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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 »

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... Read More »

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: Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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. Read More »

Can Stress Be Good for Your Career?

Can Stress Be Good for Your Career?

In the new book The Right Fight: How Great Leaders Use Healthy Conflict to Drive Performance, Innovation, and Value, authors Saj-Nicole Joni and Damon Beyer state that contrary to popular belief, happy employees aren't necessarily the most driven or best employees, and that tension, channeled properly, can... Read More »

Seven Ways To Waste Time in a Job Search

Seven Ways To Waste Time in a Job Search

Time is money, so they say. Time you spend in your job search will hopefully result in money (aka, a salary). Here are seven things I see job seekers doing wrong with their time in their job search: 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 »

Companies Hiring This Month: March

Companies Hiring This Month: March

> One of the most annoying things to say to a job seeker is, "There are plenty of jobs to be had; you're just not looking hard enough." Yes, there are many companies hiring, but on the job hunt you can begin to feel as if the only places not hiring are the ones in your industry. Not every job posting is for... Read More »

An Insider's Edge More Important Than Ever

An Insider's Edge More Important Than Ever

A recent study by CareerXroads found that of all the full-time positions filled in 2009, 51 percent came from internal transfers and promotions, up from 39 percent in 2008 and 34 percent in 2007. And of the remaining positions that were filled by outsiders, 27 percent came from referrals. One executive at a... Read More »

Obama is almost oveweight (and the fallacy of a one-size-fits-all job search strategy)

Obama is almost oveweight (and the fallacy of a one-size-fits-all job search strategy)

Apparently President Obama is at risk of being overweight. An article on CNN, which reports Obama was told to lower his "bad" cholesterol (LDL), says his body mass index (BMI) is 23.7. If he gets to 25.0 then he's considered overweight. According to this Department of Health and Human Services BMI is a "reliable... Read More »

Job Search Tools

Job Search Tools

Rewind to four years ago. I was a new job seeker trying to figure out what the heck a job search was (actually, I was really just trying to figure out how to get a job, but no one was falling all over themselves to offer me a job). I knew about job boards, of course, and figured that's where my job leads would... 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 »

Five Ways to Shake Up Your Job Search

Five Ways to Shake Up Your Job Search

Rachel Zupek, CareerBuilder.com writer With 2010 in full swing, it's hopeful that things are starting to look up for those who had a tough time in 2009, professionally or otherwise. While the hope is that those who have been unemployed in recent months have found a job, recent numbers show many people are still... Read More »

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