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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 […]

Say hello to a superior job search with the new LinkUp app

Goodbye old school newspapers and career fairs! Today a whopping 77 percent of job seekers use a mobile app to find employment opportunities. The right app can make it easy to find your dream job, but the wrong app can make the process a nightmare full of headaches, lost time and missed opportunities. Fortunately, LinkUp […]

Dogs in the workplace

Pattie Hunt Sinacole (owner of two wonderful rescue dogs) share some tips on bringing dogs into the workplace.

Monday: Job Doc with Elaine Varelas

Elaine Varelas, managing partner of Keystone Partners in Boston, has over 20 years experience in career consulting, executive development and coaching. She takes your career questions during a live chat Monday at noon.

Got an important message? Avoid this mistake.

When your message matters, says Paul Hellman, repeat it multiple times, and multiple ways.

How to Embrace Change and Make it a Workplace Asset

No matter what your chosen occupation might be, you’re bound to experience change in the workplace at some point. Whether dealing with updated management systems, new personnel, or advances in technology, employees who can go with the flow bear a distinct advantage over those who struggle with change. Show More Summary

How Soft Preemption Matters in Job Interviews

If you run from the elephants in the room, they might still get you. Are you aware of the difference between an interview with a potential boss and an interview with HR? They each have very different agendas: A boss or supervisor-to-be is interested primarily in your professional competence while human relationship issues are less important to them. Show More Summary

Etiquette does change.

Peter Post explores how etiquette changes by looking at the demise of message taking as an example as as looking at how voicemail and texting are affecting how we communicate today differently than in the past.

Dealing with Conflict at Work

Elaine Varelas offers advice on how to deal with conflict at work.

Wednesday @ Noon: Job Doc chat with Judy Shen-Filerman

Judy Shen-Filerman, CEO of Dreambridge Partners, takes your career-related questions during a live chat Wednesday at noon.

Designer does swimmingly when designing new products

"There?s no good way of knowing what will happen when you fill an idea with air."

Anticipating feedback from a supervisor

Pattie Hunt Sinacole shares advice on how to prepare for a "feedback meeting" with a supervisor.

Monday @ Noon: Job Doc Chat with Stu Coleman

Stu Coleman, a partner at Waltham recruiting firm WinterWyman, is a hiring and contracting expert. He takes your questions during a live chat Monday at noon.

To The Point Job Interviewing

Every second is of infinite value. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe I love working with clients! They are always teaching me something and giving me ideas for yet another blog post. Today, for example, my client was remarking how he like...

?Awesome tie! I love that color.?

Peter Post experiences great customer service with Starbucks and United Airlines and explains why the service was great: friendliness, a positive attitude, concern for the customer, and appreciation offered sincerely.

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