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How to Juggle a Job Offer With a New Opportunity to Interview

judgeWhen it rains, it pours and it couldn’t be more true when it comes to job interviewing.

If you’ve been looking for a job and all of the sudden you get one job interview, immediately it seems like you land three others. Well, it’s no surprise this can happen once you get a job offer, too.

According to a piece on AOL Jobs there are ways to handle this exciting situation with tact and professionalism. Read more

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How to Get Employers to Create a Job for You

job-interviewThis piece on AOL Jobs made our head turns in a very good way. After all, job seekers often search for jobs that are out there but why not flip it upside down and show your worth and value so a company can create a position for you? Genius, right? Even better if you’re internal because you can already show off your dazzling skills to your current employer for them to find a fit for you somewhere else.

Yes, we know this is a little perfect worldish and we’re perfectly fine with being idealists! Think of it this way, as Miriam Salpeter points out in the piece, more companies are becoming freelance-focused on project-oriented work for temporary or long-term temporary solutions.

She writes, “It is very possible that you can market your skills to a decision-maker at a company who faces challenges in order to land a job that he or she will create just for you.” Read more

Are Hugs Replacing the Handshake?

hugs at workWhen we read this story on AOL Jobs, we silently chuckled and then nodded in agreement. How many times have you seen colleagues shake off shaking hands and decide to hug instead? Awkward, yes. Poignant? Perhaps. Inappropriate most of the time? You bet.

Miriam Salpeter advises in the piece:


“The safest bet is to avoid hugging in the workplace. You don’t want to face sexual harassment charges for hugs you might consider innocent expressions of affection, but that come across as too touch-y feel-y to your colleagues or employees.”

Per the piece, there are a few tips to keep in mind if you and/or a colleague are in a hugging state of mind… Read more

How to Handle Awkward Situations at the Office

presentsWe’re in a holiday spirit here at MediaJobsDaily!

Sure, Thanksgiving may be two weeks away but that doesn’t mean we’re not thinking about time off. And holiday parties. And gifts for the boss and cards for the colleagues. Le sigh.

Not only will this impact the wallet, it’s almost inevitable that group gifts and awkward situations will emerge. Our friends at AOL Jobs outlined a few ways to handle them. Read more

Eight Disgusting Office Habits to Ditch

trashHave you ever sat near a loud eater? You know, someone who’s chomping away at their lunch to the tune of you being able to unfortunately hear every. Single. Bite.

Or how about the person who leaves dirty dishes by the sink? Or the colleague who clips their nails at a nearby desk?

Alas, the pitfalls of communal spaces better known as the office. When we read this AOL Jobs piece, we cringed and silently chuckled having experienced some of these with co-workers. How many culprits can you point out at your own office? Read more

Five Signs Your Office Environment is Toxic

Sometimes when you’re immersed in a toxic corporate culture, it’s easy to get enveloped by the negativity and doom and gloom that it becomes normal. Well, your friends here at MediaJobsDaily are here to tell you it isn’t normal and there’s always a way out.

AOL Jobs outlined several items that point to toxic environments in the workplace. Is yours one of them?

1. Your boss is a bully. She or he is downright mean and creates an atmosphere of fear. In the piece, Miriam Salpeter writes, “If the boss often berates employees or publicly intimidates them, and no one does anything to prevent or curb the behavior, it’s likely the office is toxic.” Read more

Five Ways to Protect Yourself From Identity Theft on Job Applications

Calling all media moguls in the making! (Yes, that would be you.) As you’re looking for a job, try not to get too excited and ditch common sense, especially when it comes to applying online.

That is, people may be preying on breaches of security as you enter your personal information such as your social security number, full name, address, and work details.

1. Don’t apply to blind ads. According to a piece on U.S. News & World Report, Miriam Salpeter writes, “The first thing you can do to protect yourself is avoid applying for bogus jobs. How? Don’t apply to blind ads and unnamed companies or recruiters.”

So, if a company isn’t listed and it’s shady as to whether or not a real job is available for hire, move on. Read more

Four Ways to Successfully Submit Your Resume Online

Let’s face it: When you see a job opportunity online, it’s time for excitement. Rejoice! Of course, the next step involves actually submitting your resume through the online system.

Keep in mind, you should always leverage your network to submit your resume through someone who currently works at the desired company but we digress. If that ideal situation doesn’t exist, you’ll have to submit online. (If it does exist, they would e-mail your resume to the hiring manager and/or recruiter as well as submit your resume through their employee referral system so you’re flagged appropriately in the applicant tracking system.)

There are four ways to stand out in the dreaded perceived black hole better known as the applicant tracking system — also known as ATS for anyone keepin’ score. Read more

Five Job-Hunt Strategies That Don’t Feel Like Job-Hunting

If you, like most jobseekers, are sick of the endless parade of online applications and sucking up to people on Twitter, you might enjoy Miriam Salpeter new article on about job search strategies you may not have thought of.

She suggests pouring some of your energy into building a website “to showcase your accomplishments and tie together your relevant social networking profiles,” into answering questions on Quora “to attract attention from significant players in your targeted field,” and in getting speaking gigs in order to establish yourself as an expert and expand your network.

Another suggestion from Salpeter is to use LinkedIn’s events feature, which will help you find career-related conferences or speakers and let you figure out who in your network will also be attending.

Finally, Salpeter says, join a new group that has nothing to do with your job search. “Getting out and doing something different can stimulate new ideas and creativity that constant job hunting often stifles.” (Plus, meeting new people and expanding your network never hurts.)

Any other unconventional suggestions?