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  • 6 Things NOT To Do In A Job Interview

    6 Things NOT To Do In A Job Interview

    For many people, the most stressful part of the job-hunting process is the interview. That's the time when you have to sell yourself and prove why you're perfectly suited for the job. Many well-qualified people stumble and make mistakes that kill their chances of getting the job. Here are the most common... Continue Reading

  • Ace Your Next Group Interview: 7 Tips

    Ace Your Next Group Interview: 7 Tips

    By Ritika Trikha You got the call. They want you to come in for an interview. You're totally psyched, until you find out it's a group interview (cue the sad trombone). Group interviews are harder because you have to not only make a great impression, but you also have to stand out amongst a pack of cutthroat,... Continue Reading

  • What Is An Informational Interview, Anyway?

    What Is An Informational Interview, Anyway?

    By Jada A. Graves There are first interviews, second interviews, phone interviews, lunch interviews, and group interviews; all of which have purposes and best practices. And then there's the bedrock interview of job searching: the informational one. Too bad so few people actually know its purpose or protocol. Continue Reading

  • Networking Pros Share Their Secrets On Schmoozing

    Networking Pros Share Their Secrets On Schmoozing

    Networking with other professionals is a huge key to success at work. But with networking-oriented websites such as LinkedIn gaining in popularity, it's easy to forget where networking's roots lie -- in person. Here, strategies from top entrepreneurs to help get you away from your laptop and shaking some hands. Continue Reading

  • What You Don't Know About Job Search in 2012

    What You Don't Know About Job Search in 2012

    Given the amount of information and resources available to job seekers today, I'm sure you think there's nothing you don't know about looking for work in 2012. Well, here are three things you may not have realized about job search these days: Continue Reading

  • Nokia Cuts 10,000 Jobs, Blames Tough Competition

    Nokia Cuts 10,000 Jobs, Blames Tough Competition

    By Matti Huuhtanen HELSINKI -- Nokia Corp. will lay off 10,000 jobs globally and close plants by the end of 2013, the company said Thursday, in a further drive to save costs and streamline operations. Nokia said it will shut some research and development projects, including in Ulm, Germany, and Burnaby,... Continue Reading

  • Is Facebook Derailing Your Job Search?

    Is Facebook Derailing Your Job Search?

    By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Are you revealing more than you should on one of the most popular online social networking sites? Facebook has become so much a part of how we stay connected that some of us are forgetting that those connections often extend well beyond our anticipated audience. Continue Reading

  • 168 Hours To A Career Breakthrough. Yes, You. Yes, Now.

    168 Hours To A Career Breakthrough. Yes, You. Yes, Now.

    During troubled economic times, we usually focus on people who are out of work. But that's not the only labor market problem a lousy economy causes. Because new jobs are hard to come by, people stay in jobs that aren't getting them anywhere or that they've outgrown. As a result, it's easy to feel stuck. Continue Reading

  • Job Interview: You Will be Judged By Your Questions

    Job Interview: You Will be Judged By Your Questions

    There are plenty of obvious ways to screw up a job interview: show up late; take a call mid-interview; unload about your old boss; steal the interviewer's pen (booze on the breath or dog poop on the shoes also can lead to a less-than-desirable outcome). But there is a more subtle job interview killer out... Continue Reading

  • Button Up: Another Reason Why Showing More Skin May Not Be A Smart Career Move

    Button Up: Another Reason Why Showing More Skin May Not Be A Smart Career Move

    "Never judge a book by its cover," so the saying goes. But as we humans know, it isn't that easy. Within fractions of a second of seeing someone for the first time, we make all kinds of assumptions and judgments based on their appearance, including dress -- or lack thereof. A new study suggests that the more... Continue Reading

  • 5 Things Your Interviewer Won't Tell You

    5 Things Your Interviewer Won't Tell You

    Gerrit Hall Interviewing is tough. After all, you're vulnerable, unemployed, and now you're on trial for a chance at this new job. It can be stressful, especially when you don't know what to expect. While interviewers try to be upfront with you, there are a few things they're going to leave out, including... Continue Reading

  • 3 Tips To Get Your Cover Letter Noticed

    3 Tips To Get Your Cover Letter Noticed

    Next time you're preparing to fire off a resume and your standard cover letter, take 15 minutes to find out who's on the receiving end of your inquiry. Then find out about his or her career and background before you write your sales letter – or request for a 15-minute informational interview. This way,... Continue Reading

  • Beware Of Office Parties! Alcohol Affects You More At Work Than At A Bar

    Beware Of Office Parties! Alcohol Affects You More At Work Than At A Bar

    Maybe it's the alcohol, maybe it's being surrounded by your co-workers, or maybe it just feels like the right time to cut loose. For whatever reason, it seems workers really do let it all hang out at office parties. A new study suggests, however, that it is has more to do with where drinks are consumed than... Continue Reading

  • I Got The Interview! Now What?

    I Got The Interview! Now What?

    Gerrit Hall Ah, the interview. The natural next step after one of what seems like thousands of resumes catches the eye of a hiring manager. An interview is helpful to both the company and candidate because it helps determine whether the position and candidate are a good fit for one another. However,... Continue Reading

  • Study: Geeks Keep The Girls Away From Tech Jobs

    Study: Geeks Keep The Girls Away From Tech Jobs

    By Ed Orum Women steer clear from jobs in tech because they imagine their lives would be like a bad episode of TV's "The Big Bang Theory." Whether that's true doesn't necessarily matter - the stereotypes of geeky guys in science and tech is enough to dissuade women from pursuing a career in computer... Continue Reading

  • Employees Ready To Jump Jobs When Market Improves

    Employees Ready To Jump Jobs When Market Improves

    In this market, someone telling you "You're lucky to have a job" has never sounded so true. While there are many frustrated job seekers out there who can't seem to catch a break, there is apparently an entire group of gainfully employed folks who can't wait to jump ship when the market improves. A survey from... Continue Reading

  • English University Puts the Spotlight on Lap Dancing

    English University Puts the Spotlight on Lap Dancing

    Leeds University's School of Sociology and Social Policy has broken new ground in terms of job recruiting etiquette by advertising for a Research Officer to study and interview an estimated 300 erotic dancers in two Northern English towns. Read the Full Story >> Continue Reading