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The Best Ways to Work a Room for Job Hunting

The Best Ways to Work a Room for Job Hunting

12 tips to boost your confidence

Many people are uncomfortable with the thought of going to events with potential contacts who could be resources. Here are 12 tips to boost your confidence. Read More »

Toss Your Resume, Polish Your EQ

Toss Your Resume, Polish Your EQ

Your ‘emotional intelligence’ could get you the job

Look at this picture. Is she happy? Scared? Sad? Your answer helps rate your emotional intelligence. Businesses are now using EQ tests to pick who to hire. Read More »

Practical Ideas For Job Seekers Who Think They've Tried Everything

Practical Ideas For Job Seekers Who Think They've Tried Everything

Help and hope for the long-term unemployed

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Read More »

​'For 2 Cents, I'd Blow This Joint!'

​'For 2 Cents, I'd Blow This Joint!'

Most Americans would switch jobs if given a chance

Watch out, boss. With the American economy steadily improving, your employees may be looking for the exits. Read More »

It's a Living. Part I: David's Saga. Episode 8: The Job Hunt

It's a Living. Part I: David's Saga. Episode 8: The Job Hunt

A new episode every business day

David used best practice to find a job. What did he land? Read More »

Cover Letter No-No's (What Kills the Chances of Yours Getting Read)

Cover Letter No-No's (What Kills the Chances of Yours Getting Read)

Cover letter techniques to help you get noticed by hiring managers

Learn what kinds of things make recruiters cringe when reading your cover letter. Then, learn what you can do to really get their attention! Read More »

With A Little Pluck And $770, One Unemployed Man Got 60 Job Offers

With A Little Pluck And $770, One Unemployed Man Got 60 Job Offers

Adam Pacitti spent his last $770 on a ploy to get a job -- and it worked. Read More »

Break Out Of Your Job Search Rut

Break Out Of Your Job Search Rut

If you haven't found a new position yet, try these 4 tactics. Read More »

Required To 'Friend' The Boss On Facebook? More States Say No

Required To 'Friend' The Boss On Facebook? More States Say No

It's no secret that employers and hiring managers will check applicants' social media accounts. But now, employees need to worry about the boss checking their Facebook while they're on the job. According to the Council of State Governments, some companies are asking employees to " 'friend' a human resources... Read More »

5 Things Yoga Can Teach You About Job Hunting

5 Things Yoga Can Teach You About Job Hunting

By Amber Erickson Gabbey When you're in the deep trenches of job seeking, the last thing you're likely thinking about is yoga. You probably have more pressing issues to deal with. Perhaps you're worried about how to pay next month's rent or can't shake that the dreadful feeling you'll never find employment... Read More »

Why Temp Work Is A Smart Move

Why Temp Work Is A Smart Move

How you can make a temporary job extremely helpful. Read More »

The Hidden Job Market: It's Real, It's Big, And You Can Tap It

The Hidden Job Market: It's Real, It's Big, And You Can Tap It

By Heather Huhman Job seekers are struggling to find positions because so many job openings are never even advertised online. The "hidden job market" is very real, and it's causing frustration among job seekers. You can find these jobs by determining what a company needs. Here are five ways to uncover those... Read More »

How I Changed Careers After 50

How I Changed Careers After 50

By Tony Lewis, Senior Recruiting Specialist, Insperity Are you a professional over the age of 50 who is trapped in a job that doesn't meet financial needs or is out of sync with your personality, character or mind? It's not that you are unappreciated or taken for granted. You still have dreams, and your current... Read More »

4 Reasons Why You Are Still Unemployed

4 Reasons Why You Are Still Unemployed

If you haven't been successful landing a new gig, maybe it's time to stop and take a look at your tactics. Don't assume you haven't found a job because the economy is poor; there are jobs out there. It is up to you to demonstrate how and why you are a good match. Consider the following tips to help you land a... Read More »

3 Ways To Act More Confident

3 Ways To Act More Confident

If you first build your confidence -- and do it in a way that is both sincere and natural -- then you can take just about any step you want. Read More »

Whom To Follow On Twitter For Your Job Search In 2013

Whom To Follow On Twitter For Your Job Search In 2013

When it comes to career advice offered on Twitter, there's no shortage of so-called experts. So whom do you turn to? AOL Jobs has compiled this list of the 13 best job experts who routinely dispense insights into landing a job or a new career through Twitter, the popular microblogging social media... Read More »

Is Job Searching During The Holidays Pointless?

Is Job Searching During The Holidays Pointless?

Conventional wisdom holds that job searching during the holidays is a huge waste of time. Employers simply don't hire this time of year, the thinking goes, so those in the job market often take December off, resolving to start fresh in the new year. But waiting may not be wise. A recent survey of executive... Read More »

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... Read More »

Discouraged Workers: Ashamed, Invisible And An Enduring Statistic

Discouraged Workers: Ashamed, Invisible And An Enduring Statistic

Like many older, unemployed workers, Geoff Dutton would like to find a job. The former software-manual writer has been out of work for 18 months, and during that time businesses have increasingly shifted to Internet-based systems for storing data rather than having their own in-house servers. "The companies... Read More »

'Likeonomics': Will Being Likable Make You More Employable?

'Likeonomics': Will Being Likable Make You More Employable?

Ever ace an interview only to find out you didn't get the job? If so, you likely asked yourself a lot of questions about what went wrong: Did I talk about myself too much? Was my handshake too aggressive or too weak? Did I wear the wrong outfit? The painful truth is that it probably wasn't any of those... Read More »

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