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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. Read More »

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: Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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. Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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! Read More »

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... Read More »

"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... Read More »

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