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Being Older Can Help You in Your Job Search

 By Peter A. Gudmundsson, Contributor
An experienced job seeker can communicate in no uncertain terms that he or she will be at work early and among the last to leave; and that they understand that personal toughness is a virtue worthy of emulation. ...
Sep 15

16 Things Companies Want You to Know Before You Apply

16 Things Companies Want You to Know Before You Apply
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: If you want to stand out in the job search, your best bet is to be an informed candidate.
Why exactly is this so important? Well, when you do your homework on a company, that shows recruiters a few things: A) that you’re genuinely interested in the position, B) that you’re a motivated self-starter, and C) you’ve done enough research to determine that it’s a good fit both ways, to name just a few. ...
Aug 16

This Is the Email Smart People Send When They're Rejected for a Job

You went through the numerous rounds of in-person interviews. You established great rapport (and—dare you say—even a friendly bond) with your potential new boss. You had reached the final stages of the hiring process and you knew it.
All that was left to do was wait for the decision. ...
Jul 17

Credit reports: The one thing job seekers forget employers check

There are some steps even first-time job seekers know to take ahead of formally seeking out new employment opportunities: Brush up your resume. Update your references. Flesh out your LinkedIn profile. Clean up your other social media accounts. Network. ...
Jun 7

3 Things Recruiters Always Look for on Your LinkedIn Profile

Let’s cut to the chase: If your profile isn’t telling hiring managers who you are, what you’re about, and how well you’ll do the job–you could be missing out on your next opportunity (and not even know it).As an HR professional and career coach, I work with recruiters every single day, so I can give you an inside look at what needs to be on your LinkedIn profile if you want to get noticed. ...
May 10

7 Sneaky Ways to Search For A Job When You Have One

As someone who closed the deal on a new job fairly recently (thanks, Glassdoor!), I can attest firsthand — job seeking when you’re already employed is rough. The last thing you want to do when you get back from a long day at work is plunk down at your laptop to spend hours fine-tuning your resume, cranking out job applications and crafting tailored cover letters. ...
Mar 22

Why a Little Pessimism Can Help in Your Job Hunt

Let’s say you’ve been job-hunting for a while now. Your significant other is getting impatient, your bank account looks anemic, and you’re feeling pretty blue.
That’s normal, according to longtime career coach Doug Hensch, author of Positively Resilient: 5 ½ Secrets to Beat Stress, Overcome Obstacles, and Defeat Anxiety—especially since “in our society, a job is about more than a paycheck. ...
Mar 1

7 Simple Tips For Beating Job-Search Burnout

Job searching may be at the bottom of your "fun-things-to-do" list—but that might just be because you’ve hit the "job search wall." It happens to the best of us, and it’s pretty common. But it can be reversed!
"Looking for a job is a universal source of anxiety," says Steve Dalton, author of The 2-Hour Job Search: Using Technology to Get the Right Job Faster. ...
Feb 15

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