By KELLY SERVICES
Using the industry knowledge and networks of recruiters can be a critical component of any job search. A professional recruiter can offer career advice, inside knowledge of your target industry or company, compensation guidance and "cultural fit" insight on prospective employers.
With the... Read More »
Companies often use phone interviews to screen candidates before meeting in person. Seize your chance to impress the interviewer so he or she can't help but want to meet you in person. Consider the following do's and don'ts and you're sure to have winning phone interviews: Read More »
By Vickie Elmer
Some people want to work for Google more than anything. Others are smitten with 72 and Sunny or Leo Burnett and some are gunning to get a job at Glassdoor or Quora.
Anyone with just two or three employers on their A-list of targets needs a smart strategy to show they're sweet on those... Read More »
By Susan Ricker
Your first full-time job may have been ages ago, but it taught you more lessons than you may realize. From spending habits to co-workers to promotions, your entry to the workforce was a never-ending learning experience. Reflect on your first job, and apply those lessons to your current role. Read More »
The drum is beating for a new job in 2013. It's up to you to make it happen, and it's not as hard as you may think. Simple steps make all the difference, especially when it comes to successful interviews.
Avoid these killer interview mistakes and you'll be that much closer to a new job. Read More »
By Alison Green
If you've sent out dozens or even hundreds of resumes and haven't heard anything back, you might be wondering what the problem is. Is it your resume? Is it just the job market? Could a former employer be blacklisting you in your industry? Read More »
By Sarah Greesonbach
The best (and only) verbs you want to hear on the job hunt are "finding," "interviewing" and "getting." Unfortunately, it's not always that simple-even when the stars align and you think you're an overqualified shoe-in.
And yes, I'm speaking from experience. I thought I was a sure thing... Read More »
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter
You spent years honing your career, driving your on- and offline brand, and equipping yourself with the right resume. Now, you've been invited into that all-important job interview. To succeed, there are several things you should always do, but perhaps more importantly, there are... Read More »
By Heather Legg
Job interviews are frustrating enough. Trying to pick out the perfect look, getting there on time (but not too early), doing research on the position ... you have plenty to worry about. Then there's the actual interview: answering the questions thoroughly (but not rambling), seeming... Read More »
It's an amazing thing, really, the degree of stress one feels when preparing for a job interview, especially when:
1. You've been out of work for two-plus years.
2. You know that there are scads of well-qualified candidates being interviewed for the same job and
3. You're feeling rusty because you haven't... Read More »
People have short attention spans today, and recruiters and hiring managers are no different from the rest of the population. When it comes to impressing someone who may give you a job, you have less time than ever to make a good impression. For example, while conventional wisdom used to say you had 20 seconds... Read More »
By Heather Huhman
Landing an in-person interview can be a huge feat in itself, and in this tough job market, you don't want to blow it. You have most likely read all of the ways to ace an interview, but there are many common interview mistakes that can directly cost you the job.
In addition to John Sumser's... Read More »
By Miriam Salpeter
The ultimate purpose of your resume is to land an interview. John Kalusa is a nationally recognized writer who speaks about corporate sales, recruiting, and personal career management. With more than 25 years of experience as a strategic recruiting, human resources, and sales and marketing... Read More »
For years baby boomers have been aggravated by young job applicants who use terms like, "uh," "like" and "ya know" excessively, and now there's research that says it's more than just an aggravation -- it could well be a deal breaker.
That's according to research conducted by the Department of Psychology,... Read More »
There are countless questions you could be asked in a job interview, ranging from the general (tell me about yourself) to the panic raisers (what kitchen appliance are you?). The thing they have in common is that for the most part they focus on a subject on which you're an expert: you. So if you do your... Read More »
One of the most common mistakes young college grads make when interviewing for a job, is conveying their personal reasons for attending the interview. There's a time to tell the complete truth, and there's a time to keep it under wraps.
"This is an amazing learning opportunity," or "I truly believe this job... Read More »
There is an old adage that goes "Know Your Enemy". It means that you will do a better job of defeating an enemy if you know a lot about them. If your enemy is the other person trying to get the same job you are, then rewrite the adage to say "Know Your Company."
If you have done enough legwork to get a job... Read More »
I'd just finished talking about the recently released unemployment numbers on Fox Business News, when the makeup artist who made me look far better than I have a right to ran up to me and said, "I need to follow your advice! I should brand myself by starting my own blog and getting business cards. I want to tell... Read More »