Job Search Advice

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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,... Continue Reading

  • 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. Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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: Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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. Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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,... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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. Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 5 Things A Billionaire Can Teach You About Job Hunting

    5 Things A Billionaire Can Teach You About Job Hunting

    By John Sumser Life is good if you are Reid Hoffman. The self-made billionaire was a part of the founding team at PayPal. He took his winnings from that expedition and went on to found LinkedIn. Hoffman knows what success is. I'd like to tell you that I've been chumming around with him; that in his jet... Continue Reading

  • How To Get A Job: Work For Free

    How To Get A Job: Work For Free

    By Jennifer Alsever FORTUNE -- For decades, George McAfee, a sales and business development expert in the tech industry, simply dialed a buddy when he was ready for a new job. So the 66-year-old executive got a big shock a couple of months ago when he sought his next gig. McAfee found himself making... Continue Reading

  • How To Use Pinterest During Your Job Search

    How To Use Pinterest During Your Job Search

    By Debra Auerbach The social networking site Pinterest seems to be all anyone can talk about these days, including me. This "Virtual Pinboard" allows users to create pinboards on any topic they want and pin things they find interesting onto said boards. Users can browse pinboards created by other users,... Continue Reading

  • Landing A Job At A Small Business: It's Who You Know

    Landing A Job At A Small Business: It's Who You Know

    By Donna Fuscaldo When it comes to getting a job at a small business, who you know is what really matters. Many small businesses won't turn to an executive search firm or post an advertisement on a job board, relying instead on referrals from friends, family and colleagues. Because of that, job seekers have... Continue Reading

  • Choosing A Career You'll Love

    Choosing A Career You'll Love

    By Lori Johnston Choosing a career based only on expected job growth or making big bucks could leave you as disappointed as being stood up on a blind date. Instead, turn your loveless career search into one infused with passion and excitement this year. Here is what it takes. Continue Reading

  • Job Hunting Tricks For Veterans

    Job Hunting Tricks For Veterans

    By John Sumser Job Hunting for Veterans is very different than it is for civilians. Veterans face misunderstanding and suspicion in their search for work. Translating military experience into something a civilian boss can understand is a unique challenge. The United States Military is a land unto itself.... Continue Reading

  • What Gap? 6 Creative And Productive Ways To Fill Time Between Jobs

    What Gap? 6 Creative And Productive Ways To Fill Time Between Jobs

    This article originally appeared on Schools.com By Janis Beem What can you do in seven months? If you're unemployed, the way you answer that question can impact where you find your next job. David Rosenberg, chief economist at Gluskin Sheff, reported in 2010 to US News & World Report that over 6.5... Continue Reading

  • 7 Tips To Make Your Profile Picture Professional

    7 Tips To Make Your Profile Picture Professional

    By Justin Thompson In past posts, we've offered up best practices for using social media in your job search. That's because more and more recruiters and hiring managers are utilizing social networks to learn about and even contact potential candidates. Continue Reading

  • Three Questions To Ask Yourself About A New Job Offer

    Three Questions To Ask Yourself About A New Job Offer

    By Justin Thompson The offer letter hits your email or your desk. Panic washes over you. You sit for a moment and hope that the grass will truly be greener on the other side of the fence and that the new job will more than deliver on all the things you want to get out of it. For many of us, deciding to... Continue Reading

  • 4 Reasons Why Having A Liberal Arts Degree Can Help Your Career

    4 Reasons Why Having A Liberal Arts Degree Can Help Your Career

    By Heather Huhman It's an ongoing debate that has been given a lot of steam in recent years – Is a liberal arts degree worth it? In ancient times, the liberal arts included subjects that were considered "essential for a free citizen to study." Today, the term has evolved into an education that... Continue Reading

  • Job Search Advice From 'Top Chef'

    Job Search Advice From 'Top Chef'

    By Robert Half International The newest season of Bravo's hit TV show "Top Chef" is well underway. But fans of the show and aspiring cooks aren't the only ones who may want to tune in: Job seekers might want to watch as well. The "Top Chef" contestants can teach professionals a lot about the job hunt. Continue Reading

  • What Advice Do You Have For Job Searchers?

    What Advice Do You Have For Job Searchers?

    By Rod Kurtz Despite a slight dip in the unemployment rate recently, the hiring picture in the United States remains shaky at best -- with millions still out of work and many of them all but giving up their searches. But with a new year comes renewed optimism, and even the most cynical job seekers find that... Continue Reading

  • Holiday Employment Hope To All And To All A Good 2012

    Holiday Employment Hope To All And To All A Good 2012

    By Kevin W. Grossman That was our pact. The fact that if it got to the point where we literally cried at the end of the workday, it was time to leave. That's what we did one night in December 1995. We made a pact that we'd walk away if our work worlds just became too unbearable. Which is exactly what we... Continue Reading

  • 7 Job Search Lessons Learned From Santa Claus

    7 Job Search Lessons Learned From Santa Claus

    By Tony Morrison It's that time of year again. The mall is mobbed, the egg nog milkshake is back at Jack-in-the-Box, and millions of children around the planet are patiently awaiting the arrival of that big man in red. No matter what you celebrate, you know that Santa Claus is coming to town in a big way... Continue Reading