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The Trouble With Internet Job Hunting

Lauren Salkin | Posted 10.27.2014 | Fifty
Lauren Salkin

I awaken to another mythical day, waiting for my alarm clock to break out in song. It snores instead. Nothing has changed. I'm still on unemployment time, caught in the weightless zone of a daydream where time moves like a Wiffle ball. "What day is it?" I ask my dog lying next to me.

Stop Working on Your Resume, Says Research

Steve Dalton | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business
Steve Dalton

TheLadders asked recruiters to review a stack of resumes while connected to eye tracking software. Their data showed that recruiters spent just six seconds per resume before making a pass/fail decision. However, what they paid attention to was far more informative than their attention spans.

Be Found to Be Hired: The 20 Best Keywords for Your Job Search

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 06.14.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Without the right keywords, your profiles (and you) are invisible, regardless of how well-qualified you might be for the job you want, because your resume may never be seen by a recruiter.

How to Avoid the Hazards of Online Job-hunting

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.06.2013 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

In need of a part time assistant, I recently posted an ad on craigslist and received an alarming number of responses to my "add" on "craiglist," "craglist" or "cragilist." Maybe it's just me, but the misspelling of "ad" and/or "craigslist" did not work in a candidate's favor.

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.

Job Ad For Real-Life James Bond Turns Out To Be Fake

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 11.26.2012 | World

You'd expect the job application process for a top-level assassin with Britain's MI6 -- on par with James Bond's "007" status -- would be a difficult ...

10 Scary Job Interview Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Sara Sutton Fell | Posted 12.24.2012 | Money
Sara Sutton Fell

We've all heard of (and maybe had) common dreams people have when they're under pressure professionally. Sometimes, reality is even scarier than our dreams, and these common job interview mishaps are too nerve-wracking to ignore.

Looking for a Job? Unplug and Embrace Connectedness, Not Connections

Roberto Angulo | Posted 12.15.2012 | College
Roberto Angulo

No matter where you go to school or who your parents are, you're probably more connected than you think. Ignore the new misconception that quadruple-digit social online "friends, followers, and connections" are the path to career prosperity.

Arthur Delaney

LinkedIn, Unemployment And The Online Job Search

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.01.2012 | Business

When Mark W. Riley of Little Rock, Ark., became unemployed for the first time in two decades, he ventured into the Great Online. "Once I found out...

Online Job Search Process Must Change to Reduce Unemployment

Patrick Richard | Posted 10.21.2012 | Business
Patrick Richard

Instead of needing a good résumé to get a foot in the door, we think the job search process must instead focus on thoughtful insight and smart thinking among job candidates. It gives people a chance to prove themselves.

Open Letter to College Grads: Employers Are Looking You Up -- Here's How to Get the Job Anyway

Patrick Ambron | Posted 05.22.2012 | College
Patrick Ambron

Most HR departments are required to research you online before making a decision. Here are a few ways to make sure you're putting your best foot forward -- or at least not shooting yourself in the foot.

TweetMyJobs and Social Recruiting

2morrowknight | Posted 05.21.2012 | Business
2morrowknight

As America climbs out of its worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, many platforms are being created that connect businesses with the prospective employees who can complement and enhance their workforce. One such platform is TweetMyJobs.

Searching For Work Online Cuts Length Of Unemployment Spell

WSJ | Sara Murray | Posted 11.29.2011 | Business

By Sara Murray of the Wall Street Journal Job searching on the Internet cuts the average unemployment spell by 25%, according to a new report. T...

Lila Shapiro

Online Labor Demand Rises To Pre-Recession Levels As Labor Market Slows

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 08.02.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- The unemployment rate remains high, but online demand for workers has reached levels not seen since before the recession, according to a n...

Laura Bassett

Big Retail Companies Require Job Applicants To Disclose Their Age

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Ruth Lyons, 59, was born on April 28, 1951. But after two and a half years of not even being able to get an interview for a job, she decided that her...

DirectEmployers Association Working To Change Job Search Industry

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Bill Warren founded an early online job board in the 1990s, helped kick-start an industry and was president of Monster.com, one of ...

New York Department of Labor Offers Facebook, Twitter As Free Job Seach Options

NY1 | Asa Aarons | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Free computer and online access is being provided at the New York State Department of Labor as a way to match the unemployed with companies that are h...