• 6 Career Myths You Shouldn't Fall For

    6 Career Myths You Shouldn't Fall For

    By Alison Green You've probably heard the same bits of career advice tossed around over and over from well-meaning friends, relatives, and even bosses. But plenty of the maxims that we hear repeated actually aren't true. Here are six of the most popular career myths that you shouldn't fall for. Continue Reading

  • Why You Aren't Getting Job Interviews

    Why You Aren't Getting Job Interviews

    By Alison Green If you've sent out dozens or even hundreds of resumes and haven't heard anything back, you might be wondering what the problem is. Is it your resume? Is it just the job market? Could a former employer be blacklisting you in your industry? Continue Reading

  • How to Convince a Prospective Employer to Overlook Poor Credit

    How to Convince a Prospective Employer to Overlook Poor Credit

    By Daniel Bortz Despite a slowly strengthening economy, job seekers have plenty to worry about these days. Stiff competition and fewer available jobs are holding many Americans back from joining the labor force. Unfortunately, job seekers with poor credit have yet another thing working against them. An... Continue Reading

  • How To Manage Unrealistic Work Demands

    How To Manage Unrealistic Work Demands

    By Chrissy Scivicque Does it seem like people are always slamming you with impossibly urgent requests? Do you ever feel like you'll only meet your deadlines if you work extra hours or take work home on weekends? Are the demands placed on you so intense that you find yourself wondering how anyone does it... Continue Reading

  • Freelancing: A Viable Way To Make A Living -- Or A Lost Cause?

    Freelancing: A Viable Way To Make A Living -- Or A Lost Cause?

    By Lindsay Olson Because we're still seeing pockets of high unemployment all over the country, job seekers are biting their nails, hoping for a brighter outlook sooner rather than later. But many of those out of work are finding creative ways to earn income-online. In states with high unemployment rates,... Continue Reading

  • How to Scare Away a Job Interviewer

    How to Scare Away a Job Interviewer

    By Alison Green Most job seekers worry about making mistakes in interviews, but most interviewers understand that no one gives a perfect interview and will overlook the occasional flubbed answer. However, it's still possible to scare off your interviewer with a single statement or action. Here are 10 of the... Continue Reading

  • Most Surprising Way To Land A New Job?

    Most Surprising Way To Land A New Job?

    By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Have you ever noticed that the moment you stop looking for something, you find it? Your keys, your phone, the elusive shopping-list item at your local grocer, or even the love of your life. Sometimes, they seemingly appear out of nowhere at the moment you stop the search itself.... Continue Reading

  • The New Approach To Job Searching

    The New Approach To Job Searching

    By Alison Green If you haven't searched for a job recently, you might be in for a rude shock the next time you do. The job search has changed dramatically, as the Internet and the economy have both altered how employers operate and what job seekers can expect. Here are seven ways the job search is different... Continue Reading

  • Research Is The Key To Successful Career Advancement

    Research Is The Key To Successful Career Advancement

    By Artie Fertig As a savvy job hunter, it is critically important for you to continually research potential employers for two reasons: Continue Reading

  • 10 Things NOT To Do In A Job Interview

    10 Things NOT To Do In A Job Interview

    By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter You spent years honing your career, driving your on- and offline brand, and equipping yourself with the right resume. Now, you've been invited into that all-important job interview. To succeed, there are several things you should always do, but perhaps more importantly, there are... Continue Reading

  • Getting Along With Difficult Co-Workers

    Getting Along With Difficult Co-Workers

    By Rebecca Thorman Likability is a key factor to workplace success. If personality conflicts occur in the office, productivity slows and targets are missed. Here are five ways to deal with different personality types: Continue Reading

  • 10 Things To Never Say To Co-Workers

    10 Things To Never Say To Co-Workers

    By Alison Green Whether you love your co-workers or hate them, you're stuck with them for hours each day -- and they're stuck with you. If you're not thoughtful about what you say to each other, you can make one another uncomfortable or even miserable -- and can harm your professional reputation too. Continue Reading

  • Finding A Truly Family Friendly Employer

    Finding A Truly Family Friendly Employer

    By Lindsay Olson If family ranks high on your list of priorities, your life will run much smoother if you work for a company that is family friendly. But definitions vary: Some companies just provide the bare-minimum requirements (like unpaid time off for having a baby), while others go above and beyond to... Continue Reading

  • Freelancers: 10 Ways To Get A Full-Time Corporate Job

    Freelancers: 10 Ways To Get A Full-Time Corporate Job

    By Lindsay Olson If you've tried your hand at freelancing but want to get back into the corporate world, you might need an extra boost to make yourself more hireable. Unfortunately, very qualified freelancers can be passed up for a dream position because of general misconceptions associated with freelancing. Continue Reading

  • 7 Job Hunting Mistakes That Will Make You Unemployable

    7 Job Hunting Mistakes That Will Make You Unemployable

    By Arnie Fertig Most job hunters are anxious to land their next opportunities. But in case you happen to be one of those rare birds who enjoys being unemployed, here are seven things you can do to make sure you stay that way: Continue Reading

  • 8 Workplace Rights That You May Not Realize You Have

    8 Workplace Rights That You May Not Realize You Have

    By Alison Green Do you know what rights you have at work? You might assume that you can rely on your employer to follow the law in every circumstance, but in fact, many employers violate labor laws, often simply through ignorance. It pays to know what your rights are. Continue Reading

  • 8 Mistakes Not To Make On Your Work Emails

    8 Mistakes Not To Make On Your Work Emails

    By Hannah Morgan Could your emails be hurting your job hunt or career? It's the small details in written communication that might be undermining your message. One popular UCLA study found that 93 percent of a message is interpreted by the nonverbal components, in other words, your tone and body language. So... Continue Reading

  • 10 Things New College Grads Must Do Now To Snag A Job

    10 Things New College Grads Must Do Now To Snag A Job

    By Lindsay Olson It's frustrating: Spending four or more years studying at college only to not be able to find a job when you graduate. With a fierce job market, new grads have their work cut out for them. Many companies are biased against hiring recent grads. Diana Zimmerman, of the marketing... Continue Reading

  • What NOT To Do When You're A New Employee

    What NOT To Do When You're A New Employee

    By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Many new hires are so anxious to make friends and a good impression that they often make mistakes that will leave them with neither. To ensure this isn't you, check out the list below of 10 things you should be cautious of when you're the new kid on the block: Continue Reading

  • 4 Ways To Ensure You Get A Promotion Next Time

    4 Ways To Ensure You Get A Promotion Next Time

    By Lindsay Olson If you were expecting to get promoted, but got passed over, you're understandably confused and probably frustrated. But how you react and what you choose to do next can greatly affect your career path, so carefully consider your actions. Continue Reading