Thursday, December 18, 2008

Jobacle's Sick Day Calendar

Jobacle has released their 2009 Sick Day Calendar complete with the reasons to plan your illnesses ahead. In case you aren't sure how to call in sick, the How-to Wiki explains the process. Always, double check your sick day alibi for flimsiness.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Would you wear a sandwich board to get a job?

For six months, Joshua Persky wore a sandwich board in New York and pounded the pavement looking for work. He has landed a new job, though it took 6 months of perseverance--and he took a lot of crap, including a not very flattering shout-out on Wallstrip--when someone saw his sign and the hiring representative read his blog.

Monday, December 15, 2008

What to do if you get laid off

Diane Garnick with Invesco gives some good advice about negotiating your exit package, if you are offered one, and just good advice in general about how to network when looking for work. Watch the video from Tech Ticker.

If you aren't sure about who to invite to dinner, take a look at the earlier post on weak ties. Your friends can really give you some good comfort and support, and though all of their ideas may not be great, they can think about you and make some good suggestions that you may not have considered.