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Responding to a Job Offer Letter

Next week, we will begin a five part article series on responding to a job offer letter. Before accepting a job offer or declining a job offer there are many questions you need to consider. What room do you have for negotiations if the job market is challenging. Will you get paid what your skills are worth? How do you compare several offers? What compromises if any will you be faced with and how should you respond to value conflicts? In this series we will examine several job offer letter questions and responses for various situations.

2011 Technology Career Outlook

Internet technology or IT careers are the focus in 2011 and will remain throughout 2012. Hiring trends across most technology fields are significantly flat compared to those in the IT fields as the majority of US based corporations and government agencies firm up their internal technology infrastructure.

This move to internet technology careers are in stark contrast to the 2001 technology dotcom bubble where tech careers were viewed as toxic after the internet bubble burst. In 2001, most software professionals, computer science and software engineers experienced mass layoffs. Now, ten years later we are experiencing a massive reversal in the IT […]

Resume Templates

Using standardized resume templates, either a free template or a general step by step resume software product, can simplify the resume writing process. However, many sample resume templates are only as good as the examples they provide.

A free resume template is a great way to initially begin the resume writing process, but they are only the first step in how to write a resume. Resume templates are just as their name defines a box template that your information is placed into. Very little concern is given to the order and flow of your information, and specific qualifications you can provide […]

Affiliate Program – New Marketing Banners Added

Our affiliate program has two new banner advertisements. To support our expanding affiliate network and based on a neutral color scheme to work across standard webpage colors we have two new ads. A banner ad with the Google affiliate network standard sizing of 486×60, titled Start Your Career Today. And a second letterboard ad, again using the same Google adsense sizing of 728×90, titled Career Programs.

These affiliate program ads have been uploaded to our Online Affiliate Marketing Program, affiliates members area under the marketing tools section. In addition, we added the banner ad and letterboard ad to our publicly […]

Top 100 – How to Write a Resume Search Terms

In this challenging and highly competitive global job market, what resume keywords and resume related search terms are the most popular being searched for? Google, Yahoo, and other search engines all vary in their top search term list but there are many significant similarities when examining both global, international based terms and those more localized within the United States. We have compiled a list of the current, most widely searched text for How to Write a Resume; specifically looking at just the exact search term. Search phrases and broad search terms that show up randomly in a search result were […]

A Career Change just maybe the Best Career Choice

Tip #7: Revisit your Long Term Career Choices

What long term career planning steps have you considered throughout your professional career. Often times we can become comfortable and somewhat complacent within our chosen occupation after we have met certain education and experience requirements. However, over time we can loose our job security if our skills are not continually up to date or with economic shifts, technology innovations, or company restructuring.

If you find yourself in a position where there does not appear to be any jobs in your career field, they you may consider changing industries. Change can be good, but when […]