By Amy Levin-Epstein, CBS MoneyWatch
If you watch elite athletes right before a competition, you'll see they are fiercely focused. Whether they're quietly preparing or psyching themselves up as a team, all the attention is directed at the goal ahead. Last-minute job interview preparations are similarly... Read More »
By Melissa Woodson
If you're less than thrilled with your job, you're probably looking for a way out. But with today's job market, it may seem impossible to make a career change.
I know I thought it was nearly a year ago when I was stuck in a teaching career I just didn't find rewarding. I wanted out, but... 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 »
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 »
The current dearth of jobs may seem reason enough for the recent batch of 2 million college graduates to put their best foot forward when interviewing for jobs.
But many of them are failing to make the grade, according to the 2012 "Professionalism in the Workplace Study" from York College of Pennsylvania... Read More »
By Kenya McCullum
You've worked hard to prepare for your job interview. You've practiced answering questions -- even those weird behavioral questions that interviewers tend to throw your way. You've thought about questions to ask your interviewer, and carefully selected anecdotes of your work experience that... Read More »
Getting along with co-workers is important. You never know when you'll need their help or support. Thus, staying on co-workers' good sides should be a priority. And yet, it amazes me how many people don't think before they speak. The following five things should never be said to a co-worker. Have you made one or... Read More »
It's one of the most common questions people ask: "What do you do?" It's American's fascination with work that's at the heart of an increasingly popular feature on social-news website Reddit.
Called "IAmA, AMA" -- as in "I am a (fill in your occupation), ask me anything" -- it allows Reddit users, known as... Read More »
Group interviews are becoming more popular with employers these days for several reasons.
First, it expedites the interviewing process. Instead of being at the employer for 4 hours meeting different people, or, even worse, making you come back for several rounds of interviews, they can have all the key... Read More »
By Sarah Breitenbach
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Maryland is poised to become the first state to ban employers from demanding applicants or workers hand over their log-in information for social media sites like Facebook.
The measure, which handily passed the legislature earlier this month, keeps managers from... Read More »
Q: I was just fired from my job. I am at a bit of a loss on how to move on from here. I had been out of work for five months prior to this position and worked there for 2.5 months before being terminated. In those weeks, I did not rack up any accomplishments I would typically list in a resume.
Should I... Read More »
By Stephen Singer
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Few job seekers who fail to get an interview know the reason, but Michelle Chesney-Offutt said a recruiter told her why she lost the chance to pitch for an information technology position. Read More »
The improving job market means more Americans are finally finding jobs, but for many the obstacles to finding employment remain. Those including not only landing interviews, but navigating successfully through them.
Meetings with potential employers, however, can be tricky, filled with a minefield a possible... Read More »
By Alexis Grant
When you leave a job that makes you unhappy, it's easy to want to tell your employer why you're leaving. Whether you're frustrated by mismanagement, not-so-challenging assignments or maddening co-workers, you want to get it off your chest. Because the Big Boss can use that information to... Read More »
You hear about a job and get invited to an interview, but you've been to a couple where they ended up hiring internally and you don't want to waste your time. What can you do, is it acceptable to ask a recruiter if the job is going to be filled internally? Read More »
By Kevin W. Grossman
Recently a dear friend of mine asked for some resume advice. She's in a career transition and wants to open herself up for a related, but a little bit of a stretch move. I'm no resume-writing expert (or more preferred, no online profile writing expert), but I do understand the... Read More »
Though the nation's labor market is slowly improving, millions of Americans remain out of work. That means the competition for jobs remain stiff, and job seekers can ill afford to be ill-prepared should opportunity come calling.
Despite the dramatic changes in the job market in recent years, the way jobs... Read More »