Can Social Media Hurt Your Chances at a Job?

Once upon a time, if you did something stupid, you didn’t have to worry too much about it coming back to hurt you later in life. If you had an offensive picture in your yearbook, or published some bizarre political opinions in an obscure school newspaper, those items would likely get buried in a library somewhere, never to surface again. Now, however, the Internet preserves everything. Things you posted years ago can haunt your employment opportunities today. What’s more, with people posting their every thought online, a momentary lapse in judgment can quickly escalate into a career-altering event. A thoughtless… Read more »

5 Tips to Streamline Your Job Search (Fast!)

Pick your metaphor: running in place, spinning your wheels, getting stuck on the treadmill. You started your job search with such hope and enthusiasm, but as days became weeks and then became (*gulp*) months, it has evolved from an adventure into a grind. Part of the problem might be your approach. Unless you target your job search appropriately, it’s easy for things to get off track. But there is hope. Streamlining your approach can lead to improved results, making your job search more efficient and ultimately more effective. Here are five tips to make that possible: Determine Your Goals There’s… Read more »