December 9, 2010

Job Hunting for the 50+ Crowd

Earlier this week, I answered a question from a job-hunter who’s over 50 about finding a less stressful job. His comment inspired me to write this post as well – tips for job hunters who are older. Officially, a company in the United States isn’t allowed to discriminate based on age, as long as you’re […]

November 29, 2010

How to Make Career Decisions

Job seekers and career changers often experience a type of paralysis when it comes to decision-making. Sometimes, even when the choices seem very clear, people torture themselves with what-if scenarios: What if I follow this course and it doesn’t work out? What if a better option comes up after I’ve chosen? What if the market […]

November 9, 2010

Impressing Your Employer After the Interview

Here at JobMonkey, you can find tons of resources for acing any job interview and getting hired, but the work doesn’t end there. When you’re offered a job, rarely are you offered some kind of contract that guarantees your position. If you don’t meet expectations, you could be fired just as quickly as you were […]

October 24, 2010

Is Your CV Ready for Foreign Employers?

As someone who’s attention is nearly completely on U.S. jobs and employers, something interesting was brought to my attention: Employers in other countries expect different things from applicants. A good friend of mine, Graham Tappenden, recently sent me his book, How to Write a German CV to review for my personal website, but I wanted […]

October 18, 2010

Handling Information Overload

Information overload has apparently risen from a water-cooler complaint to a full-blown productivity crisis. At least, that’s what the creators of Information Overload Awareness Day (October 20) want you to believe. And who’s to say they’re wrong? According to the press release I received, the following statistics build the case: 58% of U.S. government and […]

October 7, 2010

Making the Most of Industry Events

No matter what industry interests you, there are professional events scheduled to help workers connect and learn more about their field. In less than a week, I’ll be heading to BlogWorld, which is one of the largest conferences in my field (jobs for freelance writers and bloggers), but it isn’t just bloggers and other Internet […]

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