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30 Smart Answers To Tough Interview Questions

30 Smart Answers To Tough Interview Questions

Because what are you supposed to do with, "Will you be out to take my job?"

Stand out with the smartest answers to the toughest interview questions. Here are 30 examples from Vicky Oliver's book on conquering your interviews. Read More »

4 Tips for Networking to Change Fields

4 Tips for Networking to Change Fields

What to do and say to make connections for a career switch

By connecting with people in your desired field, you just might network yourself into a job. Here are four tips for how to do it. Read More »

5 Things Not To Say During An Interview

5 Things Not To Say During An Interview

Time to dispense with the Game of Thrones recaps

From oversharing to trying too hard to be witty, here are five sayings that will kill your chances of getting a follow up interview. Read More »

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 »

The Do's and Don'ts of Networking

The Do's and Don'ts of Networking

Networking is a two-way street

Building up a good network doesn’t happen overnight. Business professionals need a better understanding about what networking is and isn’t. Read More »

Making A Good First Impression With Your Interviewer

Making A Good First Impression With Your Interviewer

10 time-tested tips

Use this cheat sheet of important criteria interviewers are hoping to see to turn yourself into a star candidate. Read More »

Veterans Do This When Re-Entering the Workforce. We All Need to Try It.

Veterans Do This When Re-Entering the Workforce. We All Need to Try It.

Many experiences are transferable for a new career

There are several ways to use a meaningful story to convince prospective employers your background is an asset to the potential role and organization. Read More »

14 Interview Questions That Are Designed To Trick You

14 Interview Questions That Are Designed To Trick You

Don't get fooled again

Savvy hiring managers gather information by asking seemingly simple questions that get you to reveal information you may have been trying to conceal. Read More »

5 Coaches/Consultants in 5 Days: A Recap Pitch

5 Coaches/Consultants in 5 Days: A Recap Pitch

Not all job coaches are created equal

For the final installment of Five Career Coaches in Five Days, Neighbors-helping-Neighbors founder John Fugazzie sums up his advice on finding a job coach. Read More »

How Long Is Too Long For A Resume?

How Long Is Too Long For A Resume?

AlamyThis would be too long. By Marcelle Yeager How long should your résumé be? It's a long-standing debate among recruiters, but there is one thing they agree on: it needs to be relevant. This is true whether you're just out of school or have worked for 20 years, and it means your... Read More »

15 Things You Should Never Put On Your Resume

15 Things You Should Never Put On Your Resume

No one needs to read your list of hobbies

Hiring managers receive dozens - sometimes hundreds - of resumes for any given opening. Here are some tips to keep your out of the trash pile. Read More »

Reddit: The Worst and Weirdest Reasons Not To Hire Someone

Reddit: The Worst and Weirdest Reasons Not To Hire Someone

On your resume, do not list "owning a gun" under "hobbies"

On Reddit, a user asked hiring managers to share their stories of the worst or weirdest reason they chose not to hire someone. Here are their answers. Read More »

To Make It In IT, Hard And Soft Skills Are Needed

To Make It In IT, Hard And Soft Skills Are Needed

Nothing impresses like a great work ethic

More employers are recognizing the importance of soft skills in IT workers and are basing their hiring decisions off of these traits. Read More »

How to Avoid Ann B. Davis' Fate as a Job Seeker

How to Avoid Ann B. Davis' Fate as a Job Seeker

How to showcase your future and not your past

Avoid Ann B. Davis' fate in your work life if you want your glory days to be ahead of you and not in the past. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise More Than Expected

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise More Than Expected

More Americans filed new claims for unemployment benefits than expected last week, but the underlying trend points to some strength in the labor market. Read More »

With Job Opportunities At Record Low, Teens Need Not Apply

With Job Opportunities At Record Low, Teens Need Not Apply

In a tough labor market for most, youngest find disaster

The youngest job seekers are shut out of the labor market, along with their older siblings. There’s only one way they can stack the odds in their favor. Read More »

Recruiter: Why Most Job Seekers Get Overlooked

Recruiter: Why Most Job Seekers Get Overlooked

By Abby Kohut Job seekers around the country are all struggling with the same issues. A big one? They're "unfindable" by recruiters. While you may think it's a recruiter's job to find you, it's actually YOUR job to try to be found. The more you help the recruiters, the faster they will find you online and the... Read More »

1 In 10 Young Job Hunters Rejected Because Of Their Social Media

1 In 10 Young Job Hunters Rejected Because Of Their Social Media

You've heard the stories of employees fired for social media posts: rants about work, remarks about supervisors, or photos in compromising situations. But many people don't realize how what's on Facebook, Twitter and other services can keep them from getting hired -- particularly those between the ages of 16 and... 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 »

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 »

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