Finding A Job

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

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

    Compare your readiness against this checklist. Continue Reading

  • How A Job Can Be Like A Dysfunctional Relationship

    How A Job Can Be Like A Dysfunctional Relationship

    Your job may remind you of a dysfunctional relationship. Continue Reading

  • Is It A Mistake To Turn Down A Job Offer If You're Unemployed?

    Is It A Mistake To Turn Down A Job Offer If You're Unemployed?

    Lately I've received more calls than usual for job interviews. I'm very happy about this; but after one particularly promising interview today, I'm surprised that I'm also feeling a little unsettled. I think this employer may be on the verge of making me a job offer. You know how they say, "Be careful what... Continue Reading

  • Where the Jobs Really Are

    Where the Jobs Really Are

    With Friday's miserable jobs numbers came a flurry of commentary filled with phrases like "double dip recession," "expiration of unemployment benefits," and "the waning of American dominance." David Gergen, adviser to four U.S. presidents and professor of leadership at Harvard's Kennedy School noted in a... Continue Reading

  • Are You Shooting Too Low in Your Job Search?

    Are You Shooting Too Low in Your Job Search?

    Does your application secretly have the words "overqualified," "desperate" and "likely to be bored stiff within a month" written all over it? If you are aiming too low in your job search, chances are employers will read between the lines and notice -- and move on to someone else. According to Duncan... Continue Reading

  • Simplify Your Job Search

    Simplify Your Job Search

    Do you feel like your job search is full of activity but you aren't getting anywhere? There's a lot of job search advice out there -- and if you keep doing what you read and hear, you might have a very convoluted strategy right now. Here are three do's and three don'ts to simplify your job search: Continue Reading

  • 'How's Your Job Search Going?'

    'How's Your Job Search Going?'

    Have you heard this question in the last 24 hours? The conversation, unfortunately, goes something like this: Them: "How's your job search going?" You: "Fine." Them: "Let me know if I can help with anything." You: "OK." Uncomfortable pause. This was a useless dialog. They didn't learn anything... Continue Reading

  • Real-World Job Search Tips

    Real-World Job Search Tips

    There's no end the amount of advice available to job seekers. Some of it may seem too generic or theoretical. Forbes.com recently published a job-seeking article based on interviews of several people who shared how they found jobs in the last few months. I believe all the advice is valid -- but thought I'd... Continue Reading

  • Blue Collar Job Search

    Blue Collar Job Search

    A lot of what I've written about in the past has been for professionals and executives, but I had an experience recently that made me think about a blue collar job search, and what the differences are. This is pretty interesting because most of the job search blogs I follow seem to be written for a white collar... Continue Reading

  • Getting Hired When You Don't Have a College Degree

    Getting Hired When You Don't Have a College Degree

    I listened in on a recruiter panel recently where an HR person from a Fortune 500 company admitted that he added a Bachelor's degree to the list of requirements for all his job postings because it was an easy way to screen out candidates. He didn't try to make the case that the degree is a key predictor of... Continue Reading

  • No Degree? 7 Ways to Sell Your Experience

    No Degree? 7 Ways to Sell Your Experience

    CareerBuilder.com writer Becky Blanton, 53, has worked for five major media companies, been an assistant advertising director for a Fortune 500 company, and owned her own newspaper. She's also currently writing a book called "Staying Hungry: The Official Guide for Never Settling for What Life Puts on Your... Continue Reading

  • Five Tips for Making a Career Comeback

    Five Tips for Making a Career Comeback

    By Robert Half International You left the work force awhile ago - perhaps to raise a family, travel the world or earn another degree - and now you're ready to return. You're excited to begin exploring new employment opportunities but also realize that landing a job may not be easy. With no recent work... Continue Reading