• 7 Reasons You Didn't Get the Interview

    How tough is today's job market? Well, think about the complaints you hear from job seekers. A few years ago, it was that they didn't get the job. Now, the chief gripe is likely to be that they didn't even get the interview.

    Dave Fecak, of JobTipsforGeeks, offers some tough love over at Lifehacker for folks whose resumes have disappeared into a black hole:

  • 4 Ways to Fight Back Against Age Discrimination

    It's a sad fact that unemployed older workers have a tougher time finding a new gig than younger jobseekers, and in a new column for U.S. News and World Report, Arnie Fertig offers four tips that those of a certain age can use to fight back against age discrimination. By recognizing the stereotypes that lead to age discrimination in the first place, experienced professionals can brainstorm ways to set themselves apart from the pack.

  • Worst Question Ever:

    It's every job seeker's least favorite question, and yet it seems to be almost unavoidable in today's job market. Figuring out how to specify salary requirements is tricky: ask for too much, and you risk being removed from consideration, but ask for too little, and you could wind up cheating yourself. What's an applicant to do?

  • This Is the Dawning of the Age of the Permatemp

    Most unemployed people would prefer a temp job to remaining out of work. It's a paycheck, after all, and in some cases, temp jobs can even lead to full-time, benefited work. But for a new breed of permatemps, that temporary work might turn out to more permanent than they'd bargained for -- and not in way they'd hoped.

  • Recent Grads Offer Advice for Job Seekers [video]

    Here's a fun prank to play on the recent college graduate in your life. Ask if he or she has found a job yet. Then watch the panic attack, tremors, and weeping set in. With unemployment rates at a record high, the job market for new graduates is competitive and prospects may seem bleak. What can one do to stand out in a sea of eager job seekers?

  • Writer Posts Fake Craigslist Job Ad to Size Up Competitors

    Writer Eric K. Auld has been using Craigslist to scour for jobs, and in a column for Lifehacker, he outlined how he recently posted a fake Craigslist job ad to get a better sense of the local job market and the kinds of applicants that form his competition. What's Joe Jobseeker up against when he applies for an administrative assistant job online?

  • How to Interview for a Job When You Have a Job

    Everyone's heard the old adage that it's easier to get a job when you have a job. Unfortunately, no one has come up with a pithy aphorism to help you figure out how to find time to go to an interview while still holding down your current gig.

  • How to Create a Professional Profile Companies Will Actually Want to Read

    Online dating and online job searching continue to become more and more similar. Don't believe us? Think about how much time goes into creating your online profile, regardless of whether you're looking for a gig or a dinner companion. At this point, we're really waiting for someone to suggest registering for kitchen equipment after accepting a job offer.

  • 5 Social Media Tips for Jobseekers

    More jobseekers than ever are turning to sites like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to find their next gig; these social media tips are sure to help them put their best foot forward.

  • 8 Reasons You Didn't Get the Job

    Dave Fecak, the founder and president of the Philadelphia Area Java Users' Group, recently penned a column for Job Tips for Geeks in which he outlined eight reasons job candidates don't end up getting the job besides a fundamental skill mismatch. While his blog centers on the software industry, the reasons he provides apply for jobseekers in all industries.

  • 10 Outrageous Resume Fails to Avoid

    We know that not every resume that lands on a hiring manager's desk will be a perfect one, but CareerBuilder recently ran a study of 2,298 hiring managers and uncovered some real-life resume fails that are so outrageous as to be downright ridiculous. We've picked our favorite resume mistakes from the survey and included them below. Suffice it to say these candidates stood out for all the wrong reasons.

  • 5 Tips on Career-Switching

    Career-switching isn't just for millennials; this week, the blogosphere published a wave of advice on changing jobs that's appropriate for professionals of any age. Whether you're looking to travel full-time or just lock down a career in an upwardly moving sector, we've got you covered.

  • Do Knowledge and Skills No Longer Influence Professional Success?

    Have we moved beyond the era in which knowledge and skills directly influence professional success? Yes, says Claudio Fernandez-Araoz of Egon Zehnder International. In a new piece for Harvard Business Review, Fernandez-Araoz maintains that those with unconventional resumes and proven abilities to "learn and adapt, to be resilient and to connect with others" are far more appealing than those with resumes that demonstrate experience and skill mastery alone.

  • 3 Ways to Find Hidden Jobs

    75 percent of jobs are never advertised. So how can you find these gigs? Better yet, how can you get hired for them?

    Career coach Nimish Thakkar offers three strategies that have worked for job seekers. In some cases, the jobs they got didn't even exist before they were hired.

  • What Are the Best Interview Questions?

    What are the best interview questions for applicants to ask their interviewer? Alison Green of U.S. News and World Report tackled that thorny query and came up with a comprehensive list that will help applicants gauge company culture, the position's distinct challenges, how the incumbent will be managed and developed, and the firm's turnover rate.

  • Watch Out! 14 Unexpected Blunders of Entrepreneurship

    Q: What are some challenges you did not anticipate when deciding to start your own business?

    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. 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. Cash Flow Is a Common Struggle

    Allie siartoWe started with clients from day one, so we've always been profitable, but one thing we didn't think about when we started was cash flow. Many profitable businesses experience famine and feast, due to invoice scheduling or higher sales during certain parts of the year. You must have a plan to spread profits from the most profitable times to cover times when cash flow is slower.
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  • Why Job Seekers Shouldn't Whitewash Their Social Media Profiles

    Looking for a job? Don't take all those party photos off your Facebook profile just yet. Although some photographic evidence will always be a bad idea (read: anything that could put you in jail) a little bit of color in your social media presence might actually help you get a job.

  • Commitment-Phobic Employers Do Their Best to Mimic Your Ex-Boyfriend

    How is interviewing for a job like dating? Nowadays, in just about every way, according to Vera H-C Chan at Yahoo News.

    A surplus of potential employees and a shortage of jobs has put employers in the catbird seat in recent years. As a result, they're acting much like sought-after prospective mates.

  • Does Your Resume Include These 10 No-Nos?

    By nature, resumes are condensed versions of your experience, skills and proficiencies. Alison Green of the U.S. News and World Report recently compiled a list of items that should never appear on this important document. Are you wasting valuable resume real estate with these 10 no-nos?

  • Mashable Holds Online Career Expo for Digital Talent

    If you're looking to hire digital talent, look no further than the upcoming Mashable Online Career Expo on July 31. Held in partnership with Brazen Careerist, the live event will enable employers to chat with jobseekers on a one-on-one basis.