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A Thanks + Giving 2014 Story

Flying home from Charleston last evening, the stranger next to me asked me what I did for a living. I told her and we talked about our careers for a bit. The conversation moved from occupations to Thanksgiving. I told...

Saying "No" Benevolently When A Colleague Asks You To Give At The Office

Peter Post explains how to prepare for the inevitible requests for contributions made by colleagues at the office, how to decide who to give to, and how to say "no" politely.

Can the evergreen jobs concept win the battle for top talent?

The economy may be improving, but the battle for top talent wages on. Recruiters are all too familiar with the situation, as they are always fighting to fill those critical positions that always seem to be in demand. There just doesn’t seem to be enough adequate candidates to fill all the necessary roles, and this […]

The bad, the ugly and the bizarre things people do in interviews

There’s never a dull moment in the talent-acquisition field, especially when candidates keep interviewers on their toes with the most bizarre comments and questionable behaviors. This goes beyond the person who wore too much cologne or showed up two hours early to an interview – some of the worst experiences hiring managers have had will leave you […]

New client service model sets LinkUp apart

Whether it’s ordering your morning cappuccino or closing a deal with a major new business partner, customer service reigns king. The numbers don’t lie: 70 percent of buying experiences are based on how the customer feels they are being treated, according to McKinsey. If that experience turns sour after receiving poor customer service, 89 percent […]

Tomorrow’s Jobs Number Could Be Big (Maybe even Huge)

I’m not one to often hedge my bets, but there are a few compelling data points worth highlighting that point to the possibility that tomorrow’s jobs numbers for October could be even bigger than our ‘official’ forecast of 293,000 jobs. Our official forecast, already well above the Bloomberg consensus estimate of 235,000, is based on approximately a […]

The big O: How to overcome the overqualified label

The more experience the better, right? If your employment history and education go above and beyond what is required in a job description, you might think you are a shoo-in for at least an interview. But don’t be surprised if you aren’t getting the quick responses you expected – or any responses at all. You are likely […]

No ‘New Mediocre’ Here In The U.S. Labor Market; LinkUp Forecasting Job Gains of 293,000 In October; Q4 Looks Pretty Good, too

Despite serious and legitimate concerns about the emerging threat of the global economy entering an era of the ‘New Mediocre’ (Christine Lagarde), things in the U.S. look pretty decent these days, at least as far as steady job gains and declining unemployment go. Leaving aside for now the also serious and legitimate concerns about stagnant wages over […]

Top 50 Freelance Marketplaces Online

The most popular FREE freelance marketplaces on the Web according to Alexa. Most of the sites listed here are free to use in their most basic form both for freelancers and employers, however some of the sites have fees for at least one party and most of the sites have paid premium features. Show More Summary

Hiring overqualified candidates: Big win or big risk?

A Ph.D. vying for a job that only requires a B.A. A candidate with more than three times the years of working experience recommended in the job listing. An experienced executive applying for a middle-management position. Despite a recovering economy, recruiters and hiring managers still see many overqualified candidates applying for lower-level jobs, particularly in […]

LinkedIn endorsements: worthwhile or worthless?

LinkedIn endorsements have been around for about 2 years now, and in that time they have had extremely mixed reviews. Some people view endorsements as a key way to build your personal brand and improve professional networking. Others think of them as meaningless – a skills popularity contest with no real connection to actual experience. What are […]

10 tips for keeping your office healthy this flu season

Cold and flu season is officially here, and as concerns rise about the potential spread of Ebola, Enterovirus 68 and other illnesses, keeping the workplace healthy is a top priority. “According to the CDC, nearly 111 million workdays are lost because of seasonal influenza, costing employers approximately $7 billion annually in sick days and lost productivity,” […]

Staying Positive in a Holiday Season Job Search

Elaine Varelas offers advice on how to stay positive while job searching in the Holiday season.

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Being accessible 24 hours per day for work

Pattie shares advice on the expectation of "7 by 24" accessibility.

Do You Also Have a Fear of Success?

I had a revelation recently. New Years The end of the Annual JobMob Guest Blogging Contest always coincides with the beginning of the fall and Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year. Growing up in Canada, my dad the businessman would also talk about the beginning of the fiscal year. Show More Summary

Take Stock of Your Brand?It?s How Others See You

Peter Post explains how your brand is your image and is made up of the actions, appearance and words you use as you interact with others. He offers a simple exercise to find out if the brand you think you have is the brand others see in you.

When Does Following Up Become Nagging?

Elaine Varelas offers advice on how to follow up after an interview multiple times.

At-Will Phrase in Offer Letter

Pattie explains the purposed of an at-will statement in an offer letter.

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