best practices

3 ways to ease your job search

Ok, sitting at home on the couch munching on junk food won't get you anywhere in this world, just like trying to get a job without sending out some resumes. Here are 3 easy ways to ease your job search.

1) Attend job fairs

10 words you should never use on your resume

Here are 10 of the most overused, uber-cliché words you could ever use on a resume, cover letter or job application. Here’s why:

1) Ambitious: “If it were so, it was a grievous fault; and grievously hath Caesar answer’d it.” Ambition may be a wonderful thing for your career, but no one wants to hire someone who’s going to try to replace them or leave as soon as he gets a bit of training at the company’s expense.

12 Job Search Tips

Is your job search off to a slow start or getting stuck? Here are some quick time-saving job search tips that will help your hunt for a new job go smoothly.

1. Be Prepared. Have a telephone answering machine or voice mail system in place and sign-up for a professional sounding email address. Put your cell phone number on your resume so you can follow up in a timely manner. This job search toolkit will help you get everything you need set for your job search.

10 job search habits to break in 2011

By Kim Thompson (San Francisco Chronicle Blog)

Here's the challenge: Are the things you're doing to find a job the right things? Are your activities producing results, or are you doing things you've always done and getting little in return?
It's not that you set out to develop job-search habits that don't work. Often, these habits develop over time, until they're barriers, not productive tools.

4 ways to be successful in the restaurant industry

Have you ever noticed the quality of service when you go to a fancy restaurant? The restaurant staff all give an excellent level of service, and they are very polished in their manners and grooming. Many staff members that we don’t even come into contact with a big contributors to a restaurant’s success.

So what does it take to be successful in the restaurant business?