• How to Answer the 'Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years?' Interview Question

    It's a question we've all been asked at one point or another during an interview: "Where do you see yourself in five years?" This stock question can make or break your interview, and WorkAwesome recently shared a great three-step strategy to help you answer it perfectly.

  • 12 Unique Skills Startup Employees Need for Faster Promotions
    Q: What's one unusual skill employees need to get promoted faster at a startup or small biz?

    The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses via live video chats, an expert content library and email lessons.
  • 3 Ways to Be a Fairy Job Mother for a Friend

    In These Tough Economic Times (tm everyone), there's no nicer gift to give than the gift of employment. Which is to say that if you have the means to help one of your pals get a job, you absolutely should.

    Redbook has some great tips on how to act as a fairy job mother for a friend. Here are three things to keep in mind:

  • 5 Personality Traits Employers Love Hiring

    A whopping 88 perent of employers prioritize "cultural fit" within the company over technical skills when hiring new employees, according to a Universum survey. In a recent column, Forbes' Meghan Casserly broke down this research, which encompasses the responses from 1,200 major companies, to uncover the personality traits employers love hiring.

  • Two Out of Three Workers Are Looking for New Jobs, Often by Using Social Media

    This will come as a surprise to almost no one who has been riding out the bad economy over the past couple of years, but even people who have jobs now would like new ones. In fact, a recent survey by Jobvite, 69 percent of employed folks are looking for new gigs, and many of them are using social media to do it.

  • 3 Ways Your Boss Can Tell You're Looking for a Job

    You might think that you're successfully keeping your job hunt on the down low, but according to a column Ruth Mantell posted today at MarketWatch, you may be missing a few key steps. These telltale signs of a jobseeker might tip off your boss to your exit strategy.

  • Don't Make These Career Killing Email Mistakes

    Sometimes, it seems like email was invented for the sole purpose of driving everyone crazy. Sure, it makes some types of communication easier. And yes, it's faster than sending a letter and less time-consuming than making a phone call. But it's also a minefield of potential job-ending errors.

  • 5 Fall Job Search Tips

    5 Fall Job Search Tips

    As the summer comes to a close, it's time to reenergize your job-hunting efforts. These fall job search tips from Business Insider will help narrow your focus on the factors that will help you land your next gig.

  • Is Your Star Employee Looking for a New Job? [infographic]

    This Mindflash infographic explores seven signs that your star employee might be looking for a new job. Changes in his or her dress, a productivity drop and unusual requests for time off are just some of these signs.

  • Are Projects the New Job Interviews?

    We've heard pundits proclaim the death of the resume for years; in a new piece for Harvard Business Review, MIT research fellow Michael Schrage declares that job interviews have been replaced by projects. Companies are increasingly asking job applicants to perform actual work, often in the form of a one-of-a-kind project, to land the position. Is this exploitative or inevitable?

  • How to Cope While Waiting to Hear Back About Your Dream Job

    So you've finally had that important interview, the one that might land you the gig of your dreams. Maybe you nailed it. Maybe you're not quite sure. Either way, you're in the worst stage of job searching: Waiting by the phone or computer, hoping that good news will soon come your way. What should you do now?

  • 14 Tips for Managing a
    Q: What's one practical tip for managing a "side" business while you continue working?

    The following answers are provided by The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs. The YEC recently published #FixYoungAmerica: How to Rebuild Our Economy and Put Young Americans Back to Work (for Good), a book of 30+ proven solutions to help end youth unemployment.

    1. Wake Up Early!

    Kelly AzevedoMost hustling side entrepreneurs tend to devote most of their time after work, when their energy is already depleted and going late into the night. Instead, make it a point to get up early and get some work in when your mind is awake and your body refreshed. Even if you have to work in the evening as well, you'll appear more available than someone who checks in once a day.
    Kelly AzevedoShe's Got Systems

  • 7 Questions You Really Need to Ask on a Job Interview -- But Can't

    By this time in our careers, we've all read plenty of articles about the questions we absolutely have to ask in a job interview, lest we wind up accidentally taking a job as a corporate psychic when we thought we were going to be planning "strategic vision." But what about the questions we really want to ask, but can't possibly?

  • GetHired Lets Companies Pre-Screen Applicants With Video

    GetHired is an innovative hiring platform that enables managers to ask prospective job candidates to complete pre-screening questions via video. Such questions enable companies to instantly identify the best applicants to invite in for phone or face-to-face interviews. Can this hiring solution solve businesses' recruiting conundrum?

  • 5 Body Language Mistakes to Avoid in Interviews

    Non-verbal cues can make or break an interview. This list of body language mistakes compiled by Jacquelyn Smith for Forbes will help you avoid unintentionally sending the wrong message.

  • Your Social Media Updates Can Land or Cost You a Job [infographic]

    The rise of recruiting via social media means that employers are monitoring sites like Twitter and Facebook like never before. This infographic by Jobvite explores all the various scenarios in which your social media updates can land or cost you a job.

  • 3 Surprising Telecommuting Jobs

    It's the new American dream: work at something you love, from home, in your pajamas, and make a decent living at it. Of course, that's easier if you work as a social media manager or a customer service representative. But what about folks in traditionally office-bound gigs? Can they ever hope to work from home?

  • 5 Job Interview Tips for Millennials

    The unemployment rate for Generation Y is 50 percent above the national average at about 12 percent, and in this interview for iOnPoverty.tv, Regina Starr Ridley offers job interview tips for millennials. Ridley is the publishing director of the Stanford Social Innovation Review; previously, she ran a $150 million, 500-person publishing house. What does she look for in a new hire?

  • 3 Numbers That Matter in the Job Search

    It's tempting for all of us to focus on the country's unemployment rate, but according to Sudy Bharadwaj, the co-founder and CEO of Jackalope jobs, three numbers matter far more in your job search than the jobless numbers. Here's how jobseekers and employers alike can spin these statistics.

  • 'Get to Work' Show on Sundance Profiles Programs That Help Chronically Unemployed

    The brand-new "Get to Work" show on Sundance offers a behind-the-scenes look at the STRIVE program, a sort of career boot camp targeted at chronically unemployed Americans like drug addicts, ex-cons, the working poor, the homeless and the welfare dependent. Sundance describes the program as "an unfiltered, uncompromising look at the work of Second Chance in San Diego and the STRIVE program, a workforce training model dedicated to getting America back to work."