• 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in a new piece for Harvard Business Review, MIT research fellow Michael Schrage declares that job interviews have been replaced by projects.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, 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."

  • 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.