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How to Find a Job

3 Unexpected Tips For A Winning Job Interview

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 02.19.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

You have an important interview coming up. You've done your due diligence, researched the company and have an understanding of the direction they are heading and the challenges they face. But are you now ready to ace the interview? Well ... not exactly!

Why December Is The Best Time Of Year To Look For Work

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 02.03.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Savvy job-seekers might know how to write resumes and cover letters, but few are aware of this surprising fact: Contrary to popular belief, December is actually the best time of year to look for work! There are two compelling reasons why this is true.

3 Ways To Make Your Personal Brand Clear And Consistent

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 12.31.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

The most elemental (and often most difficult) aspect of a job search is to precisely and powerfully describe who you are, what you're going for and how you can contribute. These three elements comprise the foundation of your branding campaign and form an integral component to each of the ways you will be presenting yourself to potential employers.

3 Ways To Energize Your Job Search And Get Hired Now

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 11.24.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Many job-seekers don't realize there is a seasonal aspect to the job hunt. The good news is that early fall is one of the two best times of year to look for work. Just like the school year begins anew, organizations gear up after the summer slowdown.

Be Found to Be Hired: The 20 Best Keywords for Your Job Search

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 06.14.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Without the right keywords, your profiles (and you) are invisible, regardless of how well-qualified you might be for the job you want, because your resume may never be seen by a recruiter.

A Shorter Job Search in 9 Steps

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 06.07.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Have a VERY GOOD answer for the question, "What are you looking for?"

5 Things You Should Know About Job Recruiters

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 05.31.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Don't expect a recruiter to look at your resume and immediately understand where you would fit into their organization or to suggest which career path you should choose. They don't know you well enough, and they aren't mind readers (fortunately!).

To Land a Job, Know How Employers Use Technology to Hire

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 05.26.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

In the last few years, the widespread use of search engines and the growth of social media have changed recruiting in ways that are transparent to most job seekers. Not understanding those technological changes makes job hunting more challenging (and discouraging).

How A Smart Misspelling Can Lead To LinkedIn Success

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 05.25.2014 | Fifty
Susan P. Joyce

Some names are spelled many different ways, and someone looking for you may not remember exactly which version of your name to use. LinkedIn's search function, now, is not adept at offering all the different variations of a way a name could be spelled.

The 6 Steps To A Successful Second Career

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. | Posted 05.20.2014 | Fifty
Nancy Berk, Ph.D.

When I left a career in academia to pursue humor writing, there were plenty of outspoken and silent skeptics questioning my motives. Why would a 40-something woman with a Ph.D. (and a clinical psychologist at that) walk away from a steady paycheck? What kind of woman, after years of training and building a résumé in science, would shift gears and pursue a future in comedy? The answers were simple.

Avoid the LinkedIn Penalty Box

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 05.10.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

To succeed on LinkedIn, devote some attention to understanding the rules, described below. The penalties associated with breaking them can negatively impact your visibility and ability to use LinkedIn successfully.

What 80% Of Employers Do Before Inviting You For An Interview

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 05.01.2014 | Fifty
Susan P. Joyce

Many job seekers have described to me that submitting a resume in today's job market is mostly a banging-their-head-against-a-wall, extremely frustrating waste of time. You want that resume to get you into an interview, but it doesn't. I think this could be why...

The 6 Things You Are Doing Wrong in Your Job Search

Kathryn Sollmann | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Kathryn Sollmann

Job seekers are not powerless victims of an economy that has volatile fits and starts. The reality is that strategic, optimistic and tenacious full-time job seekers do find jobs. The more lackadaisical, defeated, angry, once-in-a-while job seekers do not.

How to Find Hidden Jobs

Jim Stroud | Posted 11.20.2013 | Business
Jim Stroud

You ever have one of those moments when you realize the obvious? I had one of those today. I thought about it, and scratched my head. And thought about it some more, and scratched... Then, I finally came up with a solution.

6 Job-Hunting Tips For Midlifers You Haven't Seen Before

Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.11.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

If you want to be hired by the insanely awesome company, you need to be confident about your place in it. But be yourself. If they wanted another 20-something hipster for the job, you wouldn't be sitting in the room with the interviewer.

The Top 7 Websites That Will Help You Find A Nonprofit Job

Next Avenue | Posted 03.30.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Nancy Collamer If you're looking to launch an encore career, here's where you'll find the openings that are right in...

The Right (And Wrong) Ways To Use Job Boards

Next Avenue | Posted 03.28.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Paul Bernard Employment sites can be a terrible waste of time for job seekers -- unless you know how to get the most...

How To Get The Job You've Always Wanted

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 03.22.2013 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

Who wouldn't rather have a job that you can feel emotionally connected to instead of feeling that you're a puppet of your boss? However, before you give up on this idea, stop and think about whether you could build some of this mindset into your life right now.

Three Ways You're Sabotaging Your Job Hunt

Marc Cenedella | Posted 12.16.2012 | Small Business
Marc Cenedella

Here's the truth -- the Internet is not going to hire you. No, you'll be hired by a living, breathing, thinking, smiling person.

New Thought on Job Creation

Dr. James Michael Nolan | Posted 09.16.2012 | Education
Dr. James Michael Nolan

It doesn't matter whether you believe in the law of gravity -- you are not going to float away. It does not matter whether you believe you are actively co-creating your experience. You are.

Networking Commandments for New Grads

The Levo League | Posted 07.02.2012 | Women
The Levo League

The bad news: You have to start from scratch. The good news: You have to start from scratch.

A Senior's Guide to Job Searching

College Lifestyles | Posted 04.08.2012 | College
College Lifestyles

Interviews can be scary, especially the first, oh, one or five times. See if your career center has someone who can practice with you. You can also practice with professors and family members.

New Year, New You, New Job!

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 02.27.2012 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

This is the time of year for making New Year's resolutions. And if you're a savvy job-seeker, it's also the time for landing a new position.

Jibe Uses Facebook, LinkedIn To Help You Find A Job

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

This post is part of a new series from HuffPostTech, Socialized, that will profile a different social startup--from apps to services to websites--ever...

Five Key Words That Can Help Land the Job

AOL | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

An interview is a competition. How do you win? You have to sell yourself as effectively as possible. An important component of that sales pitch is the...