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  • Practical Ideas For Job Seekers Who Think They've Tried Everything

    Practical Ideas For Job Seekers Who Think They've Tried Everything

    Help and hope for the long-term unemployed

    Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Continue Reading

  • ​'For 2 Cents, I'd Blow This Joint!'

    ​'For 2 Cents, I'd Blow This Joint!'

    Most Americans would switch jobs if given a chance

    Watch out, boss. With the American economy steadily improving, your employees may be looking for the exits. Continue Reading

  • Wells Fargo Is Hiring: What It's Really Like To Work There

    Wells Fargo Is Hiring: What It's Really Like To Work There

    Wells Fargo is the No. 1 home lender in the country. That has some downsides. Like having the kind of deep pockets that results in paying a $175 million settlement for allegedly peddling pricier mortgages to blacks and Latinos. But it also has some upsides, like hiring a lot. And being a pretty great place... Continue Reading

  • Gen Y Wants  'Balance' More Than An Interesting Job Or Wealth, Study Finds

    Gen Y Wants 'Balance' More Than An Interesting Job Or Wealth, Study Finds

    Young people are often viewed as wide-eyed idealists. But a new survey shows that the youngest generation is as pragmatic as their older counterparts when it comes to job security, ranking that as more important than becoming wealthy or having a prestigious job. That is in striking contrast to boomers and... Continue Reading

  • Is Your Online Reputation Harming You? 3 Quick Fixes

    Is Your Online Reputation Harming You? 3 Quick Fixes

    It's easier than ever for potential employers to quickly uncover bits of your past that you may wish they wouldn't. And more employers are Googling, checking Facebook or otherwise searching online for information about job candidates. That's why employment and security experts suggest that job seekers clean... Continue Reading

  • How Social Media Can Kill Your Chances of Landing That Job [Infographic]

    How Social Media Can Kill Your Chances of Landing That Job [Infographic]

    With so many people jumping on the social-media bandwagon, employers increasingly are using such tools to weed out job applicants. Continue Reading

  • U.S. Unemployment Rate Falls As Economy Adds 200,000 Jobs

    U.S. Unemployment Rate Falls As Economy Adds 200,000 Jobs

    WASHINGTON -- A burst of hiring in December pushed the unemployment rate to its lowest level in nearly three years, giving the economy a boost at the end of 2011. The Labor Department said Friday that employers added a net 200,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate fell to 8.5 percent, the lowest... Continue Reading

  • Job Searching: The Tebow Way

    Job Searching: The Tebow Way

    By Ryan Mack Job searching seems harder than ever right now, but there are people getting jobs. So, how are they doing it? Even with the unemployment rate at 8.6 percent there are still five to six million jobs on the market at any given time that have yet to be filled. Why shouldn't you have one of... Continue Reading

  • 9 Steps To Landing A Job [Infographic]

    9 Steps To Landing A Job [Infographic]

    As the current job market continues to prove, competition among job seekers remains stiff. More than 14 million Americans are looking for work, so securing an interview in itself is reason to celebrate. To get the job, however, applicants need to impress hiring managers on several levels, and the key to... Continue Reading

  • The Top 10 Ways To Scare An Employer With Your Resume

    The Top 10 Ways To Scare An Employer With Your Resume

    By Sean Weinberg There are plenty of occasions where it is perfectly fine to be a little scary. Halloween, scary movies, and when your friend has the hiccups... all great opportunities. However, you never want to be scary in your job search. With the job market as tough as it is right now, scaring away a... Continue Reading

  • The 10 Worst Mistakes Of First-Time Job Hunters

    The 10 Worst Mistakes Of First-Time Job Hunters

    By Kelly Eggers If you're in your final year of college, be warned: the rumors about landing a job in this economy are true. You should be taking steps today, not next semester, to prepare yourself. An April 2011 survey conducted by Braun Research on behalf of Adecco Staffing U.S. found that 71 percent of... Continue Reading

  • Jobs Seekers Beware: 6 Red Flags To Avoid

    Jobs Seekers Beware: 6 Red Flags To Avoid

    Searching for a job is never easy, but in this economy the challenges facing job seekers have never been greater. The jobless rate remained stuck at 9 percent in mid-August and a significant percentage of Americans -- 9.2 percent -- are working merely part time even though they desire full-time work, according... Continue Reading

  • Simplify Your Job Search

    Simplify Your Job Search

    Do you feel like your job search is full of activity but you aren't getting anywhere? There's a lot of job search advice out there -- and if you keep doing what you read and hear, you might have a very convoluted strategy right now. Here are three do's and three don'ts to simplify your job search: Continue Reading

  • Unemployed Need to Take Time Off from Job Hunt

    Unemployed Need to Take Time Off from Job Hunt

    Stephen Rood is so busy looking for a job that it's a full-time job -- he spends 40 hours a week on the job hunt. He's busy enough that he considers his travel time of one to two hours of drive time to a few networking meetings each week as "breaks." "I don't take breaks at home to watch TV or movies," he wrote... Continue Reading

  • A Job Search Is a Lot Like Being a Cubs Fan

    A Job Search Is a Lot Like Being a Cubs Fan

    I took my daughters to their first Cubs game in Wrigley Field last week. They've been to ball games, but not to the hallowed grounds of my childhood past. They are fourth-generation Cubs fans; little do they know the emotional roller-coaster ride they have just begun. True Blue Cubbie fans have endured 101 years... Continue Reading

  • Bragging is Good for Your Career

    Bragging is Good for Your Career

    Many of us were raised to be humble and not to brag. But the process of career management often requires that you talk about yourself and your accomplishments -- a skill that makes many people uncomfortable because they associate this behavior with bragging. But when you talk about your achievements, you are not... 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

  • Why You Need to Network Even When You Have a Job

    Why You Need to Network Even When You Have a Job

    I know many job seekers look forward to the day when they can accept a job offer, settle into a nice work routine with their new employer, and never have to network again. Meeting new people can be awkward, especially if you feel you're in a disadvantaged position and need their help. I get that. But that's... Continue Reading

  • Should You Relocate to Find Your Job?

    Should You Relocate to Find Your Job?

    According to a recent survey by job search engine Indeed.com, the top five markets with the least competition for jobs are: Washington, D.C. (one unemployed per job posting) San Jose, CA Baltimore, MD New York, NY Salt Lake City, UT Continue Reading

  • How Quick is Your Draw, Partner?

    How Quick is Your Draw, Partner?

    Do you have one of those friends who always responds REALLY quickly to your e-mails? Like if he or she lived in the Wild Wild West they would have the quickest draw and win the shootout every time? Well, luckily most of us don't have to worry about how fast we can pull a gun out of a holster, but how efficiently... Continue Reading

  • Keeping It Real When Looking for a New Job

    Keeping It Real When Looking for a New Job

    Does coaching your daughter's soccer team count as management experience? If you've added clip art to PowerPoint presentations, are you a graphics artist? If you have written online restaurant reviews, does that make you a legitimate restaurant critic? You might be surprised what pops up on... Continue Reading

  • How Your Refrigerator Can Help Your Job Search

    How Your Refrigerator Can Help Your Job Search

    Alan De Back, author of "Get Hired in a Tough Market" Career counselors constantly tell us that the best way to find a job is to use your network. More than 75 percent of job seekers find their next opportunity through their personal or professional networks. The problem is: How do you figure out who should... Continue Reading

  • Is it Time To Stop Your Job Search?

    Is it Time To Stop Your Job Search?

    We all know people who have been job hunting for more than a year; some have been out of work for two years. As these job searches stretch on people repeatedly wonder, "what are my options?" Here are a few: Continue Reading

  • What's Missing from Your Job Search Toolkit?

    What's Missing from Your Job Search Toolkit?

    To find a job these days requires not just meeting the requirements of the job posting but also marketing yourself effectively on paper and in person. What people perceive in the first few seconds of glancing at your resume, speaking with you at a networking event, or looking into your eyes at a job interview... Continue Reading

  • Are You Trapped in Your Job Search?

    Are You Trapped in Your Job Search?

    It's easy to feel trapped in your job search, especially when you are limiting the number of routes you are taking to find your way out. People can get caught up in a maze of poor choices if they spend too much time on one task or totally ignore another. Here are some examples of the traps that job seekers... Continue Reading

  • 6 Job Market Trends to Watch

    6 Job Market Trends to Watch

    By Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder New forecast shows what job seekers could expect from employers. Since the start of the recession in December 2007, the United States has lost 8.4 million jobs. Yet, employers are finally feeling a renewed sense of hiring optimism, according to a new survey from... Continue Reading

  • Hire That Jobless Redhead!

    Hire That Jobless Redhead!

    On the East and West coasts, there are two enterprising redheads, each with their own online presence, each determinedly pounding pavements -- both virtual and actual -- for honest work. While the creators of JoblessRedhead and HireThatRedhead -- Michael Williams, 28, and Chase Porter, 26, respectively -- may... Continue Reading

  • In a Job Search? Quit Complaining

    In a Job Search? Quit Complaining

    If you're conducting a job search in this no-go economy you no doubt have a lot to complain about. It turns out all your bellyaching can help you if you tune in to what you're grumbling about and why. I just finished reading Jon Gordon's book The No Complaining Rule. In the book he points out, "Complaining... Continue Reading

  • Networking Hall of Shame

    Networking Hall of Shame

    Lately I've been the victim of some pretty pathetic networking. Networking is about sharing information and building trust and rapport, yet it seems that some people who want to network with me are doing just the opposite. Here are some of the most common offenses I have experienced. Continue Reading

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