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    How to Handle Job Search Rejection

    How to Handle Job Search Rejection
    You had high hopes for this job: The job requirements matched your skill set perfectly. You aced your interviews. And you imagined hearing those sweet words so many of us long to hear: "You're hired." Instead, you got another rejection letter. According to recent U.S. Labor Department data, 5.5 unemployed Americans, on average, are vying for each job opening—so most interviews ...
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    6 Tips to Navigate Job Fairs

    6 Tips to Navigate Job Fairs
    When you’re young and the world is seemingly your oyster, going to a job fair sounds like a no-brainer. A bunch of companies looking to hire? and All in the same place? As long as you bring enough copies of your resume and pass them out to everyone, you’re certain to get a callback. Right? Not necessarily. Without the right approach, ...
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    You Just Got Fired. Now What?

    You Just Got Fired. Now What?
    "The experience of being fired from a job is high on the list of stressful life events that can happen to anyone over the course of their employment," says Dr. Melodie Schaefer, executive director of The Chicago School, Southern California Counseling Centers. So how do you manage the stress of being fired and get on the road to your next job? ...
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    Job Termination and Your Resume

    Job Termination and Your Resume
    Your employer just let you go. You need to find another job, but how should you handle your termination on your resume? The days when you signed on with a company and stayed with it until retirement are gone. In today's climate, employers are much more understanding when they see a less-than-perfect work chronology. Follow these tips regarding losing your job ...
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    When to Target a Lower Position

    When to Target a Lower Position
    Does it ever make sense to take a step down the career ladder? If you can get past that nagging, inborn sense that "going lower" can only be a sign of downward career mobility, the answer is yes. Taking a lesser position can help move your career forward if the job fits into a larger long-term plan. Read on to find ...
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    The Most Competitive Hospitals to Work For

    The Most Competitive Hospitals to Work For
    While the tidal nature of job openings ebbs and flows from year to year or even month to month at any hospital, there are some medical centers that where all nurses seem to want to work. Where each open position receives a flood of extremely qualified applicants, all hoping to join the nursing staff and continue working there for a very ...
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    How to Tell if a Layoff is Coming

    How to Tell if a Layoff is Coming
    Almost all mature companies have shed employees at some point--and in most cases the pink slips don't come as a surprise. "Very often senior management will delay a decision to cut headcount, so unless there is a quick catastrophic event, layoffs have been a long time coming," explains Scott Steinberg, CEO of TechSavvy Global. How can you know if your job ...
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    Getting Through a Group Interview

    Getting Through a Group Interview
    Group interviews are relatively easy if you work well in a team and are able to make your ideas heard in a crowd. However, they can be challenging if you have a quieter personality and prefer to keep to yourself. Regardless of how you feel about group interviews, there’s no reason you should treat them any different, in most respects, than ...
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    Why You Aren't Getting Hired in Healthcare

    Why You Aren't Getting Hired in Healthcare
    Frustrated by unemployment? Job hunting is tricky business in the healthcare world. Getting hired is a subtle mix of the right qualifications, enough experience, interview chemistry, and a dash of luck. Assuming you're making all the right moves and avoiding the really obvious job seeker mistakes, there are a few points to consider that could be your ticket out of unemployment. ...
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    What That Job Description Really Means

    What That Job Description Really Means
    BEWARE: Job seekers aren’t the only ones who sometimes get creative when it comes to selling themselves (i.e. resumes and cover letters that have been, shall we say, ‘tweaked’ to make a person look like the ideal candidate). Some employers have a tendency to use verbiage that makes their open positions sound better than they really are. Over the years, I’ve ...
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    Protect Yourself From Job Search Scams

    Protect Yourself From Job Search Scams
    Searching for a job is challenging enough in a tough economy. Job seekers who are eager to reply to any hint of a paying gig must also avoid online scammers and identity thieves who are targeting them. The Better Business Bureau found that 73% of job seekers reported using online sources for help in 2007, compared to 66% in 2005. And ...
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    10 Ways to Make Sure You Don't Get the Job

    10 Ways to Make Sure You Don't Get the Job
    The following are 10 true stories. These have all happened to me or my colleagues over the years as hiring managers. I know the job search process can be hard to maneuver. Add to that the fact there’s a whole set of ‘new rules’ you need to follow to get employers to even want to hire you and a job seeker ...
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    8 Secrets of “Lucky” Job-Seekers

    Still looking for the four-leafed clover that will get you the job you’ve always wanted? If Lady Luck hasn’t been on your side lately, maybe it’s time to try a new approach. Contrary to popular belief, good luck doesn’t solely have to do with fate and the mysterious unfolding of the universe — according to several psychology study results, luck ...
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    6 Job-Hunting Tips from the Sales Pros

    Working in sales is tough. You need a gift for the gab, a thick skin, and an undying persistence, even in the face of constant rejection. But those who can do it well see the ample fruits of their labor. It's this promise that pushes them to work harder, to stay positive and to master their craft, even when the ...
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    5 Aggressive Job Hunting Skills That Work

    5 Aggressive Job Hunting Skills That Work
    Desperate times call for desperate measures. Given how hard it is to find a job these days, you may have to send some of your restraint out the window before you'll land your next gig. There are things you can do that may be considered extreme, or at least unconventional, but are also legal and effective: First Tactic: Open the Phone ...
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    What's Really Wrong with Your Job Search?

    What's Really Wrong with Your Job Search?
    When things aren’t going our way it’s just human nature to begin laying blame. It is easy to see the culpability of others — our boss, the economy, the company that laid us off. It is far more difficult to take a deep look internally to see how we may be contributing to the situation at hand. Recently I spoke with ...
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    Step Out of Your Job Search Comfort Zone

    Step Out of Your Job Search Comfort Zone
    Job seekers are notoriously afraid to embrace change even though their entire goal is based on change (though sometimes the change is thrust upon us). Some candidates are afraid to approach new career paths, others are afraid to change industry or function, and almost all are afraid to change their approach. I spoke to a candidate today, whose job search strategy ...
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    Is Job Search “Trick or Treating” Hurting Your Chances?

    Is Job Search “Trick or Treating” Hurting Your Chances?
    How often do candidates treat their job search like it’s Halloween? Do you dress up your resume to appear like you are someone other than you? Not only is it unethical, it’s impractical. It wastes the employers’ time, but even worse, it wastes your time as a candidate. Take your kids trick or treating, there’s a more effective way for you ...
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    Stalk Your Way to a New Job

    Stalk Your Way to a New Job
    The internet has made stalkers out of all of us. You know exactly what I'm talking about. But instead of stalking your ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend, consider using your newfound detective skills for more productive (i.e. less emotionally jarring) purposes, like snagging the job of your dreams. Interested in a company and need to find a person to contact? Google away. Trying ...
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    7 Job Search Time Wasters and How to Avoid Them

    Looking for a job is, indeed, a full time job. And like any full time job, you probably waste a lot of time either completing tasks, or between them. The difference is, when you’re looking for work, you don’t have a boss to answer to. You are only accountable to yourself — and let’s face it, you kind of favor ...
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