Thought "Full" Thursday Link Party

Thought “Full” Thursday Link Party #15

  This is our fifteenth Thought “Full” Thursday Link Party! THANK YOU to those who participated in our first fourteen link parties over the last several weeks! We are looking forward to growing the link party and attracting new bloggers. We need YOUR help and participation to make this a great sharing opportunity for everyone[…]

Thought "Full" Thursday Link Party

Thought “Full” Thursday Link Party #14

  This is our fourteenth Thought “Full” Thursday Link Party! THANK YOU to those who participated in our first thirteen link parties over the last several weeks! We are looking forward to growing the link party and attracting new bloggers. We need YOUR help and participation to make this a great sharing opportunity for everyone[…]

How to Build Confidence and Self-Worth as a Professional

7 Steps to Build Confidence and Self-Worth as a Professional

  Each and every one of us is unique in our way. We were each raised a different way, and each have our own hopes and dreams. Yet most of us spend a great deal of our time questioning ourselves – as individuals in general, and as professionals.   We give to others, but are[…]

Thought "Full" Thursday Link Party

Thought “Full” Thursday Link Party #13

  This is our thirteenth Thought “Full” Thursday Link Party! THANK YOU to those who participated in our first twelve link parties over the last several weeks! We are looking forward to growing the link party and attracting new bloggers. We need YOUR help and participation to make this a great sharing opportunity for everyone[…]

Keep it Professional: Social Media Do’s and Don’ts During a Job Search

    Social media has become an important aspect of our daily lives, regardless of where you are in the world, or what your profession is. Most of us have at least one social media account, and use it for everything from keeping up with friends and family, reading the news, or staying current in[…]

Thought "Full" Thursday Link Party

Thought “Full” Thursday Link Party #12

  This is our twelfth Thought “Full” Thursday Link Party! THANK YOU to those who participated in our first eleven link parties over the last several weeks! We are looking forward to growing the link party and attracting new bloggers. We need YOUR help and participation to make this a great sharing opportunity for everyone[…]

How to Recover When You Didn't Get the Job

How to Recover When You Didn’t Get the Job

  Friday afternoon I had to make my least favorite type of phone call as a recruiter, yet one of the most necessary types of calls. I had to tell a candidate that he didn’t get the job. This wasn’t just any candidate. He is an individual I have worked with for almost 10 years[…]

Thought "Full" Thursday Link Party

Thought “Full” Thursday Link Party #11

  This is our eleventh Thought “Full” Thursday Link Party! THANK YOU to those who participated in our first ten link parties over the last several weeks! We are looking forward to growing the link party and attracting new bloggers. We need YOUR help and participation to make this a great sharing opportunity for everyone[…]

Is it Okay to Start a New Passion

Is It Okay to Find a New Passion and Start a New Business Venture?

Guest Post by A Young Legend   We all have interests in several areas, so is it acceptable to dip your foot in various subjects? The idea of expanding a business or broaden your investments may absolutely include starting a new business in another area. Ultimately, pursuing personal growth through a new passion includes finding[…]

Top 5 Interview Red Flags

Beware of the Top 5 Interview Red Flags

  Interviews can be extremely stressful for jobseekers.  Whether you are employed or not, companies are looking for an ideal fit, and competition is increasingly fierce in this job market. A candidate wants to make the best possible impression, especially if the job is exactly what he or she is looking for.  As a result[…]

Thought "Full" Thursday Link Party

Thought “Full” Thursday Link Party #10

  This is our tenth Thought “Full” Thursday Link Party! THANK YOU to those who participated in our FIRST nine link parties over the last several weeks! We are looking forward to growing the link party and attracting new bloggers. We need YOUR help and participation to make this a great sharing opportunity for everyone[…]

Thought "Full" Thursday Link Party

Thought “Full” Thursday Link Party #9

  This is our ninth Thought “Full” Thursday Link Party! THANK YOU to those who participated in our previous link parties over the last several weeks! We are looking forward to growing the link party and attracting new bloggers. We need YOUR help and participation to make this a great sharing opportunity for everyone involved![…]

How Talent Looked in 2017 and What to Expect in 2018

How Talent Looked in 2017 – and What to Expect for 2018

**This post contains affiliate links, but I only represent products I trust.   2017 was a great year for many things, and the job market was one of them! With record unemployment rates, there are still an estimated 6.2 million open jobs in the United States, according CNN Money.   What does this mean for[…]

How to Tailor Your Resume to Fit a Job Description

Welcome to the Friday Forum! Every Friday, we take a question submitted by one of our readers and have our professionals field it and provide advice. We then encourage members of the Need a New Gig community to comment below and give their take! Here is This Week’s Question: CJ asks: “Hi, I have been[…]

How to Hack the Application Process with Jobscan

How to Hack the Application Process with Jobscan

**This post contains affiliate links, but I only represent products I trust!   Jobscan is a company that has come to my attention in recent months. The product Jobscan offers, the concept, and its potential for the future of job searching makes it the coolest new piece of technology I have seen in a very[…]

Thought "Full" Thursday Link Party

Thought “Full” Thursday Link Party #6

  This is our Sixth Thought “Full” Thursday Link Party! THANK YOU to those who participated in our FIRST Five link parties over the last several weeks! We are looking forward to growing the link party and attracting new bloggers. We need YOUR help and participation to make this a great sharing opportunity for everyone[…]

What is a Link Party?

What is a Link Party, and Why Would It Benefit You?

*This article may contain affiliate links, but I only stand behind products I trust.   The Link Party, also referred to as a Blogger Linkup, Linky, or Blog Hop, has been around for quite some time now, and has been a staple for many established bloggers. Each link party is as different as the next,[…]

How to Write a Job Offer That Won't be Rejected

How to Write (and Present) a Job Offer That Won’t Be Rejected

  The job offer is, no doubt, the most exciting aspect of hiring journey! It is the culmination of a long, and sometimes tedious process – for everyone involved. After weeks of sourcing, screening, scheduling interviews, coordinating follow-ups, and checking references, it provides that satisfaction that makes the work (and the waiting) all worthwhile.  […]

Thought Full Thursday Link Party

Thought “Full” Thursday Link Party #5

This is our FIFTH Thought “Full” Thursday Link Party! THANK YOU to those who participated in our FIRST Four link parties over the last several weeks! We are looking forward to growing the link party and attracting new bloggers. We need YOUR help and participation to make this a great sharing opportunity for everyone involved![…]

Surviving the Holidays Unemployed

Unemployment During the Holidays – A Survival Guide

    The holidays can be a joyous time of year for many – a time to relax, unwind, and spend time with loved ones. People look forward to it all year long. When dealing with unemployment, however, this time of year can be extremely stressful, both personally and professionally. Unemployment can equate to shortages[…]

10 Signs to Look for a New Job

New Year, New Job? 10 Signs it is Time to Look

    It happens every year – the holiday season and upcoming New Year are often a time of self-evaluation. The end of the year is the time to determine what has gone right in your life over the past year, as well what you would like to change. New Year’s resolutions usually consist of[…]

Thought Full Thursday Link Party

Thought “Full” Thursday Link Party #2

Join Us for THIS Week’s Link Party Here!!! This is our SECOND Thought “Full” Thursday Link Party!  THANK YOU to those that participated in our FIRST weekly post last week.  We are looking forward to growing the link party and attracting new bloggers!  We need YOUR help and participation to make this a great sharing[…]

5 Dirty Secrets About the Hunt for Talent

The 5 Dirty Secrets About the Hunt for Talent

  The other day, I came across a newsletter that was titled “Hiring is Super Easy – Said No One Ever”. It was humorous because that phrase couldn’t be more accurate! Hiring is wrought with challenges and obstacles. The product is human, after all, and humans have emotions….and personal circumstances….and second thoughts…. need I say[…]

The ABC's of Holiday Office Party Etiquette

Keeping it Classy – The ABC’s of Holiday Office Party Etiquette

  The holidays are upon us, like it or not! And if you are in the corporate world (or the significant other of someone that is), this usually involves attending at least one holiday office party. We all have heard stories of eventful office parties, and no one wants to be the topic of conversation[…]

Thought Full Thursday Link Party

Thought “Full” Thursday Link Party

This is our VERY FIRST Thought “Full” Thursday Link Party!  We need YOUR help and participation to make this a great sharing opportunity for everyone involved!  Please read on to learn more!!!!   A link party is a set time frame for current or aspiring bloggers to find new blogs and quality content. It is[…]

Healthy Office Worker Gift Guide

The Healthy Office Worker – A Gift Guide

Gift Guide for the Healthy Office Worker   So I’m sure you’ve heard it many times lately:  sitting is the new smoking.  Professionals who are desk-bound face a wide array of health challenges associated with just being sedentary.  An average office worker spends 7 hours in the seated position! Individuals that work from home often[…]

Business Books Gift Guide

Best Business Books for the Holidays – A Gift Guide

The holidays are upon us, and with that comes the conundrum of what to get those around you.  Whether it is an office gift exchange, or a practical gift for a new graduate, business books are always at the top of my list.  This is a perfect opportunity to inform and educate while gift giving. […]

Office Party Gift Guide

The Office Holiday Party – A Gift Guide

Holiday Gifting for the Office ***Please note – this post contains affiliate links.  Resilient Recruiter is an Amazon Associate.   It’s that time of year again – the holidays are fast-approaching! And what goes hand-in-hand with the end of the year festivities? The office Holiday Party! This is an exciting time for some, but a[…]

5 Reasons Good Employees Leave

The Top Five Reasons Good Employees Leave

  Whether you are new to the working world, or approaching retirement, it is not too difficult to spot good employees. The Star Worker can fall anywhere within the hierarchy of a company – from the Receptionist at the front desk to the CEO. This is the person that takes pride in his or her[…]

6 Secrets to Digging Out of a Career Rut

6 Secrets to Digging Out of a Career Rut

Guest Post featured in Resume-Library.com   It happens to so many professionals in this day and age: you are gainfully employed at a reputable company with a good (scratch that – GREAT) job. You have been steadily moving up the corporate ladder each year, and are held in high regard with your department. But you[…]

The Cliched Lines That Are Killing Your Resume

The Clichéd Lines That are Killing Your Resume [Guest Post]

When it comes to writing your resume, there’s a fine line between key words that you think look and sound good, and overused phrases that recruiters loathe. Hiring managers see hundreds of resumes, and after a while, they could begin to look and sound the same. If you want to stand out, you should try[…]

Biggest Career Advice Myths Debunked

The Biggest Career Advice Myths Debunked

Career advice is like parenting advice: everyone has an opinion to give, but it doesn’t mean that it’s right. Like parenting advice, the suggestions may be well-intentioned, but no longer applicable in the modern workplace. It may be a common practice in some industries – just not yours. Or, it might just be wrong!  […]

5 Toxic Habits Ruining Your Success

The 5 Toxic Habits That Are Hampering Your Career Success

  Regardless of what you do for a living, or how far along you are in your career, most people are striving for a greater level of success. The term “success” can be defined in very different terms, depending on whom you talk to. It may be more money, a bigger title, more responsibility, or[…]

10 Things Hiring Managers Wish They Could Tell Candidates

10 Things Hiring Managers Wish They Could Tell Candidates

  10 Things Hiring Managers Wish They Could Tell Candidates   Hiring is tricky. In theory, the process is easy. You write a job description, post that job on your website, or the job board of your choice. You sift through the resumes and interview the qualified applicants. You choose the best candidate for the[…]

5 Reasons to Keep Your Resume Updated

5 Reasons to Keep Your Resume Updated

If you have been satisfied with your current position, chances are that you haven’t thought about your resume in a long time.  Quite possibly, you haven’t touched it since you landed your current role! You are certainly not alone!  Most people only think about their resume when it is time to start looking for a[…]

3 Things a Modern Resume Must Have

3 Things Your Modern Resume Must Have (Guest Post)

3 Things Your Modern Resume Must Have   A well-written resume continues to be the kingpin to a successful job search. In this digital age where competition is steeper than ever, candidates must take care in crafting a quality document that stands out from the rest. As a critical self-marketing tool, your resume needs to[…]

How to Prepare for Your Performance Review

How to Prepare for Your Performance Review

Performance review time is often referred to as a bittersweet time of year: one where all of your hard work is reviewed and recognized, but also a time of year where your shortcomings come to light!   That said, many employees (and leaders) do not look forward to this uncomfortable time of year.   What[…]

The Ultimate Guide to Finding Your Next Job with Indeed.com

The Ultimate Guide to Finding Your Next Job with Indeed.com

The Time Has Come…and Indeed.com is Your Tool of Choice You have finally decided to dust off that resume and start searching for that new gig, but the only problem is that you don’t know where to start! Since the recruiting landscape is always changing, and new sites continue to pop up overnight, candidates can[…]

Emotional Intelligence

The Emotional Intelligence Traits Necessary for Business Success

  Emotional intelligence has become a hot topic over the last decade, gracing the covers of almost every major publication in business and psychology alike. It has long been understood that there was a “non-intellect” related component of intelligence. This has been studied since as early as the 1940’s – and this component has been[…]

Employee Recognition

Employee Recognition – Unraveling the Mystery Behind It’s Success

  Employee recognition has been a buzz word for the last five or six years now, and with good reason. Numerous case studies have already shown that recognizing employees not only leads to decreased turnover, but it actually motivates employees to perform better. Since the #1 reason Americans leave jobs is due to feeling unappreciated,[…]

Improving Employee Performance

How to Improve Employee Performance Effectively

Resilient Recruiter is an Amazon Associate   Terminating an employee is a very emotional task for both an employer and the person losing his or her job. In my previous articles, How to Terminate an Employee the Right Way Part #1 and Part #2, we discussed methods for parting ways with dignity and respect.  […]

How to Terminate an Employee the Right Way

How to Terminate an Employee the Right Way – Part #2

Resilient Recruiter is an Amazon Associate   This is the second article in the series How to Terminate an Employee the Right Way, with compassion and ethics. If you would like to read the first part, please click here. Almost everyone that has ever terminated an employee can tell you that it is never an[…]

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