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5 Words That Could Change Your Life

5 Words That Could Change Your Life

Gail Belsky, AOL Jobs' career reinvention blogger, explains how she found the job of her dreams -- after age 50. Read More »

Why 'Selling Yourself' To An Employer Is A Misguided Notion

Why 'Selling Yourself' To An Employer Is A Misguided Notion

The concept of "selling yourself" to get a job may be unethical. Read More »

Is It Time To Jump Start Your Job Search?

Is It Time To Jump Start Your Job Search?

Jump on these job search trends and increase your chances of landing a position. Read More »

4 IT Skills That Will Make You A Hot Prospect

4 IT Skills That Will Make You A Hot Prospect

By Scott Skinger, CEO and founder of TrainSignal There are around 4.16 million information technology professionals working in the U.S. today, and that number is expected to rise by 22 percent through the year 2020. Even now, IT expertise is becoming an integral part of business strategy and decision making... Read More »

In The Future, Everyone Will Job  Hunt Like This

In The Future, Everyone Will Job Hunt Like This

Bilal Jaffery tells how he got a job entirely through a 'socialCV.' Read More »

How To Find The Perfect Job: 4 Steps

How To Find The Perfect Job: 4 Steps

Stop the scattershot approach and find a position that will be a perfect match. Read More »

This Man Got A Six-Figure Job Through Twitter (No Resume Required)

This Man Got A Six-Figure Job Through Twitter (No Resume Required)

A few months ago, Vala Afshar, an exec at Enterasys, was looking to hire a director of social and digital marketing -- a position that came with a six-figure salary. Afshar made news when he said he wasn't accepting resumes and would only consider candidates who contacted him via Twitter. There were 500... Read More »

6 Snap Judgments Hiring Managers Make

6 Snap Judgments Hiring Managers Make

Don't blow the interview by making a bad first impression. Read More »

Things NOT To Do During Your Job Search

Things NOT To Do During Your Job Search

With the unemployment still high, you need to avoid these job-hunting mistakes. Read More »

New Grads: Are You Ready For The 'Real World'?

New Grads: Are You Ready For The 'Real World'?

Compare your readiness against this checklist. Read More »

Things You Should Leave Off Your Resume

Things You Should Leave Off Your Resume

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 »

Tricks To Getting A Great Referral

Tricks To Getting A Great Referral

A strong referral makes all the difference in a job search. Here's what you need to do. Read More »

Don't Accept An Offer Without Asking These Questions

Don't Accept An Offer Without Asking These Questions

Job seekers who have been looking for new opportunities for months, or even years, are unlikely to spend a lot of time and effort evaluating a new offer before signing on the dotted line. If you've been searching for for a long time, you may not have the luxury to turn down an offer. Read More »

More Employers Demand Twitter-Like Brevity On Applications

More Employers Demand Twitter-Like Brevity On Applications

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 »

5 Things Yoga Can Teach You About Job Hunting

5 Things Yoga Can Teach You About Job Hunting

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 »

8 Ways To Turn A Lead Into A Job

8 Ways To Turn A Lead Into A Job

You're looking for a job and someone tells you, "Speak with Joe Smith. He may be able to help you." But if you're like most people, you don't know how to turn the lead into a job. This plan will maximize your chances: 1. Ask for an introduction. Rather than contacting the lead, ask your referrer if s/he'd be... Read More »

Underemployed, With A Degree? What You Need To Do Now

Underemployed, With A Degree? What You Need To Do Now

The underemployed college graduate with a liberal arts degree has almost become a sad cliché in the new economy. But what about a trained environmental scientist, with years of professional experience? Surely, he won't be forced to resort to flipping burgers or working the cash register? Consider... Read More »

Top 5 Most Common Networking Mistakes

Top 5 Most Common Networking Mistakes

By Heather Huhman Throughout your career, everyone tells you how important networking can be. It's on virtually every list of advice written by professionals in every industry. Yes, networking is important, but many of you are probably doing it wrong. Here are five bad habits to avoid when networking: Read More »

Why Temp Work Is A Smart Move

Why Temp Work Is A Smart Move

How you can make a temporary job extremely helpful. Read More »

The Hidden Job Market: It's Real, It's Big, And You Can Tap It

The Hidden Job Market: It's Real, It's Big, And You Can Tap It

By Heather Huhman Job seekers are struggling to find positions because so many job openings are never even advertised online. The "hidden job market" is very real, and it's causing frustration among job seekers. You can find these jobs by determining what a company needs. Here are five ways to uncover those... Read More »

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