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Congrats! Your New Job Is a Nightmare

Congrats! Your New Job Is a Nightmare

What to do when you hate your brand-new job

It's your first week, and your new job isn't what you hoped it would be. If time passes and your mood stays the same, here's how to improve your situation. Read More »

What Teachers Don't Tell You About Succeeding In The Real World

What Teachers Don't Tell You About Succeeding In The Real World

"Good student skills" looked very similar to "good girl" behavior patterns, and that could be preventing women from being leaders and innovators. Read More »

3 Great Reasons To Pursue Work Outside of Your Field

3 Great Reasons To Pursue Work Outside of Your Field

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 »

4 Reasons To Turn Down A Job

4 Reasons To Turn Down A Job

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 »

How To Develop Powerful Contacts and Connections -- Fast

How To Develop Powerful Contacts and Connections -- Fast

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 »

How to Scare Away a Job Interviewer

How to Scare Away a Job Interviewer

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 »

5 Questions To Ask Before Accepting A Job Offer

5 Questions To Ask Before Accepting A Job Offer

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 »

Pinch Me: I'm Working Full Time Again

Pinch Me: I'm Working Full Time Again

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 »

From Long-Term Unemployment To Full-Time Job: How I Beat The Odds

From Long-Term Unemployment To Full-Time Job: How I Beat The Odds

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 »

3 Job-Search Mistakes You Don't Realize You're Making

3 Job-Search Mistakes You Don't Realize You're Making

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 »

Can You Overcome The Stigma Of Unemployment? Yes

Can You Overcome The Stigma Of Unemployment? Yes

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 »

How To Stay In The Hunt After Landing A Good Job

How To Stay In The Hunt After Landing A Good Job

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 »

5 Reasons Recruiters Keep Rejecting You

5 Reasons Recruiters Keep Rejecting You

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 »

New Grad? How To Understand What The Boss Wants

New Grad? How To Understand What The Boss Wants

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 »

What To Do After The Job Interview

What To Do After The Job Interview

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 »

The Advantage Of Being A 40-Year-Old Intern

The Advantage Of Being A 40-Year-Old Intern

Stay-at-home mothers trying to get back into the workplace and unemployed workers hoping to transition into new careers are accepting internships as a way to get their feet in the door. Read More »

Do You Have To Put Up With Unemployment Discrimination?

Do You Have To Put Up With Unemployment Discrimination?

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 »

My Unemployed Life: Could This Phone Interview Be 'The One'?

My Unemployed Life: Could This Phone Interview Be 'The One'?

Are things looking up for our long-term-unemployed blogger? Read More »

The Latest Tricky Interview Questions

The Latest Tricky Interview Questions

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 »

7 Great Second Careers If You're Over 40

7 Great Second Careers If You're Over 40

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 »

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