iOS app Android app

Job Searching

The Good News For Anyone Still Searching For Their Purpose

Wendy Lustbader | Posted 08.22.2016 | Fifty
Wendy Lustbader

Having no idea what to do next hurts, even as it might excite us on some level. Whether graduating from college or retiring from a long career, the road ahead may appear to be devoid of landmarks - intimidating in its blankness, goading because freedom is supposed to be so desirable yet its reality is often heavy with perplexing dilemmas.

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.

An Easy Formula for Answering the Most Important Job Search Question

Steve Dalton | Posted 04.10.2015 | College
Steve Dalton

Imagine you are dining in a restaurant with a friend, and your friend suddenly begins to choke on a piece of food, grabbing for her neck. What do you do? Did you say the Heimlich Maneuver? Hopefully so. The Heimlich's simplicity makes it easy to recall during extremely stressful situations.

Has Job Search Changed?

Roger Wright | Posted 09.29.2014 | Business
Roger Wright

If you are searching for work, perhaps knowing about the changes in advance can save you some steps or even heartache. And if you get paid to recruit, you might find these changes very familiar.

Bullish: How Business Is a Lot Like Dating

Jennifer Dziura | Posted 07.20.2014 | Business
Jennifer Dziura

While it's not nice to advertise your awesomeness as a potential mate whilst you are in a relationship, it's smart to do exactly that while you're in a job. After all, your employer is totally seeing other employees.

How I Made the Most of My Liberal Arts Degree While Job Hunting

Idealist | Posted 07.13.2014 | College

Like me, you might have felt panicked, because it can seem like a major determines not only what you'll be studying, but also what your career track will be, and what direction your adult life will take (and that's hardly a decision that should be left to an 18-year-old, you think).

How to Use Instagram to Land a Job or Internship

Her Campus | Posted 06.09.2014 | College
Her Campus

While your friends might care about the mouth-watering cheesecake dessert you are about to devour or the beautiful bouquet roses that your boyfriend just sent you, the professional world certainly does not.

Throwing Rocks at the Dark

Craig Giesecke | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Craig Giesecke

Caught between a life they no longer have and a government support system that's constantly under rabid attack, the result the unemployed are facing is anger, and personal and professional inertia.

When Work Becomes Work

Gil Laroya | Posted 02.05.2014 | Business
Gil Laroya

My reward (and what makes my work enjoyable) is in feeling that what I do is valued, and that it positively affects the world, one way or another.

The Hiring Guru: Trick or Treat?

David Jensen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
David Jensen

Don't dismiss your gut instinct; it is often the best indicator. But again, the potential employee may surprise you, (for better OR worse) so don't solely rely on intuition. Testing supports your instinct. Test, test, test.

Recruiting Website Overload: Picking the Right One for Your Job Search

Patrick Richard | Posted 09.11.2013 | College
Patrick Richard

Before the advent of the Web, job searches were conducted by tapping into networking and good old-fashioned classifieds ads. But today, job seekers have a breadth of tools at their fingertips for tapping into job openings far and wide, and it's resulted in recruiting website overload.

Millennial Myths

Abby Miller | Posted 06.15.2013 | College
Abby Miller

The shift to delayed adulthood has been going on for three generations, yet recent stories in the media would have you believe this is just a recent phenomenon.

Does Major Really Matter?

Abby Miller | Posted 05.05.2013 | College
Abby Miller

The original intent of a liberal arts degree is not to prepare you for a career, but rather to broaden your mind, and train you to analyze and communicate.

Four Productive Measures Every Unemployed Professional Should Be Taking

Alan Carniol | Posted 01.24.2013 | Business
Alan Carniol

It means getting off the couch and proactively tweaking how you present yourself -- so that when you do get your foot in the door, you'll stay in that position for a while.

Forget The Unemployment Rate: Three Numbers That Matter In Job Search

Sudy Bharadwaj | Posted 10.10.2012 | Business
Sudy Bharadwaj

While job seekers and employers should certainly be aware of what the current unemployment rate is, it's not a number that is going to help anyone find or create openings and schedule interviews.

Delayed Gratification in the Career Search

Jennifer Langione | Posted 05.01.2012 | College
Jennifer Langione

Like many of my friends, I don't have definitive post-graduation plans. Amidst all this uncertainty, though, I am confident that if I stick to the fundamentals -- relentless positivity, dedication and persistence -- my years of hard work will be rewarded.

A Senior's Guide to Job Searching

College Lifestyles | Posted 04.08.2012 | College
College Lifestyles

Interviews can be scary, especially the first, oh, one or five times. See if your career center has someone who can practice with you. You can also practice with professors and family members.

A Cavalcade of Crappy Video Resumes: Must Prospective Employers Put Us Through This Indignation?

Harmon Leon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Harmon Leon

With our current job climate, to get a foot up on the employment ladder it seems that job-seekers need to create a video resume. Why do they put us through this?