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What You Need To Do To Impress The Employer

What You Need To Do To Impress The Employer

By Vickie Elmer Some people want to work for Google more than anything. Others are smitten with 72 and Sunny or Leo Burnett and some are gunning to get a job at Glassdoor or Quora. Anyone with just two or three employers on their A-list of targets needs a smart strategy to show they're sweet on those... Read More »

Most Employers Don't Bother To Respond To Job Applications, Survey Finds

Most Employers Don't Bother To Respond To Job Applications, Survey Finds

It's become the most frustrating aspect of the job search in recent years: silence. You submit your application online and then it goes into what has been called the resume "black hole." Despite using keywords and attaching a stellar cover letter, you receive no response from the employer -- not even a note of... Read More »

Got A Last-Minute Phone Interview? How To Prep -- Fast

Got A Last-Minute Phone Interview? How To Prep -- Fast

Identify the best and the worst of your resume, perform a quick search online of the company, and clear your mind. Read More »

The Work Buzz: Job Market Forecast For 2013

The Work Buzz: Job Market Forecast For 2013

Employers are heading into the new year with cautious optimism. The economy has been growing at a gradual but steady pace and is poised to stay on this path in 2013, barring major disruptions. More employers are expecting to hire than in recent years, but the modest recovery, along with the weakened global... Read More »

Do You Have To Put Up With Unemployment Discrimination?

Do You Have To Put Up With Unemployment Discrimination?

By Vivian Giang The longer you're unemployed, the less valuable you may seem to a hiring manager. In her post on AARP.org, Diane Cadrain, a Connecticut-based attorney, writes about how some companies are going as far as placing employment ads that specifically screen applicants based on current employment... Read More »

No. 1 Way To Make Your Resume Irresistible To Employers

No. 1 Way To Make Your Resume Irresistible To Employers

By Donna Fuscaldo Resumes are a dime a dozen, so making yours stand out is critical. But the way to capture the attention of hiring managers isn't through graphics, colorful language or a headshot. Employers care about what's in your resume, not how it looks. "It's really all about content as opposed to... Read More »

Secrets To Finding Good Jobs That Are Not Advertised

Secrets To Finding Good Jobs That Are Not Advertised

By Donna Fuscaldo Not all jobs are posted on Internet boards or advertised at all. But that doesn't mean you can't break into this hidden market. Be forewarned: finding an unlisted position is going to take creativity and perseverance and much more than traditional networking. There are typically a few... Read More »

10 Things Employers Discriminate Against -- But Don't Tell You

10 Things Employers Discriminate Against -- But Don't Tell You

There is one truth every job seeker must understand: Hiring IS discrimination. With so many potential candidates applying to jobs these days, hiring managers have become very picky. The overwhelming selection forces them to look for ways to screen out applicants and narrow the choices. Here are 10 things that... Read More »

11 Questions To Ask Before Accepting A Job Offer

11 Questions To Ask Before Accepting A Job Offer

By Anthony Balderrama By now, job seekers hopefully know the two cardinal rules of interview questions: 1. When the interviewer asks if you have any questions, you better have something to ask. 2. You should walk into the interview room prepared to answer the classic questions, such as, "What is your biggest... Read More »

3 Cover Letter Myths You Shouldn't Believe

3 Cover Letter Myths You Shouldn't Believe

Cover letters are a hot topic these days. Some say they are worthless; others say they are priceless. A recent study by Zip Recruiter indicates that 50% of hiring managers require a cover letter, and that of those, two thirds of them reject an applicant because of something included in the cover letter. Read More »

10 Weird Excuses Workers Have Used When Late

10 Weird Excuses Workers Have Used When Late

By Justin Thompson, The Work Buzz If you're like me, there are days when you hit the snooze button on your alarm or phone at least 27 times. Eventually you get up, throw on some clothes without the pretense that it's actually an outfit and slink into work, as if you've been there the last hour. Read More »

The Differences Between Cover Letters To Hiring Managers And Headhunters

The Differences Between Cover Letters To Hiring Managers And Headhunters

A reader asks, "What are the differences between a cover letter to a recruiter and one to a hiring manager? Do you make the same points?" Good question, the simple answer is that while the overall structure and intent of the letter is the same: Read More »

Holiday Job Hunting: No Better Time Than Now, Really

Holiday Job Hunting: No Better Time Than Now, Really

By John Sumser Ask around. Most of the incumbent career coaches are going to tell you that job hunting gets tough in December. They say that decisions don't get made, recruiters are slacking off, budgets are slamming shut and interviewers are glazing over. The 'end of the year slump' is like most of the... Read More »

Perspectives From A First-Time Hiring Manager

Perspectives From A First-Time Hiring Manager

By Jenny Weigle, social media manager for CareerBuilder In late spring of 2011, I was informed that our department (marketing and communications) would be hiring a summer intern, and I was offered the chance to be the intern's supervisor. I was hired as a social media manager in November 2010. Then, just a... Read More »

5 Things Hiring Managers Won't Tell You

5 Things Hiring Managers Won't Tell You

Special guest post from Robert Half International Boy, wouldn't the ability to read minds come in handy during the job interview? At the risk of stating the obvious, who wouldn't love to know what hiring managers really think about your qualifications or what they consider the perfect answer to a certain... Read More »

How To Answer The Dreaded 'Salary Question'

How To Answer The Dreaded 'Salary Question'

By Skip Freeman It's a question that you can expect to be asked sooner rather than later during a job interview. It's a question that seems to be a "loaded" one in every sense of the word, and usually that's in fact what it is. It's a "trick" question too. It's designed to quickly and efficiently eliminate... Read More »

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