Career Advice

Career Advice Feb 09 2012

Yahoo's New CEO Sees Shift From Ad Sales

Yahoo's new chief executive, Scott Thompson, wants to move away from online advertising as the company's main source of revenue and get more money from fees and commissions, people familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal.

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Career Advice Feb 02 2012

Finding a Job Through Your Facebook Friends

Workplace-culture website Glassdoor.com has added a new feature allowing professionals to leverage their personal Facebook relationships as a tool in the job-seeking process.

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Career Advice Jan 25 2012

The 'Apple-ization' of J.C. Penney

J.C. Penney's new CEO, Ron Johnson—Apple's former retail guru—laid out an ambitious plan Wednesday to reinvent the department store. It will carve its expansive stores into a warren of specialty shops, turn central selling space into a shopper hang-out area, and sharply pare "sales" in favor of lower prices every day.

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Career Advice Jan 24 2012

I Demand You Make Me Your Facebook Friend

It's probably a safe bet that most of us have used our work phones or computers for non-work-related business. If you knew your employer tracked your every electronic move, would you still want to work there?

What Would You Do?

Answer the question and see how you match up with the rest of the FINS community.

You've just been offered your dream job, but... your management monitors your time in front of your computer.

Sign...or...Decline

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Career Advice Jan 24 2012

How to Beat the Resume Black Hole

Many job seekers have long suspected their online employment applications disappear into a black hole, never to be seen again. Their fears may not be far off the mark, as more companies rely on technology to winnow out less-qualified candidates.

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Career Advice Jan 20 2012

The Perils and Pluses of the Off-Script Resume

Because print resumes literally stack up, standing out in today's competitive market can be even more challenging.

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Career Advice Jan 19 2012

How to Get on the Fast Track to Senior Management

For three young executives, finding creative ways to solve thorny business problems put them on a fast track to senior management.

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Career Advice Jan 18 2012

Has LinkedIn Killed the Rolodex?

Has LinkedIn wiped out the importance of developing and maintaining a Rolodex, that is, a list of people that you know on a personal basis?

Absolutely not, say recruiters and sales reps.

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Career Advice Jan 10 2012

The New Sales Approach at Drug Companies

Drug makers are now asking their sales representatives to switch from making forceful, tightly scripted sales pitches to acting more like a resource supporting physicians' treatment.

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Career Advice Jan 09 2012

When You've Had Too Many New Bosses

Constant turnover at the top can be distressing, but is it problematic enough to turn down a job? In FINS' informal Sign or Decline survey, 36% of 691 respondents said they'd turn down their dream job if their new manager had been replaced three times.

What Would You Do?

Answer the question and see how you match up with the rest of the FINS community.

You've just been offered your dream job, but... your boss has been replaced three times.

Sign...or...Decline

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