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Networking Tips to Speed Up Your Job Search

By Debra Feldman  You've probably heard too many times that the best way to find a new job, especially in today's highly competitive environment is through networking. What if you don't have a good network or your contacts are not able to help you? The right connections are individuals who have the authority to hire you or introduce you to these decision makers. Usually they are employees or former employees and retirees of your target companies or others who may have internal connections. Read More >

Good Career Advice Gone Bad

Many of the old adages concerning finding the right career are falling by the wayside as businesses - and the whole world - seem to be changing at a faster rate than ever. With a team of various specialists, Forbes has compiled a list of the top worst pieces of "good" career advice in the 21st century. At the top of the list is the myth that life is too short to stay in a job that isn't personally rewarding. Read More >

5 Tips for Using New Technology to Find a Job

For years, there were only a few ways to look for a job.  You could search through the classifieds and hit the ground running, traveling from one company to another and filling out applications while leaving your resume behind.  That's just not the way you do things anymore.  It hasn't been for some time now. Technology changed all that and today, candidates know the importance of using computers to find work. Read More >

11 Mistakes Federal Job Seekers Should Avoid

Federal job seekers often are frustrated with, overwhelmed by or puzzled over the complex federal hiring process and that's because they are going into the process with the same mindset as they would a regular job search.  The two are not the same and the sooner federal job seekers change their mindset, the better their chances will be at landing a job.  Authors Janet M. Read More >

11 Tips for 11/11/11

1. Network Your Way Through School - Your professors are experts in their fields. Invest time into developing relationships with them-attend office hours, seek out research assistant opportunities, keep up with their scholarship, be engaged during their classes, get involved in clubs and associations that they oversee, volunteer to help them with projects, etc. Once you have established a connection, seek your professor's advice on paving your career path. 2. Read More >

Job Search Tips for Veterans

They fought overseas in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, defending the principles of freedom America was founded on.  And while many Americans have shown their appreciation for these heroes, especially on holidays like Veterans' Day, the job market has not been as kind.  Veterans have found it a lot harder than their fellow countrymen when it comes to finding jobs upon their return to the states. Read More >

Tips for Creating Great Cover Letters

As many job seekers focus on constructing the perfect resume in order to highlight their work experience as effectively as possible, it is equally important to write an attention grabbing cover letter that will persuade potential employers that their credentials deserve careful review. Be precise. Read More >

5 Tips for Landing the Right Job

In today's competitive market, many job seekers are taking work outside their field in order to bring in a steady income, but there are some things that candidates who remain dedicated to working in their chosen industry can do to find the position they are best suited for. 1. Read More >

Snap Out of the Job Search Doldrums

Whether you're unemployed and on the job hunt or eagerly seeking to jump ship from your current position, searching for a job can be a difficult, discouraging process. After dedicating countless hours to searching for jobs, writing personalized cover letters, perfecting your resume, and sending out application after application, it can be incredibly disheartening when none of those employers get back to you. Read More >

Job Watch: PricewaterhouseCoopers Hiring 12,000 People

The economic outlook always appears gloomy when you're looking in all the wrong places.  The news loves a good negative story, but the reality of the situation is that many corporations have plans to hire en masse. If you don't believe me, check out the big news recently announced by PricewaterhouseCoopers.  The Big 4 firm, which made a big dent in this year's Consulting 50 Rankings and Accounting 50 Rankings, has announced that new hires are definitely in the plans - a lot of them. Read More >

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