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A Long Job Hunt? Stop Depreciating in Value

Melissa Llarena | Posted 08.06.2014 | Business
Melissa Llarena

Job hunters are like houses waiting to be sold; the longer they are on the market, the harder it is to sell them. In the case of houses, real estate agents change their strategy or update a property's details to generate leads.

Campus Ambassadorships: The Internship Stepping-stone

Doug Messer | Posted 08.06.2014 | College
Doug Messer

Brand ambassadorships are one of the easiest ways for students to grow their resume, gain relevant experience, and create connections at their favorite brands.

48 Hours After a Job Rejection

Melissa Llarena | Posted 08.06.2014 | Business
Melissa Llarena

he 48 hours after a job rejection are critical. They sting even when you really did not want the job. You spent a great deal of time convincing yourself that you were the best candidate but apparently the interviewer disagreed.f

Tell Me Your Story But Alleviate My Headache: Answering the First Interview Question

Melissa Llarena | Posted 08.06.2014 | Business
Melissa Llarena

The easy way to do so is in chronological order but that's overused and frankly lacks pizzazz. Instead, start with the end goal in mind: to get hired.

Using Competitive Intelligence to Land a Job, as Told by a Former Insider within the CI Unit for a Fortune 500 Firm

Melissa Llarena | Posted 07.24.2014 | Business
Melissa Llarena

Competitive intelligence spend is increasing among organizations on the rise. It's proven to gain an edge on competitors, but it is not just for Fortune 500 firms.

How to Secretly Use LinkedIn

Melissa Llarena | Posted 07.24.2014 | Business
Melissa Llarena

If your boss or colleagues see signs that you are job hunting such as updating your profile after you got that year-end bonus, or that you are following a slew of companies then your current situation can be compromised.

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.

Customized Resumes: Required in 2014

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 08.19.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Every recruiter I have spoken with strongly disagrees with the one-version-of-your-resume-is-fine philosophy. They believe that resumes should be customized to the opportunity the job seeker is applying for.

Four Not-So-Obvious Job Hunting Mistakes of College Students and Recent Grads

David Horen | Posted 08.06.2014 | College
David Horen

Take this opportunity to be smart in way you approach getting hired. Investing the time up front can greatly increase the trajectory of your career.

How to Write a Successful Resume and Win the Interview

Michael Feeley | Posted 08.09.2014 | Business
Michael Feeley

Change the drudgery mindset immediately and have some fun -- simply tell the truth about who you are. List the rich facts about your original, talented self.

The Faithful Shopper: Graduation Gifts

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 07.29.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's that time of year again, when we congratulate our favorite college and post-degree graduates and cheerfully send them off into the working world!...

How to Fill Those Empty Spaces on Your Resume

Laura Lehmann | Posted 07.19.2014 | College
Laura Lehmann

Throughout most of my twenties, I questioned my resume and its legitimacy. But lately, I have also begun to question the legitimacy of resumes, period.

A Q and A On Everything College

Jeannie Borin | Posted 06.23.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

Myths as rumors are often untrue and exasperate any situation. This is the case with the college admissions process as so many students and parents hear things that are just not the case.

Want a Job? Then Do Not Do This

Erin Daruszka | Posted 05.24.2014 | Business
Erin Daruszka

While I think of them as common sense, my experience showed me that many people are unaware of these hints.

My (Real) Résumé

Christine Egan | Posted 05.19.2014 | Comedy
Christine Egan

Experience: Usually too much. Otherwise not quite enough.

Why It's Okay to Lie on Your Resume

Robert Pagliarini | Posted 05.11.2014 | Business
Robert Pagliarini

I'm a big fan of lying on a resume. In fact, I think everyone should do it. It's beneficial for your career and nobody needs to know about it.

It's Time for Resume Reform

Nate Hanson | Posted 05.05.2014 | Business
Nate Hanson

There are so many qualified people for any given job. Just getting an interview is nearly like winning the lottery. It's time to fundamentally change the way people apply for jobs. We need a format that allows the applicant to express their unique personality in a beautiful format.

Are You Living Your Resume or Eulogy?

Mike Robbins | Posted 04.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

In this week's vlog, I talk about why it can be challenging for us to focus on what truly matters and why we're often caught up in our desire to "get ahead" (aka focus on our resume).

Promoting Your Value in a New Era

Sara Canaday | Posted 04.02.2014 | Business
Sara Canaday

Those who have the social fluency to succeed in face-to-face settings and who use rich stories to promote their brand emerge as the rising stars.

4 Ways Volunteering Can Help You Find a Job

Kip Patrick | Posted 03.27.2014 | Impact
Kip Patrick

From learning new skills and honing existing ones to meeting new people and boosting creativity, volunteering could benefit your career more than you think -- and best of all, you'll be doing good and helping others in the process.

Why Skills Training Pays Off for Young Tunisians

Yosra Arfaoui | Posted 02.19.2014 | Impact
Yosra Arfaoui

My name is Yosra, and I'm 29 years old from Tunis. After a frustrating job search, I had an amazing professional experience. Then I decided to return to school to obtain a university degree in order to get better academic qualifications and progress in my future career. Currently I am studying in the University of Management in Tunis.

You and Your CV, Part II: Powerful CVs

O'Brien Browne | Posted 02.01.2014 | Business
O'Brien Browne

The only thing worse than having a job is not having a job. And the process of searching for the right job -- not just one that pays the bills and puts meat -- or tofu -- on the table, but one that is enriching and fulfilling -- is long, arduous, tedious and frequently frustrating.

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.

You and Your CV, Part I: Ineffective CVs

O'Brien Browne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Your CV is your life. A bad CV is like not washing your hair for a month: instantly noticeable and utterly revolting. Forming such an impression in the minds of managers and HR officials is, I'm sure you'll agree, not conducive to finding your dream-job.

Job Search Tips tor SpongeBob Square Pants and Land Lovers

Matthew Silverstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Matthew Silverstein

With the holiday season quickly approaching, here are some helpful tips for SpongeBob and the rest of the job seekers out there.