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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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

Acing a Job Interview After Age 50

Acing a Job Interview After Age 50

Joe Turner, the Job Search Guy "I was fully qualified and it makes no sense." "They simply don't know how to hire." "They told me that I was overqualified." Randy Block, a seasoned career transition coach and consultant in the Bay area, hears these comments often. If you're an "older" job hunter, more than... Read More »

Internet Tips and Tricks to Help You Land Your Next Job

Internet Tips and Tricks to Help You Land Your Next Job

CareerBuilder There's a wealth of career information on the Internet, and these resources are just a mouse-click away for any job seeker. But as comprehensive as sites like CareerBuilder.com are, there are other resources on the Internet you can use to land a new job. Here are a few tips and tricks to help... Read More »

How to Write a Winning Resume

How to Write a Winning Resume

Debbie Shalom, founder of Amazing Résumés and Coaching Services Practice makes perfect Winning résumés and victorious athletes share several features; they both rely on extensive preparation and hard work. As you begin to create your résumé, you need to invest... Read More »

Top 10 Job-Seeker Mistakes

Top 10 Job-Seeker Mistakes

CareerBuilder.com So many people wonder why they have trouble getting a job. They go on interview after interview, thinking they did well, but then don't get a call back. This can lead to frustration, anger and depression. Most people do not know why certain people are hired, and why others aren't. Following... Read More »

Top 10 Reasons Employers Want to Hire You

Top 10 Reasons Employers Want to Hire You

Rachel Zupek, CareerBuilder.com writer When you apply for a job, you know exactly what you're looking for. You want a company you love, great co-workers, a decent salary, a culture where you fit in and most importantly, you want to love what you'll be doing. But do you ever consider what the employer is looking... Read More »

Do Out-of-the-Box Tactics Really Work?

Do Out-of-the-Box Tactics Really Work?

Rachel Zupek, CareerBuilder.com writer From résumés accompanied by shoes to get candidates' "feet in the door," to candidates sending cakes designed as business cards, hiring managers have seen it all when it comes to memorable job-seeker tactics. Facing the most difficult job market in decades,... Read More »

Buzzwords That Can Damage Your Resume

Buzzwords That Can Damage Your Resume

Robert Half International Your resume is designed to communicate your accomplishments and distinguish you from other job seekers, but there are certain words and phrases that can actually disguise your qualifications. For example, if an applicant writes, "Assisted manager in optimizing marketing campaigns,"... Read More »

Get the Edge: Using Buzzwords in Your Resume

Get the Edge: Using Buzzwords in Your Resume

CareerBuilder.com Wouldn't it be great if you could sprinkle a few magic words into your résumé that would miraculously catapult it to the top of the heap in an interviewer's office? No hocus pocus is needed -- adding certain "buzzwords" or keywords to your résumé could do just... Read More »

Test: What Your Walk Says About You

Test: What Your Walk Says About You

Bored at work? This year, AOL Jobs will be publishing a career quiz or test every week to keep you entertained. This one was so popular with readers when it originally ran that AOL is republishing it. Your resume is glowing and once you're in the interview room you can certainly talk the talk...but can... Read More »

Accidental Careers

Accidental Careers

So you're well into your career, driving down the road you've always dreamed you'd be traveling, when you hit the mother of all potholes -- a layoff or company merger, a personal commitment that drains your time and energy, or perhaps a career detour that's not on your roadmap. For some, such career glitches... Read More »

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