Hiring a recruiter (also known as a Headhunter) is a great way to boost your salary and find a new job.

Once available only to wealthy executives, professional recruiters are becoming the fastest path to finding a new job. Whether your are a CEO or a Plumber, you can find the big bucks faster by using a recruiter.  Large and small companies hire recruiters to find new employees.  This saves the company vast amounts of time that would be spent sifting through resumes and conducting interviews.  Because the recruiter wants to protect their reputation, they generally only send the best candidates.  Unfortunately, this means that if you are the guy or gal looking for a job, your resume may never be viewed if you send it directly to the company you are interested in.

But did you know you can hire your own headhunter?

When a company works through a recruiter, they pay the bill for the service.  So when you “hire” a headhunter, you may not actually have to pay them.  They are interested in finding more people for the companies that use and pay them.  According to a great article on US News & World Report:

“When you learn about a recruiter you may want to work with, reach out directly to him or her. “I love a phone call, because it shows that a candidate is truly motivated,” Schueneman says. “We can’t want it more for them than they want it for themselves.”

Find an Employment Recruiter and send THEM your resume, followed by a phone call.  Since a recruiter has probably placed dozens of people in your field, they also have a better idea of what your new job should pay.  A prospective employer is less likely to lowball the salary, because the recruiter can call B.S.  If you’d like to learn more about putting a recruiter to work for you, check out this short and informative article:

Here’s the Article on US News & World Report

A Laptop for $150?  The Acer Chromebook does the Job!

A Chromebook for $150

If you are looking for a job in the modern world, a good “laptop” is essential!  You are going to need to update your resume, email prospective employers, and search the popular job hunting sites.  A Chromebook is a laptop computer that stores everything in the cloud.  That means, if your laptop ever gets stolen or damaged, you won’t lose anything.  Just sign in to your replacement Chromebook and everything is instantly available.

I’ve been using a Chromebook for over two years and find that it can do everything I need. It also boots instantly, and runs all day on a charge.  This Acer has a bright and easy to read screen.  It weighs in at only 2.4 pounds and has a nice full-size keyboard.  All you need is wi-fi or a hotspot (available on most smart phones) to work from anywhere and 100 GB of storage is included on Google Drive.  Hard to go wrong!

There is no need to buy additional software because it is virus proof and the built in applications allow you to prepare documents, spreadsheets, presentations, etc.  Then, you can print from the Chromebook.  If you have a cloud compatible printer, you can even print documents out at home or the office, while you are somewhere else.  8+ hours of battery life means that you can search for your new career, submit resumes, and even teleconference!  For about $150 bucks, this laptop does it all.  Clicking on the picture will bring you to Amazon*, for their latest price, shipped to your door.


Acer Laptop for under $150

the $150 Laptop


16 GB
Intel HD Graphics


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