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This May Just Be The Cleverest Internship Application Ever

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.26.2014 | Business

When sending out your internship application, how do you ensure that you stand out in a vast sea of other hopefuls? In Leah Bowman's case, it's all ab...

How to Tailor Your Cover Letter and Resume for Different Positions

Her Campus | Posted 03.26.2014 | College
Her Campus

A generic resume and cover letter just don't make you stand out, but these tips and tricks can help you make a great first impression and land your next dream job or internship!

Knock Their Socks Off in 3 Steps With Your Job Application

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Can you follow directions? Can you communicate clearly?

Before You Apply, Ask Yourself These 4 Questions

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Conserve your "A game" energy and efforts for jobs that are a good fit for you. Carefully read the job description, and then, ask yourself these four questions.

'Ban the Box' Fair Hiring Policies Take Hold Around the Nation

Michelle Natividad Rodriguez | Posted 02.18.2014 | Business
Michelle Natividad Rodriguez

Stable employment is a significant factor in reducing the likelihood of reoffending. Yet, research shows that having a criminal record reduces job callbacks by 50 percent.

City Law Will Shield Ex-Offender Applicants' Criminal History

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.10.2014 | Crime

With recidivism rates in California among the highest in the nation, San Francisco officials hope a law aimed at curtailing housing and workplace bias...

Your Next Job Interview Could Look Something Like This

Taylor Casti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

Forget Google-style brain busters and followup interviews, the best way to vet potential employees may just be through a video game. Some companie...

It's Time to Eliminate Exploding Job Offers

Adam Grant | Posted 04.15.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

Every year, some of my students receive the worst good news that can come during a job search. "We'd like to hire you," the recruiter begins, "but we need a decision very quickly."

Small Job Search Steps That Make You Stand Out Big Time

Amanda Augustine | Posted 01.25.2014 | College
Amanda Augustine

In today's competitive job search, you could be battling 100 other qualified candidates for a position. The only way to get the job is to catch the eye of the interviewers. Here are seven ways you can distinguish yourself from the pack during your job search.

9 People Who Really Should Have Gotten The Job

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.11.2013 | Business

1. This Taco Bell Fan 2. This Ambitious Third Grader 3. Anyone Who Can Actually Figure Out How To Fill Out This Application 4. ...

Unrecruitment: It's Time to Change the Employment Game

Rajeeb Dey | Posted 03.30.2013 | Business
Rajeeb Dey

In a world with 75 million unemployed young people, it's time to break the cycle of recruitment, to change the employment game to one where the rules are actually fair.

LOOK: You Won't Believe What This Cover Letter Says

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.16.2013 | Business

One student just tried something revolutionary when it comes to applying for a job: being honest. An undergraduate finance student recently wrote a...

10 Words You Should Remove From Your Resume Right Now

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 12.06.2012 | Small Business

Are you a "creative" and "effective" job candidate? News flash: you're also "predictable," like a lot of other applicants using these same buzzwords. ...

Young Adults: Avoid These Privacy Red Flags

Jason Alderman | Posted 01.16.2013 | Money
Jason Alderman

It can be tempting to embellish the truth on your resume or during a job interview, but as recent headlines about disgraced executives being fired have shown, these lies can come back to haunt you.

6 Fatal Mistakes Job Seekers Make

Next Avenue | Posted 10.27.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Paul Bernard If you make any of these flubs, you may be rejected for a position you deserve When you’re lookin...

LOOK: Guy's Resume Lists Experience As 'Marijuana Dealer And Nefarious Dude'

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 10.05.2012 | Small Business

Well, that's one way to get...high-ered? One job seeker is touting his experience as a "marijuana dealer and nefarious dude" from 1999-2004 in a re...

12 Most Unusual Job Applications

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 07.18.2012 | College

Applying to jobs can be stressful. There's always the fear of embarrassing yourself in front of a potential employer. CareerBuilder surveyed hiring...

Dave Jamieson

Bill Passed Banning Employers From Asking For Facebook, Twitter Passwords

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.20.2012 | Technology

WASHINGTON -- In a victory for privacy hawks and worker advocates, Maryland legislators passed a bill Wednesday that would ban employers from asking j...

'It's Like The Wild West' For Background Check Companies

AP | DANIEL WAGNER | Posted 04.11.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Thousands of U.S. job hunters are losing out because employers use faulty background-check data drawn from shoddy records, consumer advo...

Strategically Building a Personal Network

Chelsea Carmona | Posted 04.28.2012 | Business
Chelsea Carmona

Growing up in a generation where having 600 Facebook "friends" didn't mean you got a phone call on a Friday night, I originally felt that Facebook was not the best networking option for me, particularly concerning my job search.

10 Craziest Interview Questions Of The Year

Posted 12.30.2011 | Business

It's an uncomfortable position for any potential hire: you've sent in the cover letter, padded the resume, aced the phone interview and dressed neatly...

Are You Employable in 2012?

Shelly Palmer | Posted 02.26.2012 | Business
Shelly Palmer

If job creation is our number one national priority, maybe we should start by helping people learn how to properly prepare for employment in the Information Age and then, teach some basic job-hunting skills.

Technology Makes Deception Harder To Detect: Research

Posted 11.16.2011 | Black Voices

In today's competitive job market, first impressions are more important than ever. But how far would you go to make your resume stand out? Two stu...

PICTURE: Best Cover Letter Ever?

The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 11.29.2011 | Comedy

UPDATE: We've located Roanald's Twitter account! Let's face facts: The job market isn't what it used to be. And with so many people in the applica...

The Failure of American Higher Education

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.

In the global economy, higher education is an important driver of economic competitiveness. So why can't our colleges turn out graduates who can write basic sentences and do basic math?