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Can You Spot A Fake Resume?

Can You Spot A Fake Resume?

When there's a need, companies rush in to fill it

If a resume came across your desk would you be able to tell if it was legitimate or fake? ABC News exposed the business behind fake resumes. Read More »

The History Behind All That U.S. Jobs Data  [Infographic]

The History Behind All That U.S. Jobs Data [Infographic]

Even casual observers of business news have likely noticed that the federal government spews out information about the nation's economy and its people at a seemingly unstoppable pace. From weekly reports on initial claims for jobless benefits to monthly reports on prices, employment, goods production and... Read More »

U.S. Puts Limits On Employee Background Checks To Protect Minorities

U.S. Puts Limits On Employee Background Checks To Protect Minorities

By Sam Hananel WASHINGTON -- Is an arrest in a barroom brawl 20 years ago a job disqualifier? Not necessarily, the government said Wednesday in new guidelines on how employers can avoid running afoul of laws prohibiting job discrimination. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's updated policy on... Read More »

Big Business Fights To Preserve Employers' Use Of Background Checks

Big Business Fights To Preserve Employers' Use Of Background Checks

In the aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks, it's become commonplace for employers to rely on background checks to vet potential employees. But with allegations of employer abuses, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission now is weighing whether to limit employers' rights to use background checks to... 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 »

Job Seekers Need To Prepare For The Inexperienced Recruiter

Job Seekers Need To Prepare For The Inexperienced Recruiter

In my experience, the smaller a company is, the more experienced its reps are at recruiting -- but not always. That's logical if you think about it, because they usually have a smaller budget, go to fewer events, and therefore have one or two of the same people doing all their events. That means they get a lot... Read More »

How to Market Yourself Effectively With a Blog

How to Market Yourself Effectively With a Blog

A survey on employers' use of social networking sites showed that 45 percent used them to research job candidates, and one-third did NOT make the hire based on something they read. Take advantage of the fact that recruiters and hiring managers will look online to find additional information about you, and do... Read More »

Can a Blog Boost Your Career Prospects?

Can a Blog Boost Your Career Prospects?

With six job seekers for every open position (more if you count those who are employed but actively pursuing other opportunities), looking for a job these days is like applying to a very competitive college: You need to show why you're special and why you deserve that coveted spot. One of the ways to do that is... Read More »

Have an Interview? There's an App for That!

Have an Interview? There's an App for That!

Have you heard about Job Interview? It's a new application that offers personal interview coaching right from your iPhone. The app has 100 of the most common interview questions and even allows you to add your own questions. However, what I really like about Job Interview is that it records your responses so you... Read More »

The Best Day to Get a Job...

The Best Day to Get a Job...

Last week (last Tuesday to be precise) marked "the busiest day of the year for job seekers" in the U.K. Which made me wonder, what's the busiest job-searching day in the U.S.? Do we even have one? Extensive research has proven inconclusive, although some claim that January 7th is "the busiest day for job... Read More »

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