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How Important Is Your GPA To Employers?

How Important Is Your GPA To Employers?

It has to count for something... right?

The truth about how your college experience is evaluated by employers. Read More »

7 Tips to Spring Clean Your LinkedIn Profile

7 Tips to Spring Clean Your LinkedIn Profile

When it comes to finding your dream job, it's all about the match

Clean up your LinkedIn Profile with 7 tips that are easy to tackle. Upload a new photo and check out the competition. Don't forget to ask for a recommendation. Read More »

Find the Hidden Career Potential In Your Dead-End Job

Find the Hidden Career Potential In Your Dead-End Job

How to see the value in every position

There's no such thing as a dead-end job. There are only dead-end attitudes. 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 »

Avoid These Dangerous Resume Mistakes

Avoid These Dangerous Resume Mistakes

You can design your resume to appear modern and appropriate for today's job search, but it is equally important to include relevant content to appeal to the hiring manager. Most companies today are using a computerized system (known as an applicant tracking system, or ATS) to evaluate your materials; this... Read More »

Stalled At Work? Maybe You Need An Attitude Makeover

Stalled At Work? Maybe You Need An Attitude Makeover

By Vanessa Van Petten Have you ever wondered what makes someone a world-renowned musician or a critically acclaimed novelist? Malcolm Gladwell would say it all comes down to practice -- over 10,000 hours of practice, to be exact. But a study by Gary McPherson, discussed in David Brooks' book "The Social... Read More »

3 Reasons Good Workers Don't Get Jobs (And What They Can Do About It)

3 Reasons Good Workers Don't Get Jobs (And What They Can Do About It)

With nearly 13 million unemployed Americans, you'd think there be no such thing as a worker shortage. But many U.S. employers continue to say that they can't find people to fill certain jobs. A recent CareerBuilder survey showed that despite the nation's high 8.2 percent unemployment rate, 38 percent of... Read More »

5 Jobs That Employers Are Begging To Fill In 2012

5 Jobs That Employers Are Begging To Fill In 2012

It's a conundrum: Many employers have jobs that they can't fill even though millions of Americans want and need work. A recent Right Management survey of 600 employers found that 90 percent of them are finding it difficult to fill key positions, despite the nation's historically high unemployment rate. Read More »

Art Of The Interview: An Expert Looks At Perfecting The Ultimate Business Meeting

Art Of The Interview: An Expert Looks At Perfecting The Ultimate Business Meeting

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 »

Resume Solutions: What To Do When You Have Skills For Multiple Jobs

Resume Solutions: What To Do When You Have Skills For Multiple Jobs

"I've always been successful with whatever has been thrown at me. How do I take all my varied skills and combine them into a resume that works?" -- Karen W., Ohio. Read More »

Underemployment Remains High -- And A Big Problem

Underemployment Remains High -- And A Big Problem

Underemployment has been as much a frustrating feature of the recent job market as the nation's high unemployment rate. What makes a worker underemployed? A number of a factors, including the inability to find full-time work in a chosen field. Read More »

Sorry, Einstein! Emotional Intelligence Trumps High IQ In The Workforce

Sorry, Einstein! Emotional Intelligence Trumps High IQ In The Workforce

When it comes to hiring intelligent employees, it seems companies prefer people smarts more so than book smarts, a new survey finds. More than 70 percent of employers way they value emotional intelligence -- the ability to perceive the emotions of others and control one's own -- over workers' intellectual... Read More »

Skills Gap Grows Ever Wider As Recovery Slogs On

Skills Gap Grows Ever Wider As Recovery Slogs On

It may be difficult to believe, but during this period of stubbornly high unemployment, many jobs are going unfilled because of a lack of qualified applicants. More than half of companies surveyed report challenges in finding candidates with the right skills, according to a recent report cited in an Op-Ed... Read More »

Four Skills We Wish We Had Learned in School

Four Skills We Wish We Had Learned in School

Not everybody approaches education with the same goal. High school and higher education serve different purposes for each student. For some pupils, school is a direct path to a job. For others, it is a chance to learn for the sake of personal growth. Visit any classroom and you'll encounter students with a... Read More »

Jack of All Trades and a Master of Some

Jack of All Trades and a Master of Some

When I ask job seekers what roles they are ideal candidates for, I often hear "I am good at so many different things, I can do almost any job." Although this may sometimes be close to true, most of my clients are looking for specialists. Sure they appreciate the candidates who bring a lot to the table. However,... Read More »

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