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 »

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. Read More »

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? Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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,... Read More »

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... Read More »

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.... Read More »

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... Read More »

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: Read More »

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... Read More »

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: Read More »

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. Read More »

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... Read More »

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. Read More »

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: Read More »

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. Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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: Read More »

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