Every year I set goals for Jobacle. This year I set some pretty lofty traffic numbers. I'm grateful to our loyal readers - and the new ones - who have helped us FAR surpass the goals I set.I'll share a more detailed report later this month. But for now, I can't help put feel my traffic reporting system is giving me the finger. … [Read more...] about Jobacle Web Traffic Gives Me the Finger
Archives for December 2009
Imagine you are looking for a job. You find one, but it is above your level of experience. Should you apply for it? This is a question that I didn't think I would be dealing with for a long time. I started a solid job with a great company about seven months ago. I love what I do and have a great culture at work. But I recently found out that a position will be opening up internally that would be a step up for me. The only problem? I have little experience. However, in the past I have encouraged people to go for jobs that are above their level, because the requirements are really a sort of "wish list" for the company that they use to screen out undesirable candidates. I have nothing to lose from applying for this position, but if I wimp out, I will always wonder if I could have done it or not. I sat down and made a list of what I have going for me in this, and it's actually not as bad as I thought.Pros I know the company, people, culture, and mission. I have a pretty solid … [Read more...] about Should I Apply for This Job?
As if you were looking for another reason to buy an Amazon Kindle...you can now subscribe to Jobacle.com and get innovative career advice and breaking employment news auto-delivered wirelessly!Don't forget that you can also listen to the Jobacle podcast for FREE on your mobile phone! … [Read more...] about Jobacle on the Kindle
You can't escape the chair!No one wakes up one morning and decides that they hate their job. It might appear that way, but the reality is that there have been warning signs and build up for quite some time. The same goes for oral health problems. A Gallup-Healthways poll from earlier this year indicated that one out of every three Americans did not visit a dentist last year. Whether it's fear, laziness or money holding you back, a visit to the dentist's chair is inevitable, so why delay?Caring for your career is a lot like caring for your teeth; when problems arise, they can be severe. There's also a good chance that they could have been prevented. Here's your oral care work maintenance tool kit.Regular Checkups. If you wait for a problem to emerge, it might already be too late to repair it. Self-evaluate your situation at work on a regular basis. Don't be overly reactive, but be aware of problems before they arise. Take … [Read more...] about Care for Your Career Like You Care for Your Teeth