Barbara Safani

  • Six Interview Styles of Top Executives: How to Prepare for the Final Interview

    Six Interview Styles of Top Executives: How to Prepare for the Final Interview

    During the interview process, you may go through several rounds of interviews before you meet with the ultimate decision maker. In some cases, this could be the CEO or another C-suite executive. The interview may very well be more than the "final nod" of approval. This final crucial encounter could make or... Continue Reading

  • Get Rid of Your Resume Fluff

    Get Rid of Your Resume Fluff

    I read a lot of resumes that start off with applicants describing themselves as passionate, visionary, out-of-the-box thinkers, dedicated, "roll up their sleeves" professionals, and big-picture thinkers. Perhaps they believe these phrases elevate the professionalism of their resume or make them sound more... Continue Reading

  • Wearing Pantyhose at Work: A Survival Guide

    Wearing Pantyhose at Work: A Survival Guide

    Every woman seems to have an opinion about pantyhose: when you should wear them and when you can get away without them. If you work in an office, what's most appropriate when it comes to pantyhose? AOL Jobs spoke to Dianne Boras, owner of Vada Image Consulting, for some tips on how to pick the right stockings... Continue Reading

  • Six Job Skills in High Demand

    Six Job Skills in High Demand

    For some time now, U.S. economists have concurred that the United States is in an innovation slump. We have fallen behind other countries in several technological fields, especially drug research and software development. The compensation in fields that require innovation is often significantly higher than... Continue Reading

  • Sample Resume: Military-to-Civilian Transition

    Sample Resume: Military-to-Civilian Transition

    When Sally transitioned from the military to civilian life, she needed a resume that focused on the skills she acquired in the military that would be most relevant to the private companies she was targeting. She turned to Janet Beckstrom, owner of Word Crafter. Janet created a presentation that focused on... Continue Reading

  • Military Spouse: One Woman's Journey

    Military Spouse: One Woman's Journey

    The life of a military spouse can be an emotionally overwhelming, physically demanding and confusing existence. AOL Jobs recently interviewed Royale Scuderi, a military spouse, mother of four, owner of Productive Life Concepts, and founder of the Guard Wife blog, to learn more about her journey as a... Continue Reading

  • Five Common Military Stereotypes Debunked

    Five Common Military Stereotypes Debunked

    Retiring military professionals transitioning to civilian life and preparing for a job search in the private sector face many challenges. Sometimes there is a misinformed stereotype associated with military personnel that can be difficult to shake during a job search. AOL Jobs spoke to executive career coach... Continue Reading

  • Resume Rescue: How Do I Prepare My Military Resume for a Federal Job?

    Resume Rescue: How Do I Prepare My Military Resume for a Federal Job?

    Robert Davis was completing his military tour of duty in Afghanistan and he needed a resume to help him transition to a federal job. As a computer engineer and security manager, he supported covert activities for the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps. Because the nature of his work was top secret, it was... Continue Reading

  • Top Resources for Military Families

    Top Resources for Military Families

    There are numerous resources available to military families that provide emotional support, financial guidance, and even discounts on products and services. As a military family are you taking advantages of all the help that is out there? Check out these 12 excellent resources compiled by Royale Scuderi,... Continue Reading

  • Four Tips for Transitioning from Military Duty to a Civilian Job

    Four Tips for Transitioning from Military Duty to a Civilian Job

    Making a smooth transition from the military to a civilian job requires some introspection and planning. AOL Jobs recently spoke to Rachelle Chapman, senior manager for Specialty Recruitment Programs & Military Liaison for Adecco, who recommended these job search strategies for transitioning military. Continue Reading

  • Ask an Expert: How Do I Eliminate Age Bias From My Job Search?

    Ask an Expert: How Do I Eliminate Age Bias From My Job Search?

    Many readers frequently write in to express their concerns about being eliminated from an employer's consideration because of their age. And while I'm not denying that ageism exists, I think the real issue that hurts an older job seeker's chances is relevance. If an older worker can't prove that they have... Continue Reading

  • Ultimate Guide to Making a Successful Career Transition from the Military

    Ultimate Guide to Making a Successful Career Transition from the Military

    Deciding what to do after a military career can be challenging. It can be daunting to navigate the corporate employment maze, while translating military career accomplishments into achievements that will resonate with a private-sector hiring manager can be equally difficult. Continue Reading

  • How a Government Shutdown Will Impact Your Job Search

    How a Government Shutdown Will Impact Your Job Search

    Since 800,000 federal employees are probably now receiving their furlough notice instructions today, this will include human resources specialists and hiring managers. It's time to think about how the shutdown will affect federal hiring and federal job search for thousands of job seekers. AOL Jobs spoke with... Continue Reading

  • Eight New Trends Every Job Seeker Should Know About

    Eight New Trends Every Job Seeker Should Know About

    The Career Thought Leaders, a think tank for career industry leaders, recently released a career trends white paper that was the culmination of dozens of brainstorming meetings held across the world to identify and discuss trends and best practices in multiple areas of the job search. According to Wendy... Continue Reading

  • Three Signs the Economy is in Recovery Mode

    Three Signs the Economy is in Recovery Mode

    According to the March 2011 jobs report released last week by the Labor Department, 216,000 jobs were added and the unemployment rate fell to a two-year low of 8.8 percent. AOL Jobs recently spoke to Tig Gilliam, CEO of Adecco Group North America, a leading provider of HR Solutions, to learn more about... Continue Reading

  • Hiring Now: Trucking Companies

    Hiring Now: Trucking Companies

    Curious what truck drivers earn in different parts of the country? Salaries generally range from $40,000 to $68,000, and specialty drivers can earn as much as $84,000. The earnings for drivers in Mississippi are at the top of the range, even though the average household income for the state is only $36,650... Continue Reading

  • One Typo You Should Have on Your Resume

    One Typo You Should Have on Your Resume

    I've frequently received mail from readers infuriated by the fact that many job seekers and career professionals write the word resume rather than résumé with the accent marks over the two "e's." The grammar police can be seen out in full force on some occasions, and some people seem to revel in... Continue Reading

  • Spring Cleaning for Your Resume

    Spring Cleaning for Your Resume

    For many, spring is a time of career renewal. Maybe it's the weather; maybe it's the fact that many people have just received their payout for last year's bonus and they are now ready to make a move. Whatever the reason, many people decide to spring clean their resume this time of year and embark on a job... Continue Reading

  • Interview Dress and Image Tips Just for Men

    Interview Dress and Image Tips Just for Men

    At AOL Jobs we receive a lot of questions from our male readers about appropriate dress for an interview. Making a good first impression isn't just about throwing on a suit and polishing your shoes. We spoke to Ann Lindsay, certified image consultant and principal of Style of Success, a firm working... Continue Reading

  • Ask an Expert: How Much Information is too Much?

    Ask an Expert: How Much Information is too Much?

    Sometimes during a job search it can be difficult to determine what to tell and not tell a potential employer. Recently AOL Jobs received several questions from readers trying to figure out how much information to give a prospective employer. Here are two of them. Continue Reading