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    Moving Up the Ladder - Long, Unsuccessful Job Search: What to do Now?
by Miriam Salpeter and Tim Muma - Mar, 2013
For some individuals, successfully landing a new position becomes a frustrating, arduous task that drags on for many months or even over a year. When the process takes this long, it's clearly time to try to new things or look to master the tools you're already utilizing. Founder and Owner of Keppie Careers, Miriam Salpeter, discusses a number of ways that job seekers can improve their chances of getting a gig, even after they'...
  Best gifts for job seekers
by Miriam Salpeter - Nov, 2015
Is someone on your holiday gift list looking for a job? Whether your friend or family member is a new college graduate, an unhappy careerist who covets a new job or an unemployed baby boomer, there are many great gifts that will be perfect for someone who is wishing for a new position in the new year. What are the best gifts for job seekers? Start with these ideas and share your own in the comments. A gift certificate fo...
  Yes, you can find a job during the holidays
by Miriam Salpeter - Nov, 2015
“No one gets a job around the holidays. It’s a good time to take a break and relax until things ramp up in the new year.” Are you hearing this advice, or convincing yourself it’s true? If so, you could be missing out on an amazing career or job opportunity. In fact, the holiday season can be the best time to look for a job. It is a big mistake to take a break now. Finish the year strong! Here are eight reasons to ramp up yo...
  How To Become A Recognized Expert
by Miriam Salpeter - Nov, 2015
No one wants to hire a novice. It’s crucial to be able to demonstrate your expertise to land your target job. This can be a challenge, especially if you’re transitioning to a new field or applying for a job that can best be described as a “reach” for you. What can you do to become a recognized expert in your field? Luckily for you, all is not lost, even if you’ve never considered yourself an expert in the past. Embrace tech...
  How Veterans Can Find Civilian Jobs
by Miriam Salpeter - Nov, 2015
Making a career change isn’t easy, and it’s especially challenging when you’re transitioning from a military to a civilian environment. You need to showcase why you are qualified for the targeted job, even if your past experiences do not identically match the employer’s requirements. Adding to the complexity, most employers are not familiar with military service, positions, jargon or acronyms, so it can be even more challengin...
  Over 50? How To Find Job Satisfaction
by Miriam Salpeter - Nov, 2015
Job satisfaction isn’t a typical state of mind for most U.S. workers, according to the The Conference Board’s 2015 Job Satisfaction survey. They found 48.3 percent of U.S. workers are satisfied with their jobs. While that is an increase of 0.6 percentage points from 2014, it still leaves the majority (51.7) of U.S. workers dissatisfied with their work. If you’re over 50 and seeking a more satisfying work experience, you’re...
  How to impress hiring managers
by Miriam Salpeter - Jun, 2013
How can you impress hiring managers? If only you knew how desperate some hiring managers are for you—or anyone—to be the right candidate for the job, you would be surprised! No one wants to interview endless disappointing candidates only to go back to the drawing board without a hire. It’s not very difficult to stand out from the crowd of applicants, because many job seekers fail to follow the most basic job search rules....
  Make yourself indispensable at work
by Miriam Salpeter - Jun, 2013
How can you be indispensable at work? The best thing you can do to help you get a new job is to make yourself indispensable at your current position. It doesn’t matter if you have a full-time job now. How can you make yourself indispensable at work? Whether you’re employed in a traditional position, serving as a temporary worker or even volunteering while seeking your next full-time gig, keep the following tips in mind...
  Should You Ever Turn Down A Promotion?
by Miriam Salpeter - Jun, 2013
You've been working hard, getting things done and demonstrating how prepared you are to take on more responsibility at work. Finally, the day comes: you're offered a promotion. On one hand, it's exactly what you've always wanted: a better title and more money. Before you accept the position, stop and think: do you really want that promotion? Take the following factors into consideration and answer these questions before you...
  Bad credit in job search: what to do?
by Miriam Salpeter - Jun, 2013
Did you know employers may want to check your credit before they hire you? While companies are more likely to be concerned with credit when the job specifically involves managing money, credit could come into play as a factor for anyone who will be handling money. The concern is that people in the midst of financial problems may not be the most responsible when it comes to handling an employer’s money. Many people have been...
  Questions to Ask Before Taking a Job
by Miriam Salpeter - Jun, 2013
You know you should ask questions before taking a job. However, job seekers who have been looking for new opportunities for months, or even years, are unlikely to spend a lot of time and effort evaluating a new offer before signing on the dotted line. If you’ve been searching for for a long time, you may not have the luxury to turn down an offer. Questions to ask before taking a job If you can afford to pass up an oppo...
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