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No Job Bites? Try The Emotional Cover Letter

No Job Bites? Try The Emotional Cover Letter

Create a warm and fuzzy connection by telling your story

If your sterile cover letters aren't working, try an emotional one. Read More »

How To Paint A Vivid Picture Of Yourself On Your Job Application

How To Paint A Vivid Picture Of Yourself On Your Job Application

Don't let your first impression fall flat

Applicants that stand out have the best chance to get hired, so why not let your resume, bio and LinkedIn profile bring you to life? Read More »

Common Job Application Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

Common Job Application Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

Build a solid application from resume to cover letter

You want to be the job candidate that stands out for his skills, not his bad jokes and weird resume paper. Read More »

Best Of: Resume And Cover Letter Crafting

Best Of: Resume And Cover Letter Crafting

Your first impression depends on these two

A comprehensive list of all the resume and cover letter-writing advice you need to build a solid application and set yourself apart from the job pool. Read More »

Don't Use These 10 Words On Your Resume

Don't Use These 10 Words On Your Resume

Show, don't tell. LinkedIn's annual survey of overused words

You may be responsible, creative and effective -- but so is the rest of the job-seeking world. Read More »

Monday Best Day to Look for a Job

Monday Best Day to Look for a Job

Monday may have a redeeming quality after all

Submitting your resume on a Monday will increase your chances of moving to the next stage in the interview process significantly. Read More »

Job Application Questions: Are Employers Really Allowed To Ask You That?

Job Application Questions: Are Employers Really Allowed To Ask You That?

For many employers, the job application is the first contact they have with you as a prospective employee. What can they ask you? What does it mean? What should you answer to some of those questions? Here are some areas of concern in your employment application. Read More »

Should You Apply For Multiple Jobs At One Company?

Should You Apply For Multiple Jobs At One Company?

I wonder if I'm the only one who applies for jobs multiple times at the same company. It's not that I'm banging my head endlessly against certain corporate walls. These are usually companies with whom I've previously interviewed by phone or in-person. Obviously they haven't offered me jobs -- yet -- but since... Read More »

Cover Letter Tips For Veterans

Cover Letter Tips For Veterans

By Shane Christopher, Editor-in-Chief, G.I. Jobs Magazine Do you discard junk mail before fully reading it? There's a pretty simple and logical reason for this: Most marketing is bad marketing. Read More »

Survey: 'Best Companies To Work For' Treat Job Hunters Shabbily

Survey: 'Best Companies To Work For' Treat Job Hunters Shabbily

With millions of people unemployed, it's no surprise that job seekers find the process of job hunting an excruciating ordeal. Filling out online applications sometimes feels like an exercise in futility, as thousands apply for too few jobs. But a survey suggests that the online hiring process that employers... Read More »

My Unemployed Life: Am I Not Getting The Job Because I Don't Expect To?

My Unemployed Life: Am I Not Getting The Job Because I Don't Expect To?

One of the hardest things for me to do is keep applying for jobs while waiting to hear back on a job I interviewed for. When I like and want that particular job, my heart just isn't in it to look for a different job. But I feel that I need to have other "irons in the fire" in case things don't work out. Then,... Read More »

Is The Cover Letter Obsolete?

Is The Cover Letter Obsolete?

Are cover letters necessary anymore? There are some who claim that the Internet era has made them obsolete. And when you're applying to dozens of jobs online, it isn't worth the extra effort; all that employers look at are the resumes. Don't believe them. A resume alone will rarely get you the job-- no matter... Read More »

How To Make Sure Your Online Job Application Doesn't Get Tossed

How To Make Sure Your Online Job Application Doesn't Get Tossed

By Miriam Salpeter Statistics show that approximately 50 percent of mid-sized companies and almost all large corporations use an applicant tracking system (ATS) to screen candidates for job opportunities. There are a variety of reasons recruiters and hiring managers adopt this type of technology. With an... 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 »

Job Seekers Getting Asked For Facebook Passwords

Job Seekers Getting Asked For Facebook Passwords

By Manuel Valdes and Sharon McFarland SEATTLE -- When Justin Bassett interviewed for a new job, he expected the usual questions about experience and references. So he was astonished when the interviewer asked for something else: his Facebook username and password. Read More »

Grammar Lessons All Job Seekers Should Know

Grammar Lessons All Job Seekers Should Know

By Kaitlin Madden When applying for a job, there are few faster ways to get your résumé and cover letter thrown out of contention than by making a glaring grammatical error. These days, human resources departments and hiring managers are flooded with résumés. They have to be... Read More »

Do Cover Letters Help Get Interviews, Or Are They A Waste Of Time?

Do Cover Letters Help Get Interviews, Or Are They A Waste Of Time?

At the Secrets & Strategies career management group on LinkedIn this week, they were talking about some jobs guru who claimed cover letters are a waste of time and how you'll get more interviews if you stop using them. Another authority was cited as saying that hiring managers are peeved when they don't... Read More »

4 Tips for Crafting a Resume to Complement Your Job Application

4 Tips for Crafting a Resume to Complement Your Job Application

The job application and the résumé go hand in hand. The former is the raw data that an employer has about your work experience; the other dives deeper, detailing your skills, accomplishments, and overall job worthiness. Here are 4 tips to make your resume shine and complement your job application. Read More »

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