Archives: April 2009

Explaining Jail Time On the Job Search

Posted by: Lindsey Gerdes on April 30

I just got an interesting pitch from a law firm that specializes in clearing criminal records: ..One thing that can bring a job seeker down is their criminal record. We're...

Is 'Follow Your Passion' Really Realistic Advice?

Posted by: Lindsey Gerdes on April 27

In a recent "American Workplace Insights" survey conducted by HR consulting firm Adecco, college grads of every generation offered advice to the Class of 2009. Here's what's puzzling: Although 72%...

LinkedIn Free Premium Service for '09 Grads

Posted by: Lindsey Gerdes on April 23

Career networking site LinkedIn has announced it will provide a complimentary three-month premium subscription to all 2009 graduates. This service, which usually retails for $25 a month, allows young job...

Bad Interviews Caught on Tape

Posted by: Lindsey Gerdes on April 19

I was recently introduced to a pretty amazing new site via gawker.com. It's called "How to Nail an Interview" and basically features unwitting job applicants (they're actually being interviewed for...

Personal Financial Advisor Among The 10 Most Promising Jobs For Recent Grads?

Posted by: Lindsey Gerdes on April 13

Careerbuilder.com just published a list of 10 promising jobs for the class of 2009 (via cnn.com). The list was compiled by looking at the "National Association of Colleges and Employers...

No More Whining on the Job Search

Posted by: Lindsey Gerdes on April 02

Working World blogger Mark Overmann brought up an interesting point in a recent post about dressing for success on the job search. In my opinion, that bit of advice almost...

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