10 Things Job Applicants Should Know

Job Search Job Hunting JAY GOLTZ job tips nytimes.com

Submitted Nov 21 2011 by Susan Copper, 23 comments

While there clearly are not enough jobs to go around, some people are getting hired. Every day, every hour, thousands of people are selected from thousands more who are ready, willing and able to work. The question is, why is it that some people get hired and some don’t? I ha...more»


10 things to do after the interview

Job Interview Job Offer Beth Braccio Hering careerbuilder.com

Submitted Dec 8 2011 by Vincent Clayton, 12 comments

The interview may be over, but your chance to make an impression is not. Here are 10 strategies to continue boosting your candidacy. 1. Show that you're still interested. Leave no doubt in the interviewer's mind about where you stand. Ask for the job at meeting's end with a phrase such as, "I w...more»


10 Things Your Commencement Speaker Won't Tell You

new grad Life Lessons CHARLES WHEELAN wsj.com

Submitted Apr 30 2012 by Linda Cruz, 12 comments

Class of 2012, I became sick of commencement speeches at about your age. My first job out of college was writing speeches for the governor of Maine. Every spring, I would offer extraordinary tidbits of wisdom to 22-year-olds—which was quite a feat given that I was 23 at the time. In the decades ...more»


5 Commonly Asked Resume Questions

Resume Tips Resume Samples LINDSAY OLSON usnews.com

Submitted Jan 3 2012 by Jason Edwards, 15 comments

How long should it be? What format should I use? Job seekers always have questions like this about their resumes, and not knowing the answer might cost you a great position. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions. 1. How long should I make my resume? The ideal length of a resume...more»


10 Simple Tips to Networking Success

Networking MIRIAM SALPETER usnews.com

Submitted Apr 11 2012 by Linda Cruz, 12 comments

Job-search and career coaches always tout networking's importance. They implore clients to break away from their computers to engage in old-fashioned interactions with people who may be able to help them. It's not so easy to master the art of juggling a plate and drink in one hand while graceful...more»


7 Tried-and-True Steps for Negotiating a Job Offer

Salary Negotiation Pay MIRIAM SALPETER usnews.com

Submitted Apr 4 2012 by Linda Cruz, 18 comments

Are you prepared to negotiate a job offer? New LinkedIn research shows 42 percent of professionals in the United States are uncomfortable negotiating; approximately 25 percent admit to never having negotiated in the workplace. The study also shows that many of LinkedIn's U.S. members (3...more»


12 Really Stupid Things I Never Want To Do Again

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Submitted Dec 29 2011 by Victor Bennett, 23 comments

Last year I listed 12 things I knew at age 50 that I wish I had known at 25. Now I'm a year older. And if I'm not wiser, at least I'm a bit more experienced. So here are 12 really stupid things I've done that I never want to do again. Maybe you've done some of them, too. But I'll bet we'd bo...more»


10 hot careers for 2012 - and beyond

Job Search Career Career Options Anne Fisher career choices cnn.com

Submitted Jun 3 2012 by Linda Cruz, 11 comments

Hiring overall probably won't pick up much next year, but there are pockets of prosperity even in this job market. Her...more»


Why Temporary Work Is Worth It

Job Search Job Hunting Kerry Hannon forbes.com

Submitted May 25 2012 by Linda Cruz, 16 comments



Top Executive Recruiters Agree There Are Only Three True Job Interview Questions

Job Search Job Interview Interview Questions Questions To Ask George Bradt forbes.com

Submitted Jun 16 2012 by Jason Edwards, 12 comments

The only three true job interview questions are: