Tag Archives: Career

Tips for Landing a Job Through Craigslist

Tips for Landing a Job Through Craigslist

When we think of Craigslist, we typically think of scoring a cheap couch or getting rid of our old stuff. There are many other uses of Craigslist, one of which is landing a job. Now you may ask why a company might place an ad on Craigslist as opposed to using a major career search engine like Monster or CareerBuilder. Continue Reading

How to Successfully Switch Careers

How to Successfully Switch Careers

As many of you know, I got a new job about nine months ago and it’s been going great. I think back at my old job and think about how I lacked a career path or a bright future. I was stuck in a dead-end job while finishing grad school, but that no longer applies. Instead, I switched gears and went forwards instead of backwards like so many others. Continue Reading

The Path to Becoming CEO

The Path to Becoming CEO

Whether you are still in college or are a recent graduate, you have your mind made up that you want to run a corporation one day. The only problem is, you have no idea how to become chief executive officer (CEO) of a company. While you can look at current and former famous CEO’s, you will only find a few similarities between them all. This is because there is no set path for one to become CEO. Rather, you need to have certain qualities and experiences so that you can increase your odds of becoming a CEO one day. Continue Reading

Start Now for Summer Internships

Start Now for Summer Internships

I know it’s crazy to start talking about summer considering we just celebrated Christmas, but summer is only a few short months away. Along with the warm weather, college students will start working as summer interns. In order to land a great summer internship, you need to start early. In fact, you should have already started. Typically, students begin applying for summer internships during the fall semester when colleges hold their career fairs and the application process lasts through late March. It’s important to get started on applying for internships now for a variety of reasons, some of which I highlight below. Continue Reading

I Got a New Job!

I Got a New Job!

In an unexpected series of events, I have accepted a new job at a non-profit organization. I let a few of my closest blogging friends know and many of them wanted to learn the entire story, so I figured I would make the story into a post idea. This might be especially relevant for all… Continue Reading

Buying Gifts for Co-Workers and Bosses. Yea or Nay?

Buying Gifts for Co-Workers and Bosses. Yea or Nay?

I previously talked about how to handle holiday office parties professionally. Now I want to discuss how to handle buying gifts for others at work. This can be trickier than one might think. I know when I first started off, I wasn’t sure what was considered to be good etiquette or bad etiquette. Now that I have some years under my belt, surviving the holidays at work had become a breeze. Here are some guidelines. Continue Reading

How Your Starting Salary Affects Your Career Earnings

How Your Starting Salary Affects Your Career Earnings

It was written in a previous post why you need to negotiate your first job out of college. The reasons given were great, but I wanted to touch on just how much of a difference a higher salary can have on your finances in the long run. By negotiating a larger salary to begin with, you are increasing your career earnings. Continue Reading

How to Fire Your Boss

How to Fire Your Boss

Bad bosses – we’ve all had them before. There are many things that are bearable in the workplace and I have to say that working for a boss that cannot manage people or is incapable of performing their job (or doing it well), is not one of those things. It’s difficult to put up with – not only because this is the person you interact with frequently, but because you can’t do anything about it. You can’t fire your boss. If you could, almost every workplace would have mutiny on their hands. Employees would fire their bosses for the selfish reasons of advancing their own careers. Yet, I know someone that was able to successfully do it. Find out how she fired her boss. Continue Reading

How to Get a Promotion

How to Get a Promotion

Managing your career in this economy can be a difficult thing. With companies going out of business and people being laid off left and right (or so it seems), thinking about advancing within your organization may seem like a stretch. I know what you’re thinking: It’s one thing to keep your job and quite another to get a promotion. Even though this poor economy in the past few years has affected our outlook on employment opportunities, it isn’t as grim as people would like to make it sound. Companies are still hiring and even opening up new positions – you just have to know where to look and how to perform. Find out what you can do to get a promotion. Continue Reading