The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but not enough to signal a material shift from the recent pace of moderate job growth. Read More »
When you lose your job, it's very tempting to lash out at anyone in your path. After all, you've been wronged, so someone needs to take the heat. Everyone expects you to be angry and upset at getting fired or laid off, but don't take the bait. Being outwardly bitter and vituperative will only prevent you from... Read More »
By Donna Fuscaldo
Hiring the wrong job candidate can cost a company serious money, which is why it's all too common to make job seekers go through a multi-phase interview process. It may seem cumbersome or downright annoying to the candidate going through it, but career experts say it's necessary in today's job... Read More »
By Abby Kohut
Job seekers around the country are all struggling with the same issues. A big one? They're "unfindable" by recruiters.
While you may think it's a recruiter's job to find you, it's actually YOUR job to try to be found. The more you help the recruiters, the faster they will find you online and the... Read More »
By Jason Lange
WASHINGTON -- U.S. employers stepped up hiring in May, a sign that the economy was growing modestly but not strong enough to convince the Federal Reserve to scale back the amount of cash it is pumping into the banking system. The United States added 175,000 jobs last month, just above the median... Read More »
By Jen Glantz
The days of lengthy cover letters and bulleted resumes are fading as employers ask job applicants to present their case in a modern and challenging way -- by describing themselves and why they are a perfect fit for a job in 150 characters or less. Borrowing from the style of Twitter (which maxes... Read More »
You're looking for a job and someone tells you, "Speak with Joe Smith. He may be able to help you." But if you're like most people, you don't know how to turn the lead into a job. This plan will maximize your chances:
1. Ask for an introduction. Rather than contacting the lead, ask your referrer if s/he'd be... Read More »
Unemployed people in Wisconsin would have to double the number of searches they make for a job from two to four a week, one of the toughest requirements in the country, under a proposal approved by the Legislature's budget committee on Monday.
The provision proposed by Gov. Scott Walker says anyone not... Read More »
By Miriam Salpeter
If you've been sending out hundreds of resumes and haven't heard back from one employer, stop now and commit to making several changes in your job search strategy. Looking for a job is frustrating; you're totally fed up with looking for a job and don't think there's another thing you can do... Read More »
By KELLY SERVICES
Using the industry knowledge and networks of recruiters can be a critical component of any job search. A professional recruiter can offer career advice, inside knowledge of your target industry or company, compensation guidance and "cultural fit" insight on prospective employers.
With the... Read More »
.S. employers added 165,000 jobs in April, and hiring was much stronger in the previous two months than first thought. The gains trimmed the unemployment rate to a four-year low of 7.5 percent. Read More »
Today's job seekers feel almost obligated to use LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter lest they be viewed as Luddites. But they're also hearing that social media may not be as effective as has been hyped. What social media strategies actually work in landing a job? Read More »
By Marian Schembari
Hopefully you know by now that networking is the only real way to land your dream job. But are you doing it right?
Last week, I experienced the ultimate networking experience. Let's say hello to Ginny.
Ginny emailed me a week ago. Her subject line was, "I think I love... Read More »
Sometimes it feels that job searching hasn't changed in eons: Write a resume, network, answer ads, interview. And you've been using just those to land a job without success. So you're craving something new.
Even in our highly-digitized era, I don't believe the cloud can replace coffee -- that is, sitting down... Read More »