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Check out this ridiculously arrogant email from a college student to his former boss at the pool where he previously worked.
Last week’s post about the manager struggling with how to tell his assistant that her shirts were too low-cut provided the inspiration for my post today at U.S. News & World Report … which is about 10 things your boss might be thinking but isn’t telling you .
You may think that working for yourself is a dream come true, but it comes with a handful of downsides and pitfalls you'll want to watch out for. Here are a few of the worst so you know what to expect should you decide to adventure into the world of freelancing. As life and career blog Personal Dividends points out, the dream of working for yourself can be a bit of a nightmare if you don't know what you're in for. You end up paying both sides of the payroll tax, you have to work a lot more in the beginning, there's no such thing as paid vacation, and when you screw up it's you that screwed up . You don't get to blame failures on anyone else, and if you do work and don't get paid it is entirely your problem to deal with. None of this is to say that you shouldn't venture into freelancing, but before you do you ought to weigh the benefits of self-employment against the many disadvantages.
A recently launched organization, Pipeline Fund Fellowship, will train women how to be angel investors, but its goals extend beyond increasing the number of women in the investor community.
Ever wonder why your neighbour is able to add that addition to his house?
Erin Bury is the community manager at Sprouter.com , an expert Q&A site for startup founders around the world.
There are lots of things we might like to assume about the job interview process…the very first thing being that there are actually things we can absolutely count on from one interview to the next. Ways THEY must behave. Rules they will follow.
Resunate is a web app that helps job seekers create resumes that attract the attention of recruiters. Creating a perfect resume that highlights all your qualifications is no easy task. There is a very good chance that all us of have gone through that ordeal at least once in our career.
The economy may be slowly recovering, and unemployment numbers are falling, but there are still plenty of people looking for work or looking for better careers. So whether you're sitting at home or sitting at the office looking for something better (and hoping the boss doesn't catch you) where do you look when you're on the job hunt? This week we want to revisit a topic that we looked at several years ago but want a fresh look at: job search and professional networking sites.
Meet SalaryShare, a simple salary comparison service that lets you anonymously pool salaries with your co-workers, friends, people on Twitter or anyone you feel competitive with really. Create a pool, send the link to four people who will disclose their salaries and the site will reveal the salary span, without revealing who makes what.
As more companies warm to the idea of recruiting on Twitter, the world of tweets, at symbols, and hashtags is becoming populated with a new kind of handle: usernames created specifically to lure applicants.
About 30 of the startups in Dave McClure's 500 Startups portfolio will require their summer internship applicants to submit a social media component this year. "Startups have a greater emphasis on cultural fit within their companies because they’re so small and also they’re moving very quickly — they need people who think creatively and are willing to break the mold," says Nathan Parcells, the co-founder of InternMatch .
If you’re out there looking for a job right now, you may be wondering, am I doing this right?