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  • When to Expect a Reply From a Job Application

    The long-awaited reply after sending out a job application is daunting, frustrating and makes even the best of us anxious and impatient. Vivian Giang of Business Insider found one way to track just how long it will take before your hear back from a potential employer.

  • Blunt Cover Letter Earns Writer Multiple Job Offers

    Writing a cover letter is one of the most difficult parts of the job application process. In comparison, resumes are easy: all you have to do is list your accomplishments, succeed in avoiding typos, and don't use comic sans. But the cover letter is an exercise in personal marketing. Choose one tone, and you can sound too glib; choose another, and your letter will sound formulaic and fail to get a response.

    A recent applicant to an internship program on Wall Street solved the problem with a rather novel approach: he was bluntly honest. How honest? Here's an excerpt:

  • Ace the Job Interview with Pamela Skillings

    When it comes to finding a job, a resume can only take you so far. The impression you make in an interview can often be the reason you are (or aren't) offered that job. So how can you make sure you are interviewing like a rock star? The first step is by joining us on Friday, January 25th at 10:30am PST for our chat with Pamela Skillings, interview expert a-go-go. 

  • Learn How to Network With Sandy Jones-Kaminski

    Learning how to network effectively is one of the best things you can do for your career, but it’s something that many people find intimidating. Well, if you’re feeling shy, PayScale is here to hold your hand. This Thursday, January 17, at 10:30am PST, you can connect directly with the expert herself via Google+, YouTube and Twitter to learn how you can network your way to the top.

  • How the "Layoff Test" Can Help You Build Your Professional Network

    If you were laid off today, who would you contact first? Lifehacker calls this question the layoff test. How you answer it might tell you a lot about your professional network -- or lack thereof.

  • Top Secrets to Make Recruiters Find You [infographic]

    Job hunting is never easy, but there are some secrets to make it work in your favor. This infographic will help you discover some top secrets to make recruiters find you.

  • If You Don't See Yourself on This Career Path Five Years From Now, It's Not for You

    It's arguably the worst question in the interviewing process: "Where do you see yourself five years from now?" If your honest answer would be, "Doing the exact opposite of this job," then perhaps it's time to consider making a career change.

  • Do You Live in One of the 10 Smartest Cities in North America?

    We know your city is pretty smart -- after all, you live there, don't you? But when Fast Company went looking for the smartest cities in North America, they were looking for more than the median IQ of the residents. They were looking at a combination of people, economy, environment, government, living, and mobility.

  • The Art of the Thank-You Note

    Congratulations! You just finished a job interview and it went very well. Now what? Sit at home and wait for the phone to ring? Nope! It's time to write a thank you note to the person who interviewed you. But what to say? 

  • 4 Tips for Owning the Dreaded Phone Interview

    By the year 2035, phone interviews will be conducted via text messaging, or perhaps through Skype chips implanted in our retinas. Until then, we'll have to cope with the potential awkwardness of the phone interview. It doesn't have to be bad, though: If you follow these tips from Lifehacker, you can use phone interviews to demonstrate your awesomeness, instead of showcasing your occasional social awkwardness.

  • 3 Ways to Build a Career When You Don't Want to Be a Manager

    Most of us want to be promoted at some point. But what happens when moving up the ladder means taking on a supervisory role -- and you don't want to be a manager?

  • What Job Personality Test Questions Mean

    If you're preparing for a job interview, you've probably thought of answers to all the usual questions. You can tell the interviewer where you'd like to be in five years, how you've coped with previous challenges, and what your best and worst qualities are. But could you tell them what kind of a tree you'd be?

  • What to Wear on a Job Interview With Anna Wintour

    Dressing for job interviews is its own special kind of hell. In the olden days, you just wore a suit and were done with it, but now there are all sorts of different interview uniforms and expectations. And that's if you're just interviewing at a regular job. Pity the poor folks who apply for jobs at Vogue and interview with the Devil in Prada herself, Miss Anna Wintour.

  • How to Use Social Media to Find a Job

    When it comes to finding a job, sometimes who you know matters more than what you know. But, what is the best way to leverage your social networks to find your dream job? Read on for tips about how to navigate the social waters of Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, so you can land your new job as quickly as possible. 

  • 3 Books That Will Tell You What to Be When You Grow up

    There are tons of career aptitude books on the market, ranging from the serious (encyclopedic volumes for career counselors) to the silly (career aptitude and astrology, anyone?). But if you really want to find the job you were always meant to have, you'll want a balance of practical advice and inspiration. These three books are a great place to start.

  • 9 Tips for Applying for Jobs Online

    How did you find your last job? Chances are you applied for your current position online rather than by sending your resume by fax. In today's tech world, many job applications and initial screenings are done online. So, how can you give yourself the best shot at an interview?

  • Google's VetNet Entrepreneur Track Helps Veterans Pursue Entrepreneurship

    Military veterans have a wealth of services at their disposal aimed at helping them find civilian jobs with military-friendly companies, but Google's VetNet Entrepreneur Track hopes to help vets dive into entrepreneurship. Will this tool inspire more service members to start their own businesses?

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