How To Keep Your Resume From The Applicant Black Hole

How To Keep Your Resume From The Applicant Black Hole

Keep the fancy formatting out of the picture

Follow these steps to ensure your resume stays out of the applicant tracking system black hole. Read More »

The 10 Best Places To Retire On $75 A Day

The 10 Best Places To Retire On $75 A Day

Never too early to think about life beyond your career.

Relocating to one of these places could help you to get by on a combination of Social Security and a small amount of savings - or allow you to retire early! Read More »

How Sitting All Day Is Killing Your Body

How Sitting All Day Is Killing Your Body

If you're one of 86% of Americans who sit all day for their job, you could be at risk for 'sitting disease'.

If you're one of 86% of Americans who sit all day for their job, you could be at risk for 'sitting disease'. Read More »

Using Facebook At Work: 7 Tips

Using Facebook At Work: 7 Tips

By Aaron Guerrero You may be a social media junkie, hopping from one site to another. But if your employer suspects you check your friend's Facebook wall more than your work emails, he may be entitled to make you hand over your passwords. Lawmakers across the country have begun weighing social media privacy... Read More »

How To Survive A Job You Hate

How To Survive A Job You Hate

By Robin Madell That sick, sinking feeling you have when you have to get up and go to work means that something is wrong. Unfortunately, you're far from alone if you experience a case of the heebie-jeebies every time your weekday alarm clock goes off. A 2012 study by Right Management showed that almost... Read More »

What Your Boss Thinks When You Ask For A Raise

What Your Boss Thinks When You Ask For A Raise

By Alison Green You've researched the going rate for your work, documented your accomplishments from the last year and put together a case for a salary increase, and now you're sitting across from your boss, having just uttered the words, "I'd like a raise." And you might be getting a little panicky as you... Read More »

5 Ways To Cope With A Dead-End Job

5 Ways To Cope With A Dead-End Job

By Aaron Guerrero You used to enjoy B.B. King's classic blues tune "The Thrill Is Gone," until you realized the title perfectly summed up your sentiments toward your job. It wasn't always this way. Shortly after being hired, you had the impression that your then-new company was a promised land for higher pay... Read More »

2 Things Every Interviewer Wants To Hear

2 Things Every Interviewer Wants To Hear

The fastest way to find a job is to find the employer who thinks you represent the answer to his or her problem. In well-conducted interviews, every question relates to finding the candidate who can meet these two key employer objectives. Read More »

Treat Your Next Interview Like A Date

Treat Your Next Interview Like A Date

By Hannah Morgan Dating can be very similar to finding a job. When you think about all the time and effort you invest in finding the right partner, wouldn't it make sense that finding the right job is just as time consuming? Read More »

10 Best Jobs In Construction In 2013

10 Best Jobs In Construction In 2013

By Jada A. Graves As one of the hardest-hit industries during the Great Recession, construction saw its largest percentage decline in employment in the post-World War II era, 13.7 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And as the country began to claw its way out of the economic muck, the BLS had... Read More »

Signs That It's Time To Start Your Own Business

Signs That It's Time To Start Your Own Business

Six signs that you should refocus your energies and start thinking about working for yourself. Read More »

3 Ways To Demonstrate Your Skills To Employers

3 Ways To Demonstrate Your Skills To Employers

By Miriam Salpeter Identifying what employers want and making the case to show why you're a fit is one of the most challenging things for job seekers. If you haven't looked for a job in a while, it may seem like what employers want changed a lot since the last time you looked for work. Years ago, everyone... Read More »

7 Key Skills You Need to Get Hired Right Now

7 Key Skills You Need to Get Hired Right Now

By Jada A. Graves The days when employers hired generalists are gone. Today, employers seek hires who possess particular skills, be they technical -- computer skills, for instance -- or analytic, such as problem solving. In some cases, these skills are specialized and specific to particular types of jobs.... Read More »

7 Reasons You Didn't Get a Promotion

7 Reasons You Didn't Get a Promotion

By Rebecca Thorman If you're stumped on why you didn't get the big promotion you've been pining for, read these seven reasons to adjust your expectations and attitude: Read More »

Don't Get Crushed By Job Rejection

Don't Get Crushed By Job Rejection

By Alison Green Getting rejected for a job you really wanted is one of the worst parts of job searching. But if you handle the rejection well, you can get something useful out of the disappointment. Here's how. Read More »

4 Signs It's Time To Quit Your Job

4 Signs It's Time To Quit Your Job

By Lindsay Olson If you're considering quitting your job, you may be indecisive about whether it's the right decision or not. On the one hand, you're pretty miserable. On the other hand, if you wait it out, you might make that promotion next year. While quitting or staying at your job is a personal decision,... Read More »

10 Life Lessons Guaranteed to Advance Your Career

10 Life Lessons Guaranteed to Advance Your Career

By Marty Nemko Many people end up having to learn the hard way. Here are some ideas that help make your career road more rewarding and less painful. Read More »

How to Cold Call When You're Job Hunting

How to Cold Call When You're Job Hunting

By Miriam Salpeter Job seekers have a lot of networking resources at their disposal. Theoretically, it should be possible to either a) find connections that will introduce you to people to help with your job search, or b) introduce yourself to those contacts via social media. Despite this access, sometimes a... Read More »

Are You Being Lazy in Your Job Search?

Are You Being Lazy in Your Job Search?

By Alison Green If you're searching for jobs and not getting interviews, or getting interviews but no offers, you might be tempted to blame it on the bad job market. And the market is often the culprit-but in many cases, the problem is the way you're approaching your search. These days, a job search can take... Read More »

The Most Overlooked Step In The Job Search

The Most Overlooked Step In The Job Search

By Miriam Salpeter One of the most important factors you probably aren't considering in your job search is how important it is to network and influence what people you do not know think of you. What? You need to worry about people you don't know? Absolutely -- it's probably the most overlooked job-search... Read More »

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