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Your Job Search: 4 Ways To Conquer The Age Factor

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 09.14.2013 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

If you're a post-50 job-seeker, you know all too well that ageism can prove a real threat to your job search efforts. However if you hope to be successful, you can't allow your gray hair to stop you from presenting yourself with confidence.

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.

4 Reasons To Heat Up Your Summer Job Search -- Now!

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 07.01.2013 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Many job-seekers decide to take it easy during the summer. After all, it's difficult to get in touch with your networking contacts -- not to mention corporate decision-makers. So does that mean you can cut back on your job search in favor of spending more time relaxing in your hammock? Absolutely not!

9 Employment Tips for Older Job Seekers

U.S. News and World Report | Philip Moeller | Posted 06.29.2013 | Fifty

Even before the Great Recession, a rising percent of retirement-age folks were still working. The economy was strong, consumers were spending like cra...

Better Ways to Look for a Job and Ask for a Raise

Brazen Life | Posted 08.25.2013 | College
Brazen Life

Securing the career you want at the pay you deserve is already a difficult task. By incorporating some data hacks into your job search, you can "tip the scales" in your favor.

10 Keys To A Winning Webcam Interview

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 08.10.2013 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Interviewing for a job can be difficult enough, but now technology has created a big, new, virtual wrinkle. More and more interviews are being conducted via the Internet by way of your webcam and they are growing in popularity because they save employers both time and money.

The Job Search Is Just Like Dating: 5 Tips for the Recent Grad

Dominic Bokich | Posted 08.04.2013 | College
Dominic Bokich

Most college students think about sex and dating every day. Many have become experts in the process. But, when it comes to the job search, new grads can feel somewhat inexperienced.

Becoming Your Dream

Opal Vadhan | Posted 07.21.2013 | College
Opal Vadhan

This is what helped me achieve my dreams, and I still use these tips today to keep working on my dreams. It does take hard work, but trust me -- it does pay off.

How to Sabotage Your Career By Landing the Wrong Job

Brazen Life | Posted 07.21.2013 | College
Brazen Life

In the current professional climate, it's easy to focus on "winning" in the job hunt game and forget that a new role should be a thoroughly evaluated stepping stone in your career. In short: it's easy to land the wrong job.

Jobseekers: Understanding the Candidate Experience

Rayanne Thorn | Posted 07.18.2013 | Business
Rayanne Thorn

There has been a significant amount talk about the candidate experience for the last several years among those responsible for hiring or those who are part of the hiring process. It is an ongoing discussion that never seems to yield a very good answer but always stirs up a bit of a response and then fades quickly to black.

Top 6 Incomplete Job Search Tips

Roger Wright | Posted 07.15.2013 | Business
Roger Wright

It's not that they're wrong. They are just not enough. If they were -- we'd all have jobs.

3 Surefire Ways To Sell Yourself To A Potential Employer

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 07.15.2013 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

It goes without saying that the post 50 job-seeker has plenty of experience. Nevertheless, although you're an applicant of maturity, you won't want to market your experience level as the cornerstone of your job search. Employers have issues that need to be dealt with, projects to complete, and problems that have to be resolved now.

The Jobs Crisis: Nine Reasons Why It's 'Broken' News

Roger Wright | Posted 06.18.2013 | Business
Roger Wright

The soaring everlasting unemployment. Shattering dreams and killing souls. It's no longer "breaking news." It's broken news. Here are 10 reasons why.

Passion at Work?

James Wheatley | Posted 06.09.2013 | Healthy Living
James Wheatley

Simple enthusiasm and an honest desire to do one's best are not good enough. No, you must bring your passion to the table and lay bare your soul. We require access to your most profound and visceral feelings. This job must move you.

3 Ways to Shorten Your Job Search

Robyn Greenspan | Posted 06.08.2013 | Business
Robyn Greenspan

Can you go a year without a salary or stay in a job where you're not happy? That's about the length of time to find a new executive-level job.

Are You a High-Performing Pain in the Neck at Work?

Robyn Greenspan | Posted 06.01.2013 | Business
Robyn Greenspan

Given a choice between an "A-Player" with a bad attitude and a "B-Player" with a good attitude, senior managers overwhelming choose disposition before qualifications.

The Top 7 Websites That Will Help You Find A Nonprofit Job

Next Avenue | Posted 03.30.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Nancy Collamer If you're looking to launch an encore career, here's where you'll find the openings that are right in...

How Shane Barker Landed the Coolest Job Ever, With Social Media and No Résumé

Joshua Waldman | Posted 05.28.2013 | Technology
Joshua Waldman

When you put yourself out there you never know what might come your way. So, take a look at your profiles and assess it from an outside perspective.

Job Hunt: Don't Put All Your Eggs in One Basket

Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti | Posted 05.28.2013 | Business
Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti

Many job hunters stop looking at this point and put all their eggs in one basket assuming that the interview means that they have the job. Many are disappointed and end having a longer job search than necessary. Here are tips to help you crack the code.

These 5 Websites Will Help You Land A Job

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 05.19.2013 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Just remember, as a mature job seeker, you'll want to take advantage of help from a wide variety of sources, select the methods and strategies that work best for you, and try to keep as optimistic as possible.

The Right (And Wrong) Ways To Use Job Boards

Next Avenue | Posted 03.28.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Paul Bernard Employment sites can be a terrible waste of time for job seekers -- unless you know how to get the most...

Student Career Responsibility

Geoff Falen | Posted 05.05.2013 | College
Geoff Falen

Nobody disputes the value of parental wisdom, advice and support, but at a certain point, you've got to take responsibility for your future. Mom and Dad aren't doing you any favors if they're the ones jumping in and running point for your career exploration.

Want a New Job? Here Are 7 Things You Need to Know

Heather Huhman | Posted 04.28.2013 | Business
Heather Huhman

If you're looking for a new job this year, you'll probably need to look beyond the typical application process in order to stand out. With 86 percent of employees planning on actively looking for a new job in 2013, competition is still at an all-time high.

4 Ways To Manage Your Job-Search Stress

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 04.27.2013 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Even under the best of circumstances looking for work is difficult. Life as you know it has changed and your overall well-being is affected. Here are four key ways to help you boost your spirits and keep your momentum going.

6 Tips for Women Out of College and Out of a Job

Claudia Chan | Posted 04.23.2013 | Women
Claudia Chan

It's time to get unconventional with your career approach. For those of you who are starting out or can't find an ideal job, here are six tips I would tell my younger self.