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Can Tweeting Get You Fired?

The February 2011 official hashtag could very well be #TwitterBacklash.

Major brands are running their mouths in 140 characters or less. Some are paying the price.
Earlier this month Kenneth Cole tweeted “Millions are in uproar in #Cairo. Rumor is they heard our new spring collection is now [...]

8, 10, MANY Resume Words to Avoid

8, No, 10, No, MANY Resume Words to Avoid
There are eight words no resume should include because they’re “fluffy,” says Tina Brasher, a certified professional resume writer.
Actually, there are 10 resume words to avoid, according to recent research from LinkedIn Analytics.
Really, there are hundreds of words and phrases to avoid. Brasher culled her list of [...]

Is the lunch break nearing extinction?

Take a look around the office at lunchtime. It’s more likely that you’ll find your coworkers chomping away at a sandwich between mouse clicks rather than taking a leisurely break in the company cafeteria.

Get Your Resume Noticed. The Right Way.

At TheLadders we have a name for the “sent resume got no response” dilemma. We call it the resume black hole: When a job seeker sends his resume to job listings and recruiters … and never hears back. Ever. It tops the list of frustrations for most job seekers.

Why does this happen? And how can you avoid getting sucked into the resume black hole?

Your Online Job Search & Personal Brand

One of the caveats of online job searching is that sometimes you can’t control what the rest of the world sees about you.

How to Suggest Working Remotely in a Job Interview

Slightly more than 2 percent of the US workforce (2.8 million people) telecommutes. So how do you become one of those people? And how do you bring it up in a job interview?

How to Write a LinkedIn Profile Summary

There are two things you can be sure of when executive recruiters discover your LinkedIn profile: They expect to see a summary, and they expect to learn a little about who you are, wrote Kris Dunn, HR expert and blogger of  HR Capitalist.
Job titles and dates of employment alone on LinkedIn will not cut it. [...]

The Power of Employment References and Job Referrals

Referrals and references remain the strongest tool available to job seekers.
Seventy percent of jobs are obtained via referral according to the U.S. Department of Labor and the article “How to Get Job References Without Asking,” on TheLadders.
Referrals do not automatically mean you have the job or that you will guarantee you an interview, but they [...]

Prepare for Remote Job Interviews

Business are growing more accustomed to employees working remotely and recruiters are following suit, wrote Kevin Wheeler, president and founder of Global Learning Resources in a blog on
Job seekers should be ready to face the new tools of the trade such as remote interviews, Wheeler said.
Hiring managers may never meet face-to-face with a candidate, [...]

Bite Your Tongue In an Exit Interview

When it comes to the exit interview, bite your tongue, suppress your ego and stay focused on how you will be remembered, said Lee Miller, a career coach and the former head of human resources at TV Guidein the article, “Resign with Class,” on TheLadders.
Despite your inclination to talk about everything that might be wrong [...]