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7 Job Hunting Mistakes That Will Make You Unemployable

7 Job Hunting Mistakes That Will Make You Unemployable

By Arnie Fertig Most job hunters are anxious to land their next opportunities. But in case you happen to be one of those rare birds who enjoys being unemployed, here are seven things you can do to make sure you stay that way: Read More »

10 Things New College Grads Must Do Now To Snag A Job

10 Things New College Grads Must Do Now To Snag A Job

By Lindsay Olson It's frustrating: Spending four or more years studying at college only to not be able to find a job when you graduate. With a fierce job market, new grads have their work cut out for them. Many companies are biased against hiring recent grads. Diana Zimmerman, of the marketing... Read More »

Discouraged Workers: Ashamed, Invisible And An Enduring Statistic

Discouraged Workers: Ashamed, Invisible And An Enduring Statistic

Like many older, unemployed workers, Geoff Dutton would like to find a job. The former software-manual writer has been out of work for 18 months, and during that time businesses have increasingly shifted to Internet-based systems for storing data rather than having their own in-house servers. "The companies... Read More »

Best Way For Disabled Workers To Find A New Job

Best Way For Disabled Workers To Find A New Job

By Suzanne Robitaille In the world of job hunting, finding meaningful work can sometimes feel like spearfishing off a cliff. And if you happen to have a disability, that cliff can be a steep one. People with disabilities often face a slew of attitudes and misconceptions from employers who may view... Read More »

Starting An Online Job Search? 5 Things You Must Do

Starting An Online Job Search? 5 Things You Must Do

By Susan Ricker The Internet has completely transformed the job search. Job seekers moved from circling newspaper ads to searching online job boards and using social-media tools, while many companies now recruit and research job candidates using online resources. But for many, the new online job-search... Read More »

How To Get A Job If You're Over 50

How To Get A Job If You're Over 50

Q: I am over 50, and just got laid off after working in the same place for 15 years. How should I approach prospective employers and deal with the age issue? I have a lot of experience, but the age thing seems like a big deal. Signed, Confused No one doubts it is difficult to find a job after working in one... Read More »

Smarter Ways For Job Hunters To Use LinkedIn

Smarter Ways For Job Hunters To Use LinkedIn

Millions of people joined LinkedIn because they're job hunting, but most of them aren't taking full advantage of the site. Sure, they create an online profile and add recommendations, but there's a lot more you can -- and should do -- on LinkedIn if you want to find a new job. With 170 million-plus members,... Read More »

8 Unwritten Rules Of Job Searching

8 Unwritten Rules Of Job Searching

By Hila Mehr You're ambitious, hardworking and smart. Your resume is polished, your cover letter is relevant and you're networking. Yet, you're still getting rejected from every job you apply for. Read More »

Will A Gimmick Help You Land The Job?

Will A Gimmick Help You Land The Job?

By Alison Green In a tight job market like this one, job seekers often start wondering about how they can stand out in a sea of other candidates. And some of them turn to gimmicks -- like sending food to a potential employer, or even the old story of sending a resume in a shoe with a note asking to get a... Read More »

How To Heat Up Your Summer Job Search

How To Heat Up Your Summer Job Search

By Vickie Elmer If you want your summer job search to reach 95 degrees, you need to go where people like to hang out in the heat – and then make sure your professionalism mixes nicely with the pleasures of summer. The job market has cooled down somewhat in recent months, with hiring slowing this month... Read More »

10 Things To Leave Off Your Resume

10 Things To Leave Off Your Resume

By Alison Green What you don't include on your resume can be as important as what you do include. Here are 10 things you should leave off: Read More »

How To Network Without Seeming Like A Phony

How To Network Without Seeming Like A Phony

By Scott Dinsmore "You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you." - Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People I don't care what your goals, industry or interests are, there's no getting... Read More »

9 Ways To Tap Into The Hidden Job Market

9 Ways To Tap Into The Hidden Job Market

By Miriam Salpeter With summer upon us, some of you job-seekers may think about taking a break from your search. Instead, you might want to ramp up your efforts and consider the new season as an opportunity to relaunch any unfinished career plans. One inevitable aspect of the search? Interacting and engaging... Read More »

8 Job Hunting Myths That Are Hurting Your Search

8 Job Hunting Myths That Are Hurting Your Search

By Shannon Dauphin With companies being much more careful about hiring the right talent at the right price in this sluggish economy, are you sure your moves are keeping you in the game? Some common job hunting myths might be sabotaging your big play. Read More »

New College Grads: 6 Tips For Mastering The Job Hunt

New College Grads: 6 Tips For Mastering The Job Hunt

By Jessica Lawlor As graduation season approaches and college seniors everywhere trade jeans and T-shirts for caps and gowns, the pressure to find a job is on. It's not a good feeling; believe me, I've been there. My senior-year job search was two years ago, but I felt that same anxiety when I began... Read More »

No. 1 Way To Jump Start A Stalled Job Search

No. 1 Way To Jump Start A Stalled Job Search

A recent study shows the average job seeker gives up looking for work after five months. Meanwhile, the length of time it takes to find work in the US is currently hovering at more than seven months. If you've been looking for a job for a while, the evidence suggests now is not the time to quit. And yet,... Read More »

Keep Getting Rejected For The Job? 4 Ways To Break The Streak

Keep Getting Rejected For The Job? 4 Ways To Break The Streak

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, MRW Have you been on more job interviews than you care to think about lately? Do you feel that you are doing worse with each meeting? Well, that perception may not just be in your head. Interviewing gets old after a while, and just like the salesperson who hasn't gotten a... 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 »

4 Ways To Get The Edge In Your Job Search

4 Ways To Get The Edge In Your Job Search

By Vickie Elmer Almost every week, I receive or read two or three reports showing hiring momentum is increasing. Manpower's second-quarter Employment Outlook Survey showed "growing optimism" on hiring, with 9 in 10 U.S. employers expected to either add staff or make no changes to it through June 30. Some 35... Read More »

Is The Job Posting Worth Applying To? 7 Ways To Tell

Is The Job Posting Worth Applying To? 7 Ways To Tell

By Seth Fiegerman NEW YORK -- There's only so much time you have in a given week to search for jobs, so don't waste it responding to bad job postings. "You really shouldn't spend much time applying to job ads anyway," says Robert Hellmann, a career coach with The Five O'Clock Club, who urges job hunters... Read More »

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