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Posted April 03, 2015 by

5 Social Media Mistakes that Could Damage Your Career

Happy young woman looking up of Hand drawn illustration of social media sign and symbol doodles

Happy young woman looking up of hand drawn illustration of social media sign and symbol doodles. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

By now you probably already know that your next employer will peak into your amazing, oh-so-cool Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter profile to check you out (I don’t mean this in the wrong way).

Oh, what,you didn’t know? Go ahead and have a look at Career Builder’s 2013 research results based on the topic. According to a sample of more 2,100 hiring managers and recruiters, 2 in 5 (exactly 39%) companies used social media to research candidates and find information that would help them decide on hiring the candidate or not.

So, before you tweet, share, or comment on anything that makes you look like someone on the farthest opposite end of “decent” or “professional”, take necessary caution! (more…)

Posted March 20, 2015 by

To the Rookie Engineer: Tips for Success at Your First ‘Real’ Job

Senior and junior engineers discussing work together in office, senior man pointing at screen

Senior and junior engineers discussing work together in office, senior man pointing at screen. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

You’ve landed your first professional engineering job, and with dress shirt on and sleeves rolled up, you are ready to impress. Of course, everyone knows you’re the rookie — especially you — and you don’t want to sound totally clueless. Take a breath, shake off the doubt and remember these tips. (more…)

Posted February 24, 2015 by

Eat, Drink, and Stay Professional at Office Events

Sarah Landrum photo

Sarah Landrum

I’m sure you can think of at least one story, involving you or someone else, in which an employee had one too many drinks at a company function and was the subject of a great deal of gossip afterwards.

It can be hard to know whether or not it’s cool to knock one back at a work party, especially if you’re new to that particular business or are fresh out of college, where drinking at social events was the norm. Some work cultures are more laid back than others, and you may feel pressured to have at least one beer or glass of wine at a company event.

This can be a huge problem for some of us who tend to make some not-so-great decisions when we drink. While embarrassing moments make for great stories in college, they can have negative implications on your career. (more…)

Posted February 12, 2015 by

Moving Up the Ladder: How to Be Promoted In 5 Steps

Saurabh Tyagi

Saurabh Tyagi

When you start a new job, there are a lot of things on your mind, and getting promoted to a higher position is definitely one of them. However, promotions are not a given. Earlier, when there was little or no competition and technology was outdated it was easy for workers to progress along specific career paths. However, the same is not true anymore. Here are some time tested strategies that you can work on to get promoted to a higher position, no matter which industry you work in. (more…)

Posted February 09, 2015 by

7 Tips to Help You Survive Your Commute

Sarah Landrum photo

Sarah Landrum

Imagine a future where cars drive themselves. Accidents are a thing of the past, all automobiles on the road communicate to move in perfect synchrony. Travel distance between the workplace and home is almost a nonfactor because you can sleep or do work while your car takes you to where you need to be.

Alas, this future is still a ways off, at least until Google’s cars can figure out how to deal with rain and snow. Until self-driving cars become mainstream, we’re stuck with spending hours behind the wheel wasting precious time and raging at poor drivers around us. Commuting often turns out to be torture, but it doesn’t have to be. (more…)

Posted February 09, 2015 by

6 Reasons to Become a Car-Title Loan Broker

Business man with the text Broker in a concept image

Business man with the text Broker in a concept image. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

There are several career options that one can find in the car title loan business. One of the most rewarding lines of work you might consider is to become a car-title loan broker.

There are programs that you can apply for that will help you get started as a car title loan broker within a short period of time.

Your skill as a car title loan broker will be very valuable as you will bring in an element of direct marketing. There are many car title loan businesses that would willingly cut their marketing budgets in order to accommodate your service. To find a lending business to broker for in San Jose, go online and search for businesses that sell car title loans in San Jose.

There are many advantages to being a car-title loan broker and they include: (more…)

Posted January 16, 2015 by

Being a Freelancer as a Start of Career

Victoria Klochkova

Victoria Klochkova

Freelancing is perhaps the easiest way to get working experience and money right away after graduation. It’s funny, though: if you sit for 8 hours at a computer in the office, designing a website, no one will deny that you are simply doing your job. However, if you spend the same amount of time at home, accomplishing the same task, most of your friends and relatives will think of you as of a slacker.

Despite of all of the above, if you are a student or a graduate, who tries to find a decent job, I would recommend you to find out first, if your profession allows you to work as a freelancer. During your first freelance working experience you will most likely be faced with displeasure of your relatives and requests like “Go find yourself a normal job”, but there are several significant advantages only a short-sighted person would neglect. (more…)

Posted December 29, 2014 by

From a Student to an Employee: How to handle the transition?

Anshuman Kukreti

Anshuman Kukreti

“Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Attending lectures, submitting projects, enduring sleepless nights during exam days, partying hard, asking for grace marks during innumerable instances and what not! Seriously, time at college was a different phase of life altogether. Having spent majority of years as a student till now, there are some changes you’ll have to adapt yourself to, while moving ahead.

Getting a job was a feat you achieved as a student. But, making a successful transition from being a student to a productive and efficient employee is the next milestone in queue. (more…)

Posted December 01, 2014 by

Looking For A Job Right After College? Follow 5 Most Useful Tips To Skip Entry Level And Get Your Dream Job Instantly!

Dream Job cloud illustration design over white

Dream Job cloud illustration design over white. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

While some experts suggest taking up an entry level job first can be very beneficial in learning basics of the industry, there are many job seekers who wish to skip the entry level and find their dream job as soon as they finish their college.

Why? Entry level jobs are often tough to handle. Students complain about hectic routines at work with a very low pay when they start at entry level. Such jobs are not what people dream of when they finish their graduation. So, if you are going to finish your college soon and looking forward to stepping into your dream office with the kind of job you want, take a look at the following tips to skip entry level jobs and fulfill your dream. (more…)

Posted November 14, 2014 by

Don’t Fall Into the Obvious Trap

Janee Pennington

Janee Pennington

Congratulations! You have either graduated or will be soon! After you throw that cap in the air, you’ll soon be diving into a new career. How exciting! And most likely, you’ll want to prove yourself worthy to your new boss, right? But as you forge ahead through the hours of work purgatory, remember, taking care of yourself and those around you is important too. Okay, maybe not so much the other people around you but you can at least focus on you, your well-being and being morally and ethically inclined. Okay, let’s at least shoot for morally and ethically inclined. (more…)