Career Guidance

Career Guidance

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By: Taunee Besson, CMF, CareerCast.com Senior Columnist
Question: I work for a large distribution company troubleshooting lost or delayed shipments. When I started here 16-months ago, I was told that I would have a performance review and a raise after one year. To date, my boss hasn’t approached me about either. Frankly, I’m beginning to resent the delay, as I think I’m doing a good jo b and deserve the overdue increase.
By: Jeff Lipschultz
I am often asked how I determine which candidates get submitted to my clients. The simplest answer I can give is: THE BEST ONES! Of course, the next question is “ how do you determine who is the best? ” Like in the engineering world, the best candidates have ideal FORM, FIT, and FUNCTION Form
By: Taunee Besson, CMF, CareerCast.com Senior Columnist
Question: I read your column “ Are You Suffering From Comfortable Misery ?” and realized that I have a self-inflicted "Comfortable Misery Syndrome". I am ready to cure myself and get on with my life. How do I do it? Answer : Good for you! Making this decision is a critical first step. Here are two thoughts to keep foremost in your mind:
By: Susan Guarneri
Feeling overwhelmed about possible career choices? Not sure what to do next? If you are in the throes of career confusion, you may find yourself using online career assessments to give the “magic bullet” answer.
By: CareerCast.com
The job market heated up in August for many cities across the nation, while a few traditionally sun-soaked cities saw a hiring cool down as summer came to a close. Louisville, which saw a gain of 11% in managerial hiring in August, was the biggest winner this month, followed by Detroit with a 10% gain, Hartford (+9%) and Nashville (+8%). On the downside, San Diego’s hiring activity dropped 10%. Losses were also seen in Tampa (-6%), Seattle (-5%), Dallas (-4%) and Riverside (-4%).
By: CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index
Employment Activity Surges in August CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index August 2011 August Hiring Overall August Hiring by Job Title August Hiring by City August Hiring by Region As summer ends and kids head back to school, more Americans are also heading into new jobs, according to the CareerCast.com/ JobSerf Employment index. Employment activity ended at 107.6, a jump of 9.4 points from July and the highest level since April 2011. Although this jump in hiring activity is a positive step, analysts are cautionary. “The effects of the current economic uncertainty may not be fully understood until later in the year,” says JobSerf COO, Jay Martin. How do we determine these numbers?
By: Taunee Besson, CMF, CareerCast.com Senior Columnist
Question : Some people seem to know everyone and how to make the most of their relationships. I have no idea how they do this. Does it come naturally, or can I learn how to create my own network of connected individuals ?
By: Harry Urschel
Job seekers often hear how important a positive attitude is for a successful job search. However, they often don’t grasp how their attitude is perceived by employers. Simply acting "cheerful" is not enough. There are several subtle, and not so subtle, ways that employers get a sense of whether you have a positive attitude or not .