Resume and Career Articles

Commuting to a New Job Opportunity

Can I get there on time?

How far is the commute to your new job? Do you have dependable transportation or are you utilizing public transportation? Is your work schedule or shift variable or fixed?

A long commute may seem reasonable during the honeymoon period of your new job or when you are considering accepting the job offer. However, do consider the long term challenging affects a long commute may have throughout your employment with your new company. Are you prepared to make a long or difficult commute every single day? Will inclement weather introduce any unforeseen challenges? If you are unable […]

Using a Salary Calculator for Hourly and Annual Pay

Am I getting paid fairly?

After job hunting, submitting job applications, and interviewing you may be willing to accept any job offer that is presented to you. Depending on the current status of the job market, the competition in your specific industry, your professional experience, job skills, education or degrees; choosing the right career opportunity will often encompass the issue of financial compensation as part of your decision. Am I getting paid fairly? What are my other coworkers in my field earning and can I expect to earn the same pay?

If your industry or the current job market is highly competitive […]

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 […]

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 […]

Career Counseling to Expand your Job Hunt

Tip #4: Use Career Counseling and Career Advice Services

Get some help. If month after month has passed with no job offers or employment prospect you may need some help with your job hunt. You do not want to be put in a position where your financial obligations overtake you focusing on your job search.

Recent college graduates and college alumni can use their college’s career services department. Beyond employment listings and postings, many college career service departments offer interview preparation assistance, resume writing and career advice, and can assist you in choosing a career path. These services are often helpful when […]

Find a Job – Energize a Stagnant Job Search Tips

For those job hunters that have been searching for a job for months or more, the whole job search process may seem a bit stale. CareerBuilder.com, Dice.com, and Monster.com to name just a few job search websites and job search engines appears never ending. It is frustrating to go months without finding a job. Inevitability you begin to question yourself, your professional skills, experience, qualifications, or even your education. But you’re not alone. In times of high unemployment and a slow moving job market can create the appearance of a job search that becomes stagnated.

Over the next few days we […]