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5 Things That Will Make or Break Your Resume

Sandy Malone | Posted 01.22.2015 | Business
Sandy Malone

Based on Devon and Kayla's observations, and my own experience, I've created a list of five things that will make or break your resume:

Finishing an Internship Strong Opens Doors - Stay Focused for Success

Sandy Malone | Posted 12.17.2014 | Business
Sandy Malone

Every single day of a good internship makes a difference in your future. Your performance should improve as you learn the job and by the end, you should be a rock star if this is a job field you're meant to enter.

Party Your Way to a New Job During the Holidays

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 12.12.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

One of the most enjoyable parts of the holidays are attending holiday parties, catching up with people you know and meeting new people. Conveniently, catching up with people you know and meeting new people is a wonderful opportunity to network.

Is it Better to Start at the Bottom or Hold Out for a More Rewarding Job?

Karen Frankola | Posted 01.24.2015 | Business
Karen Frankola

Emily, a bright English lit major who recently graduated from an Ivy League school, has her heart set on writing for a small online magazine where hipsters get their news.

What New Graduates NEED to Know About Applying for Jobs Internationally

Sandy Malone | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business
Sandy Malone

Before you start applying for jobs internationally, do the basic research on what kind of work visas or permits you'll need to have to accept the position.

10 Unconventional Career Tips from an Unlikely CEO

Fred Cook | Posted 06.21.2014 | Business
Fred Cook

The business world is full of rules. Some succeed by following them, others by breaking them. You have to find the right balance. If you break all the rules, you may frighten people. But if make your own rules, they may not even notice.

5 Ways Being Older Can Be A Boon To Finding A Job

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.26.2014 | Fifty

Age discrimination in the jobs market has been on the rise and many mid-lifers are struggling to gain traction in their search for work, often noting ...

You Next Job Can Find You: Draw Employers and Recruiters to You

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 05.05.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

These days, the most effective way to find a job may be to attract employers to you. How can you do that? By creating and maintaining public profiles ...

Seemingly Silly Scenarios That Might Cost You the Job

Maureen Anderson | Posted 04.24.2014 | Business
Maureen Anderson

How does a hiring manager choose one person over another, assuming they're both equally qualified to do the work? Sometimes he has to rely on hunches, on a vague sense of a person's character. Sometimes it isn't even that scientific.

I Just Got Laid Off -- Now What?

Literally, Darling | Posted 03.23.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

To say I was in a state of shock is an understatement. It took a case of hard cider, a Bridget Jones marathon and a good cry before I finally felt like I could face this new reality.

Are Your Job Goals Destined to Fail?

Amanda Augustine | Posted 10.15.2013 | College
Amanda Augustine

If you find yourself struggling to achieve your job goal, the goal may need to be reevaluated. Here are four types of goals the will work against your job search -- and what you can do to get back on track.

If You Wouldn't Eat Cereal With a Fork, Why Would You Use Social Media for a Job Search?

Steve Dalton | Posted 10.14.2013 | Business
Steve Dalton

Some social media tools simply do not apply to the job search. It's like using a fork to eat cereal -- theoretically it could be done, but neither effectively nor efficiently.

10 Ways The Job Search Has Changed

Posted 09.02.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Joshua Waldman If you haven't looked for work lately, be sure you know the new rules about resumés Job searchi...

Don't Start a Job Hunt Until You Read This

Gail McMeekin | Posted 07.15.2013 | Business
Gail McMeekin

I have been hearing unusual stories from clients who are job-hunting these days. So I decided to consult a few recruiters for a new perspective and their advice for gaining employment in today's world.

Tips for Women: Taxes and Job Hunting Expenses

Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti | Posted 06.14.2013 | Business
Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti

Tax day is here and many people are scrambling to make the final deadline. It is important to keep a record of job hunting expenses as they may qualify for a tax write off or credits.

Job Hunting: Separating Fact From Fiction

Deborah Stambler | Posted 06.12.2013 | Business
Deborah Stambler

After looking for months, I've got something of an anxious rhythm going. I'm ready for a new pattern to my days. I know this will all pay off, but I'm really eager to say thank you and unsubscribe from the job search sites.

10 Weird (and Some Traditional) Ways to Make Business Contacts

Nancy A. Shenker | Posted 12.22.2012 | Business
Nancy A. Shenker

Whether you're an extroverted "power networker" or a shy or lazy introvert, connecting with others should be a part of your weekly work routine. Here are 10 places I've met clients and prospects over the past nine years.

Job Hunting Gone Extreme: The Billboard Resume

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 08.30.2012 | Business

In a tough economy, job-hunters tend to look for creative ways in which to stand out from other candidates. There's the Samford University student...

21st-Century Job Hunting Hints for New Grads

Diane Gayeski, Ph.D. | Posted 08.21.2012 | College
Diane Gayeski, Ph.D.

College students are accustomed to communicating with their friends via text messages and Facebook. They may have shaky interpersonal skills and they also may not know how to start meeting other professionals.

Why You Should Never Wear One Of These To A Job Interview (And Other Tips)

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.02.2012 | Fifty

Nonfarm payrolls rose by a 69,000 in May -- much less than expected, and the unemployment rate ticked up one-tenth of a percent to 8.2 percent, the go...

Getting Organized: The Key to a Successful Job Search

Cezary Pietrzak | Posted 05.29.2012 | Small Business
Cezary Pietrzak

Think twice about going to another networking session, or meeting with companies you don't really care about -- are they really worthwhile? Remember, time is your biggest commodity, so the way you spend it should always align with your end goal.

Katherine Bindley

Why Your Resume Has Just Six Seconds To Make An Impression | Katherine Bindley | Posted 05.10.2012 | Money

There have long been general guidelines for resume writing but rarely, if ever, has it been considered an exact science. Now, using eye-tracking s...

Escape From the Job Jungle

Peter Weinberg | Posted 05.19.2012 | Money
Peter Weinberg

I applied to 53 jobs in July, according to the tally marks I carved into my parents' dining room table while playing the harmonica. But the big sack I bought to hold all my salary never filled up, and I began to suspect something just wasn't right.

How to Find a Job, If You Are Young

Billy Parish | Posted 04.28.2012 | Business
Billy Parish

Many of those young people are relying on age-old job hunting techniques: mailing out resumes, answering ads in newspapers or searching online job boards. 90% of the time these techniques don't work. Here's what does work.

When Job Hunting, Trust Your Gut

Delia Lloyd | Posted 12.17.2011 | Women
Delia Lloyd

As strange as it may seem, I love looking for work. But I still make rookie mistakes.