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Learn How to Sell Yourself to a Future Employer

Learn How to Sell Yourself to a Future Employer

In 2014, you need to turn yourself into a brand

As a recent graduate you might feel insecure about your lack of professional work experience and get a bit stumped when it comes to talking about yourself. Read More »

An Introvert's Guide to Self-Promotion at Work: 5 Tips That Won't Make You Wince

An Introvert's Guide to Self-Promotion at Work: 5 Tips That Won't Make You Wince

Introverts seek meaning and authenticity in all interactions

Because fortune tends to favor the fast and bold, introverts are seemingly at a disadvantage when it comes to self-promotion. Here's how to get ahead. Read More »

Career & Life Lessons from C-SPAN Top Interviewer Brian Lamb

Career & Life Lessons from C-SPAN Top Interviewer Brian Lamb

Put yourself where good things are likely to happen

Lessons on conducting interviews and on living life. Read More »

It's a Living. Part I: David's Saga. Episode 8: The Job Hunt

It's a Living. Part I: David's Saga. Episode 8: The Job Hunt

A new episode every business day

David used best practice to find a job. What did he land? Read More »

Monday Best Day to Look for a Job

Monday Best Day to Look for a Job

Monday may have a redeeming quality after all

Submitting your resume on a Monday will increase your chances of moving to the next stage in the interview process significantly. Read More »

Rejected For A Dream Job After 8 Months

Rejected For A Dream Job After 8 Months

How do you recover from that?

Tess Vigeland on her eight month quest to become next host of NPR's All Things Considered. Read More »

Nail The One Question Every Interviewer Asks

Nail The One Question Every Interviewer Asks

It's the one thing every hiring manager wants to know -- and it's not an easy question to answer unless you're prepared. Read More »

10 Reasons Why You Aren't Getting Hired

10 Reasons Why You Aren't Getting Hired

You'll probably never know exactly why you didn't get the job. If you're like most job seekers, it will remain an unsolved mystery. Most employers do not provide useful feedback for fear of legal ramifications or other hostile actions on the part of unhired applicants. That said, there are typical reasons that... Read More »

7 Signs That You're The Office Bore

7 Signs That You're The Office Bore

Like most people, probably, I have several pet subjects that I love to talk about -- subjects that are sometimes interesting to other people, and sometimes not. Don't get me started on happiness, or the screening procedures in airports, or children's literature, or Winston Churchill, unless you really want to... Read More »

7 Best Rejection Letters Of All Time

7 Best Rejection Letters Of All Time

By Vivian Giang and Lynne Guey Sub Pop Records addresses its letter "Dear Loser." The New York Times does not like the use of the word "asshole." This literary quarterly couldn't describe how bad a manuscript was. Author Gertrude Stein was probably fuming when she got this letter from publisher... 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 »

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 »

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 »

How To Ace The 10-Minute Interview

How To Ace The 10-Minute Interview

By Robert Half International Every job seeker knows there isn't much time to make a positive impression during an interview. But have you ever stopped to consider how short your window of opportunity actually is? According to a survey from Robert Half, it may be 10 minutes or less. Sixty percent of... Read More »

Deloitte Exec: Why We Hire Only 3.5 Percent Of Applicants

Deloitte Exec: Why We Hire Only 3.5 Percent Of Applicants

About 85 million Americans work as white-collar professionals in the private sector, according to the Economic Policy Institute, a liberal Washington, D.C.-based think tank. Read More »

How To Bomb A Sure-Thing Interview

How To Bomb A Sure-Thing Interview

By Sarah Greesonbach The best (and only) verbs you want to hear on the job hunt are "finding," "interviewing" and "getting." Unfortunately, it's not always that simple-even when the stars align and you think you're an overqualified shoe-in. And yes, I'm speaking from experience. I thought I was a sure thing... Read More »

'Likeonomics': Will Being Likable Make You More Employable?

'Likeonomics': Will Being Likable Make You More Employable?

Ever ace an interview only to find out you didn't get the job? If so, you likely asked yourself a lot of questions about what went wrong: Did I talk about myself too much? Was my handshake too aggressive or too weak? Did I wear the wrong outfit? The painful truth is that it probably wasn't any of those... Read More »

Told You're 'Overqualified' For The Job? Here's What They Really Mean

Told You're 'Overqualified' For The Job? Here's What They Really Mean

Have you ever had an employer or recruiter say you're "overqualified" for a job? Honestly, how can you really be "overqualified" for a job? You can either do the job, or you can't. How can having more experience than required be a negative, right? So, what does "you're overqualified" really mean? Read More »

Patagonia Is Hiring Now: The Inside Scoop On Getting A Job

Patagonia Is Hiring Now: The Inside Scoop On Getting A Job

If you trek wildernesses, climb mountains, longboard, snowboard, wave ski, hang glide or simply live in a cold climate, you've likely seen people sporting outfits with the Patagonia label. Its founder started his first business at age 18 in order to fund his "dirtbag" adventuring lifestyle, and that spirit... Read More »

Employers' Toughest Interview Questions: Why They're Asked, How To Answer

Employers' Toughest Interview Questions: Why They're Asked, How To Answer

There are few situations more stressful than being stumped by a question during a job interview. But with stiff competition in the labor market, employers -- especially large ones -- are asking all kinds of seemingly odd, irrelevant questions. Which kinds of questions are being asked? How about: "What... Read More »

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