Job Search Strategies

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The 25 worst excuses for not finding a job

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jul 21, 2014 06:45 pm


A lot of us have some great “reasons” why we can’t find a job. Or are they really just excuses? Here are the ones we’re most likely to make.



Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice,
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One simple social media hack for connecting with your dream job

Melissa Allen| Jul 21, 2014 02:53 pm


Here’s how one candidate leveraged social media to reboot his career and land his dream job – in a completely different field of work.



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The most common resume lies, and what you can really get away with

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jul 18, 2014 02:40 pm


Roughly 40% of people lie on their resumes, and many more exaggerate. Find out what the risks are, what you can get away with and what the fabrications are that HR professionals are most likely to uncover.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies, Resumes,
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What your employer knows that you don’t in salary negotiations

Colleen Clarke| Jul 17, 2014 11:45 am


Your employer always walks into a salary negotiation with a lot more information than you have. Here’s what they know that you don’t, and how you can get the most value written into your new contract.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies,
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The real reason the other person got the job and you didn’t

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 27, 2014 02:31 pm


Our survey of over 300 hiring managers reveals the one factor that moves them to hire one candidate over the other. The results might surprise you!



Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice, Recruiting and Managing,
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The one skill that can set you apart (and how to develop it now)

Kevin Makra| Jun 27, 2014 10:05 am


Candidates who can read, write, speak, and listen effectively have a huge advantage. Communication is key to success in job networking and getting noticed by employers. Here are five ways you can improve your communications skills.



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The seven deadly sins of the job search

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 24, 2014 07:17 pm


From not preparing to generic resume blasting, these are the worst job search mistakes you can make. Avoid these deadly sins or you’ll never get a job.



Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice, Resumes, Resumes and Cover Letters,
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The real reason no one is going to give you a chance

Peter Harris| Jun 22, 2014 08:57 am


It sounds harsh, but it’s true: no one is going to give you a chance. Giving chances is bad for business, and that is just how employers have to think. Here’s how you can land a job in a new field where you have little or no previous experience – without asking someone to gamble on you.



Category: Job Search Strategies, Student,
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Ten common ways candidates sabotage their own job searches

Peter Harris| Jun 18, 2014 09:24 am


Everyone knows that your chances of landing the job are greatly increased if you and your potential employer hit it off and genuinely like each other right from the start. Here’s how people unknowingly make sure that there’s no chance of that happening.



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Four ways younger job seekers can beat the odds in a tight job market

Four ways younger job seekers can beat the odds in a tight job market

Kevin Makra| Jun 12, 2014 09:41 am


There is increasing competition even for entry-level and part-time jobs in much of the country right now, and this leaves many younger workers struggling to land that all-important first job. Here’s are four easy ways to increase your chances.



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