A few months ago, Vala Afshar, an exec at Enterasys, was looking to hire a director of social and digital marketing -- a position that came with a six-figure salary. Afshar made news when he said he wasn't accepting resumes and would only consider candidates who contacted him via Twitter.
There were 500... Read More »
By Abby Kohut
Job seekers around the country are all struggling with the same issues. A big one? They're "unfindable" by recruiters.
While you may think it's a recruiter's job to find you, it's actually YOUR job to try to be found. The more you help the recruiters, the faster they will find you online and the... Read More »
In a job market that's more competitive than ever, it's critical that your cover letter stand out. With the advent of online job postings, you're competing with a more global and wide-ranging group of people, so consider the content of your cover letter carefully. And never submit a resume without one-that's a... Read More »
By Leslie Anglesey
Your resume may only be a single page, but it's a potential minefield when it comes to your career. On one hand, you want enough information so the employer sees what a stellar candidate you are. On the other, you don't want to step into any pitfalls that will give the hiring manager reason... Read More »
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter
Some people meticulously write their resume but then treat their cover letter as an afterthought, resulting in a mistake-riddled, dull and underperforming document. It's important to ensure that your job search tool kit is fully equipped with high-quality, well-honed marketing... Read More »
By Jen Glantz
The days of lengthy cover letters and bulleted resumes are fading as employers ask job applicants to present their case in a modern and challenging way -- by describing themselves and why they are a perfect fit for a job in 150 characters or less. Borrowing from the style of Twitter (which maxes... Read More »
There's nothing like a 90-minute session with a resume maven to point out how little you know about your own accomplishments-or how lame you look on paper. I knew I needed help, but when Miriam Salpeter, a job and social media coach, began her critique, my head started spinning. Read More »
By Beth Braccio-Hering
Duncan Mathison, co-author of "Unlock the Hidden Job Market: Six Steps to a Successful Job Search When Times Are Tough," recalls working with an ex-Navy SEAL who was trying to land a civilian job.
"He realized that most people thought his skills consisted of landing on beaches and... 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 »
It's not always easy determining which information to include on a resume -- and in which order. Air National Guardsman Clay Doe, a pseudonym, thought that listing his planned bachelor of science degree was a priority, which is why he included it as the first item on his resume.
But Doe would do better to... Read More »
By Shane Christopher, Editor-in-Chief, G.I. Jobs Magazine
Do you discard junk mail before fully reading it? There's a pretty simple and logical reason for this: Most marketing is bad marketing. Read More »
Many veterans don't worry about updating or even having a resume until they need to look for a job. But by then, it can be too late. Anxious about finding a job as soon as possible, many job seekers do a slapdash job, creating a resume that doesn't present a full picture of their achievements.
That's just... Read More »
For the country's 12.8 million unemployed, it may seem like the jobs just aren't out there. The average jobless American is out of work, after all, for nine months. But a somewhat different lament is coming, increasingly, from the employer's end: They can't find good enough people to fill all their open... Read More »