Have you ever encountered a situation where you post for an open job position online and never hear back from the hiring manager? Do you often feel like your resume has landed in a black hole of applications? Most people do. But Chris Forman, founder & CEO of StartWire, has created a novel approach to... Read More »
You've all heard that networking is the key to managing your career. And you've probably heard that social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter can help on this front. But do you really understand exactly how to leverage these networks to improve your chances of landing a job and building... Read More »
An AOL Jobs reader asks, "if you don't know the person's name/title, what is the best way to address a cover letter?"
Frequently jobs are posted without disclosing the name of the hiring manager or recruiter. Addressing the cover letter to "Whom it May Concern" is so impersonal and certainly makes it harder... Read More »
I constantly come across the same five outdated resume-writing methods, which keep getting passed down from generation to generation of job seekers. It's time to break the cycle and dispel some common resume-writing myths once and for all. Read More »
Wouldn't it be great if you could find out about job opportunities before they were posted on the job boards? You can, thanks to Jim Stroud, author and editor of The Hidden Job Report, a free weekly newsletter that gives advanced notification of employment opportunities before a job description can be... Read More »
I frequently talk to people who want to change careers. They often tell me one of these four things:
1. I hate my job.
2. I don't think my job is a good fit.
3. I want to do something more meaningful.
4. My friends tell me I would make a great (fill in the blank). Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »