Job search tips & strategies

Job search tips & strategies
Disadvantages and options for job hunters without college degrees

11:10 AM EDT, September 17, 2012

Disadvantages and options for job hunters without college degrees

Navigating the job market without a college degree is harder than ever, but there are still plenty of solid jobs to be had, according to a new report.

June 1, 2012

Brazen Careerist

Top 5 networking tips for introverts

There she is. The most confident business woman you've ever seen. She's owning the room. Gliding from one person to the next with a wide smile and a look that says, "I'm the best at what I do."

How work history affects your job hunt

May 19, 2012

How work history affects your job hunt

Some say the resume is dying. I say it's not. For most jobs, you still have to present an impressive resume and cover letter to land an interview.

How to avoid 4 job-changing mistakes

May 19, 2012

How to avoid 4 job-changing mistakes

With the economy starting to turn a corner, and hiring in some industries and regions picking up, you might be contemplating making the jump to a new job. But any career move comes with risks you need to be aware of before you make a change.

How over-50 job seekers improve odds

November 18, 2011

How over-50 job seekers improve odds

Many job seekers have an uphill climb in this economy. And those over 50 have a specific set of job-search issues to surmount. Age discrimination and tortuous hiring processes are beyond their control, but they can improve on any lack of technical skills and their ability to network, among other things.

Indeed.com adds resume search

October 7, 2011

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Indeed.com adds resume search

A new resume search claims more than 42,000 job hunters in Chicago.

What hiring managers really want to see

September 8, 2011

What hiring managers really want to see

When you're job searching, simply getting the attention of potential employers can be a challenge. Of course, there are always a few tricks to keep employers intrigued, no matter what job you're eager to land. Wondering what hiring managers want to see? Here, job-search experts weigh in on what makes job applicants irresistible:

Human connections guide social networks

11:30 AM EDT, August 25, 2011

Human connections guide social networks

It might be time to write those recommendations your LinkedIn contacts have been requesting. It's the right thing to do.

Resume traps: Best resumes defy old conventions

6:06 PM EDT, July 25, 2011

Resume traps: Best resumes defy old conventions

The digital revolution may have changed the hiring game, but for most applicants the resume is not dead.

Negotiating a salary offer

June 4, 2011

Negotiating a salary offer

For those employees who have been lucky enough to keep their jobs or get job offers during the recession, negotiating a higher salary or asking for a raise may not be top-of-mind.

What makes a good reference letter?

3:06 PM EDT, May 20, 2011

What makes a good reference letter?

How does a job seeker help strengthen his or her credentials as a person of substance?

Frustration slows job search, but keep fighting

2:12 PM EDT, May 20, 2011

Frustration slows job search, but keep fighting

There's something missing in your life but you can't quite put your finger on it. Maybe it has something to do with those calls from Visa about your bill. Or it might be related to your firsthand knowledge of every case decided by Judge Judy since October. How about your unfamiliarity with the hours between 7 a.m. and noon? Still not getting it?

Lights! Cameras! Job interview!

March 29, 2011

Office Hours

Lights! Cameras! Job interview!

One of my husband's students recently interviewed for a TV journalism job several states away.

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