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  • ApplyApp.ly Job-Search Tool Pairs Your Personality Type With Available Positions

    ApplyApp.ly is a new job-search tool that aims to display only positions that are best suited for your qualifications and personality type. The tool uses Myers-Briggs Type Indicator results and a semantic analysis of your LinkedIn profile to help filter out results that are unsuitable for your work style and experience. This, the team behind ApplyApp.ly claims, will yield far more useful results than traditional keyword-based searches.

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  • 5 Things Employers Look at While Screening Your Facebook Profile

    Like it or not, many employers screen your Facebook profile during the interview process. A recent CareerBuilder survey of 2,300 hiring managers found that 37 percent check up on candidates' social media profiles and use that information to help inform their final decisions. While this figure is down from previous years -- in 2010, it was 50 percent -- there's never been a better time than now for jobseekers to conduct a profile audit. Here are five points to consider while doing so.

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  • Detroit Companies to Laid-Off Yahoo Employees: Come Work for Us

    Yahoo recently laid off 2,000 employees. Will some of those workers soon be living and working in Detroit?

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  • Woman Interviews 10 Times for the Same Job

    Think your employer was a pain during the interview process? How would you feel if you had to interview ten times ... and then didn't get the job?

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  • The Stats on Social Media Recruiting [infographic]

    Companies are increasingly embracing social media recruiting, and this infographic from OnlineDegrees.com shows how jobseekers can leverage this phenomenon to land their next gig. Employers are projected to recruit for some 80 percent of job openings via social media in 2012, and a whopping 98 percent of recruiters report that they turn to LinkedIn to find and contact top candidates.

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  • Maryland Bans Employer Access to Jobseekers' Private Facebook Profiles

    Maryland legislators have approved a bill that prohibits employers from accessing jobseekers' private Facebook profiles. The controversial practice, which has raised serious privacy concerns in the social media community, entailed human resources employees either asking job applicants for their Facebook and Twitter passwords outright or asking them to log into their accounts as a company representative "shoulder-surfed" the portions of the candidate's profile that were hidden from the public.

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  • Company Muse Gives Jobseekers an Insider View of Office Culture

    We all know how the perception of office culture as a job applicant can differ from the reality once hired, and Company Muse is a new job-searching tool from the Daily Muse that hopes to give jobseekers a more accurate perspective of what it's like to work at a chosen company before they initiate the application process. In-depth profiles share photos of employees' workspaces, video interviews with current employees, tidbits and anecdotes on office life, recent company tweets and, of course, open job positions.

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  • Rejected Jobseekers Stymie Company Sales

    Businesses have more reason than ever to pay closer attention to their recruiting process: new research reveals that some rejected jobseekers are so disillusioned with their experience as an applicant that they no longer do business with that firm. The Talent Board's 2011 Candidate Experience Survey (download it here) polled some 12,000 participants and discovered that over half had negative job-application experiences. What's more, 8 percent harbored so much resentment and anger that they stopped being customers of that company altogether.

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  • 5 Tips for Job-Hunting When You're Employed

    The career search isn't just for the unemployed, and in a recent column, Paradigm Staffing founding partner Lindsay Olson offered five tips for job-hunting when you're employed. While you'll probably want to do the majority of your research from the privacy of your home or another out-of-office location, these strategies will hopefully help you land your next position.

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  • Man Blames Google for Unsuccessful Job Search

    We know that many employers research potential candidates online, but one job-seeker recently argued in court that Google's autocomplete feature has tarnished his reputation and hindered his ability to get work. "The autocomplete function in Google's search bar fills in crimes when my client's name is entered," said Hiroyuki Tomita, a lawyer in Tokyo, where the case was heard. "He lost his job, and has had other job offers rescinded, likely because of this association."

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  • 7 Stupid Statements That Can Sabotage Your Job Interview

    Could you be sabotaging your job interviews without even knowing it?

    With one stupid statement, you can take yourself out of the running for your dream job. Unfortunately, many candidates are following bad advice and need a refresher course in what not to say on a job interview.

    1. Sorry I'm late.
    Let's start with the basics. Never, ever be late for a job interview. It's almost impossible to recover from tardiness, even if you're a perfect match for the job.

    The usual excuses (traffic, subway delays, dog ate your resume, alien abduction) aren't good enough. The interviewer is thinking: “If he can't make it on time for the interview, what can we expect if we hire him?”

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  • Would You Give Up Your Facebook Password to an Interviewer?

    Earlier this month, we wrote about the over-the-shoulder Facebook reviews many employers are conducting as part of the interview process, but other companies are taking things a step further by requesting that applicants hand over their Facebook password.

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  • What Not to Wear to Your Next Job Interview

    "Sorry, you didn't get the job. We hated your outfit."

    Sound silly? Most interviewers won't be this candid, but it's undeniable that your wardrobe is a key factor in your first impression -- especially in a hyper-competitive job market.

    Naturally, your qualifications, skills, and accomplishments are most important. However, your interviewer will make an initial judgment about you before you get to say a word. You'll probably never get the chance to wow them with your great ideas if you turn them off with your first impression.

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  • Should Job Applicants Have to Submit to a Facebook Review?

    Is it right for employers to request that job applicants submit to a Facebook review? The American Civil Liberties Union is fighting this very hiring practice in Maryland after receiving a complaint last year from a Department of Corrections officer who said he had to turn over his Facebook login credentials during his interview. Currently, the agency asks candidates to log into their Facebook account and click through their photos, wall posts and friends as an interviewer looks on.

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  • Job Hunting With Pinterest: Pros and Cons

    Social media site Pinterest has exploded in popularity over the past six months, winning favor with everyone from brides-to-be and casual users to crafters, bloggers, cooks, designers and event planners. But can Pinterest be used for job hunting?

    Read on for a few pros and cons of using Pinterest as a part of your job search.

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  • Smart Career Paths: Earn 100% More in Five Years

    Where do you see yourself in five years? Whether you are a college student trying to figure out what direction to take or considering a career change, having a strategy can help you maximize your potential. If you think beyond the initial paycheck, there are many jobs that offer considerable career growth in a fairly short time frame. You can move up in the world and make more money at a faster than average pace, if you have the right career path in place.

    Here's a look at five hot career paths where pay can grow quickly over the course of five years, all with a strong job outlook through 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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  • 5 Job Search Advancements to Be Thankful For

    Jim-Hopkinson-Author-B&W-PayscaleBy Jim Hopkinson

    When the pilgrims sat down for that first Thanksgiving meal in Plymouth, they had certainly spent many more hours gathering the corn and preparing the turkey than we do these days. We have plenty of conveniences that make cooking the perfect meal easier. Let’s just say there was no canned cranberry sauce, ready-made pie crust, or microwave oven to heat up those leftovers.

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  • Find a New Job Using LinkedIn

    Do you have a profile on LinkedIn? If not, I highly recommend it. There are plenty of ways for professionals to use LinkedIn to grow their careers and their paychecks. Whether you’re looking to switch jobs, improve your professional network or hire fresh talent, it’s important that you get familiar with LinkedIn.

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  • Most Common Post-Military Jobs

    By Bridget Quigg, PayScale

    Where can veterans find work? The answer to this question is on many people's minds this Veterans Day. Between the announcement that all U.S. troops stationed in Iraq for the war should be home by 2012, and the recent signing of the federal employer tax credit for hiring veterans, the government and employers are focused on getting our military men and women quickly integrated into the civilian workforce. 

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  • Retail Holiday Jobs at Gap

    By Bridget Quigg

    Are you looking for work this holiday season? Need a little more jingle in your pocket?

    We went out on to the streets and interviewed retail workers at some popular retail outlets - RadioShack, Gap, Sephora and more - that are hiring this holiday season. We tried to find out what it's like to work at these stores and how to get hired.

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