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Using Mobile Devices to Become a More Effective Job Seeker

Used to be job seekers seeking information were stuck until the Sunday paper came out, or there were a new batch of help wanted ads on just a few specialized websites such as Monster.com. But the smarter, more forward-thinking companies … Continue reading

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Thinking Beyond the Traditional Resume

It wasn’t long ago that job seekers would sink huge amounts of time and effort into polishing a resume. If they didn’t have the time or energy themselves, or if they didn’t have the verbal skills, they would spend hundreds … Continue reading

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Job Hunting During the Holidays

Job hunting during the holidays is tough. First of all, if you’re out of work, you already know the pressure’s on. Christmas is a psychologically tough holiday to endure when you’re out of work. Meanwhile, once you get past the … Continue reading

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47% Of Employers Check Applicant Credit Reports – Here’s What You Can Do

Rightly or wrongly, your credit history is becoming an increasingly important factor in your life. It’s not just about applying for credit anymore; now even your car insurance company may be looking at your credit report when underwriting your application. … Continue reading

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6 Tips on How to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

It’s not good to live in the bubble. At some point, you have to step up the game and get out of there if you want to see a huge positive change in your life, such as land a much … Continue reading

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Hope for the Long-Term Unemployed

If you’ve been out of work for 6 months or more, and you’ve gotten discouraged by the constant rejections, and have all but given up, take heart: The economy is showing signs of improvement. First, the overall unemployment rate has … Continue reading

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Despite “End” to Recession, Hard Times Persist

A recession, goes an old Wall Street proverb, is simply a period of time in which wealth and capital returns to its rightful owners. E.g., the Rockefellers. Well, the recession – according to the National Bureau of Economic Research, which … Continue reading

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: Employment Scammers and How to Spot Them

Times are tough out there. Which means a lot of workers are getting less picky about what they apply for – and many of them have let down their guard to trust someone – only to be disappointed. Increasingly desperate … Continue reading

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Can You Make Money Programming Mobile Apps?

A century ago, some idiot said “everything that can be invented has been invented. That was before the Airplane and the atom bomb. Well, now the slogan goes “there’s an app for that.” But apparently that’s not true either, because … Continue reading

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Obesity Discrimination Becoming a Fact of Life

Someone once wrote a joke news story headlined “Unemployment Rating Among Young, Hot Women Holding at Zero Percent.” It’s funny because there’s a ring of truth to it. Attractive people are far more likely to get hired in positions that … Continue reading

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Unemployment Takes Physical Toll on Workers

In my last post, we took a look at the psychological toll that extended periods of unemployment can have on those who are out-of work. So the last post concentrated on the mind. This one concentrates on the body: Research … Continue reading

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Looking for Work When You Have Small Children

Unemployment and job searching are hard enough. Adding small children to the mix makes things even more stressful. But the problem is getting increasingly common. According to the Economic Policy Institute, the number of children with an unemployed parent doubled … Continue reading

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Job Hunting for Older Workers

A lot gets written about how much harder it is to find gainful employment once you’ve got some gray hairs. And it’s true – it’s probably tougher to get work through the want ads when you’re over age 50 or … Continue reading

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Under the Gun: Avoiding Joining the Ranks of the Chronically Unemployed

Not too long ago, unemployment was a temporary inconvenience – a short-to-medium-term waystation between career adventures. When times were good, you could even congratulate people on their recent layoff. You had every reason to suspect that the next opportunity would … Continue reading

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5 Tips on How to Find a Reliable Headhunter

We all need a little help sometimes, especially when it comes to job searches. One of the best people to approach when you need broader career options and more job opportunities is a headhunter. Here are five tips to know … Continue reading

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6 Steps on How to Get Your Job Back

For some reason, your new job is not working too well for you, and you are feeling that tinge of regret why you decided to leave your previous one in the first place. Then you start to wonder, “Is there … Continue reading

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Between Jobs? Get Back In Shape!

A few years ago, some wag wrote a fake news story with the headline “Unemployment Among Hot Young Women Hovering Around Zero.” It was funny because it’s true. The fact is that if you’ve put on a few pounds from … Continue reading

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The Unemployed Are Turning their Job Hunting Attention to the Internet

The unemployment rate has just gone up to around 9 percent, forcing people to take bolder steps just to find a job – and they’re looking more using the World Wide Web. Craigslist and LinkedIn, among other websites, have become … Continue reading

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Obama’s Jobs Bill: Who Will Benefit the Most?

We do not need any more figures or statistics to tell us that we are on the verge of a double-dip recession. We may not be able to prevent that, but citizens can greatly decrease the negative effects if they … Continue reading

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Top Must-awaited Techs for Jobseekers

Contrary to Back to the Future’s predictions, there are still no flying cars, though we are crossing our fingers for the sake of cheaper energy. We may also not see humanoids anytime soon. Nevertheless, there are plenty of great technologies … Continue reading

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How the Recent U.S. Credit Downgrade Can Affect Job Hiring

Just like that, the United States’ credit rating has dropped from AAA to AA+, according to Standard and Poor’s. Though AA+ isn’t bad at all, since it means that the country still has a strong capability to meet its financial … Continue reading

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Leaving the Military: What Do I Need To Do?

If you are about to ETS from an active duty military assignment and transition to the civilian workforce, first of all, thank you for your service to our country. Here are some things you have going for you: • Employers … Continue reading

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How to Get Past the Silly Questions during Job Interviews?

Kevin Douglas (not his real name) sat poised in-front of the manager. He believed he’s already halfway through the interview, and he is not only gaining momentum – he is also acing every question. In fact, he felt it wouldn’t … Continue reading

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What to Do the Day you Lose Your Job

It’s never a good feeling to be let go, whether it’s for cause or not. But by keeping your head and taking ownership of your situation from the very first moments of joblessness, you can help maintain your support network. … Continue reading

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5 Time-tested Tricks to Make Yourself Stand Out

If you want to beat your competitors in the job market, then you have to be willing to do one thing: stand out. Standing out, though, does not need to involve a lot of theatrics or obvious gimmickry. Instead, you … Continue reading

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The Triple-A Job Search Approach

Today’s post comes from The Undercover Recruiter, written by Matthew Levy is a well-rounded HR professional and Career Coach, founder of a career coaching practice, Corner Office Career Coaching. In prior blog posts I spoke about using a brag book, … Continue reading

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When It’s Not Just Your Resume! by Karalyn Brown

Great news! We got a new author for our blog, and not just an author, we got Karalyn Brown writing for us! Karalyn Brown is a resume, interview and job search consultant based in Australia. She’s also an online careers … Continue reading

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Greener Pasture: Finding a Job While Still Employed

Looking for jobs within your field while still employed does not necessarily mean you want to quickly jump off to another company to grab better opportunities. Sometimes, by exploring you will be able to decipher your current market value. Most … Continue reading

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4 iPhone Apps Job Seekers Can Find Truly Helpful

How much does an iPhone cost these days? Hundreds of dollars, right? Now why don’t you transform it from a mere cool gadget to an extremely useful job-hunting tool? There are actually several iPhone applications (also known as apps) that … Continue reading

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Social Networking and the Peeping Tom

Is it okay for managers to spy on their employees’ social networking profiles? The popularity of social networking websites did not happen without a rough ride and several controversies. Social networking media, such as Facebook and Twitter, have been used … Continue reading

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The How’s During a Phone Interview

A lot of companies these days use phone interviews. With just a simple phone call, they can save time by eliminating the not-so good candidates. For the applicants, though, this is going to be a make-or-break step. To breeze through … Continue reading

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How to Survive a Grueling Panel Interview

Of all the phases of the hiring process, the scariest would definitely be the panel interview. For one, it seldom happens. Thus, not a lot of people can really teach you what to do or say. Moreover, a panel interview … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Why You Cannot Even Get to First Interview

Unless you have impressed someone so much, it is possible that you get interviewed more than once. Unfortunately, there are also times when you don’t even get past the first interview at all. Now before you whine about how companies … Continue reading

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How To Use Google Alerts for a Live Job Search

Another excellent article comes from TheUndercoverRecruiter written by Jorgen Sundberg, known professional in social media, personal branding, blogging, online engagement and digital PR. Google Alerts is a fine tool provided free by Google for monitoring your online presence. It is … Continue reading

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How to Use Business Cards to Land a Job

Great things can start in small packages. It can be as petite as your wallet or the pockets in your pants. What I’m talking about are business cards. To many, business cards are meant only for those who are trying … Continue reading

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Andrew Hudson: The Best Job Search Tips Ever… a Comprehensive List

Here’s another great post that comes from AndrewHudsonsJobsBlog. Marketing, communication professional and career expert Andrew Hudson offers this long list of what he considers most effective career advice. Over the past several years, I’ve collected a lot of advice and … Continue reading

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Jobseekers: How to Handle Rejection

According to the 2010 study conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor, there will be, at the very least, 5 to 6 people fighting for one vacant position. This means more than 80% of the applicants will be rejected — … Continue reading

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Job Seeking: To Search or Not To Search Online?

Check the different job ads on newspapers, magazines, posters, radio, and TV. Only a few isn’t it? During the 1990s, these media became the haven of job seekers. However, with the advent of the Internet, job seeking took a 360-degree … Continue reading

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Jobseekers, Beware: How to Prevent Working on Scams

You can blame it on the weak economy and intense competition. The bottom line is, jobs are scarce these days. Thus, jobseekers are forced to be less picky when it comes to employment. The bad news is, some of them … Continue reading

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Some of the Worst Resume Blunders Ever

Today we’ve got more resume blunders for you. They come from AndrewHudson’sJobBlog. Resume’s main idea is to get you a job, not to make a Hiring Manager smile :). Check your resume two more times once after you checked it … Continue reading

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