Most of us know how to write a résumé, but you'd be surprised at the unnecessary information that people place on them -- do you really think your height, weight and eye color will help you land a job as an accountant?
You've done it! You survived four years of college, four years of medical school and maybe a couple years of graduate school as well, and now you've finally earned your medical degree. Too bad the hard work's just begun.
It's easy to spend hours at work without making direct contact with another living soul. When it comes to accepting the job offer in the first place, however, a personal touch goes a long way. Yes, that means snail mail.
You may think you've cleared the highest hurdle once you've landed a job interview, but even one simple mistake can ruin your shot at the position. How can you make sure your interview leaves a good impression?
Job fairs can be tough to navigate, but so is the job market. With a little research and a few well-timed questions, you can get a much-needed leg up on the competition. But what should you ask the recruiter?
For many, there's nothing more intimidating than to try to argue salary with a potential or current boss. It takes a lot of confidence to go up to the person with power to hire or fire you and say you deserve more than you were offered.
In theory, you could negotiate virtually every aspect of your employee compensation package, from salary to bonuses to health care. The reality is that you're probably too low on the totem pole to do so. If you're going to try, however, wait for the right time.
You just can't measure your compensation just by your salary. While that paycheck constitutes the majority of the reward for your efforts, you also need to consider fringe benefits offered by your employer. Did you know that the worth of those extras can total about 50 percent of your salary?
An employee incentive is anything that is designed to reward peak performance in a workplace. It could be higher wages, a lavish trip or even the occasional piece of fruit. In other words, they're kind of like a motivational "carrot" for the worker.
Congratulations on your new sales job! Do you know how you'll be paid yet? Yes, you can actually choose how you'll receive your pay -- and getting a draw on your commission is just one of several ways to get paid.
If you're looking for a job, sending out dozens of resumes each week can seem hopeless. But the hiring manager has a tough time sifting through all those applications, too. How can both potential workers and employers make the process easier? Employment agencies ease some of the burden.
Oh no! You've lost your job! If you're looking for help, you might do well to start at your local Employment Security Commission. Despite what you may think, these offices do a lot more than cut unemployment checks.