Tag: job hunting advice

  • Why Not To Pick Up The Phone When Unemployed

    Why Not To Pick Up The Phone When Unemployed

    Real-world advice from a successful jobseeker

    When job hunting, it's hard not to pick up the phone when it rings. But, there are solid reasons to let calls go to voice mail. Here are reasons why. Continue Reading

  • With Job Opportunities At Record Low, Teens Need Not Apply

    With Job Opportunities At Record Low, Teens Need Not Apply

    In a tough labor market for most, youngest find disaster

    The youngest job seekers are shut out of the labor market, along with their older siblings. There’s only one way they can stack the odds in their favor. Continue Reading

  • Things You Should Leave Off Your Resume

    Things You Should Leave Off Your Resume

    By Leslie Anglesey Your resume may only be a single page, but it's a potential minefield when it comes to your career. On one hand, you want enough information so the employer sees what a stellar candidate you are. On the other, you don't want to step into any pitfalls that will give the hiring manager reason... Continue Reading

  • Break Out Of Your Job Search Rut

    Break Out Of Your Job Search Rut

    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... Continue Reading

  • The Hidden Job Market Is Even Bigger Than You Think

    The Hidden Job Market Is Even Bigger Than You Think

    Many job seekers are frustrated by the inability to find a job despite sending out dozens, hundreds or even thousands of resumes. To many, it seems like their applications are being sucked into a black hole. That perception may be truer than they know, because of something called the hidden job market --... 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

  • 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. Continue Reading

  • Wells Fargo Is Hiring: What It's Really Like To Work There

    Wells Fargo Is Hiring: What It's Really Like To Work There

    Wells Fargo is the No. 1 home lender in the country. That has some downsides. Like having the kind of deep pockets that results in paying a $175 million settlement for allegedly peddling pricier mortgages to blacks and Latinos. But it also has some upsides, like hiring a lot. And being a pretty great place... Continue Reading

  • 8 Job Hunting Myths That Are Hurting Your Search

    8 Job Hunting Myths That Are Hurting Your Search

    By Shannon Dauphin With companies being much more careful about hiring the right talent at the right price in this sluggish economy, are you sure your moves are keeping you in the game? Some common job hunting myths might be sabotaging your big play. Continue Reading

  • 4 Ways To Get The Edge In Your Job Search

    4 Ways To Get The Edge In Your Job Search

    By Vickie Elmer Almost every week, I receive or read two or three reports showing hiring momentum is increasing. Manpower's second-quarter Employment Outlook Survey showed "growing optimism" on hiring, with 9 in 10 U.S. employers expected to either add staff or make no changes to it through June 30. Some 35... Continue Reading

  • You're Out of School, Now the REAL Homework Begins

    You're Out of School, Now the REAL Homework Begins

    A basketball player shouldn't enter the game without taking some layups first. A singer shouldn't take center stage without rehearsing the song prior to the start of the performance. So what makes you think a good interviewee should go on an interview without appropriately preparing? "Practice makes... Continue Reading

  • Follow-up OR Forget About It

    Follow-up OR Forget About It

    If you're merely posting your résumé online for open positions on job sites like CareerBuilder or Indeed.com, you're not effectively job hunting. As a recent college graduate, you should be reaching out to every possible contact you can think of. Then, after you speak with your various contacts and... Continue Reading

  • In a Job Search? Quit Complaining

    In a Job Search? Quit Complaining

    If you're conducting a job search in this no-go economy you no doubt have a lot to complain about. It turns out all your bellyaching can help you if you tune in to what you're grumbling about and why. I just finished reading Jon Gordon's book The No Complaining Rule. In the book he points out, "Complaining... Continue Reading

  • Can a Blog Boost Your Career Prospects?

    Can a Blog Boost Your Career Prospects?

    With six job seekers for every open position (more if you count those who are employed but actively pursuing other opportunities), looking for a job these days is like applying to a very competitive college: You need to show why you're special and why you deserve that coveted spot. One of the ways to do that is... Continue Reading