A while back I tweeted this to my nearly 16,000 followers on Twitter and I got an avalanche of responses and retweets: #1 issue facing women in the workforce today: How we topple the 1950s-company-man sustained model, where women have no say. Why did it get so much attention? Because women are sick and tired of trying to fit their lives into an out-dated workplace model that no longer fits for today’s realities. Women are juggling children and careers, caring for aging family members, and all the while penalized for it with less pay and little to no representation the nation’s leadership ranks, in everything from Corporate America to the halls of Congress.
10 Tips for Getting that IT Job There's work out there, if you know how to get it. I wrote last week that personal branding specialist Dan Schawbel predicts that job seekers' online presence will replace the traditional resume within 10 years. Of course, the problem with that is the advice I hear over and over that you need to create custom resumes to address the specific position for which you're applying.
Using social media options like LinkedIn can be a great way to network your way to a new job. But if you're already working, it's smart to keep a low profile. Here's how.
In-person networking is an important part of any job search. But equally important in today's job market is finding your place online and becoming visible to employers who seek an employee with your skill set. Even if you aren't actively engaged in a job search, it's wise to build your online reputation so jobs are more likely to come to you . The Wall Street Journal reported this week that companies are decreasing their reliance on job boards and refocusing their recruiting efforts by using employee referral programs and social networks like LinkedIn and Facebook. So if you haven't updated your online presence recently, now’s the time to do it.
By Jamie Eckle October 25, 2010 06:00 AM ET Computerworld - Smile, You're at a Job Interview