• 7 Ways to Master Your Job Search on LinkedIn
    Not getting enough hits on LinkedIn from recruiters? You might be sabotaging yourself. Here are seven tips and tricks to help you right your social networking wrongs and get recruiters to notice you once and for all.
  • 9 Über-Smart Tips for Writing a Cover Letter That Stands Out
    What does your cover letter say about you? Does it compel or repel people reading it? You need to make sure your cover letter stands out and grabs attention from the get-go.
  • 5 Ways to Not Get Hired [infographic]
    Nowadays, recruiters are cracking down on background checks and are turning to social media to see what potential candidates are really all about. Safeguard your professional reputation by not committing these five social media offenses -- unless you enjoy being unemployed.
  • 5 Ways to Align Your Social Media and Career Goals
    Don't let your social media derail your path to success. Here are five ways to help you align your social media use with your career goals.
  • How LinkedIn Helps Passive Job Seekers Land Their Dream Jobs
    You already know by now that LinkedIn is a great tool to help with your job search, but it's also the place to be when you're NOT directly looking for a job. Passive job seekers are already employed, but willing to take on a new opportunity, should the offer fit the bill. So, whether you're actively seeking a job or not, LinkedIn is where it's at.
  • Online Interviewing: Why Body Language Means Everything

    Don't bother ironing your slacks for your next job interview, because you probably won't need them. Now that employers have opted for virtual interviews, you can probably get away with looking professional from the waist up. That doesn't mean you're off the hook when it comes to body language, however.

  • Ford Taps Into Social Media to Fill More Than 3,000 Jobs
    Ford Motor Company launched a social campaign called, "The Distance Between You and an Amazing Career Has Never Been Shorter" to spread the word about the thousands of jobs the company is looking to fill this year. Social media has now become a popular and effective way for employers to seek out candidates.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Diversity Declining in Top Professions?
    A half-century after the advent of affirmative action, diversity in the nation's top professions appears to be stagnating. An analysis by the New York Times includes startling figures showing that the percentage of black doctors and architects, to name a couple fields, has remained the same for two decades.
  • 6 Things Every New Hire Packet Needs
    Whether you are hiring a single employee, or an entire department of staffers, presenting a well-organized and branded hiring packet can make your business shine. Hiring packets essentially provide an introduction to the company culture and make for a more streamlined onboarding experience.
  • Fashion Models Strut Into U.S. More Easily Than Engineers
    If you're tall, thin, gorgeous and make a living off those traits it's easier to get an American work visa than university-trained engineers. A puzzling 20-year-old decision by Congress allowed models to be included in the H-1B class of visas, an oversight that has led to relatively preferential treatment for foreign-born beauty over brain.
  • How to Snag Your Dream Job Using Your Smartphone
    In today's highly competitive job market, snagging your dream career may seem like just another pipe dream. But, thanks to modern advances in mobile technology, it's now easier than ever to make your career aspirations reality.