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Are You Being Lazy in Your Job Search?

Are You Being Lazy in Your Job Search?

By Alison Green If you're searching for jobs and not getting interviews, or getting interviews but no offers, you might be tempted to blame it on the bad job market. And the market is often the culprit-but in many cases, the problem is the way you're approaching your search. These days, a job search can take... Read More »

Job Application Questions: Are Employers Really Allowed To Ask You That?

Job Application Questions: Are Employers Really Allowed To Ask You That?

For many employers, the job application is the first contact they have with you as a prospective employee. What can they ask you? What does it mean? What should you answer to some of those questions? Here are some areas of concern in your employment application. Read More »

Are Your Job References Keeping You From Getting Hired?

Are Your Job References Keeping You From Getting Hired?

Are you spending all of your time looking for jobs and no time at all preparing your references to support your candidacy? It's a mistake many job seekers make. Another mistake? Forgetting that employers are likely to contact people who are not on your list. Using LinkedIn and other social media tools, it's... Read More »

Top 6 Reasons You Never Hear Back After Applying For A Job

Top 6 Reasons You Never Hear Back After Applying For A Job

By Meghan M. Biro People often wonder why they never hear anything back after they hit "send" on the email with a resume attached or on the online job application. If you're very lucky, you might have a preliminary email exchange with a recruiter and then never hear from them again. It's a depressing... Read More »

Ask an Expert: I'm Afraid to List My Former Boss as a Reference

Ask an Expert: I'm Afraid to List My Former Boss as a Reference

Several AOL readers wrote in to say they did not have a good working relationship with their former supervisor and they are concerned about using them as a reference on a job application. It's the classic catch 22. If you don't list the supervisor as a reference, the hiring manager may wonder why. If you do... Read More »

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