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Bouncing Back From a Bad Career Exit

Bouncing Back From a Bad Career Exit

How to answer the question 'Why were you let go?'

No one likes the experience of being fired, but there are ways to get back out there and find a job that's a better fit. Read More »

From Wall Street To NYC Cabbie: What I Learned On The Way Down

From Wall Street To NYC Cabbie: What I Learned On The Way Down

Jack Alvo explains how he went from earning $200,000+ a year on Wall Street to driving a New York City cab, and how it gave him a second chance. Read More »

4 Reasons To Turn Down A Job

4 Reasons To Turn Down A Job

By Donna Fuscaldo Not all jobs are created equal, which is why you shouldn't feel obligated to accept every offer that comes your way. If taking the job means the difference between living on the street and keeping your house, that's one thing, but if your situation enables you to be picky, career advisors... Read More »

Using The Right Keywords On Your Resume Will Be Very Important In 2013

Using The Right Keywords On Your Resume Will Be Very Important In 2013

By Vivian Giang If you're applying for a position at a larger firm, your resume will likely be among hundreds - or even thousands - that recruiters receive, and if you don't use the right keywords, you'll risk a chance of never crossing a recruiter's radar. More and more companies are using a... Read More »

Best Jobs For College Grads In 2013

Best Jobs For College Grads In 2013

By Susan Ricker If the Mayan calendar predictions are wrong and the world continues into 2013, those with bachelor's degrees will have an extra reason to celebrate the New Year. CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists have released the best bachelor's degree jobs for 2013 based on occupations with... Read More »

Can You Overcome The Stigma Of Unemployment? Yes

Can You Overcome The Stigma Of Unemployment? Yes

You've heard the statistics: Managers prefer to hire people who already have jobs. The long-term unemployed face steep odds. Some 5.4 million people have been out of work for more than six months, and after about a year of being out of work, their chances of getting a job drop to 1 in 10 per month. Read More »

5 Principles Of Successful Job Hunting In A Down Economy

5 Principles Of Successful Job Hunting In A Down Economy

During this tough economy, everyone needs to take the initiative in the job hunt. Understand the economy, but don't lose focus. Read More »

How To Spot And Seize New Opportunities In Your Field

How To Spot And Seize New Opportunities In Your Field

By Emily Eldridge Today's economic climate is challenging for any corporation. One industry seems particularly lost -- film. Unfathomable budgets have led to major losses and far fewer successful franchises. Home entertainment distribution virtually imploded with on-demand, Redbox and iTunes. 3D is being... Read More »

Is It Realistic -- Or Reckless -- To Follow Your Dreams?

Is It Realistic -- Or Reckless -- To Follow Your Dreams?

By Matthew Tarpey "Follow your dreams." "Do what you love and the money will follow." Job hunters and the unemployed constantly hear this advice, but is it always good advice? 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 »

9 Well-Paying Jobs That Don't Require A Degree

9 Well-Paying Jobs That Don't Require A Degree

Richard Branson, Rachael Ray, Mark Zuckerberg and Lady Gaga all have two things in common: 1) They are incredibly successful; 2) They are college dropouts. While it's a common belief that in order to be successful and make a lot of money you need to have a college degree, those four prove that's not... Read More »

What Bosses Think About These 13 Common Hobbies

What Bosses Think About These 13 Common Hobbies

By Vivian Giang If you're able to do what you love doing -- the things you'd do without pay -- but actually get paid for it, then you'd have the best of both worlds. Read More »

Ex-NASA Workers Still Struggle To Find Jobs A Year After Program Ends

Ex-NASA Workers Still Struggle To Find Jobs A Year After Program Ends

By Mike Schneider TITUSVILLE, Fla. -- A year after NASA ended the three-decade-long U.S. space shuttle program, thousands of formerly well-paid engineers and other workers around the Kennedy Space Center are still struggling to find jobs to replace the careers that flourished when shuttles blasted off from... Read More »

Don't Burn Bridges Anymore: Quitting Your Job Gracefully

Don't Burn Bridges Anymore: Quitting Your Job Gracefully

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Ask anyone who has ever been involved in a play, and they'll tell you the importance of knowing which side of the stage to exit. Heading off in the wrong direction could have you coming face-to-face with actors trying to enter the stage or heading to a fictional location... Read More »

Want A Job At The Next Facebook? 15 Ways To Get Hired By A Hot Startup

Want A Job At The Next Facebook? 15 Ways To Get Hired By A Hot Startup

Many people dream of working at the next Facebook or Google, a startup that is destined to be the next big thing. But what does it really take to get hired by a hot startup? Here are 15 tips from leading entrepreneurs: 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 »

Easy Ways To Completely Blow Your Job Interview

Easy Ways To Completely Blow Your Job Interview

By Kelly Eggers When you go on a job interview, failing to impress the hiring manager with your eloquence may be the least of your worries. There are some things you might do that go way beyond flubbing a tough question. Read More »

'Why Do You Want To Come Back?'

'Why Do You Want To Come Back?'

How to handle another tough interview question It sometimes happens that you make a move, regret it and look back fondly at a company you were with, sometimes years ago. When you re-apply to a past employer, you can expect to be asked about your motivation for wanting to return. Read More »

How -- And Whom -- To Ask For A Referral

How -- And Whom -- To Ask For A Referral

By Robert Half International One of the best ways to get a foot in the door with a potential employer is to be recommended by someone who already works there. That may be true, but a referral is no guarantee of an interview, let alone a job offer. In fact, a poorly handled referral can leave you worse off... Read More »

Yes, Sir vs. Hey, Dude: Job Advice For Veterans

Yes, Sir vs. Hey, Dude: Job Advice For Veterans

By Jen Hubley Luckwaldt Veterans who decide to leave the military and transition to a civilian job know to expect some culture shock. But even the best-prepared former service members can find the differences between the military world and the private sector surprising. Read More »

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