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  • 3 Cool Tech Jobs That Didn't Exist 15 Years Ago

    When we were kids, our teachers told us that the jobs we'd have as adults didn't even exist yet. We of course they assumed they were referring to "Astronaut Princess" or "Professional Pony Namer." Unfortunately, those jobs haven't materialized. But some of the ones that have appeared instead are pretty cool -- plus, they pay well.

  • People Are Actually Getting Paid to Do These Cool Jobs

    Are you ready for a career change? Are you totally not ready for a career change, but prolonged unemployment is making you think that maybe you need to get ready?

    Don't despair. While most of us transition from one traditional job to another one, there are some interesting gigs out there that are far from the daily grind.

  • Mom Was Right: Good Posture Can Make You a Success

    Want to nail that job interview? Sit up straight.

  • Terefic Simplifies the Job Reference Process

    Job references are a necessary yet hassle-filled part of the application process for both employer and candidate, and Terefic is a new tool that hopes to streamline the process. Terefic enables jobseekers to essentially build a portfolio of confidential job references from friends, coworkers and former colleagues; when it comes time for a company to vet job references, they simply visit the candidate's Terefic profile.

  • Think You Have to Move to Silicon Valley to Work in Tech? Think Again

    If you listened to the hype, you'd think that Silicon Valley was the only place to live for tech types. This is partly because every media outlet that covers technology is fully engaged in Facebook IPO Watch 2012, and partly because, yes, there are a lot of tech jobs in the Bay Area. However, this area isn't the only place to live if you want one of these gigs. Heck, it might not even be the best.

    Forbes contributors Joel Kotkin and Mark Schill developed a ranking system that measures growth in the tech industry as a whole -- meaning that they looked at internet, data processing, and software jobs, but also included jobs in the STEM sector. (That's science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, for the acronym-averse.) Their findings might surprise you.

  • The Evolution of Social Recruiting Technology [infographic]

    Some 55 percent of companies plan to make social media a bigger part of their recruitment process, and this Jobvite infographic outlines how social recruiting technology has evolved over the past 20 years.

  • Should You Lie on Your Resume?

    Earlier this week, Scott Thompson resigned as CEO of Yahoo after news broke that his computer science degree wasn't exactly legit. The worst part of the story, depending on who you ask, is either that he'd had the degree on his resume for over a decade -- or that, in light of his other credentials, he probably didn't need to lie in the first place.

  • 6 LinkedIn Mistakes to Avoid

    Job recruiting via social networks has never been hotter, and that means jobseekers must pay close attention to their presence on sites like LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. Are you making one of these LinkedIn mistakes?

  • Networking as an Act of Service

    How am I such a willing networker? I see the process differently than most people. Rather than entering an event trying to figure out how to get the most I can out of the people in the room, I take the opposite approach. I try to see how much I can give. I consider attending networking events my volunteer or “community service” time each month. Why? Here are my five reasons:

  • Three Percent of College Grads Bring Parents to Job Interviews

    All parents want their kids to succeed, but some are really willing to go the extra, slightly creepy mile to make that happen. For example, the recent Adecco Graduation Survey reveals the three percent of recent college grads had mom or dad come with them to job interviews. One percent of grads said their parents then wrote their thank you notes for them afterwards.

  • The 12 Craziest Resumes We've Ever Seen (Actually Work)

    One resume looks like a Facebook profile, complete with a picture and likes and dislikes. Another is a mock-up of a horror movie poster, featuring a blurb in "scary" font proclaiming the applicants various terrifyingly creative attributes. A third CV, sent to Google, resembles a Google search results page.

    All are -- how should we put this -- slightly bananas looking. Oh, and also, they totally got their creators an interview. No mean feat in an era of double-digit unemployment and hundreds of applicants for every job opening. Business Insider originally assembled this list of quirky resumes.

  • Bennett Olson Beats Postgrad Job Crunch With a Promotional Billboard

    To get a company's attention, jobseekers must sometimes resort to unconventional means. Take 22-year-old Bennett Olson, for example, who paid for an 8-second time slot on a downtown Minneapolis electronic billboard emblazoned with his website, his face and the words "Hire Me!" The ad rotated among several others for 24 hours.

  • How Employee Referrals Facilitate Job Recruiting [infographic]

    Many candidates land jobs by applying on career sites or job boards, but this Jobvite infographic outlines how employee referrals facilitate job recruiting; increasingly, they're helping companies fill open positions. While employee referrals made up just 7 percent of applications in Jobvite's research, that candidate pool resulted in a whopping 40 percent of hires.

  • 3 Ways Jobseekers Can Gauge Company Culture

    In a recent column for Harvard Business Review, columnist Bill Barnett argues that jobseekers should suss out company culture before they accept a position with a company. Doing so ensures that the job you take enriches your career and catalyzes your professional development; in addition, it lessens the chances that you burn out or quit out of disappointment or disillusionment.

    Barnett cites three questions all jobseekers should consider when researching an organization and going through the interview process:

  • BrandYourself Reveals Who Searches for Your Name

    Have you ever wondered what companies are searching for your name? BrandYourself, an online reputation management tool, launched a new feature yesterday that can tell you just that.

  • Are Employers Reluctant to Hire Veterans?

    Despite their skills and can-do attitudes, former military personnel are still a tough sell with employers, some experts say. And the younger vets are, the more likely they are to be unemployed.

  • Can Your Klout Score Hurt Your Job Prospects?

    Klout, a startup that assigns its users scores based on their social media influence, is increasingly gaining favor with recruiters as a tool to narrow down applicants. Unfortunately, this shift means that many well-qualified candidates are being passed over because they haven't paid attention to building a following on Twitter or Facebook.

  • Personalizes Job Search Results According to Compatibility is the latest startup that's promising to reinvent the job search through personalization. (For more, see, Tidepool and Company Muse.) Users first link their profile to social media and professional communities like Twitter, Facebook, Github, Behance and Dribbble; then analyzes your activity on these accounts to recommend jobs that mesh best with your expertise and interests.

  • Job-Search Tool Pairs Your Personality Type With Available Positions 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 claims, will yield far more useful results than traditional keyword-based searches.

  • 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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