Author Archives: Josh Tolan

The 25 Days Of Your Job Search

The 25 Days Of Your Job Search

It’s almost a new year. With that new year, many people are looking at what strategies will help them land that new, dream job. But don’t be fooled by the holiday hubbub and pause your job search — hiring managers are absolutely still working and looking for new talent during the holiday season.

Actually, they have more incentives to hire now. Why? Many companies receive federal income and employment tax benefits due to hiring during the holiday season, among other stipulations, under the HIRE Act. More »

Teamwork Lessons From The First Thanksgiving

Teamwork Lessons From The First Thanksgiving

It’s November, the month we all remember how important it is to give thanks for what we have. With the tough economy and competitive job market, having a job is reason enough to give thanks. You might be thankful you were impressive enough in your interview, whether in-person or through online video, to snag a great job. However, being grateful isn’t the only thing Thanksgiving is about. More »

How To Gangnam Style Your Video Resume

How To Gangnam Style Your Video Resume

Can’t stop humming the Korean pop sensation “Gangnam Style”? You’re not alone. The catchy K-pop dance video just made the Guinness Book of World Records for most liked video in YouTube history. That’s a lot of thumbs up for artist PSY and his hilarious send up of Korean pop video tropes. Your video resume may never go viral, but there are some tips you can take from the unstoppable “Gangnam Style.” More »

5 Ways To Make Yourself More Memorable To Recruiters

5 Ways To Make Yourself More Memorable To Recruiters

It is in every job seeker’s best interest to develop a strong rapport with the person doing the hiring. When you make yourself memorable to the recruiting manager you can leave the interview with your head held high and oozing with confidence. But, what many job seekers fail to consider is the many other candidates who are doing the same thing, and who also hit it off with the interviewer. So the question is – how do you make yourself more memorable than the rest? More »

4 Ways To Land A Job With A Startup

4 Ways To Land A Job With A Startup

And why wouldn’t they? Startups in 2011 either met or exceeded their revenue targets and the future looks rosy for 2012. This might be why a whopping 83 percent of startups are planning to hire this year.

Convinced to give a career in a startup company a try? Well stop packing your cubicle, because there are some important things to keep in mind to help you get the startup job of your dreams.
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4 Ways To Feel Better About Speaking Up At Work

4 Ways To Feel Better About Speaking Up At Work

Deciding whether to speak up or to quiet down in the business world is a daily internal challenge. But, this is not an “either, or” situation; rather, a situation of determining the appropriateness of the time. There is a time and a place to either express or stifle your opinions and knowing the difference will define your professionalism and shape how others perceive you. More »

3 Ways To Revamp Your Wardrobe For Fall

3 Ways To Revamp Your Wardrobe For Fall

As you prepare for summer fading to fall, your interview wardrobe should anticipate the change as well. The air is getting cooler, and you probably have your favorite football team’s jersey ready to go on game day — but don’t forget that your professional attire needs to be updated for fall as well.
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5 Fashion Trends To Leave Out Of Interviews

5 Fashion Trends To Leave Out Of Interviews

The days are long, the weather is hot, and your interview is looming. Whether this interview is in-person or through online video, you’ll have some serious sartorial choices to make. It’s stressful enough dressing for a normal job interview, but when you throw the high temperatures of summer into the mix things can get even more complicated.

After all, you want to look cool, confident, and self-possessed. These are hard attributes to convey when you’re sweating up a storm in uncomfortable clothing. Some summer job seekers, however, go a little too far in the other direction. With the June jobs report looking less than sunny, you can’t really afford not to put your best foot forward. And that foot should probably not be wearing beach sandals. More »

3 Reasons Why It Is Better To Look For A Job In The Summer

3 Reasons Why It Is Better To Look For A Job In The Summer

Has the siren lure of summer convinced you to take a vacation from your job search? Most job seekers think the period of time between Memorial Day and Labor Day is a hiring black hole. You figure hiring managers and recruiters are on vacation anyway, so it’s probably time for you to pack in your search and hit the beach. Before you wade out into the surf, you might want to think twice about this strategy. More »

4 Hiring Mistakes That Kill Startups

4 Hiring Mistakes That Kill Startups

There are many challenges to successfully launching a startup. Hiring might seem pretty far down the list, but startups should be careful to give the hiring process its due diligence. The employees on the ground floor of any startup are the building blocks on which the company is built. They are the ones determining whether the business will succeed or fail. Below are the hiring pitfalls startups can easily fall into and how to avoid those traps. More »