Tag: new job

  • 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. Continue Reading

  • 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. Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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. Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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. Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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. Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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. Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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? Continue Reading

  • 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? Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • How I Found A New Career I Love

    How I Found A New Career I Love

    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... Continue Reading

  • 5 Ways To Turn A Temp Position Into A Full-Time Job

    5 Ways To Turn A Temp Position Into A Full-Time Job

    By Donna Fuscaldo Working a temporary job doesn't have to be a short-term gig. Play your cards right and you can parlay a temp position into a full-time job. In the current job environment employers are increasingly turning to staffing agencies to test out candidates before bringing them on full time, which... Continue Reading

  • Switching Careers? How To Convince An Employer To Hire You

    Switching Careers? How To Convince An Employer To Hire You

    Change is scary, and it's difficult to throw in the towel and switch careers after you've spent years building up expertise in a certain area. But if you've determined it's the best move for your career and happiness, how do you make it happen? How do you convince an employer that even though you have little... Continue Reading

  • Job Market Improving, ADP Report Suggests

    Job Market Improving, ADP Report Suggests

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A private survey shows U.S. businesses increased hiring in June, suggesting the job market could be recovering after three sluggish months. Continue Reading

  • First Day On The Job: 10 Ways To Make A Good Impression

    First Day On The Job: 10 Ways To Make A Good Impression

    By Miriam Salpeter When you land a job finally, the important work isn't over. It's essential to do your best to impress your boss and teammates right from the start. First impressions count; your supervisor and colleagues will judge you based on how you act and what you do from the very first day. It is much... Continue Reading

  • Starting A New Job? 7 Essential Tips

    Starting A New Job? 7 Essential Tips

    By Kelly Eggers The first day at a new job is fraught with questions. Will it look bad if I can't remember everyone's name? When can I ask for my first assignment? Can I bring lunch from home? While the specific answers vary between workplaces, career coaches and recruiters say that there are a few basic... Continue Reading

  • How To Tell Your 'Story' In A Job Interview

    How To Tell Your 'Story' In A Job Interview

    By Vickie Elmer Not everything you present in the job interview must come directly from your work experience. Sometimes a great story and a great skill springs from your personal life. The trick is to choose the right attribute – and then present it well, so that it seems relevant to success at the job... Continue Reading

  • What To Do Hours Before A Big Job Interview

    What To Do Hours Before A Big Job Interview

    By Vickie Elmer Your big interview is just ahead, just hours away. You feel your stress levels rising, your thoughts scurrying around your brain fast and furious. Then, you stop yourself and ask: What should I be doing now? If your big interview is scheduled for 2:00 p.m., you need a plan to make the most... Continue Reading

  • Resume Gaps: How To Minimize The Negative Impact

    Resume Gaps: How To Minimize The Negative Impact

    By Anthony Balderrama When the recession began, the question that popped up repeatedly was, "Can I find a job in this economy?" Then, for those with a work history who were fortunate enough to be offered a position, the question often became, "Should I take a job even if it's a step down from my last?" Continue Reading

  • How -- And Whom -- To Ask For A Referral

    How -- And Whom -- To Ask For A Referral

    By Robert Half International One of the best ways to get a foot in the door with a potential employer is to be recommended by someone who already works there. That may be true, but a referral is no guarantee of an interview, let alone a job offer. In fact, a poorly handled referral can leave you worse off... Continue Reading