A good network with connections is integral to successful job hunting. However, simply knowing someone isn’t all there is to it: You also have to know how to communicate, how to schmooze, and how to walk the fine line between … More
LinkedIn is a great way to get potential employers to find you—if you’re doing it correctly. Just about everyone has a LinkedIn profile now, so you have to take a few extra steps to make sure that your profile stands … More
A few weeks ago we wrote about shoes you probably shouldn’t wear in most offices. One commenter said that many of these shoes Grindstone contributor Kelsey Ehlert listed would be perfectly acceptable in her L.A. office. But she said, “Maybe LA is just less stuffy than the rest of the country…I may or may not be screwed when I move to NYC.” This woman is speaking of the potential office culture clash that translates into a very rough transition for new employees. Whether it is moving from a huge corporation to a tiny startup or from North Carolina to South Carolina, you are inevitably going to have to deal with adapting to a whole new kind of environment. We talked to some experts about the best way to integrate yourself into a new office to prevent a major culture clash.
hile greater than 13.1 million unemployed job seekers can’t find jobs, employers still can’t find the right candidates for the job. Last week, Manpower Group released the results of a survey in which they found that 51% of U.S. employers had trouble filling job openings in 2011. Compared to 2010, this statistic has almost quadrupled in the matter of twelve months.
Shocking as that is, this should be good news for many job seekers. After all, there are over 3.2 million publicly advertised jobs out there, you just haven’t found that employer yet.
The solution is simple. All you have to do is make yourself more visible. But, how? More