Monster Fights Back by Improving Job Search with New Design

Monster.com has been floundering for a very long time. In the early days of the dotcom boom it was an early leader in job search. Unfortunately, it was quickly outpaced by newer technology from companies like Indeed, ZipRecruiter and even recently Google itself — but now it’s fighting back. Monster has purged it’s upper management…
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Enjoy the Job Search Process and Don’t Be Desperate!

Ultimately, the most successful people are those who stay focused on the day-to-day activities that add up to their long-term goals. This is true whether you’re tackling a large project or trying to find a job. Instead of getting desperate that you’ll never get a job — and scaring off potential employees — focus on…
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China Uses Young Women to Motivate Programmers

Is using young and attractive women as motivation for coders sexist or effective? I would say both/and. In China companies are increasingly hiring young and attractive women to ease the stress of the programmers. They are hired with standards that are better suited to models — like height, weight and even having a soothing voice.…
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Get an $80,000 a Year Job WITHOUT Going to College

Going to college isn’t for everyone. “All through my life it was, ‘if you don’t go to college you’re going to end up on the streets,’ ” Morgan said. “Everybody’s so gung-ho about going to college.” Yet there seems to be a disconnected between the message we send children and the reality of our professional…
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Can Algae Revolutionize the Sustainable Energy Industry?

Algae oil production looks to be the next great biofuel on the horizon. The hardest part of developing your career is trying to predict the future of your industry. I’ve had so many clients over the years that thought they were in big stable companies, only to fall prey to consolidating industries and rolling layoffs.…
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Get a Partner In Crime (Quick Tip)

Hey, it is a wet and dreary day here in Chicago. It made me think about how lonely the job search process can be. You know, clicking around things for months at a time. Sending e mails and hounding people on LinkedIn. So, quick tip for today. Get an accountability partner!
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