How early should I start looking/applying/working with a recruiter? Looking to land a new job come October.

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By Alyse Kalish/Heidi Ravis/Joan – theMuse I don’t think it’s ever too soon to apply to jobs! This way you can start to get your foot in the door and figure out what you do and don’t want in a role. Plus, the job search process can take a long time, so you may submit… read more

These 5 time-wasters are killing your job search

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By Elizabeth Grace Saunders – Fast Company Job searches always take time but don’t have to waste time. As a time management coach, I’ve worked with many job seekers who stick to whatever feels safe and comfortable instead of doing what’s effective, only to find their job searches stretching on for an eternity. But in… read more

I Keep Sending Out Resumes But Nothing Happens – Why?

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by Heather Kaiser, Certified Professional Resume Writer Ok, so, you see a job online that sounds like a perfect fit for you…or that you could be a perfect fit for, if you could just get someone to notice you. Now you’ve got to upload a resume (and pray). Sounds familiar, right? That’s it, you’re good,… read more

Think About These 5 Things When Starting A New Job

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By Gary Burnison – Forbes   Don’t get me wrong: money is important. Compensation does need to be fair, and given the low U.S. unemployment rate, it is a buyers’ market right now. But money doesn’t drive career satisfaction. It’s a lesson best learned starting out, especially among recent U.S. college graduates. According to a… read more

Caution! Don’t do any of these 4 things after a job interview

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By Jane Burnett – theLadders   It’s normal to feel a rollercoaster of emotions after a job interview, but there are certain things you just shouldn’t do. Don’t freak out Sara McCord, a freelance writer and editor, writes in The Muse that you shouldn’t “drive yourself crazy” when you haven’t been contacted yet about if… read more

A Simple Formula for Answering “Tell Me About Yourself”

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By theMuse “So, tell me about yourself.” What seems like such a simple question can really make you sweat, especially in an interview. What, exactly, should you share—not just to build rapport, but to show that you’re the perfect fit for the job? Fear not, job seekers: There’s a super-simple formula that will help you… read more

These Are 5 Beliefs You Need To Ditch When You’re Job Hunting

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By Stacy Pollack -GlassDoor We all have different filters through which we see the world that influence our attitudes and behaviors. One filter that is common to many is that of the “victim.” When circumstances become challenging, we sometimes use this “victim filter,” to ease certain ego bruises we experience. This filter leads us to… read more

How to answer the “sell me this pen/pencil” question in a job interview

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By Mira Zaslove – theLadders I’ve been on both sides of this question, both interviewing people and interviewing for sales jobs. It can be awkward. And as highlighted in The Wolf of Wall Street you don’t want to start talking about how sleek the pen is or more generally listing all the properties of the… read more