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 »
It's an amazing thing, really, the degree of stress one feels when preparing for a job interview, especially when: 1. You've been out of work for two-plus years. 2. You know that there are scads of well-qualified candidates being interviewed for the same job and 3. You're feeling rusty because you haven't... Read More »
By Meghan M. Biro
People often wonder why they never hear anything back after they hit "send" on the email with a resume attached or on the online job application. If you're very lucky, you might have a preliminary email exchange with a recruiter and then never hear from them again. It's a depressing... Read More »
By Alison Green
If you're like most job seekers, you know that you're supposed to send a thank-you note after an interview, but you're not quite sure what that note should say or what makes a good one. Here are the five most important things to know about how a post-interview thank-you note can increase your... Read More »
By Vickie Elmer
Every time you apply for a job you have the chance to be a standout, a star, or at least a unique individual with a string of talents that may be a great match for the employer's needs.
But many don't see themselves that way or sell themselves that way. And they don't find the ways they... Read More »
By Heather Huhman
Networking can be intimidating to some job seekers, but it is a great way to make essential contacts. You never know exactly how being associated with someone can help you in the future, but it is helpful to always be prepared.
Here is a list of helpful secrets to help you get organized... Read More »
By Debra Wheatman
While unemployment for white collar workers still hovers at approximately 6%, many job seekers have been able to conduct productive searches that have yielded new and exciting roles. Some are even landing pay increases; but what about you? If you have been searching for a new opportunity... Read More »
Not much. But the Department of Labor reports that the average number of minutes unemployed Americans are spending looking for a job each day is 18 minutes. What can those 18 minutes possibly translate into? Checking one job board, making one phone call, connecting to a few friends and colleagues online, or... Read More »