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OS CareerCast #8: The User Experience Job Market

When you’re purchasing something online, expanding your social network, or reading a blog (what a coincidence!) do you ever wonder who designs these interactions? As I mentioned during our last podcast, this episode of CareerCast would explore the User Experience job market and the professionals who apply a mixture technology and creativity to make your online experiences possible. Thanks to Jonathan and his special guest, this episode delivers.

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OS CareerCast #7: Freelance Hiring in New York City

The latest episode of CareerCast is live and it’s a good one – full of advice for freelance professionals and insight regarding how companies are hiring them.

The New York City job market is brimming with opportunities for freelance professionals so Jenn Walsh and Mike Ondocin from the Onward Search NYC office spoke with host Peter Clayton about the hiring trends they are seeing in the area.

A tip for freelancers in New York City: Stay flexible with your rates and keep advancing your skill set. Even though the market is turning around for freelance professionals, Mike explains that doing this will give you a greater advantage over the competition.

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Tips From The Recruiter’s Desk

When it comes to your job search, the little things can have a lasting effect on your chances of getting that offer. This is much different from the occasional flubs we all make. Remember when you met that woman and asked when she was “due” only to find out she wasn’t with child? Or the time you said “You and your daughter share a striking resemblance,” to your co-worker and his much younger date? Ah, the social faux pas – so easy to make and generally easy to bounce back from. Unfortunately, recovering from a seemingly minor slip-up in your job search could be much more difficult.

In the interest of identifying these often over-looked mistakes, I spoke with the Onward Search recruiters about the tips they offer to help their candidates navigate the recruitment process and avoid the missteps.

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