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Is Keeping Your Resume 'Current' Hurting Your Career?

Brian de Haaff | Posted 12.20.2016 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Is there a compulsive updater in your life? You know who I'm talking about -- the one who seems to be in a constant state of "reaching out" with a str...

Considering A Career in Marketing? Read This First

Ashley Stahl | Posted 12.20.2016 | Education
Ashley Stahl

We've all been there. Stuck in senior year of college, surrounded by swarms of our parents' friends at dinner parties, asking that dreaded question: ...

How To Job Hunt In Washington, D.C. (Hint: USAJobs.gov Is A Cyber Abyss)

Ashley Stahl | Posted 12.09.2016 | Education
Ashley Stahl

When I was 22, I joined the tidal wave of hope-and-changers descending on D.C. with their student loan debt and relentless optimism. My sunny outlook ...

Seven Mistakes To Avoid When Job Hunting

Ashley Stahl | Posted 12.02.2016 | College
Ashley Stahl

One morning about a year ago, I was quietly sipping coffee and watching the news when the phone rang. I looked at caller ID and sighed with relief: I'...

The Excitement And Fear Of Knowing When To Jump -- But Not Where

Erika Veidis | Posted 08.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Erika Veidis

When to Jump, an independent media partner of The Huffington Post, is a curated community featuring the ideas and stories of people who have made the...

A Challenging Job Market for New Grads: How You Can Come Out on Top

Catherine Kaputa | Posted 05.10.2016 | College
Catherine Kaputa

Graduation is a happy day, but unless new grads are summa cum lucky, have the networking contacts of a Clinton or a Trump, or have an occupation-specific major, chances are they will face periods of frustration, self-doubt and failure in the days, weeks and months ahead.

4 Tricks to Get Your Resume Past the Resume Robots and into the Hiring Manager's Hands

Catherine Kaputa | Posted 04.27.2016 | Business
Catherine Kaputa

The first person to look at your resume is not likely to be a person, but a computer. That's because to deal with the sheer onslaught of job applicant...

How To Land A Job In 90 Seconds

Ashley Stahl | Posted 03.04.2016 | Business
Ashley Stahl

Originally Published in Forbes While the average interview lasts roughly 40 minutes, 33% of hiring managers admit they know within 90 seconds if you'...

How To Keep A Successful Mindset On The Job Hunt

Ashley Stahl | Posted 02.19.2017 | Business
Ashley Stahl

Originally Published in Forbes "When you expect the best, you release a magnetic force in your mind which by a law of attraction tends to bring the b...

Jenny Che

How To Use Twitter To Find A Job

HuffingtonPost.com | Jenny Che | Posted 06.17.2015 | Business

You'll be surprised how easy this is.

Deadly Email Job Search Mistakes

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 04.13.2015 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

An email message can make or break your job search with a specific organization or person. Doing email well is required and assumed. Doing email poorly is often the kiss of death.

4 Ways to Show Your Personal Brand in Interviews

Melissa Llarena | Posted 12.28.2014 | Business
Melissa Llarena

What do Oprah, Michael Jordan and Madonna all have in common? Sure, they've all attained a certain level of success, but one is a media mogul who like...

Can Blogging Help You Build Your Career? 5 Questions to Consider

Melissa Llarena | Posted 12.14.2014 | Business
Melissa Llarena

Ten years ago, the blogosphere seemed like a place for those looking to write about an interest outside of their jobs. Today, there are thousands of b...

Reputation Recovery and Management

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 10.02.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Leading a "perfect" life -- very low-profile, never breaking any laws, never participating in any form of social media, never doing anything that might draw negative attention -- does not ensure a clean personal reputation in 2014 or beyond, unfortunately.

You Are Being Watched -- And Judged

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 10.06.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

What you write (or say) online "can be used against you" in the court of public opinion or in the privacy of an employer's or a recruiter's office. Yet, it appears that too many people are not aware that what they do online, in the "privacy" of their social media accounts, is often very widely visible.

48 Hours After a Job Rejection

Melissa Llarena | Posted 10.06.2014 | Business
Melissa Llarena

he 48 hours after a job rejection are critical. They sting even when you really did not want the job. You spent a great deal of time convincing yourself that you were the best candidate but apparently the interviewer disagreed.f

Tell Me Your Story But Alleviate My Headache: Answering the First Interview Question

Melissa Llarena | Posted 10.06.2014 | Business
Melissa Llarena

The easy way to do so is in chronological order but that's overused and frankly lacks pizzazz. Instead, start with the end goal in mind: to get hired.

Using Competitive Intelligence to Land a Job, as Told by a Former Insider within the CI Unit for a Fortune 500 Firm

Melissa Llarena | Posted 09.23.2014 | Business
Melissa Llarena

Competitive intelligence spend is increasing among organizations on the rise. It's proven to gain an edge on competitors, but it is not just for Fortune 500 firms.

How to Secretly Use LinkedIn

Melissa Llarena | Posted 09.23.2014 | Business
Melissa Llarena

If your boss or colleagues see signs that you are job hunting such as updating your profile after you got that year-end bonus, or that you are following a slew of companies then your current situation can be compromised.

Mission Possible: How to Thrive As a Working Mother of Young Children

Melissa Llarena | Posted 09.20.2014 | Parents
Melissa Llarena

By letting ourselves get lost in appointments, meetings and obligations, we risk missing out on enjoying what's truly important in life. Here are four takeaways I've realized are crucial for thriving, especially for new moms who feel as though they have too much on their plates.

Tiffany Gave Up Her 'Dream Job' to Make the Best Move of Her Life

Emilie Aries | Posted 09.13.2014 | Women
Emilie Aries

Tiffany had a lifelong dream to be the next Katie Couric. After a few years working in finance, she landed a prized production assistant role at a ma...

Unemployed and Looking for Work? Here's How to Avoid Losing Your Mind

Heather Martin | Posted 09.13.2014 | Women
Heather Martin

You need to stay busy, ground yourself (meditation and exercise) and stay engaged with real friends (only the positive ones) so that you can go out into the world with confidence and let an employer know why you will be their next great hire.

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).