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What Is An Informational Interview, Anyway?

What Is An Informational Interview, Anyway?

By Jada A. Graves There are first interviews, second interviews, phone interviews, lunch interviews, and group interviews; all of which have purposes and best practices. And then there's the bedrock interview of job searching: the informational one. Too bad so few people actually know its purpose or protocol. Read More »

How To Answer Basic Interview Questions The Right Way

How To Answer Basic Interview Questions The Right Way

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter For some, the most nerve-wracking part of a hiring process is the interview. But, it doesn't have to be if you've taken time to practice your answers and delivery. Glassdoor.com has published an extensive list of some of the most common interview questions job seekers should... Read More »

My Unemployed Life: Have Online Interviews Gone Too Far?

My Unemployed Life: Have Online Interviews Gone Too Far?

A longtime friend of mine recently joined me in the glorious and ever-growing ranks of the U.S. unemployed. As a newbie, I think he looked to me, an old hand at unemployment, to show him the ropes. So when I came across an online job posting that looked ideal for him, I sent it his way. He agreed it had... Read More »

Job Interviews: 5 Ways To Leave A Good Impression

Job Interviews: 5 Ways To Leave A Good Impression

By Amy Levin-Epstein, CBS MoneyWatch There are few things that feel better than walking out of a job interview you think you've nailed. But just because you've answered the last question doesn't mean the evaluation process is over. From the time you stand up, to the time you get into the elevator, leave the... Read More »

5 Ways You Can Use Facts In Your Job Hunt

5 Ways You Can Use Facts In Your Job Hunt

Recruiters, human resources staffing personnel, and hiring managers just want the facts when reviewing resumes and conducting interviews. Read More »

What To Do Right Before The Job Interview

What To Do Right Before The Job Interview

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 »

How I Found A New Career I Love

How I Found A New Career I Love

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 »

10 Reasons You Didn't Get The Job

10 Reasons You Didn't Get The Job

By Alison Green Wondering what's running through your interviewer's mind? Here are 10 things your interviewer might be thinking-but probably won't tell you: 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 »

How College Grads Flub Interviews, Fail On The Job  [Infographic]

How College Grads Flub Interviews, Fail On The Job [Infographic]

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 »

Top 6 Body Language Mistakes That Job Hunters Make

Top 6 Body Language Mistakes That Job Hunters Make

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 »

5 Things To Never Say To A Co-Worker

5 Things To Never Say To A Co-Worker

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 »

Reddit IAmA: Where Ordinary Workers Get Grilled And Enjoy Internet Fame

Reddit IAmA: Where Ordinary Workers Get Grilled And Enjoy Internet Fame

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 »

No. 1 Tip For Acing A Group Interview

No. 1 Tip For Acing A Group Interview

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 »

Maryland Moves To Pass First Facebook Password Protection Bill

Maryland Moves To Pass First Facebook Password Protection Bill

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 »

1 White Lie Allowed On Resumes

1 White Lie Allowed On Resumes

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 »

Long-Term Unemployed Face Hiring Bias

Long-Term Unemployed Face Hiring Bias

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 »

Art Of The Interview: An Expert Looks At Perfecting The Ultimate Business Meeting

Art Of The Interview: An Expert Looks At Perfecting The Ultimate Business Meeting

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 »

The Case For Lying In Your Exit Interview

The Case For Lying In Your Exit Interview

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 »

Is It Acceptable To Ask A Recruiter If The Job Is Going To Be Filled Internally?

Is It Acceptable To Ask A Recruiter If The Job Is Going To Be Filled Internally?

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 »

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