The Ladders’ Signature Program: Are guaranteed job offers a scam?

The end of June 2011 brought a lot of hype in the blogging world about TheLadders’ new “Signature” Program. Have you heard of it? Signature promises that “selected participants who actively engage in all components of the Signature program are guaranteed a job offer or their money back.” The price tag? $2,495. The claim of success? 90%. Is this program too good to be true? Read to find out more.

Is LinkedIn Job Seeker Premium Worth the Price? One Woman’s Story…

Many people approach me to ask whether it’s worth the price to subscribe to LinkedIn Job Seeker Premium. One of my subscribers, Susan Poseika, signed up for the one-month free trial and was kind enough to share her evaluation of the service. Her experience is anecdotal — only one person’s experience — and does not necessarily predict what anyone else will experience. Still, I thought it would be valuable to share.

Want Answers? Top 20 Current Trends in Resumes and Job Search

On December 30, 2010, a consortium of 156 career experts from the U.S., Canada and the U.K. met to brainstorm about career and employment issues. They published their findings on March 14, 2011 in Findings of 2010 Global Career Brainstorming Day: Trends for the Now, the New & the Next in Careers. As my readers, you are privy to the valuable findings of this group of Career Thought Leaders.