Jobhunting

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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,... Continue Reading

  • 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,"... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • Do Career Tests Work?

    Do Career Tests Work?

    CareerBuilder.com As a child, you were sure you were going to grow up to be a cowboy, but somewhere between waking up for Saturday morning cartoons and staying up for Conan, however, you traded in your cowboy hat for a briefcase. While it's fine that you never became a cowboy, you can't say that you've ever... Continue Reading

  • Top 10 Traits of a Master Networker

    Top 10 Traits of a Master Networker

    Ivan R. Misner, Ph.D., with Michelle Donovan Networking is more than just shaking hands and passing out business cards. Networking is really about building your social capital, according to the results of a survey of more than 2,000 businesspeople throughout the United States, U.K., Canada and Australia,... Continue Reading

  • What's 'In' and 'Out' on the Job Hunt

    What's 'In' and 'Out' on the Job Hunt

    by 'The Creative Group' Monogrammed stationery. A Rolodex filled with business cards. The Sunday want ads. These job search tools have all gone the way of the dodo. But are you still using tactics that are similarly slated for extinction? Like all trends, those that define the job search change over time... Continue Reading

  • 9 Surefire Ways to Get a Job

    9 Surefire Ways to Get a Job

    It's easy to exhaust your resources and still come up short during a job search. Pushing yourself day after day and week after week, until you throw your hands up in frustration thinking you'll never see that light at the end of the tunnel or cross the finish line. Athletes call it "hitting the wall. But are you... Continue Reading