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7 Job Search Lessons Learned From Santa Claus

7 Job Search Lessons Learned From Santa Claus

By Tony Morrison It's that time of year again. The mall is mobbed, the egg nog milkshake is back at Jack-in-the-Box, and millions of children around the planet are patiently awaiting the arrival of that big man in red. No matter what you celebrate, you know that Santa Claus is coming to town in a big way... Read More »

8 Last-Minute Holiday Gifts for Job Seekers

8 Last-Minute Holiday Gifts for Job Seekers

By Tony Morrison Don't panic. The last shopping weekend before Hanukkah and Christmas may have come and gone, but it's not too late to snatch up some last-minute presents for the job seeker in your life. Sometimes, finding that right gift can be a real struggle. However, there are plenty of options out... Read More »

Job Searching: The Tebow Way

Job Searching: The Tebow Way

By Ryan Mack Job searching seems harder than ever right now, but there are people getting jobs. So, how are they doing it? Even with the unemployment rate at 8.6 percent there are still five to six million jobs on the market at any given time that have yet to be filled. Why shouldn't you have one of... Read More »

5 Things You Should Be Doing While Unemployed

5 Things You Should Be Doing While Unemployed

By Mona Abdel-Halim For all of you job seekers, you know that there are plenty of things that you must do in order to snag a job. You might be jobless, but that doesn't mean you have to be bored. If you think that all you have to do is keep an updated resume and search online for a couple of hours a day,... Read More »

Unemployed During The Holidays: 4 Tips To Keep In Mind

Unemployed During The Holidays: 4 Tips To Keep In Mind

Thanksgiving's whizzed by and the holidays are in full-swing. Regardless of the name of the holiday you celebrate, it's hard to ignore the snowmen on your block, holiday music blaring out of every store, and the general good will and joyful spirit will that tends to surface this time of year. As a job... Read More »

Pounding the Pavement in 2012: 10 Job Search Resolutions

Pounding the Pavement in 2012: 10 Job Search Resolutions

Wow, December is here and another year is right around the corner. Wasn't it just yesterday when we all rang in the New Year 2011? Like it or not, 2012 is coming fast. Apocalyptic predictions aside, this is a wonderful opportunity for job seekers to refresh, start new, and jump with both feet into the job... Read More »

The Pregnant Job-Seeker: What You Should And Shouldn't Do

The Pregnant Job-Seeker: What You Should And Shouldn't Do

By Calli Tapler With 66 million women in the U.S. workforce, it is inevitable that some women will be searching for a new job while pregnant. There are a myriad of valid reasons why an expectant mom would be searching for a new job, such as company layoffs or a need for change (not to mention needing financial... Read More »

How To Prepare For A Career Fair

How To Prepare For A Career Fair

By Mona Abdel-Halim As the end of the fall semester approaches, many students and employers begin to think about attending career fairs to connect with one another. These events are particularly important for college seniors graduating in December - but they're also a great way to screen candidates for your... Read More »

Taking A Pay Cut: Is It Worth It?

Taking A Pay Cut: Is It Worth It?

By Calli Tapler In the boom times, taking a pay reduction was pretty much unthinkable. You worked hard and did well so you got a raise or a better job that paid more money. A decrease in salary was seen negatively, as if you'd done something wrong in your career. Read More »

7 Ways To Royally Mess Up A Job Interview

7 Ways To Royally Mess Up A Job Interview

By Anthony Morrison Visit Google sometime and type in "interview tips." In less than quarter of a second, you'll have 187,000,000 articles, posts, and pages filled with advice on how to ace your next interview, tips for job search and career success, and other helpful hints. It's been done before, so... Read More »

Does Your Personality Fit Your Career?

Does Your Personality Fit Your Career?

By Ryan Mack I remember my second year in college, and about my third intended major change, my dad asked me if any of my advisers had given me a copy of the book, What Color is Your Parachute (a.k.a...the job-hunter's bible). I remember thinking at the time how stupid that sounded. All I was interested in... Read More »

3 Ways To Beat Applicant Tracking Systems

3 Ways To Beat Applicant Tracking Systems

By Mona Adbel-Halim Campus career centers were designed to aid both their students and their alumni during their job search needs. While resume advice and mock interviews are fine and dandy, you also need to work toward teaching your students how to navigate new technologies to obtain jobs. With the increase... Read More »

Your Second Career: Finding Work After Retirement

Your Second Career: Finding Work After Retirement

By Anthony Cintron Finding yourself after retiring from your career can be very exciting; it is a new beginning. With this new chapter of your life, you will get to take a look at things that really make you happy and what you are passionate about. Whether you need the extra income, or you need the personal... Read More »

Why The Job Search Isn't As Brutal As You Think

Why The Job Search Isn't As Brutal As You Think

By Mary Marino One of the hottest topics these days are jobs, whether it's the lack of them, the level of unemployment, or even how unhappy people are in their current employment situation. Additionally, while a lot of the blame is put on the current state of the economy, it may not be as brutal as you... Read More »

Myers-Briggs: How Does It Work and Why Should I Care?

Myers-Briggs: How Does It Work and Why Should I Care?

By Mona Abdel-Halim Once you have entered the workforce, it is likely that your employer will have you take the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment. Before you can see how the assessment will be beneficial to both you and your employer, you must first get an understanding as to how it works and how the... Read More »

Go To A Paperless Resume: 4 Ways To Get Results

Go To A Paperless Resume: 4 Ways To Get Results

By Mona Adbel-Halim As you search for a job, keeping track of numerous different resumes can be difficult. Have you ever considered moving to a paperless resume as a way to keep track of your work history and experience? Paperless resumes are easy to create and use. There are a number of sites that offer... Read More »

The Right Match: Similar Methodologies For Love & Jobs?

The Right Match: Similar Methodologies For Love & Jobs?

By Andy Von Kennel If the prospect of finding a job is daunting, consider what you go through to find the perfect partner. A romantic relationship typically starts with the first date and is fraught with many of the same issues you face when you look for the perfect company to work for. Where do I go to meet... Read More »

Vouch For Me? 3 Things Job Seekers Should Know About References

Vouch For Me? 3 Things Job Seekers Should Know About References

By Gerrit Hall "Will you vouch for me?" If you're a job seeker, you've probably asked that question at one point. After all, what is more valuable than someone agreeing that, yes, in fact, you are the best employee for the job? Your landlord probably asked for a reference, the local coffee shop wants one too,... Read More »

Seasonal Work On A Resume? 3 Things To Consider

Seasonal Work On A Resume? 3 Things To Consider

By Sean Weinberg Whether you wrapped presents in the mall or were a lifeguard last summer, you probably have worked at least one seasonal position in your career. Seasonal work is a great way to gain experience, make some extra cash, and close large gaps in employment. But what happens when it's time to... Read More »

Can You Handle The Truth? Here's Why You Don't Have A Job

Can You Handle The Truth? Here's Why You Don't Have A Job

By Calli Tapler The job market is highly competitive these days. But even though that's the case, there are people getting jobs. If you have been looking for a job for numerous months and you still haven't found something, you may want to start looking at reasons other than the economy as to why you have not... Read More »

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