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3 Ways To Boost Your 'It' Factor When Looking For A Job

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 08.31.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

What are the real reasons that make employers find a candidate attractive? Are applicants appealing because of the skills they bring to the position? Are they especially desirable as a result of the companies where they've worked, their educational background or the status of their job title?

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.

4 Resume Blunders That Drive Recruiters Crazy

Quora | Posted 07.22.2015 | Business
Quora

If my eye doesn't know where to go, either because you've crammed too much onto the page, or haven't broken up your information into digestible sections, you're making it hard for me.

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

Xaque Gruber | Posted 07.20.2015 | 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.

5 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Get a Job

Ray Rogers | Posted 07.17.2015 | Business
Ray Rogers

Be honest: When's the last time you reviewed your profile on LinkedIn? If you're looking for a job, it's not only time to update your profile so you're more findable. It's also time to sift through the connections you have for avenues to potential employers.

The Secret To Acing A Job Interview

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 06.29.2015 | 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.

How to Find the Perfect Job: Batman v. Kenneth Cole

Jason Choi | Posted 06.22.2015 | Business
Jason Choi

"What do you want to be when you grow up?" is quite possibly among the most ambiguous questions ever asked, second only to "who let the dogs out?" and "turn down for what?"

Cheating on Your Job

Jamie Silverman | Posted 06.16.2015 | 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 06.11.2015 | 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 06.03.2015 | 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 05.17.2015 | 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.

Gaining Job Experience: 101

Chrissy Scaffidi-Williams | Posted 05.15.2015 | College
Chrissy Scaffidi-Williams

Experience is something you need when applying for a job, but how does one gain experience when no one will hire them because they don't have experience? It is weird, right? I have found that you can spin any opportunity into something that can help you nail down a job.

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?

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?"

Your Career: A Love Story

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 04.06.2015 | Women
Laura Berman Fortgang

Loving your work will morph at different levels of your career. Whether you're a corporate employee, own your own business or have been an artist, the stages below still seem to apply.

The Defining Moments Of Every Job Interview

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 03.31.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

You have been called in for a job interview and you want to do your best. Are you confident you can convey the qualities and style employers are looking to find? Are you prepared to set yourself apart with the impact of your first impression?

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.

Why Are You Still Unemployed?

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 02.19.2015 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

It is both unfair and inaccurate to place all of the blame for unemployment solely on job seekers. Employers are less than perfect, too. In the current job market, technology has changed many of the "standard" practices. So it's a new ball game for both employers and job seekers.

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.

Party Your Way to a New Job During the Holidays

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 02.11.2015 | 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.

3 Bad Assumptions About Networking for Your Job Search

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 02.03.2015 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Many job seekers have told me how much they hate networking for their job search. They don't like meeting strangers, particularly when they (and the strangers) have "an agenda."

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.

6 Ways to Make Your Senior Year the Best Yet

Gianna Sen-Gupta | Posted 01.28.2015 | College
Gianna Sen-Gupta

Senior year marks another big transition for every college student. But whether or not you're prepared for the changes you'll soon encounter, you can take comfort in the fact that the job market is looking up for new grads.

10 Effective Tips For Frustrated Midlifers Seeking A Job

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 01.19.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Today's job search is a difficult process. If you're currently out there looking for work, you know the roadblocks, frustrations and daily grind involved in finding a new position. Plus, if you're over 50, you have additional hurdles to overcome. Age bias is real and all too prevalent in the job market. Nevertheless...