Job Search

First impressions count

Research suggests that people evaluate others within the first minute. Decisions are usually based on appearance, posture, speech, and demeanor.

Losing a Job

How to explain why I was laid off?

The key is to stick to the facts and find a short, simple answer for why you were laid off.

Starting a New Job

From Secretary to Virtual Assistant and Personal Concierge

With the rise of the Internet, there have been growing opportunities for those who want to provide "virtual assistant" services for busy people and companies.

Job Termination

How to explain why I was laid off?

The key is to stick to the facts and find a short, simple answer for why you were laid off.

Time Management

Jobboom poll: Where oh where to start?

You have calls to return. Emails to answer. A report to complete. A coworker to meet with. And a desk littered with reminder notes. And it’s only 9 a.m.! What step would you take first?

Career Planning

How to plan the succession of long-time employees?

Succession planning is especially important to small- and medium-sized businesses, because the critical knowledge and skills tend to be concentrated in just a few employees.

Education / Training

Go “back to school” to become a better boss or employee

Many adult learners go back to school in September, both in person and online, taking courses ranging from self-improvement to starting a business.

Becoming a manager

How to plan the succession of long-time employees?

Succession planning is especially important to small- and medium-sized businesses, because the critical knowledge and skills tend to be concentrated in just a few employees.

Workplace Issues

What scares workers most

It’s not ghosts or goblins or even public speeches that scare workers the most at Halloween.