Job Hunt

  • This New App Helps You Get Poached By Your Dream Employer, Like Google

    This New App Helps You Get Poached By Your Dream Employer, Like Google

    Could this be the Tinder of job hunting?

    Job hunting now has its own Tinder in Poachable, a new site that matches you to potential employers while keeping your identity secret. Continue Reading

  • 4 Million Openings: Too Many Employers Await 'Ideal Candidate'

    4 Million Openings: Too Many Employers Await 'Ideal Candidate'

    It won't be news to many that the optimism in the economy -- more spending, more investing, rising housing prices, and a soaring stock market -- hasn't trickled down to the unemployed. While companies are posting more vacancies, they're not hiring to fill them all. In fact, employers are taking much longer to... Continue Reading

  • Get Nervous During Job Interviews? Try This [VIDEO]

    Get Nervous During Job Interviews? Try This [VIDEO]

    By Vivian Giang It may be hard to manage stress levels and stay motivated during the job hunt, especially if you feel like you're not in control of the situation. But thinking this way is the exact reason why you feel nervous inside. Continue Reading

  • Has Job Hunting Become Your Hobby?

    Has Job Hunting Become Your Hobby?

    If you are job hunting during the workday, you are not alone. According to a new survey by Right Management, a whopping 86 percent of workers said that they plan to actively seek a new position in 2013, up slightly from 84 percent in 2011. Yet statistics show turnover is actually slowing down, and people are... Continue Reading

  • 10 Things New College Grads Must Do Now To Snag A Job

    10 Things New College Grads Must Do Now To Snag A Job

    By Lindsay Olson It's frustrating: Spending four or more years studying at college only to not be able to find a job when you graduate. With a fierce job market, new grads have their work cut out for them. Many companies are biased against hiring recent grads. Diana Zimmerman, of the marketing... Continue Reading

  • 5 Job Search Tips For 2012

    5 Job Search Tips For 2012

    By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Ships of all sizes are built with one thing in mind: floating. Even if their hulls are breached, ships have a unique construction feature that allows them to continue floating. They are made of many compartments that can be sealed off in the event of an accident, to isolate what... Continue Reading

  • 5 Reasons It's Taking So Long To Find A Job (And How To Fix That)

    5 Reasons It's Taking So Long To Find A Job (And How To Fix That)

    The average length of a job search is at an all-time high in America. For the unemployed, it's now well over 7 months. What's sad is that other studies show people give up looking after 5 months. That's not good. Continue Reading

  • 10 Things You Should Never Say In A Job Interview

    10 Things You Should Never Say In A Job Interview

    We've all experienced it. That sinking feeling that occurs when the job interview that was going so well suddenly goes off track. Maybe it's the expression on the hiring manager's face, or the awkward pause that ensues, but there is little doubt when it happens. Continue Reading

  • 4 Common Job Hunting Fears & How To Overcome Them

    4 Common Job Hunting Fears & How To Overcome Them

    By Mona Abdel-Halim When you're unemployed, tackling the job hunt is a major step. There are many things that cause fear initially, but these should be faced head on to help get you on track at the start of your search. Let's look at some of the most common fears, and how to overcome them: Continue Reading

  • RezScore's 4 Favorite Resume Hacks

    RezScore's 4 Favorite Resume Hacks

    By Sean Weinberg Believe it or not, but the entire team at RezScore loves resumes. We love their usefulness, their flexible nature, and the fact a resume gets you hired. (Who doesn't love that?). Since we're all about resumes and we're just a smidge nerdy, we've naturally come up with our very own set of... Continue Reading

  • The 10 Worst Mistakes Of First-Time Job Hunters

    The 10 Worst Mistakes Of First-Time Job Hunters

    By Kelly Eggers If you're in your final year of college, be warned: the rumors about landing a job in this economy are true. You should be taking steps today, not next semester, to prepare yourself. An April 2011 survey conducted by Braun Research on behalf of Adecco Staffing U.S. found that 71 percent of... Continue Reading

  • 5 Skills EVERY Job Seeker Needs

    5 Skills EVERY Job Seeker Needs

    These are the skills, sometimes called €œsoft skills, that every job seeker must have in order to get (and keep) their dream jobs. Continue Reading

  • 4 Ways To Practice And Ace Your Next Interview

    4 Ways To Practice And Ace Your Next Interview

    By Sean Weinberg The interview is a bittersweet thing, really. On one hand, you've been dying to score an interview -- you want the job badly and this is how you're going to get it. However, it also means that you actually have to go to an interview. Interviews can be scary. After all, you need to be... Continue Reading

  • Too Good To Be True? 4 Signs Of A Job Posting Scam

    Too Good To Be True? 4 Signs Of A Job Posting Scam

    By Tony Morrison If you've been unemployed in the past decade, you've probably surfed, scanned or studied a job board at one point. Job boards, the current generation of classified ads, are an open forum for employers to broadcast openings at their company. Continue Reading

  • 3 Reasons Why Teens Should Get Jobs Early On

    3 Reasons Why Teens Should Get Jobs Early On

    By Tony Morrison Teenage years are an interesting time of transition between childhood and adulthood. As teens, we learn about our skills, our goals and how to empty a refrigerator in the blink of an eye. It was typical in the past for someone to get their first job in their teens. Today, however, teen... Continue Reading

  • The Top 10 Questions Every Job Seeker Should Ask During An Interview

    The Top 10 Questions Every Job Seeker Should Ask During An Interview

    By Gerrit Hall If you're a job seeker, then you know all about job interviews. You know what to wear, when to show up, and the answers to the toughest questions that are bound to come your way. One surprising thing that not every job seeker knows about interviews is the fact that an interview is a two-way... Continue Reading

  • 3 Ways To Make Your Job Search Easier

    3 Ways To Make Your Job Search Easier

    By Mary Marino Job searching is a tough road for anyone, particularly in our current economic climate. You may have tons of experience, a college degree, or a multitude of connections, but that doesn't guarantee you a job these days. Continue Reading

  • Got Job Search Fatigue? 5 Ways To Rev Up Your Hunt

    Got Job Search Fatigue? 5 Ways To Rev Up Your Hunt

    By Mary Marino You hear about it all the time: Finding and landing a job these days is definitely a difficult task. And with employers tightening their hiring belt, it's more important than ever to stand out so you're seen as the best candidate. However, after a while, constant rejection paired with no... Continue Reading

  • Why Where You Live Matters In Your Job Search

    Why Where You Live Matters In Your Job Search

    You've no doubt heard the endless noise about the value you can get from your social media network in the job hunt. You've probably also wondered why it seems to work so well on TV and in the blogs but not for you. It feels like the celebrated technique works out there, but not in here. Continue Reading

  • Moving Past Black And White: 4 Ways To Add Some Flair To Your Resume

    Moving Past Black And White: 4 Ways To Add Some Flair To Your Resume

    We've heard about it constantly for the past three years: There are more job seekers applying to fewer jobs, leaving employers with fat stacks of resumes on their desks and little time to review. This situation leaves employers with little choice than to immediately reject a vast majority of resumes without... Continue Reading

  • Working From Home Is Awesome! 3 Things To Consider

    Working From Home Is Awesome! 3 Things To Consider

    By Heather R. Huhman Working from home might seem like a dream -- and since many companies are going the virtual route, more employees are now expecting flexible work options -- such as telecommuting and working virtually or from home. According to a survey commissioned by Mom Corps, a national flexible... Continue Reading

  • Why Job Hunting Just Became Easier (And Safer)!

    Why Job Hunting Just Became Easier (And Safer)!

    By Skip Freeman Yes, you read the headline correctly! Job hunting did in fact just become easier -- and safer! I know what you're probably thinking . . . Skip, have you completely lost your mind?! Don't you know what's been happening on Wall Street?! Don't you read the bleak "jobs reports?!" Don't you know... Continue Reading

  • 4 Resume Myths We Don't Buy

    4 Resume Myths We Don't Buy

    By Gerrit Hall Writing your resume can be overwhelming. Between the first draft, the revisions, the second opinions, your computer crashing, and submitting a final draft, it's easy for the task to fall through the cracks. However, the job search should be fun, not like beating your head against a brick wall. Continue Reading

  • Ten Strategies for Job-Search Success

    Ten Strategies for Job-Search Success

    By Beth Braccio Hering Job hunting boils down to finding an opportunity and convincing the employer you are exactly what he needs. Are you doing both effectively? Here, experts offer 10 suggestions for boosting success. Continue Reading

  • How to Get a Job Before It's Posted

    How to Get a Job Before It's Posted

    "Who says you can only apply for a job when a company is looking?" said Ron Karr, author of 'Lead, Sell, or Get Out of the Way.' "You shouldn't wait for a job opening to apply for a position. You may find better luck in applying for a position before it opens." "Think about it. The moment a job opportunity... Continue Reading

  • Are You Shooting Too Low in Your Job Search?

    Are You Shooting Too Low in Your Job Search?

    Does your application secretly have the words "overqualified," "desperate" and "likely to be bored stiff within a month" written all over it? If you are aiming too low in your job search, chances are employers will read between the lines and notice -- and move on to someone else. According to Duncan... Continue Reading

  • 'How's Your Job Search Going?'

    'How's Your Job Search Going?'

    Have you heard this question in the last 24 hours? The conversation, unfortunately, goes something like this: Them: "How's your job search going?" You: "Fine." Them: "Let me know if I can help with anything." You: "OK." Uncomfortable pause. This was a useless dialog. They didn't learn anything... Continue Reading

  • Unemployed Need to Take Time Off from Job Hunt

    Unemployed Need to Take Time Off from Job Hunt

    Stephen Rood is so busy looking for a job that it's a full-time job -- he spends 40 hours a week on the job hunt. He's busy enough that he considers his travel time of one to two hours of drive time to a few networking meetings each week as "breaks." "I don't take breaks at home to watch TV or movies," he wrote... Continue Reading

  • Real-World Job Search Tips

    Real-World Job Search Tips

    There's no end the amount of advice available to job seekers. Some of it may seem too generic or theoretical. Forbes.com recently published a job-seeking article based on interviews of several people who shared how they found jobs in the last few months. I believe all the advice is valid -- but thought I'd... Continue Reading

  • Blue Collar Job Search

    Blue Collar Job Search

    A lot of what I've written about in the past has been for professionals and executives, but I had an experience recently that made me think about a blue collar job search, and what the differences are. This is pretty interesting because most of the job search blogs I follow seem to be written for a white collar... Continue Reading