By Vickie Elmer
Sometime yet this year, you or someone you know will be called overqualified for a job.
The speaker may be a recruiter or a friend, a decision-maker or a drainer of hopefulness. And when they say or hint at the overqualified label, they may mean something about your talents, or about their... Read More »
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 »
With Facebook about to mint a whole new bunch of gazillionaires, you might wonder: Should you try to get a job at a startup? Before you send out a blitz of resumes, though, you need to consider whether you have what it takes to succeed in such an entrepreneurial environment. We asked some top entrepreneurs, and... Read More »
By Ryan Mack
Recruiters spend countless hours reviewing resumes and screening candidates. In fact, they spend so much time scanning resumes that they can often do it in a minute or less.
As disappointing as that may be, given all the hard work you put into your resume, it's the unfortunate reality. And... Read More »
Customer service is a tough industry to work in, but with the right skills you can be successful and reap the awards of helping clients.
Every company has customer service representatives to assist clients with anything they need and to maintain the company's good image. The values set out by the company are... Read More »
Executives rely on administrative assistants to keep the office in order and act as the voice of the company to outsiders. Administrative assistants have difficult jobs, juggling duties such as managing schedules and offering customer service when executives aren't available. Any administrative assistant will... Read More »
From Boston to Seattle and many cities in between, industries of all kinds are looking to hire talented mechanical engineers. For people just starting their careers, mechanical engineering is a good place to begin because it is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. And once you've earned a bachelor of... Read More »
Teachers are more than everyday working professionals; teachers are heroes to students across the world. Being a teacher is such a rewarding, invaluable experience that it often attracts workers from other professions, from business to journalism.
Whether in an elementary school or inside a university classroom,... Read More »
Project managers are often the backbone of businesses as the ones who ensure that an idea is followed through by everyone in the company.
A motivated and organized project manager has the ability to use both creativity and business sense to get the job done and keep the rest of the team focused on the end goal.... Read More »
The thing that sets financial analysts apart from most people is their mathematical aptitude and a willingness to take certification exams and earn post-graduate academic degrees while they work long hours on the job.
It's not easy, and it's not a job for everyone. But for those who love an intellectual... Read More »
Doctor. Lawyer. Editor. Account manager. Sales manager. Administrative assistant. Bartender. Chef.
When someone gives you one of the above as his job title, you know what he means and you have a general idea of what he does. But what if someone told you he was a "chief wiggle eye gluer," a "director of... Read More »
Managers are the glue that hold businesses together as they overseeing all major projects and resolve any issues with the team.
Many workers strive to be a manager so they can have a stronger voice in company procedures and delegation of assignments. But a manager juggles many hats, and it takes a motivated... Read More »
Electronics. If that word gets your blood pumping with excitement -- and if you're a good student in math and science -- you may want to consider a career as an electrical engineer. After earning a bachelor's degree from an engineering school, you'll work with the technology of electricity and use your knowledge... Read More »
A long and satisfying career in the retail sector usually starts small. You may be a cashier for a local shop in your town or a sales clerk in a nearby shopping mall. However you get your foot in the door, you can be sure that first years working as retail sales associates will be an eye-opening experience that... Read More »