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Let The Hiring Manager Select You For The Position

Monday, June 25, 2012, 2:00 AM | Leave Comment

The unemployment rate is still higher than 8%. That means several candidates have applied for one job position. Let’s say the hiring manager has 5 resumes on her desk and she has called each one of the candidates for interview. What are the chances that, after interviewing, she will pick you for the job? Well, […]

Your Interview Has Not Materialized In A Job Offer

Monday, June 18, 2012, 2:00 AM | Leave Comment

You have good education and a couple of years of experience. You have been laid off. Now you cannot get a job. Head hunters and human resources have called you to interview. You have met with a few, interview with them but so far you have not been able to land a job. That means […]

5 Books To Read For Getting A Job

Friday, June 8, 2012, 2:00 AM | Leave Comment

The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projected that unemployment will decrease to 8% in 2012 but will not drop to the more normal 5.3% until perhaps 2016. Multibillion-dollar companies and small privately owned businesses alike have been handing out pink slips. Everyone’s job is at stake. So you need all the help you can get […]

Find Out What Your Pay Range Is

Monday, May 21, 2012, 2:00 AM | Leave Comment

When you go into a job interview, the often asked question is “What’s your salary range?” In a tough market, this question is very difficult to answer especially when you got the job interview after a long interval since your previous one. You should somehow defer the answer till you are absolutely sure you have […]

Job opportunities with

Saturday, March 24, 2012, 2:00 AM | Leave Comment is a site devoted almost entirely to entrepreneurship and startups. The Tech Startup Job Board features opportunities with startups in the fields of Software Development, Sales and Marketing, Operations, Design and a few others. Not only have numerous job listings at startups, they have over 225 interviews with people from some of […]

Preparation For Interview Gives You Best Leverage

Saturday, December 24, 2011, 2:00 AM | Leave Comment

Preparing for interview is your best leverage to get the job of your dreams or just a job, period. You need lever of preparation to land a suitable job enough to get you through the current high unemployment days. It is often said that resume’ can get you to interview which in turn can actually […]

Old Geeks Must Be Given New Assignments

Friday, September 16, 2011, 2:00 AM | Leave Comment

In the January/February 2009 issue of Base-Line magazine, there is an article By Skip Stein published 2009-01-12 about geeks in general and old geeks in particular. The main thrust of the article concerns “Older professionals could hold the key to creating more stable, durable software.” The name geek is mostly applied to people working in […]

8 Choices Available To You If Laid Off At 50 or Older

Friday, August 5, 2011, 2:00 AM | Leave Comment

If you have been laid off at an older age – 50 and above – or still working but have been averting your eyes from the depressing headlines about the economy and high unemployment rate, it’s time to face reality. You could be next. With your 401(k) decimated, you are probably resigned to working longer […]

10 Steps You Can Take If You Are Laid Off

Monday, May 16, 2011, 2:00 AM | Leave Comment

The job market is down and is way down for people who lost jobs last month and the months before. They have to work hard and smart to land another job of at least equal value. The job value can consist not only of pay but health care and other benefits as well. One has […]

Master Interview Skills To Get Your Next Job

Tuesday, February 8, 2011, 7:07 AM | Leave Comment

Your functional resume full of nothing but the truth got you the interview with the company of your choice which, by the way, is very hard to come by these days. You are “IN.” How do you go about securing the job you are interviewing for. It’s an opportunity you don’t want to miss. You […]