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A Shorter Job Search in 9 Steps

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 04.07.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Have a VERY GOOD answer for the question, "What are you looking for?"

5 Things You Should Know About Job Recruiters

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 04.01.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Don't expect a recruiter to look at your resume and immediately understand where you would fit into their organization or to suggest which career path you should choose. They don't know you well enough, and they aren't mind readers (fortunately!).

To Land a Job, Know How Employers Use Technology to Hire

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 03.26.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

In the last few years, the widespread use of search engines and the growth of social media have changed recruiting in ways that are transparent to most job seekers. Not understanding those technological changes makes job hunting more challenging (and discouraging).

How A Smart Misspelling Can Lead To LinkedIn Success

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 03.25.2014 | Fifty
Susan P. Joyce

Some names are spelled many different ways, and someone looking for you may not remember exactly which version of your name to use. LinkedIn's search function, now, is not adept at offering all the different variations of a way a name could be spelled.

Avoid the LinkedIn Penalty Box

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 03.10.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

To succeed on LinkedIn, devote some attention to understanding the rules, described below. The penalties associated with breaking them can negatively impact your visibility and ability to use LinkedIn successfully.

What 80% Of Employers Do Before Inviting You For An Interview

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 03.03.2014 | Fifty
Susan P. Joyce

Many job seekers have described to me that submitting a resume in today's job market is mostly a banging-their-head-against-a-wall, extremely frustrating waste of time. You want that resume to get you into an interview, but it doesn't. I think this could be why...

Job Hunting in College: Expectations Vs. Reality

Mehroz Baig | Posted 03.25.2014 | College
Mehroz Baig

"I really enjoyed my time at Oberlin and I felt like I was learning, but I wasn't progressing towards a job at the end of graduation," said Ned Lindau...

Help Wanted: 'NO JERKS!'

CNBC | Allison Linn | Posted 10.05.2013 | Business

CNBC: The job listing for a communications manager specified that the applicant must be "Nice: Life is too short to work with jerks." The help w...

Students Are Starting The Job Hunt Earlier Than Ever

Posted 09.09.2013 | College

A tough economy and continually dwindling job prospects -- especially in creative fields -- means many college students are developing a laser-like fo...

Are Your Job Goals Destined to Fail?

Amanda Augustine | Posted 10.15.2013 | College
Amanda Augustine

If you find yourself struggling to achieve your job goal, the goal may need to be reevaluated. Here are four types of goals the will work against your job search -- and what you can do to get back on track.

If You Wouldn't Eat Cereal With a Fork, Why Would You Use Social Media for a Job Search?

Steve Dalton | Posted 10.14.2013 | Business
Steve Dalton

Some social media tools simply do not apply to the job search. It's like using a fork to eat cereal -- theoretically it could be done, but neither effectively nor efficiently.

10 Ways The Job Search Has Changed

Posted 09.02.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Joshua Waldman If you haven't looked for work lately, be sure you know the new rules about resumés Job searchi...

Why Age Bias In The Workplace Is So Hard To Prove

Sara Rix | Posted 07.14.2013 | Fifty
Sara Rix

It is one thing when advancing age provides a perk or two, even if the reasons for them are not always fully appreciated. However, it is quite another when age prevents qualified candidates from getting through the door and having an opportunity to market themselves in person to prospective employers.

6 Ways Social Media Can Help You Find a Job

Katie DeVito | Posted 06.18.2013 | Technology
Katie DeVito

Find what makes you special and capitalize on it. When someone visits your social media profiles, it should be distinctly "you."

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.

The Most Popular Time To Look For A Job Is...

Posted 03.27.2013 | Business

Apparently lots of companies are paying workers to search for other jobs while at their current one. In fact, the busiest days for job hunting act...

4 Ways Technology Is Changing the Job Search

Josh Tolan | Posted 04.24.2013 | Business
Josh Tolan

In today's war for talent, you can't afford to let great people who grasp how to leverage technology end up in your competition's cubicles. So look out for these new technological tools and embrace new ways of connecting with candidates.

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?

Go Niche to Save Your Job Search

Amit De | Posted 04.17.2013 | Business
Amit De

Job boards shouldn't be the end-all, be-all of your job search strategy, but when utilized properly, they can create a solid foundation for an effective hunt for employment.

D.C. Is A Great Place To Look For A Job, According To This Survey

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 01.29.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The seat of government is a fine place to look for work. NerdWallet, an independent financial review website, earlier this month rele...

Grim Jobs Record To Be Set This Year

Reuters | Tom Miles | Posted 01.22.2013 | Business

GENEVA (Reuters) - The global jobless queue will stretch to more than 200 million people this year, the International Labour Organization said in its ...

Confidence Is a Critical Job-search Tool

Women Helping Women | Posted 03.24.2013 | Impact
Women Helping Women

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifHiring managers want to be assured that they are making the right hiring decision. Your confidence will help the interviewer be more confident about making the decision to hire you.

How To Meet And Influence People You Don't Know

U.S. News And World Report | Miriam Salpeter | Posted 01.13.2013 | Fifty

One of the most important factors you probably aren't considering in your job hunt is how important it is to influence what people you do not know thi...

3 Career Resolutions You Should Make for 2013

Sara Sutton Fell | Posted 02.26.2013 | Business
Sara Sutton Fell

What resolutions are you making this year? The tried-and-true "lose weight" or "read more" options come to mind, but how about some career-oriented resolutions?

Getting a Job: The 4 Keys to Mastering Networking

Dr. Lee Bowes | Posted 02.19.2013 | Business
Dr. Lee Bowes

Networking gives you the advantage in the job hunt. By using connections and networks, you differentiate your name from the thousands of other online applications. Employers are quick to rely on networks because they save time and they are more reliable than résumés.