J.T. O'Donnell

J.T. O'DonnellName: J.T. O'Donnell Twitter: @jtodonnell LinkedIn: /in/jtodonnell Personal Website/Blog: www.jtodonnell.com Bio: J.T. is a career strategist and workplace consultant who works with both individuals and corporations helping them make 'work' something to look forward to. She is the founder of CAREEREALISM.com (this site!) and is the author of a book by the same name. She is is also the co-author of the largest nationally syndicated career advice column in the country, "J.T. & Dale Talk Jobs." What's your favorite career related quote? "If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten." (Unknown) What's your favorite part about being a CAREEREALISM-Approved Career Expert? Using technology to help people in real-time. I love that we give collective answers that help the reader get a comprehensive idea of what to do. Articles written by this expert: 3 Strategic + 3 Tactical = 6 Ways to Increase the Chances You’ll Get Hired 10 Things Recruiters Won’t Tell You (But I Will) Can You Handle the Truth? 10 Tips About Careers (That No One Ever Tells You!) What that Job Description REALLY Means Career Truth #1: Brand or Be Branded (Are YOU Willing to Risk What Shows on the Top Fold?) The New Career “Normal” = Get Reckless Gifts vs. Favors: Why One is POWER & Other is POISON to Your Career What Shopping Habits Say About a Job Seeker 10 Ways to Tell if Your Job Search is a Joke Under Pressure: Who’s Most Stressed in Job Search & How You Can Be a Career Hero YIKES! Why it’s Tough to Be a Campus Career Center Today How Corporate America Can Win Back Employee Trust 5 Alternatives to Pulling a Stephen Slater 2 Tips to Being More Referable Job Search? Better Think Location, Location, Location! 2 Reasons We’re Afraid to Ask for Career Help 8 Career Blogs I Read Regularly and Why Like, InShare or Tweet: Which is Right for Your Personal Brand? Is Your Company’s Personality Showing it’s Ugly Side? 4 Ways to Tell if You’re Nobody to Management Conan O’Brien: 8 Tips for Surviving a Near-death Career Experience 10 Secrets to Control Your Boss 3 Employment ‘Bad Boys’ to Avoid 2 Qualities Your Business-of-One Needs What’s More Powerful than Willpower?

If you saw our first video, you might have heard about the awkward situation one of our viewers, Diane submitted. She has recently worked with a co-worker on a group project. When it came time to present the project at a meeting, Diane let her co-worker present. While it went great, the co-worker proceed to take credit for nearly all of Diane's work. Frustrating to say the least!

SHOW MORE Show less

In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if your co-worker took credit for the work you did...right in front of your colleagues AND boss!

We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

SHOW MORE Show less

If you saw our first video, you might have heard about the awkward situation one of our viewers, Cam submitted. He's been working at a job for awhile, but recently overheard a hiring manager making fun of a candidate with autism right after an interview-not only awkward, but VERY unprofessional!

SHOW MORE Show less

In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if witnessed a hiring manager at your organization making fun of a candidate who they had just interviewed who had autism.

We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

SHOW MORE Show less

Starting a family is one of the biggest milestones in a person's life. It's in those first few months when a parent can really bond with their newborn and make lifelong memories. However, for some new dads, it can be difficult to juggle being a new parent while remaining dedicated to their career.

Fortunately, some companies have generous paternity leave policies that give new dads the ability to take time off of work to stay home with their child.

SHOW MORE Show less

There are LOTS of questions around resume dos and don'ts. There's so much advice out there that it can be overwhelming to try and figure out what's the correct answer.

During our weekly live Office Hours on YouTube, two of our coaches, Ariella Coombs and J.T. O'Donnell, answer questions live from viewers related to their job search, career success, on the job situations and more.

We complied a simple list of what we find to be the most common questions our coaches get about resumes. We hope you find this helpful.

Let's start with the basics...

SHOW MORE Show less

Back in March, we made the hard decision to change our private Facebook group of over 37 THOUSAND members to a fee-based only platform.

SHOW MORE Show less

In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if a recruiter called you a day EARLY for your phone interview (and you were NOT PREPARED!)

We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

SHOW MORE Show less