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  • 5 Signs Telling You It's Time to Leave Your Job for Bigger and Better Things
    Is your career beginning to feel like it's on the road to nowhere ... and fast? It may be time to ditch that dead-end job and seek out the career that you want and deserve. Take a look at these signs to see if you're just burnt out or desperately in need of a change.
  • How One Man Tried to Woo Employers In His Skivvies
    Social media is a great tool to incorporate into your job search, but there's a line between showing your best face and showing your unmentionables. So learned Brian Zulberti, a recent Villanova University Law graduate, who decided to take the social job application process to a whole new level -- an uncouth, half-nude, and humiliating level.
  • Getting Hired Through Social Media: It's a Thing Now
    Social media isn't just a means to stay connected with friends and family. It has now morphed into a platform for companies to extend job offers to hopeful candidates. As Samantha Bankey discovered, social media turned out to be her career's best friend after the tech marketing firm ePrize got a little creative and posted her job offer on Instagram. Let's take a look how Samantha Bankey's social media use landed her a dream opportunity and what job seekers can learn from her story.
  • Need Better References? Hire a Professional Liar

    You can't put a price on honesty, but lies come pretty cheap. For example, $59 a month will get you the services of one Timothy Green, whose company Paladin Deception Services offers professional fibbing for people ranging from hooky players to serial philanderers. But the real bulk of his business, Green says, comes from job seekers.

  • 3 Techniques for Answering Inappropriate Interview Questions

    When you're preparing for a job interview, you're playing a guessing game, figuring out what the interviewer will ask you while simultaneously finding out more about the job. Of course, no matter how well you prepare, you have to be able to roll with the punches. Especially if your interviewer doesn't stick to the script -- or even to questions he's legally allowed to ask.

  • PayScale Teams Up With Nokia's JobLens App to Revolutionize Mobile Job Searching
    Good news for job hunters in the UK - the job hunt just got a whole lot easier and more convenient thanks to JobLens, a Nokia mobile app that helps job seekers locate opportunities based on their location and social media networks. The app has partnered with key companies such as Indeed, LinkedIn, and (most importantly) PayScale to make the job search to application process seamless. Learn about this app for a peek into the future of job hunting.
  • 10 Social Media Tips to Get You Hired [infographic]
    You know all those posts where we talk about how social media can help candidates during their job searches? Well, here's another one ... except this time, it's in a pretty, user-friendly infographic format published by REED Global. Take a quick peek to discover just how beneficial social media can be for the determined job hunter.
  • 20 Inspirational Quotes for Job Seekers
    The task of finding a job can be overwhelming, discouraging, and down-right frustrating. Here are twenty inspiring quotes for job seekers to keep in their back pockets while job hunting.
  • 5 Ways to Make a Good First Impression at an Interview

    You know that first impressions are important in job interviews, but do you know how long you have to make that positive impact on the hiring manager's perception of you? According Business Insider, it's as little as seven seconds.

  • Censored! 5 Posts on Social Media That Will Cost You Your Next Job
    It's common nowadays for recruiters to check a candidate's social media profiles while conducting a background check. There are a few things employers really don't want to see on your networks, including these deal-breaking pictures and posts, which could ruin your chances at your dream job.
  • 3 Simple Ways to Network Effectively on Social Media
    When you're at a networking event, does your heart start racing when it's time to introduce yourself to complete strangers? Don’t worry, you're not alone. Thankfully, there's a neat little networking tool called social media that enables you to, literally, make connections from the comfort of your own home. So, leave on those pajamas, don't bother brushing your hair, and simply turn on your computer ... it's time to schmooze, people!
  • Career Lessons From the Instagram vs. Vine Fiasco
    Being strategic isn't just for businesses: professionals can also use these tactics to increase their marketability and advance their careers. The Instagram vs. Twitter/Vine debacle is a great example of how companies use strategy to get ahead of the competition. These social media giants are constantly at each other's throats trying to out-do the other with new features and capabilities. We'll examine these tactics and explain how job seekers can use them to get a leg up on the competition.
  • The Hiring Manager Seems Awful. Should I Take the Job Anyway?

    Recently, we got an email in response to our post "Can You Spot a Bad Boss Before You Take a Job?" The reader, who wished to remain anonymous for obvious reasons, asked "If jobs are scarce, and the only opportunity is working with a difficult manager, would you recommend taking it?"

  • Why Networking on LinkedIn Is a Great Career Move
    LinkedIn is one of the first and most well-known professional social networking sites in existence today, with more than 225 million users and 300-plus million company pages. Additionally, because of its vastness and popularity, LinkedIn has become a powerful tool for recruiters to locate candidates. How can one benefit from this enormous network of professionals and employers, you ask? Let’s take a look at the many ways LinkedIn can help you enhance your career.
  • Is It a Good Idea to Refer Your Social Media 'Friends'?
    So much of our interactions nowadays take place on social media, making it incredibly easy to connect and build relationships with complete strangers with the click of a button. Over time, these virtual connections can morph into actual friendships. But would you feel comfortable referring one of your social media “friends” for a job and risking the possibility of vouching for a complete dud? Here's how to decide.
  • 5 Job Seeking Tips for the Older and Wiser Generation
    Job pickings are slim right now, especially for older workers. Because social media is so important in business nowadays, it's not uncommon for older workers to be passed over for younger, tech-savvier, cheaper candidates. So, how can older and wiser workers find job placement in such a saturated job market? Here are five tips to help older professionals get back in the game.
  • Interview Tips From Ira Glass

    It's tempting to look upon the dreaded "do you have any questions for us" segment of the job interview as just another hurdle to get over. But if you use your opportunity to interview the interviewer, you can learn more about the job and the company than you did during the previous hour of conversation. The trick is to use skills perfected by seasoned interviewers like Ira Glass of "This American Life."

  • AOL Anchor Auditions: Live Job Interview In Front of 1 Million People
    TV personalities always have to audition for a job but they don't usually have to do it live, in front of an audience of one million. But that's what hopefuls had to do last week if they wanted a chance at becoming the next AOL Live news anchor.
  • How to Hide 3 Common Resume Flaws

    Somewhere out there, there's a person with the world's most perfect resume. His degree relates to his field of study. He got a job related to his degree right out of school, and each subsequent gig -- at which he stayed for the perfect length of time -- built elegantly on the learnings of the job before. We do not like this person very much, but that's not a problem: if this platonic ideal of a job seeker really exists, he's pretty rare.

  • 5 Ways to Clean up Your Online Profiles During a Job Search
    Let's face it, the job market has seen better days. Landing a decent job (or any job, for that matter) is like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole -- it feels nearly impossible and it's incredibly frustrating. For those lucky candidates who actually land an interview with a potential employer, it's vital not to screw it up. One way to improve your chances of landing the job is by cleaning up your social media profiles so that the hiring representative doesn't come across anything that would make him or her question your candidacy. Here are five ways to protect your online profiles during a job search.