Job search tips & strategies

Job search tips & strategies
What veterans bring to a job

10:30 AM EST, November 11, 2013

What veterans bring to a job

On Veterans Day, we honor and thank the men and women who have served our country. While the day focuses on their service, it’s also a reminder of the transitions they face returning to civilian life.

Veterans' edge in the job market

10:30 AM EST, November 7, 2013

Veterans' edge in the job market

As a veteran, you typically bring a wealth of skills to the table that a civilian job applicant can’t. Military service teaches you leadership, teamwork, decision-making and even engineering and technology. And yet, CNN reports that veteran unemployment rates are almost always 2 percent higher than the national average, and 34 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans are unemployed for more than a year after returning home.

How sales skills can get you any job

2:40 PM EST, November 6, 2013

How sales skills can get you any job

When I started looking for new career opportunities after leaving the restaurant industry, I was pretty nervous. After all, what could work in the food industry have to do with any other kind of job? I worried about the transferability of my job skills, until I realized that sales skills are not only transferable, they are also an inherent part of just about every kind of job.

Create great blog posts that'll get you hired

12:30 PM EST, November 5, 2013

Create great blog posts that'll get you hired

Blogging has become a great resume builder when pursuing your dream job.

How to address being overqualified in an interview

10:50 AM EDT, October 31, 2013

How to address being overqualified in an interview

The main concern about being “overqualified” for a job is that you’ll leave your potential employer as soon as something better comes your way. Anything you can say to demonstrate your sincere commitment to the employer and interest in staying long term will help you overcome this doubt.

Turn job search rejection into progress

12:10 PM EDT, October 30, 2013

Turn job search rejection into progress

When the number of job seekers outnumbers the jobs available in the market, there will inevitably be job seekers who experience rejection. Recruiters and hiring managers filter through the stack of résumés quickly to find the best quality candidates to interview and hire. Unfortunately, job seekers are often left wondering why they didn’t make the cut.

Rules for hiring workers with disabilities

1:25 PM EDT, October 21, 2013

Rules for hiring workers with disabilities

As an employer or potential employee, you may have some questions about the hiring process for workers with disabilities. Sometimes it’s not clear what questions are all right to ask or what policies are important to understand.

Social media on the job hunt

12:10 PM EDT, October 21, 2013

Social media on the job hunt

Social media have proved to be a powerful recruitment resource for companies. A recent CareerBuilder survey found that the 39 percent of hiring managers research candidates via social media to find out more about them. In a recent article in The Atlantic, an editor discussed how he found his latest hire via Twitter.

What to leave off your resume

5:15 PM EDT, September 25, 2013

What to leave off your resume

It's never easy to figure out what to put on your resume. What will that one line be that hooks the hiring manager? Will the way it's formatted affect the decision? You may think that it's safer to err on the side of including more, but if you load your resume with unnecessary fluff, it could guarantee your place in the reject pile.

Pare down your resume to get noticed

1:30 PM EDT, September 19, 2013

Pare down your resume to get noticed

Getting your resume into the hands of a recruiter isn’t very difficult. Now getting a recruiter to actually read your resume? That's the hard part.

50+ workers should emphasize advantages

1:45 PM EDT, September 16, 2013

50+ workers should emphasize advantages

Whether you’ve lost your job after years of loyal service, see the writing on the wall at your struggling company or are looking to make a move to improve your situation, you’ll face an increasingly uphill battle for secure and satisfying employment once you’re in your 50s.

Stay green during your job search

12:00 PM EDT, September 16, 2013

Stay green during your job search

Don’t believe everything you hear — it’s very easy being green, especially if you’re looking for a job.

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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