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7 Outrageous Things People Actually Put On Their Resumes

7 Outrageous Things People Actually Put On Their Resumes

Creative or just plain bizarre?

These people thought they were being creative, but they just came across as strange or gross. Read More »

Monday Best Day to Look for a Job

Monday Best Day to Look for a Job

Monday may have a redeeming quality after all

Submitting your resume on a Monday will increase your chances of moving to the next stage in the interview process significantly. Read More »

How To Explain Your Resume Gaps To Employers

How To Explain Your Resume Gaps To Employers

5 strategies that will give yourself a fighting chance at getting the job.

Whether you were self-employed, an at-home parent, or just a member of the long-term unemployed, here's what to say to get hired. Read More »

With A Little Pluck And $770, One Unemployed Man Got 60 Job Offers

With A Little Pluck And $770, One Unemployed Man Got 60 Job Offers

Adam Pacitti spent his last $770 on a ploy to get a job -- and it worked. Read More »

In The Future, Everyone Will Job  Hunt Like This

In The Future, Everyone Will Job Hunt Like This

Bilal Jaffery tells how he got a job entirely through a 'socialCV.' Read More »

This Man Got A Six-Figure Job Through Twitter (No Resume Required)

This Man Got A Six-Figure Job Through Twitter (No Resume Required)

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 »

Recruiter: Why Most Job Seekers Get Overlooked

Recruiter: Why Most Job Seekers Get Overlooked

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 »

What Makes A Great Cover Letter

What Makes A Great Cover Letter

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 »

Things You Should Leave Off Your Resume

Things You Should Leave Off Your Resume

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 »

Do You Make These 4 Cover Letter Mistakes?

Do You Make These 4 Cover Letter Mistakes?

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 »

More Employers Demand Twitter-Like Brevity On Applications

More Employers Demand Twitter-Like Brevity On Applications

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 »

4 Job-Search Tips That People Normally Pay Big Bucks To Learn

4 Job-Search Tips That People Normally Pay Big Bucks To Learn

What would a career coach tell you if you had the bucks to hire one? AOL Jobs consulted with several coaches to uncover these tips. Read More »

Why Your Resume Stinks (And What To Do About It Now)

Why Your Resume Stinks (And What To Do About It Now)

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 »

Transforming Your Resume From Military To Civilian

Transforming Your Resume From Military To Civilian

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 »

'Likeonomics': Will Being Likable Make You More Employable?

'Likeonomics': Will Being Likable Make You More Employable?

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 »

Cover Letter Tips For Veterans

Cover Letter Tips For Veterans

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 »

Employer Vita Needle Seeks Elderly Workers

Employer Vita Needle Seeks Elderly Workers

It's an era in which older workers do what they can to hide their age on their resume out of fear of age discrimination. Read More »

Veteran Resume Makeover: How To Adapt The Resume To The Job

Veteran Resume Makeover: How To Adapt The Resume To The Job

Having an updated resume always on hand can help veterans to be prepared when it comes time to finding a new job. Read More »

Employer Says She's Been Looking For A Year, Can't Find A Soul To Hire

Employer Says She's Been Looking For A Year, Can't Find A Soul To Hire

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 »

10 Dumb Reasons Employers Fire Workers

10 Dumb Reasons Employers Fire Workers

When it comes to dumb reasons for getting fired, there appears to be no end to the idiocy displayed by many workers that ultimately leads to their dismissal. There is perhaps no better example of this numbskullery than Steven Slater, the former JetBlue flight attendant who, in a fit aboard a parked aircraft... Read More »

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