Friday’s arrived and just in case you missed them, here’s our top stories of the week from the world of hiring and job search!

  1. Employee poaching: Steve Jobs was not a fan!Mashable
  2. House cleaning? Gym memberships? What’s workers’ most wanted perk? –  CareerBuilder
  3. Feeling lonely? Research suggests loneliness is bad for your health and your jobThe Grindstone
  4. If you’re sick of the 9 to 5, here’s 15 Cool Careers with Unconventional HoursBrazen Life
  5. Must-read infographic for any online job seeker (ie EVERYONE). The Social Resume: How job seekers and employers are connecting onlineOnline Colleges

And in case you missed it this week on Ask A Recruiter we answered “Are reference checks worthwhile?” If you’ve got a question for us, email

Read anything this week worth sharing? Let us know in the comments!