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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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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. Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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: Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... 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 »

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... Read More »

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 Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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