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It?s Hard To Believe It?s Been Ten Years

Peter Post celebrates ten years of writing Etiquette at Work for the Boston GLobe Sunday Business section. Columns focus on a wide variety of etiquette dilemmas people face at work every day.

LinkUp Forecasting Upward Revision Of August Numbers & Net Gain of 265,000 Jobs In September; Expect A Weak Q4 Unless We See AP (#28) and QE (#4)

As the leaves begin to turn up here in Minnesota and thoughts turn to once again to skating on frozen lakes and ponds, it also marks the time of year where one can hop on the roller coaster thrill-ride that is the Minnesota Vikings. With a seemingly endless supply of ups and downs and twists and turns, […]

Returning to Work after Maternity Leave

Elaine offers advice on how to return to the workforce as a new mother.

Mobility aids get bling, thanks to empathetic entrepreneur

When Kelly Marchetti had to wear an ugly, drab medical walking boot after two major foot reconstruction surgeries, she was inspired to create a waterproof ? and fashionable ? cover to fit over the orthopedic device.

LinkUp’s Monthly Labor Market Update Webinar Is Scheduled For October 1st

Each month on the Wednesday before the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its Employment Situation Report, we provide a comprehensive analysis of the current state of the U.S. labor market along with a forecast of the monthly jobs numbers. Our insights and forecasts are based on our highly unique job search engine that […]

Posting jobs within a company

Job Doc columnist Pattie Hunt Sinacole shares information on job posting practices.

?Have happy workers, grow better pineapples.?

Peter Post explores the difficulties Larry Ellison faces as the owner of the island of Lanai i Hawaii. Previous owners had been successful or unsuccessful and their success often depended on how they treated the people who lived the...

The Kind of Resume That Works Now

As a Boston resume writer and Certified Executive Resume Writer who has been active in the executive resume writing field for 21 years, I am now writing a radically different kind of resume. I call it The Executive Keyword Resume......

Should I be Paid if I'm On-Call?

Elaine Varelas consults with Todd Bennett, Partner at Bennett and Belfort on whether on-call employees should be compensated or not

5 red flags an employer has terrible work-life balance

Employees today put a premium on good work-life balance, and as noted in our last blog, they rate it ahead of money, recognition and autonomy when defining career success. But many job-seekers avoid asking questions about work-life balance during the interview process for fear that they might seem lazy or selfish. As a job seeker, how […]

Custom holiday card designer appeals to global audience

Consumer preferences and tastes are constantly changing, but even with all the digital noise out there, staying connected to loved ones through cards and letters is still important.

Work-life balance as a recruiting tool

Juggling personal and professional obligations is no easy feat. But, it turns out workers do believe they can have it all – a successful career and a fulfilling personal life – and they are selecting jobs based on this expectation. In fact, more than two-thirds of the employees believe having it all is achievable, according to an Accenture survey. The findings […]

Job search roles: The who’s who of your search

A lot of people are involved in the process of hiring a new candidate for a job. Hiring manager vs. HR manager. Recruiter vs. sourcer. As a job hunter do you have a good sense of who these people are and what role they play? Understanding the responsibilities and motivations of each can set you up for […]

The top 5 job titles that can mean anything or nothing at all

A few concise words that describe what a person does – a job title is seemingly straight forward, right? Wrong. Between keyword stuffing and wordsmiths blending terms to make positions sound as attractive as possible, there are a lot of cluttered phrases being used to create fanciful-sounding job listings. These job titles can have so many different […]

This Year, Things Will, In Fact, Be Different; August Jobs Report Will Surprise To The Upside; Labor Market Will Maintain Momentum Through The Fall

News from around the world has been pretty miserable of late. It’s tough to open up the paper these days (yes, as a news junkie I still read newspapers) and not feel like the world is falling apart. From Syria and Gaza to Libya and Liberia, it’s been a horribly grim end to the summer. In the […]

What’s a CV and when should it be used instead of a resume?

Many people don’t realize that there is more than one way to apply for a job. Depending on the position, a resume isn’t always the most suitable option. Choosing incorrectly may negatively impact your chances of getting an interview and ultimately getting hired. So what are your choices? Everyone is familiar with the resume – that one […]

LinkUp’s August Jobs Report Webinar Scheduled for 10AM CST On Wednesday, September 3rd

Our August jobs report is scheduled for 10AM CST on Wednesday, September 3rd. We normally host our monthly jobs webinars at 4PM CST on the Wednesday before the jobs report is issued on the first Friday of the month, but we had to change the time for the September 3rd webinar. In terms of this […]

Jawbone’s Perspective On The Napa Earthquake

One of the more fascinating examples of the emergence of powerful alternative data sources was highlighted by Jawbone following the earthquake in Napa this past weekend. The chart below (which can be seen here with a complete write-up) shows the percentage of Jawbone UP wearers in northern California who were woken up by the earthquake. Amazing.

LinkedIn company page revisions guaranteed to attract fresh talent

More than 3 million companies have a LinkedIn company page, and this number represents a multitude of different industries. Do you have a company page, and if so, is it actually useful and compelling to job-seekers? Today, it’s just as essential for companies to have a LinkedIn page as it is for professionals. Fortunately, making a creative […]

From the Intern: 8 Questions to Ask in an Interview

A job interview is stressful and nerve-racking for many people. It’s important to prepare and be ready for anything the interviewer throws your way. One of the ways to stand out among the competition is to ask intelligent, thoughtful questions. You will be a stronger candidate and you will appear more in demand. If all is […]

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