What's a Wibiya Bar?

By CAREEREALISM.com Founder, J.T. O'Donnell Last week, we got sneaky on all our readers. We quietly installed a Wibiya bar at the bottom of our site. Don't worry, we aren't tracking your every move - just trying a new tool designed to make the experience on our site easier, interactive and most importantly, useful. Check out our Twitter feed, Facebook fan page and YouTube channel without ever leaving us. The bar lets us pull all of our other free career resources (Facebook, Twitter and YouTube) into a single place for your viewing pleasure. Just click on the icons in the bar and you'll see our updates for each of these social media tools.You can also check out recent posts or search the site using keywords to find what you are looking for. Heck, we even threw the foreign language translator in for good measure! Go ahead and try it. Click stuff...I dare you. I promise it doesn't bite! Meet other Careerealists in our chat room - or snag a deal on our Career HMO! We were also able to install a free chat bar that allows visitors talk to one another through their favorite social media channel. Hit "Join Chat" and pick your profile of choice. Seconds later, you'll be swapping job search war stories in the trenches. And, if you paid attention to the little notice that pops up when you visit the site, you'll see we are giving away a FREE 1/2 of private career coaching to anyone who signs up for our #1 Career HMO, CAREEREALISMclub.com. Finally, the Wibiya bar can help your career!!! Everyone has a favorite method for sharing useful information. I'm a huge fan of Twitter, while others like Facebook, Digg, e-mail, etc. Regardless of your choice, now you can quickly and easily use your favorite tool without leaving the site. Sharing valuable information is the best way for you to build your credibility on-line. Show hiring managers, colleagues and the rest of the Internet population that you read more than the comics. Posting timely professional development advice is a smart career move. FACT: The Wibiya bar makes you look good! So, what do you think? Do you like the bar? Have you seen it on other sites? Are there any features you wish we could add to it? (Wibiya has some features we can pay for, but we wanted to see what readers thought first.) We'd love to hear your thoughts.

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).

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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).

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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).

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