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  • 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. Continue Reading

  • 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: Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • Why Job Hunting Just Became Easier (And Safer)!

    Why Job Hunting Just Became Easier (And Safer)!

    By Skip Freeman Yes, you read the headline correctly! Job hunting did in fact just become easier -- and safer! I know what you're probably thinking . . . Skip, have you completely lost your mind?! Don't you know what's been happening on Wall Street?! Don't you read the bleak "jobs reports?!" Don't you know... Continue Reading

  • Six Old-School Job Hunting Techniques That Still Work

    Six Old-School Job Hunting Techniques That Still Work

    Nostalgia for better days is nothing new. The world as a whole was a better place back in your day, wasn't it? The music, your family, manners, society -- they really knew how to do things right. At least, that's what you hear. Depending on what you're talking about, the past might have been better. In other... Continue Reading

  • Trouble Landing a Job Interview? Don't Ask for a Job, Ask For Information

    Trouble Landing a Job Interview? Don't Ask for a Job, Ask For Information

    As a young adult without much real world experience, trying to get a job interview may seem impossible in this dismal economy. However, trying to land an "informational interview" is a completely different story AND it may just be your ticket to getting that position you are seeking. Continue Reading

  • Follow-up OR Forget About It

    Follow-up OR Forget About It

    If you're merely posting your résumé online for open positions on job sites like CareerBuilder or Indeed.com, you're not effectively job hunting. As a recent college graduate, you should be reaching out to every possible contact you can think of. Then, after you speak with your various contacts and... Continue Reading

  • Mariann Donato Entry #3: Frustration Sets In... Again

    Mariann Donato Entry #3: Frustration Sets In... Again

    Frustration Sets In... Again My life is in limbo.....won't you please acknowledge my existence? I have been on the job hunt for a couple of years now and even after all this time there's something I still can't make sense of or wrap my brain around - the recruiter/executive search/headhunter relationship (or... Continue Reading

  • Job Interviews Gone Wrong: What Employers Try To Get For Free

    Job Interviews Gone Wrong: What Employers Try To Get For Free

    We all like to get something for nothing. It's a fact of life. Unfortunately for job seekers, a lot of employers have learned to excel at it in a market that heavily favors them and leaves candidates at a disadvantage. In a recent post on Business Insider, a reader from New Haven, CT wrote to reporter Henry... Continue Reading

  • Weird, Wacky Ways To Snag A Job

    Weird, Wacky Ways To Snag A Job

    If an enterprising young man could get a Maxim model to agree to go with him to his high school prom by using YouTube, why can't you do the same to find a job? With the job-market remaining incredibly tight, people are resorting to some unconventional tactics to snare an offer, and some of them have actually... Continue Reading

  • Hire This Guy #1: Tory's Plan of Action for Mariann

    Hire This Guy #1: Tory's Plan of Action for Mariann

    By Tory Johnson There's one major way in which Mariann Donato's job search mirrors that of so many other people: She's relied too heavily on the Internet. She estimates that over the last two years she's submitted more than 1,000 résumés online, spending upwards of six hours on most days scouring... Continue Reading

  • Get Noticed and Get a Job in 30 Minutes or Less

    Get Noticed and Get a Job in 30 Minutes or Less

    With 14.8 million people unemployed in the United States, many people wonder the same things after emailing their resumes into that great Internet void: Does any human ever look at my resume? Will I get a response? How can I get noticed? Lisa Johnson Mandell, author of Career Comeback: Repackage Yourself to Get... Continue Reading

  • Seeking Stay-At-Home Dad... Positions Being Filled Now!

    Seeking Stay-At-Home Dad... Positions Being Filled Now!

    The dismal job market is taking its toll on us all. But job losses have been disproportionately hitting men, who are more likely to work in down-and-out industries such as construction and manufacturing. Calling the recession a "Mancession," as many have, is an overstatement. But women represent half of the... Continue Reading

  • Rules for Unemployment

    Rules for Unemployment

    Surely the hardest part about being unemployed or underemployed is managing your constrained finances-fretting over making the rent or mortgage payments and scraping together health insurance premiums. But waking up and dealing with the empty day stretching before you can be an unexpectedly difficult challenge... Continue Reading

  • Tweet Your Way To A Sweet Job

    Tweet Your Way To A Sweet Job

    If you think Twitter is just about kids "tweeting" their every random thought and selling concert tickets, think again. With its limit of 140 characters per tweet and its worldwide podium, the microblogging platform of Twitter is quickly proving to have many uses -- from "ringing the dinner bell" for your spouse... Continue Reading

  • Can a Blog Boost Your Career Prospects?

    Can a Blog Boost Your Career Prospects?

    With six job seekers for every open position (more if you count those who are employed but actively pursuing other opportunities), looking for a job these days is like applying to a very competitive college: You need to show why you're special and why you deserve that coveted spot. One of the ways to do that is... Continue Reading

  • Good News on the State of the Jobless

    Good News on the State of the Jobless

    At last, a sign that US unemployment might finally have peaked and be on its way back down: There was a large dip last week in the number of people losing jobs and claiming unemployment benefits for the first time. In fact, 43,000 fewer people filed for new benefits last week than the week before, according to... Continue Reading

  • Think Twice Before Sending That Crazy Resume!

    Think Twice Before Sending That Crazy Resume!

    In these challenging economic times, it is tempting to use all means available to differentiate yourself. But not everything goes over so well. As a recruiter with 15 years' experience, I want to share examples of candidate submissions that are deadly to achieving your goal of a great new job! Continue Reading

  • Are you the peanut, the peanut butter or the peanut butter cup?

    Are you the peanut, the peanut butter or the peanut butter cup?

    A few nights ago I was watching a presentation from a start-up company that helps cosmetologists and massage therapists and other such businesses with their scheduling issues. I was interested in this solution because my wife was a cosmetologist, and scheduling and no-shows were a significant issue. As I was... Continue Reading

  • "Buycott" Your Way Into a New Job

    My husband was talking to his old friend Bingo the other day, who said he was out of work but trying to get a sales job at a local car dealership. We suggested that he try and get the dealership's attention by organizing a "buycott" -- the opposite of a boycott, so they'd see how fabulous he could be at cleverly... Continue Reading

  • Break All the Rules in Resume Writing to Land the Interview

    Break All the Rules in Resume Writing to Land the Interview

    flickr.com Last week I went to visit a friend. While we were sitting in her kitchen chatting, I noticed that she had a rotary phone on the wall. When I commented on it, she told me a story about showing her daughter's teenage friends how to dial on a rotary phone. When they first looked at the phone, they... Continue Reading

  • Preparing for Your 2010 Job Search

    Preparing for Your 2010 Job Search

    5 tips to get you ready Robert Half International The good news: You have a job. The bad news: You'd like to find a new one, and the current state of the economy has undermined your efforts. You don't have to wait out the storm. You can take steps to prepare for your job search. By laying the groundwork... Continue Reading

  • Turning Job Hunting Into 'Job Getting'

    Turning Job Hunting Into 'Job Getting'

    Selena Dehne, JIST Publishing Often, when job seekers come across job ads that interest them, they immediately submit their résumés and cover letters to the employers. Then they wait, wondering if their submission will develop into an interview opportunity or if it will slip into a black hole and... Continue Reading

  • New Grad Job Stats - A Wakeup Call

    New Grad Job Stats - A Wakeup Call

    by Geoffrey Roth flickr.com New government figures on unemployment show that even though general employment figures are getting better, times are still tough for recent college grads. A story in the Los Angeles Times shows that the unemployment rate for 20-24 year olds rose to 16% in November, up four-tenths... Continue Reading

  • Job Search Do's And Don'ts

    Job Search Do's And Don'ts

    It takes more than a good résumé to land a job in this market. You have to be savvy and a step ahead of other applicants. Cosmopolitan recently teamed up with the Society for Human Resource Management for a survey on what it takes to be a winner in these highly competitive times. Turns out the... Continue Reading

  • Parent-Child Job Searches

    Parent-Child Job Searches

    CareerBuilder.com In the current economic climate, people are finding themselves in dire situations. Veteran workers find themselves laid off after 20-plus loyal years with the same company. College graduates, with their diplomas hot off the press, can't find a job. Parents, who perhaps have never had to work... Continue Reading

  • Feel like Giving Up on Your Job Search?

    Feel like Giving Up on Your Job Search?

    CareerBuilder.com According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 38 percent of full-time workers were unemployed for 27 weeks or more in September 2009. That's equivalent to more than 5.4 million people. Whether you're out of work for five days, five weeks, five months or five years, any period of unexpected... Continue Reading

  • How to Network Without Being Phony, Lame or Desperate

    How to Network Without Being Phony, Lame or Desperate

    Duncan Mathison and Martha I. Finney Let's face it: Even when you're on top of the world, chances are good that the idea of networking sounds like a big, fat drag. You can probably think of 100 other things you'd rather do -- like cleaning the blades of your ceiling fan. But if you're one of the 14.9 million... Continue Reading

  • Over 50, and Zero Job Offers

    Over 50, and Zero Job Offers

    By Anne Fisher, CNNMoney Dear Annie: I'm a week away from my 54th birthday and, man, am I getting discouraged. After being laid off from a fairly senior job in May, I've spent the past few months networking nonstop, and managed to get three interviews. One interviewer never got back to me at all, and the other... Continue Reading

  • What Do Common Interview Questions Really Mean?

    What Do Common Interview Questions Really Mean?

    How to determine what a hiring manager wants to know Robert Half International You've probably been on quite a few job interviews in your career, and you know that there are certain questions that every hiring manager seems to ask. Because you've heard them so often, you feel you can practically answer... Continue Reading

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