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Job Descriptions Decoded: Chipotle Restaurant Team Member Job

Job Descriptions Decoded: Chipotle Restaurant Team Member Job

Learn to read between the limes

Chipotle Mexican Grill’s job description is a perfect case study for how important it is to focus on the organization’s culture when applying. Read More »

Here's The Incredible Cover Letter Leonardo Da Vinci Wrote In The 1480s

Here's The Incredible Cover Letter Leonardo Da Vinci Wrote In The 1480s

"Should the need arise, I will make mortar and light ordnance"

A cover letter written by Leonardo Da Vinci does what the best cover letters do, tailoring his career history to his employer's needs. Read More »

5 Tips to Fight Job Hunt Insanity

5 Tips to Fight Job Hunt Insanity

How simple organization tools give you a sense of control

How to organize yourself for success when job hunting and unemployed. Five simple tools to give you a better sense of control. Read More »

10 Tips From a Top Recruiter

10 Tips From a Top Recruiter

How to position yourself for job hunting success

A top recruiter in the Education Technology field shares 10 tips for candidates to position themselves for job hunting success. Read More »

How to Get a Job Without a Degree

How to Get a Job Without a Degree

Tips to compete in a crowded labor pool

Tips to gain qualifications for jobs that require degrees when you don't have the desired accreditations. Read More »

The Weekly Countdown: 5 Articles To Inspire All Job Seekers

The Weekly Countdown: 5 Articles To Inspire All Job Seekers

Five awesome pieces of career advice I found this week

Five great pieces of job search advice and insight I found this week from The Ladders, Buzzfeed, Come Recommended, PSFK and Business Insider Read More »

Meet 'The Extreme Job Hunter'

Meet 'The Extreme Job Hunter'

Wrestling in gravy, an ad on his chest, offering gifts: This 28-year-old unemployed man is trying it all.

Dan Conway, who has been unemployed for over a year in the U.K., has undertaken a series of stunts to get attention and, hopefully, land a new job. Read More »

The Simple Truth About Finding A Job

The Simple Truth About Finding A Job

You're looking for a job. Chances are it feels complicated, scary, overwhelming. My job-seeking clients have found the chart below comforting and helpful. It contains the essence of what you have to do. Read More »

4 Job-Search Tips That People Normally Pay Big Bucks To Learn

4 Job-Search Tips That People Normally Pay Big Bucks To Learn

What would a career coach tell you if you had the bucks to hire one? AOL Jobs consulted with several coaches to uncover these tips. Read More »

3 Ways To Demonstrate Your Skills To Employers

3 Ways To Demonstrate Your Skills To Employers

By Miriam Salpeter Identifying what employers want and making the case to show why you're a fit is one of the most challenging things for job seekers. If you haven't looked for a job in a while, it may seem like what employers want changed a lot since the last time you looked for work. Years ago, everyone... Read More »

Do Women Have An Edge In The Job Search?

Do Women Have An Edge In The Job Search?

Lately, I've been thinking about the issue of gender stereotyping when it comes to job hunting. It's totally un-PC to say that women are better at making personal connections than men, but that's exactly what Sam Pease, a vice president at the Boston career-coaching and job search firm, New Directions, told me... Read More »

How I Found My 'Personal Brand' (And You Can, Too)

How I Found My 'Personal Brand' (And You Can, Too)

I've been at the career-reinvention wheel for nearly two months now, and I've applied for exactly one job. That's because I'm rethinking my new identity and direction. Last week I made a major leap forward as a result of talking to Karen Kang, a personal-branding guru and author of BrandingPays: The Five-Step... Read More »

5 Critical Ways Job Search Has Changed -- And How To Make The Most Of It

5 Critical Ways Job Search Has Changed -- And How To Make The Most Of It

If you're looking for a job for the first time in a long time, you're probably stunned by how much has changed. Successful job seekers embrace the changes and take advantage of new technological opportunities. If you want to be successful and competitive in today's market, make sure to consider the following... Read More »

Creative Ways To Land The Interview

Creative Ways To Land The Interview

Would an outside-of-the-box approach help you land a job interview? The Internet occasionally buzzes with details about how people successfully used unusual, "creative" techniques to get an interview -- and a job. Among some recent tactics: Renting a billboard -- A Toledo husband rented a billboard to... Read More »

How Do You Land A Job In A Dried-Up Market?

How Do You Land A Job In A Dried-Up Market?

What do you do when your work suddenly dries up? Like millions of Americans, Gail Belsky found... Read More »

The One Thing Missing From Your LinkedIn Profile

The One Thing Missing From Your LinkedIn Profile

With now more than 200 million members, LinkedIn has become a social media powerhouse -- and a vehicle for many job hunters. But merely creating a profile and posting your resume on the site won't result in offers of employment suddenly flowing in. Experts say it's important to take at least one more step... Read More »

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 »

The Trick To Getting A Job At A Hot Startup

The Trick To Getting A Job At A Hot Startup

Q: What's one interview tip you have for a job seeker who is looking to work at an entrepreneurial startup? –Ashley Read More »

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 --... Read More »

What You Should Know About Working With A Recruiter

What You Should Know About Working With A Recruiter

By Debra Auerbach In today's competitive job market, many job seekers would welcome additional job-search assistance. While some job seekers know exactly what they want to do or where they want to work, others need some direction. Recruiters can be a great resource, yet some job seekers aren't aware of who... Read More »

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