You're looking for a job. Chances are it feels complicated, scary, overwhelming. My job-seeking clients have found the chart below comforting and helpful. It contains the essence of what you have to do. 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 Ritika Trikha
Recruiters love helping people find the perfect job, but after working with dozens of candidates day in and day out, they're bound to develop a few annoyances that drive them nuts.
A recruiter's job is tough. It's up to them to match the perfect candidate to the perfect company every single... 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 »
Ever ace an interview only to find out you didn't get the job? If so, you likely asked yourself a lot of questions about what went wrong: Did I talk about myself too much? Was my handshake too aggressive or too weak? Did I wear the wrong outfit?
The painful truth is that it probably wasn't any of those... Read More »
By Debra Auerbach
Men and women who have served our country possess qualities and skills that are of great value to employers, including a strong work ethic, leadership and problem solving. Yet many veterans struggle with finding employment in the civilian world. According to whitehouse.gov, as of October... Read More »
U.S. workers have been dealing with the effects of outsourcing for years now. But in a trend that many no doubt would like to see continue, General Motors Co. has committed to bringing back technology jobs it now outsources.
The automaker currently outsources about 90 percent of its information-technology... Read More »
LinkedIn is fast replacing the traditional resume as the main tool used to impress hiring managers. In fact, recruiters are skipping the job boards and proactively searching on LinkedIn for passive candidates (aka, people who they think would fit the job they need to fill).
Which means your LinkedIn profile... Read More »
The improving job market means more Americans are finally finding jobs, but for many the obstacles to finding employment remain. Those including not only landing interviews, but navigating successfully through them.
Meetings with potential employers, however, can be tricky, filled with a minefield a possible... Read More »
By Robert Half International
Attending a job fair can seem a little like speed dating. You're one of many in a line of candidates who meet with participating employers so quickly there is barely time to shake hands and say hello before being rushed along. Read More »
The recruitment video is still a young art form, developed by companies like Google and IBM in the late 2000s. But it's not an art form too young to parody mercilessly. Twitter's new recruitment video mocks all the things we hate about recruitment videos: hyper-staged fun times, awkward cutaways, and cheesy... Read More »
You want to get into conversation with recruiters and hiring managers as quickly and as often as you can, because initiating conversation is the fastest route to job interviews, job offers and out of this damn job search. Read More »
By Kaitlin Madden
f you're on a quest to find a new job this year, you might want to start by searching for a temporary position.
While less than a quarter of employers reported plans to hire full-time employees in 2012, 36 percent said they planned to hire contract and temporary workers this year, a new... Read More »
A wise man once said, "Stupid is as stupid does." The same is true for keeping your job search confidential.
If you don't want your employer to find out you are looking for a new job, don't be stupid. Using common sense in your job search is paramount to keeping your quest undercover.
There are a myriad of... Read More »
Most first interviews are now behavior interviews, or sometimes called "structural interviews." This is commonplace now. You want to know why? Because those making the hiring decisions generally believe that past behavior and performance are great indicators of future behavior and performance; a lot of the... Read More »
Here's an interesting solution to the dilemma faced by most working couples at some point or another: One spouse gets a great job offer in another city, but the other spouse doesn't want to leave his or her job for an uncertain professional future in a different job market. Which spouse makes the sacrifice? Read More »
This has to be one of the most unusual and generous recruiting ploys we've ever seen. Hipster, a marketing/social networking start-up in San Francisco, is not only offering $10,000 to new employees or those who refer them, but all the accoutrement you'll need to fit right in. This includes a striped bow-tie,... Read More »
We've all had that perfect job interview at least once in our lives, when everything clicks. It's that moment when both interviewer and interviewee realize that each has found exactly what the other is looking for, a moment of happy bliss.
But then there are the other times, those moments when a job... Read More »
A few weeks ago I wrote a post titled WRONG QUESTION: "Do you know a recruiter who specializes in..." I have heard this question since I started my company, almost four years ago, and it really bugs me. It *might* be a good question to ask IF you know what to do when you make contact with the recruiter, but... Read More »