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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 »

Employer Says She's Been Looking For A Year, Can't Find A Soul To Hire

Employer Says She's Been Looking For A Year, Can't Find A Soul To Hire

For the country's 12.8 million unemployed, it may seem like the jobs just aren't out there. The average jobless American is out of work, after all, for nine months. But a somewhat different lament is coming, increasingly, from the employer's end: They can't find good enough people to fill all their open... Read More »

3 Ways To Keep A Job Search Alive In Summer

3 Ways To Keep A Job Search Alive In Summer

With summer in full-swing, many job seekers not only find it hard to stay motivated in looking for work, but many key decision-makers are taking vacations, which slows the hiring process as well. Here are 3 ways to keep your job search moving in the right direction. Read More »

What You Don't Know About Job Search in 2012

What You Don't Know About Job Search in 2012

Given the amount of information and resources available to job seekers today, I'm sure you think there's nothing you don't know about looking for work in 2012. Well, here are three things you may not have realized about job search these days: Read More »

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... Read More »

How Can I Get An Unadvertised Job?

How Can I Get An Unadvertised Job?

Q: How should I ask employers about job opportunities that aren't advertised on their website or on job boards? A: Just because a company isn't advertising any open positions doesn't mean they aren't looking to hire. As MainStreet has reported before, many job openings are never posted to job boards or... Read More »

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