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Mature Job-Seeker? Here Are 3 Keys To Finding Satisfying Work

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 05.20.2016 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Are you an older job-seeker who is currently looking for work? If so, you have likely faced your share of roadblocks and unfortunate stereotypes based upon your age alone.

You're More Likely to Land Your Dream Job If You Do This One Simple Thing

Credit.com | Posted 05.17.2016 | Education
Credit.com

By Constance Brinkley-Badgett, Credit.com A new survey has shed light on a major inefficiency in the way most people look for a job: Getting referra...

Why You Should Not Treat 'Looking for a Job' as a Full-Time Job

Priscilla Christopher | Posted 04.25.2016 | Business
Priscilla Christopher

While this sounds like solid advice for someone in need of a job, it isn't. Why? Because it affects your overall well-being. It also affects your effectiveness. Looking for a job shouldn't be a full-time job for those going through unemployment.

The 3 Keys To Building Immediate Rapport In A Job Interview

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 03.27.2016 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

You've got an important interview coming up. You know you have the skills for the job ... but do you have the personality and style they are looking for? Are your values and work ethic a match with those of the organization? Will you fit with the rest of the team?

Five Mistakes That Keep You From Landing the Job (That You Probably Haven't Thought About)

Ashley Stahl | Posted 03.07.2016 | Business
Ashley Stahl

If you're seeing a pattern where you're landing job interviews without ever hearing back afterward, there's likely something else that's putting off potential employers that you're not aware of.

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'...

The Trickiest Job Interview Questions And How To Answer Them

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 02.05.2016 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

If you are actively looking for work, you know the importance of adequately preparing for a job interview. These meetings, more than any other components of your search, are the events that will determine your success.

This Is Why December Is The Best Month To Find A Job

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 12.14.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

January and February generally represent the strongest hiring period of the year. So, if you stay active, make your presence known and build connections in December, you will be setting yourself up to be first in line when hiring takes off.

Is the Job Fair Dead? 3 Things You Need to Consider

Aaron Michel | Posted 12.04.2015 | College
Aaron Michel

Job fairs used to be a great way for qualified applicants to get face time with potential employers and pitch their resumes and achievements. But in a...

The Words To Use -- And Words To Lose -- On Your Resume

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 11.06.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

If you are conducting a job search, ask yourself the following questions: Is your resume providing you with the results you want? Is it a compelling document that highlights your skill sets and accomplishments to your best advantage?

Undercover Job Search

Jill Jacinto | Posted 09.25.2015 | Women
Jill Jacinto

One of the only times I have felt like a spy was when I was job searching while currently employed. You feel like you're a double agent. You're always searching for new leads, you need to pledge loyalty to both sides before jumping ship, and you need to conduct your operation under the radar. If you get caught, it's all over.

4 Ways To Deal With Job Rejection

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 08.31.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

As a job-seeker over 50, you have likely faced one of the most frustrating aspects of looking for work: being told that you are overqualified for the position. This point is used as a common excuse to overlook mature applicants in favor of their younger counterparts.

Tamara Jacobs' Your Ultimate Success Plan is the Get-Off-Your-Ass Book of the Year

Xaque Gruber | Posted 07.19.2016 | Books
Xaque Gruber

Tamara Jacobs knows what she's talking about when it comes to moving ahead in the business world. When Fortune 500 companies like Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Bayer, Merck, Novartis, Revlon, and others need advice with their branding and image, they call Tamara.

The Secret To Acing A Job Interview

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 06.27.2016 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Savvy job-seekers recognize that every employer is looking for the same thing: a problem solver who will successfully deal with the issues and challenges they face. The interview is your all-important opportunity to show the hiring manager that you are the #1 candidate for the job.

Cheating on Your Job

Jamie Silverman | Posted 06.15.2016 | Business
Jamie Silverman

If you've ever changed jobs before, you know that job hunting can be exhilarating, frustrating, unnerving, exhausting, and of course exciting. It's kind of like dating multiple people at the same time.

6 Ways to Think Like an Employer

Ray Rogers | Posted 06.11.2016 | College
Ray Rogers

Gow do you convey to a prospective employer that you are the perfect candidate for their particular position? Start by following these tips.

Ready To Reinvent Your Career? Here's How!

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 06.03.2016 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Are you fed up with the path your career has taken as of late? Do you feel frustrated and blocked from what you really want to do? Is your work draining you of energy and enthusiasm? If you answered, 'yes' to any of the questions above, this is a sign that you are due for a change.

Mature Job-Seeker? Here's How To Land A Summer Job

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 05.17.2016 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Think summer jobs are just for kids? Well ... think again! Now is just the right time and you are at just the right age to land an adventure-filled position that will prove both fun and rewarding. The seasonal job market has opened up to applicants of all ages.

How Can Inexperienced College Graduates Beat the Catch 22 of Recruiters

Quora | Posted 05.07.2016 | Business
Quora

This is a great question and it's probably one of the preeminent issues facing new college graduates who are entering a very competitive job market.

3 Surefire Ways To Beat The Job Search Blues

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 05.15.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Attitude is everything... especially in a job search. But looking for work is hard and filled with mounting frustrations and multiple rejections. So how will you keep upbeat and positive? How can you pull yourself out of the slumps and setbacks so inherent to the process?

What Does Your Profile Say About You?

Jamie Silverman | Posted 04.28.2015 | Business
Jamie Silverman

A first date is pretty much a sexualized job interview. You spend a ton of time getting dressed, carefully considering what each article of clothing you choose might say about you.

3 Unexpected Tips For A Winning Job Interview

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 04.21.2015 | 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!

Ask Not What I Can Do for You

Gary Rich | Posted 04.13.2015 | Business
Gary Rich

I'm certain that all parents, particularly of teenagers, will be familiar with the scenario I'm about to describe. It's the moment one of my daughters appears looking guileless and hesitantly ventures: "Um Dad? Can I ask you a question?"

4 Power-Packed Resolutions For Job Search Success In 2015

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 03.05.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

This is the time of year for making New Year's resolutions. And if you are a savvy job-seeker, it's also time to take full advantage of the surge in hiring that takes place in January and February.

The Top 10 Job Search Fantasies

Roger Wright | Posted 02.16.2015 | Business
Roger Wright

The folks who had the fantasies? They're all working now. But it wasn't so long ago that they were searching for work, more work or better work. A search fueled by fantasies. None of which helped.