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Clothes Won't Get You the Job But We Worry It Might Cost Us OneRead the rest of this entry »
If you worry about your appearance before an interview, you're not alone. A new survey says most of us do. We spend at least an hour deciding on an interview outfit and still 54% of us worry there's some part of how we look that could cost us the job.
The survey of 1,997 workers found 86% believe it's important to look attractive to an interviewer; 63% believe they've benefited …
Tech Centers Top the List For JobsRead the rest of this entry »
Wallet Hub is out with its annual list of the best places to find a job. If you're in IT, you've got your pick. Not surprising, tech hubs rank high in the scoring. Out of the top 10 places with the best job prospects, half are in or around tech centers like Silicon Valley.
Most of these also made the top 10 cut when factors like family incomes, housing costs, …
IT Jobs Top 'Emerging' Jobs ListRead the rest of this entry »
Nurse, software developer, physical therapist, cybersecurity specialist and truck drivers are perennially among the most in-demand jobs, meaning employers struggle to fill these openings. And there's every indication these jobs will continue to be hard to fill.
But what about the new jobs being created and existing ones that are seeing growing demand? LinkedIn recently released its third annual list of the top 15 emerging jobs ranked by how fast …
Don't Start a Search By Updating Your ResumeRead the rest of this entry »
Gift shopping and holiday partying may be what most people are thinking of just now. Give it a few weeks though, and we'll be making resolutions to lose weight, get in shape or -- always among the top resolutions -- find a new job.
If changing jobs is on your list, then the place to start is not with your resume. Career coaches will tell you the place to start …
Phony References Will Get You In TroubleRead the rest of this entry »
Resume burnishing is a common practice. Unless it crosses the line into falsehoods, there's every reason to put your best foot forward. If you were a contributor to a highly successful project, that's worth noting. If you claim you led the team, that's a lie that will trip you up.
Now what recruiters are seeing more of is phony references. And they're not being fooled.
There's nothing new about falsifying …
Don't Let a Long Job Search Get You DownRead the rest of this entry »
We had an acquaintance who was a software engineer with a security clearance who regularly complained about all the calls he got from recruiters. It's a problem most job seekers only wish they had.
For most job seekers, the opposite is true. They send out tons of resumes only to hear little. Many will go on several interviews before getting an offer. (The average, depending on industry and job, ranges …
20 Things To Do After the InterviewRead the rest of this entry »
Now that the interview is over, every job hunter knows -- or should -- to send thank you notes to the hiring manager, recruiter and everyone else they spoke with.
But don't stop there. There are plenty of other …
Alexa, Get Me a JobRead the rest of this entry »
Ask Alexa and she'll get you the weather report, turn on lights and order groceries. Now, she can get you a job.
Just say, "Alexa, get me a job at McDonald's," and in seconds you're answering a few basic questions and bingo, you get a text with a link to the rest of the application.
McDonald's became the first company in the world -- at least that's what they say …
Starting Pay For Grads Little Changed Since 2015Read the rest of this entry »
Last year's college graduates earned an average starting salary of $50,944.
That's a healthy bump above the average personal income for all workers, which was $46,550 when last measured in 2016. However, the National Association of Colleges and Employers says starting pay for college grads has barely budged over the last three years,. The 1.4% increase from 2015 to 2018 is a "further illustration of the sluggish growth in overall …
How to Answer Interview Questions That Cross the LineRead the rest of this entry »
Monster recently posted an article listing 5 illegal interview questions so obvious only a hiring manager living in a cave for the last 50 years would ever ask.
Is there an interviewer who doesn't know that asking something like “When are you planning to have children?” will all but guarantee hearing from the EEOC? Ditto for asking about a military commitment. Asking “How often are you deployed for Army Reserve …