Snelling Careers

Sep 30

Greeting Cards for Recently Unemployed? -

Most of us know at least one person who’s recently lost their job, and many of us have been through it ourselves. How would you feel about receiving a sorry-you-got-laidoff card? Would you give one to a friend or colleague?

Sep 29

Addicted to Coffee? You’ve got Plenty of Company -

It’s National Coffee Day! What better time to sit back with a hot cup (or an iced latte, if fall hasn’t quite reached you yet) and read a bit about how your fellow addicts take their coffee.  Thanks to a study commissioned by Dunkin’ Donuts and CareerBuilder, we can see who’s drinking the most and how they take it by profession. Do your coffee drinking habits fit their findings?

Sep 21

“Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” — Dale Carnegie

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Sep 15

How to Overcome Career Burnout -

With so many organizations doing more with less, it’s not uncommon for employees to experience burnout. That’s the bad news.  The good news is that there are steps you can take to overcome career burnout, and Curt Rosengren provides a clear outline.

Have you experienced burnout on the job? How did you handle it and what did you learn from it?

8 high-paying jobs that require 2-year degrees -

Going back to school? Feeling trapped in a job that’s going nowhere? Looking for work in a declining industry? If it’s time for a fresh start, maybe one of these fields is for you.

Sep 14

No promotion yet? Maybe you’re not the boss’ favorite -

While it’s frustrating to read concrete evidence that favoritism is at play in the workplace, it is necessary to acknowledge its existence if we’re going to work to correct it.

If you’re concerned about being negatively impacted by favoritism, you don’t have to wait for sweeping changes across our workforce. Eve Tahmincioglu provides insights and advice from experts on what you can do now to advance in your career.

Shut Up…Talking Too Much Can Hurt You In The Job Search And At Work -

Harsh words, but with good intentions. Whether you’re fortunate enough to have a job or find yourself in the job hunt, you need to read this. While it doesn’t apply to most people all the time, it probably applies to many of us on occasion. If you’re a nervous talker, one who likes to blow off steam chatting with co-workers or truly a consistent offender who talks too much most of the time, you need to look for yourself in the post and understand what your habit may be costing you.

Sep 12

5 Ways to Celebrate “Update Your Resume Month” -

Maybe “update your resume month” isn’t widely recognized, but it should be! Your resume is a work in progress, and it’s best to update your accomplishments as you’re making them. The impact of your contributions will be fresh in your mind and your resume will be ready to go when you need it.

Sep 09

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Sep 07

LinkedIn Now Lets You Include Volunteer Experience in Your Profile -

Volunteer experience can communicate to a hiring manager your personal interests and a willingness to give of yourself in addition to highlighting skills that can translate professionally. The decision to include volunteer experience on your LinkedIn profile is highly personal, and I applaud LinkedIn for offering that choice.

How to Find a Job in a "Jobless Economy" -

Tips from CEOs and other business leaders compiled by Miriam Salpeter for job seekers who are frustrated that traditional job seeking methods aren’t getting the results they need.