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Better Ways to Look for a Job and Ask for a Raise

Brazen Life | Posted 08.25.2013 | College
Brazen Life

Securing the career you want at the pay you deserve is already a difficult task. By incorporating some data hacks into your job search, you can "tip the scales" in your favor.

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.

10 Keys To A Winning Webcam Interview

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 08.10.2013 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Interviewing for a job can be difficult enough, but now technology has created a big, new, virtual wrinkle. More and more interviews are being conducted via the Internet by way of your webcam and they are growing in popularity because they save employers both time and money.

The Job Search Is Just Like Dating: 5 Tips for the Recent Grad

Dominic Bokich | Posted 08.04.2013 | College
Dominic Bokich

Most college students think about sex and dating every day. Many have become experts in the process. But, when it comes to the job search, new grads can feel somewhat inexperienced.

How to Sabotage Your Career By Landing the Wrong Job

Brazen Life | Posted 07.21.2013 | College
Brazen Life

In the current professional climate, it's easy to focus on "winning" in the job hunt game and forget that a new role should be a thoroughly evaluated stepping stone in your career. In short: it's easy to land the wrong job.

Jobseekers: Understanding the Candidate Experience

Rayanne Thorn | Posted 07.18.2013 | Business
Rayanne Thorn

There has been a significant amount talk about the candidate experience for the last several years among those responsible for hiring or those who are part of the hiring process. It is an ongoing discussion that never seems to yield a very good answer but always stirs up a bit of a response and then fades quickly to black.

Top 6 Incomplete Job Search Tips

Roger Wright | Posted 07.15.2013 | Business
Roger Wright

It's not that they're wrong. They are just not enough. If they were -- we'd all have jobs.

Job Interview? 3 Tips Guaranteed To Give You The Edge

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 06.27.2013 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Job applicants of maturity face extra challenges when they interview and these can create a number of questions and concerns. In fact, if you have an interview coming up, you may well be asking yourself the following.

Losing Job Search Momentum? Why You Should Help Others First

Patrick Richard | Posted 06.17.2013 | Business
Patrick Richard

Helping others can give you a sense of self-worth that can often be hard to come by on the job search. Help a friend or fellow job seeker first, and see how your luck turns around.

Passion at Work?

James Wheatley | Posted 06.09.2013 | Healthy Living
James Wheatley

Simple enthusiasm and an honest desire to do one's best are not good enough. No, you must bring your passion to the table and lay bare your soul. We require access to your most profound and visceral feelings. This job must move you.

3 Strategies For Building Your LinkedIn Profile

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 06.07.2013 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Any job seeker today knows that social networking sites like LinkedIn are invaluable resources for making important contacts. And, in addition to LinkedIn's effectiveness as a networking tool, many recruiters are now forgoing traditional methods of sourcing candidates and turning directly to this major site as their preferred method for identifying potential employees.

Three Common Interview Mistakes for College Students -- And How to Avoid Them

Geoff Falen | Posted 06.04.2013 | College
Geoff Falen

Employers at interview and other career events often mention "poor interview preparation" among even the best and brightest applicants for their positions. Many students struggle with addressing some of the most basic interview scenarios due to lack of experience or forethought.

How Shane Barker Landed the Coolest Job Ever, With Social Media and No Résumé

Joshua Waldman | Posted 05.28.2013 | Technology
Joshua Waldman

When you put yourself out there you never know what might come your way. So, take a look at your profiles and assess it from an outside perspective.

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...

Student Career Responsibility

Geoff Falen | Posted 05.05.2013 | College
Geoff Falen

Nobody disputes the value of parental wisdom, advice and support, but at a certain point, you've got to take responsibility for your future. Mom and Dad aren't doing you any favors if they're the ones jumping in and running point for your career exploration.

4 Ways To Manage Your Job-Search Stress

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 04.27.2013 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Even under the best of circumstances looking for work is difficult. Life as you know it has changed and your overall well-being is affected. Here are four key ways to help you boost your spirits and keep your momentum going.

Quiz: Does This Job Deserve You?

Liz Ryan | Posted 04.22.2013 | Business
Liz Ryan

You have wonderful things to offer an employer -- your brains, instincts, energy and time, for starters -- and you have a flame worth growing. Why dim your flame in the wrong place, when there are people in so many other places who will be happy to know you and collaborate with you?

10 Reasons Why Companies Want To Hire You

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 04.15.2013 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

If you think that you're no longer valued in the work world, it's an awfully big challenge to present yourself as a confident, can-do candidate.

Company Culture: 5 Big "Little" Things to Consider When Interviewing

The Levo League | Posted 04.02.2013 | Business
The Levo League

Do you like to dress very formal or casual? What helps you do your best work? What do you want to be wearing in those 100-degree summer days on the subway?

Caution! Are You Skating on Thin Ice at Work?

Julie Kantor | Posted 03.16.2013 | Business
Julie Kantor

Sometimes you will fall. Sometime you need to fall and get back up. But months later you just might be sitting fireside with a glass of wine or iced coffee celebrating your new job or that great promotion you just got at work as someone who skates the extra mile.

3 Tips To Land A Job In The New Year

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 03.14.2013 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

How can you maximize the hiring opportunities that abound at this special time of year? Here are three powerful resolutions that can make a major impact on your Job Search 2013.

5 Ways To 'Sell' Yourself At Holiday Parties

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 02.13.2013 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Holiday parties and gatherings make for the perfect venue to connect with as many people as possible. So how can you successfully "sell" yourself while remaining festive, cordial, and all the while radiating the holiday spirit? There are many ways to do so.

4 Reasons Why December Is The Best Time To Find Work

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 02.01.2013 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Do you consider looking for work over the holidays to be a waste of time? Do you figure companies don't usually hire in December... so why bother? Well, if these thoughts have crossed your mind, think again. December is actually the very best time of year to look for work.

5 Critical Tips Before You Network

Elliot Lasson | Posted 01.08.2013 | Business
Elliot Lasson

Everyone is talking about networking, including career experts who preach its importance. However, it is a concept that is often misunderstood.

Do You Possess the 3 Traits of a Successful Job Seeker?

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Although there's little doubt that luck plays a role in job search success, there are three main traits that set the winning candidate apart from his or her competition.