By Alan Brady
When we graduate college, we hope that the job fairy will give us a high-paying job at a great company-the day after we get our loan-financed diplomas, no less.
Unfortunately, what usually happens is that we find ourselves sitting in our parents' basements, lamenting the cruelty of fate and... Read More »
By Donna Fuscaldo
Not all jobs are created equal, which is why you shouldn't feel obligated to accept every offer that comes your way. If taking the job means the difference between living on the street and keeping your house, that's one thing, but if your situation enables you to be picky, career advisors... Read More »
The most frequently offered word of career advice is "network." The problem is that by the time you make a deep enough connection with enough people that one of them knows of a great-fit job for you and pulls strings enough that you land the job, you may be eating cat food. Read More »
By Alison Green
Most job seekers worry about making mistakes in interviews, but most interviewers understand that no one gives a perfect interview and will overlook the occasional flubbed answer. However, it's still possible to scare off your interviewer with a single statement or action. Here are 10 of the... Read More »
By Doug Arms
Finding the right job is never easy, and a recession that has caused employers to be gun-shy on hiring has made it even harder. So it's easy to understand how it might be tempting to jump at an offer for a job that seems to meet your requirements: full-time with a salary.
Yet it's important to... Read More »
What's it like, working full-time again after a nearly three-year sabbatical?
It's seeing the beautiful full moon, still in the sky at 6:30 in the morning.
It's smiling to myself because I feel connected to the world again. I'm no longer an observer, I'm a participant.
It's having daily... Read More »
I'm starting a new, full-time job this week. I've waited 34 months to write that sentence. I received an offer on Tuesday and accepted it on Thursday.
I can't even pinpoint exactly how I'm feeling right now, it's such a jumble. Happy, nervous, worried, anxious, sad, excited. Read More »
By Robert Chen
How long has it been since you either became unemployed or began looking for a new job while stuck in one you hate?
If the answer is somewhere between "a while" and "way, way too long," it's worth rolling up your sleeves and asking some uncomfortable questions about why you haven't landed... Read More »
You've heard the statistics: Managers prefer to hire people who already have jobs. The long-term unemployed face steep odds. Some 5.4 million people have been out of work for more than six months, and after about a year of being out of work, their chances of getting a job drop to 1 in 10 per month. Read More »
By Hannah Morgan
First, congratulations to the those of you who have landed a job recently. But guess what? Your job search isn't over. The economy is still unstable, in fact, it may never be stable. For you to feel like you have control over your career, you need to constantly keep your eyes open for your... Read More »
By Lisa Swan
If you want to find a good job these days, you might have to work with a recruiter. Deal with it. That's because today, many companies have dispensed with traditional human resources departments in favor of outside recruiters. It saves the companies beaucoup bucks -- but it also means that you... Read More »
By Susan Ricker
Graduation was only a few months ago and yet your alma mater is already sending you alumni donation requests, it's been less than ideal moving back in with your parents and any graduation money that you got was burned through a long time ago. (Why did that new collector's pack of DVDs seem so... Read More »
By Miriam Salpeter
The ultimate purpose of your resume is to land an interview. John Kalusa is a nationally recognized writer who speaks about corporate sales, recruiting, and personal career management. With more than 25 years of experience as a strategic recruiting, human resources, and sales and marketing... Read More »
By Vivian Giang
The longer you're unemployed, the less valuable you may seem to a hiring manager.
In her post on AARP.org, Diane Cadrain, a Connecticut-based attorney, writes about how some companies are going as far as placing employment ads that specifically screen applicants based on current employment... Read More »
Going into a job interview, you can always expect to be the asked the standard questions like: "What is your biggest weakness?" Or, "What interests you about this position?" And, "Why do you think you'd be a fit for this role?"
But what new tricky questions are employers asking in 2012? Read More »
By Susan Ricker
You're too young for retirement, too experienced for entry-level positions and too fed up with your job to stay any longer. Have you considered starting a second career? Beginning a new profession can be an exciting way to change how you feel about your work life, and the shifting economy... Read More »
By Melissa Woodson
If you're less than thrilled with your job, you're probably looking for a way out. But with today's job market, it may seem impossible to make a career change.
I know I thought it was nearly a year ago when I was stuck in a teaching career I just didn't find rewarding. I wanted out, but... Read More »