Goziak is an online service that helps organize and search job openings posted on Twitter. Although you can use the service to apply to jobs, it functions best as a research tool, Suzanne Lucas writes.
Create a savings account that you can tap if you ever lose your job, suggests blogger Kali Hawlk, referring to the account as a "Go to Hell" fund. "In your career having that ability to walk away gives you a tremendous advantage over those who can't," Suzanne Lucas writes.
Job seekers often make several mistakes such as not knowing the value of their skills in the marketplace and trying to negotiate a salary during the interview, Hannah Morgan says. "Wait until you hear the magic words 'We would like to offer you the job starting on X date and making $Y.' This is your signal to begin negotiating," she writes.
A new company called CareerSonar creates a list of job openings at companies where you have LinkedIn and Facebook contacts, Suzanne Lucas writes. The service is a "simple way to see what is available at companies where you already know someone," she writes.
Networking is critical if you want to tap into the hidden jobs that aren't being advertised to others, experts say. If you're well-connected, "you will have a jump-start as a trusted contact and be among the first to learn about potential leads from insiders before you need or want a new job," Suzanne Lucas writes. "And these hidden jobs are the difference between finding a job that you can do and landing a job that was made for you."
Suzanne Lucas explains what workers should do if they have a boss who is wrangling promotion opportunities by stealing credit for their work. "[N]etwork with people outside your department, attend as many meeting with higher ups as you can, be honest when asked your opinion, don't badmouth your boss, and look for a new job," she writes.