiters, networking and probing the internet for suitable candidates. All of these methods of finding the right employee are extremely time-consuming, and […]

How to Make Sure Someone Else Gets Hired for that Career You Covet.

You’ve been training for the sales industry; you’ve got the perfect personality, never meet a stranger, and your motivation is through the roof. You’re ready to knock them down with your product or service, which is of course the best they will ever find. Now that you’re stoked and ready to go land that high-paying […]

15 Ways To Annoy Your Interviewer

15 Ways to Annoy Your Job Interviewer  by Karen Burns Of course, almost everyone knows you shouldn’t light up a cigarette at a job interview, or text your closest friend, or eat, or bring your dog, or show up drunk, or challenge the interviewer to arm wrestle (all things people have actually done at job […]