By Reggie Hall Jr.
If the Internet were a real place, most emails would be the equivalent of that shady guy trying to sell you items from his kiosk at the mall. He's annoying. He doesn't give a crap about you. He wastes your time. And that foreign lotion bottle he extends to your terrified nostrils doesn't... Read More »
In a job market that's more competitive than ever, it's critical that your cover letter stand out. With the advent of online job postings, you're competing with a more global and wide-ranging group of people, so consider the content of your cover letter carefully. And never submit a resume without one-that's a... Read More »
By Jenny Treanor
If you're lucky enough to spend the day surrounded by co-workers whom you consider close friends, count your blessings. Not everyone has the good fortune to work side-by-side with those whom they connect with on the deepest personal level. For most of us, co-worker relationships are pleasant,... Read More »
By Leslie Anglesey
Your resume may only be a single page, but it's a potential minefield when it comes to your career. On one hand, you want enough information so the employer sees what a stellar candidate you are. On the other, you don't want to step into any pitfalls that will give the hiring manager reason... Read More »
By Brad Lomenick
Let's be honest: you don't want to fail. But if you're a leader, you've more than likely failed at one point or another. One of the most prevalent reasons for failure is the lack of the essential elements needed to lead now and well. Here are four traits you must possess if you want to succeed... Read More »
By Jen Glantz
The days of lengthy cover letters and bulleted resumes are fading as employers ask job applicants to present their case in a modern and challenging way -- by describing themselves and why they are a perfect fit for a job in 150 characters or less. Borrowing from the style of Twitter (which maxes... Read More »
By Amber Erickson Gabbey
When you're in the deep trenches of job seeking, the last thing you're likely thinking about is yoga. You probably have more pressing issues to deal with. Perhaps you're worried about how to pay next month's rent or can't shake that the dreadful feeling you'll never find employment... Read More »
By Sarah Li Cain
Google any news article and you'll find horror stories of people being unemployed for six months or more. You'll mostly likely read that they suffer from depression, have anxiety issues or are even suicidal.
Kind of bleak, isn't it? While long-term unemployment isn't something to be taken... Read More »
By Marian Schembari
Hopefully you know by now that networking is the only real way to land your dream job. But are you doing it right?
Last week, I experienced the ultimate networking experience. Let's say hello to Ginny.
Ginny emailed me a week ago. Her subject line was, "I think I love... Read More »
Your job may remind you of a dysfunctional relationship. Read More »
By Cassie Nolan
Employers love to put nice people in customer service positions. Especially if they're authentically nice people -- I'm talking about the kind it's impossible to get mad at because they're just naturally so dang polite and pleasant. It's obvious that they genuinely want to solve everyone's... Read More »
By Anna Pitts
Applying for jobs is a challenging task, one made all the more difficult when you know your recruiter has dozens of other applicants to consider. Instead of getting lost in the crowd, here are some things you can do to fast-track your resume to the front of a long queue: Read More »
By Jude Bijou
It's normal to procrastinate at work. Usually we do it because we're avoiding a task that's unpleasant or daunting. And, in truth, procrastinating isn't really a serious problem until it starts to interfere with your performance at work. If you're feeling worried, fearful and stressed out, or your... Read More »
By Danny Rubin
This past Tuesday morning, a Yahoo employee probably sat down at his home office, checked his email and promptly spit his coffee into the air. That's because his boss, Marissa Mayer, announced through a company memo that, starting in June, staff can no longer work from home. Read More »
By Ben Drake
Let me let you in on a little secret: Everything you do is judged by the people around you.
Unfortunately, people tend to judge only what they choose to see. For example, if you're late to work, the automatic judgement might be that it's because you're irresponsible and can't manage your time.... Read More »
By Rocco Brown-Morris
It's easy to ruin a job interview. If your interviewer's counting her yawns, it doesn't matter how qualified you are for the position -- you've lost the job. So, what mind-numbing mistakes are costing you work? And, more importantly, how can you keep the conversation lively while also... Read More »
By Melanie Fischer
Have you been looking for a full-time job but only been able to find part-time positions? Earning money through part-time work is better than not earning money at all, but it's not always optimal.
Maybe you've been thinking about trying to get two or more part-time jobs to earn the same... Read More »
By Liz King
There was a time when basic computer skills like "email" and "Excel" were rare and in demand. You could even list "typing" or "telephony" on your resume and expect it to get some attention.
Not anymore. Read More »
By Alan Brady
When we graduate college, we hope that the job fairy will give us a high-paying job at a great company-the day after we get our loan-financed diplomas, no less.
Unfortunately, what usually happens is that we find ourselves sitting in our parents' basements, lamenting the cruelty of fate and... Read More »
By Annie Favreau
Last November, we ran "Eat, Pray, Find a Job" featuring a delectable selection of our favorite food-based jobs-from dietitian to flavor chemist. Here's a second edition. To turn your passion for edible goods into a successful job, read on for some delicious inspiration: Read More »