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  • 5 Ways You Might Be Sabotaging Your Job Search

    Do you ever feel like Bill Murray in the movie "Groundhog Day," doomed to repeat the same actions over and over again, without a positive result? If so, says career expert Amanda Augustine, it's possible that you're working against yourself.

    In honor of February 2, Augustine presents us with five possible things we might be doing in our job hunt that keep us running around in circles. If you're doing everything you should be doing, but still aren't having any luck, Augustine says, it's time to ask yourself these questions:

  • 3 People You Need When You're Looking for a Job

    Looking for a job is stressful under any circumstances. If you're searching while employed, you're trying to be discreet and effective at the same time; if you're looking for a new gig while you're unemployed, you've got financial stress to cope with on top of conducting a professional search. No wonder, then, that experts advise you to assemble a pit crew to get yourself through the job search race.

  • How to Recover From a Bad Interview

    We've all been there: That moment when you close an office door and all you want to do is hit your head against a wall because you just know that interview did not go well. You didn't ask the right questions, you should have used this word instead of that word, you forgot to mention the skills you learned from your last job. Instead, you keep your shoulders back and leave the head-smacking until later, when you are safely out of view of the company's employees, who are surely judging you.

  • 4 Sneaky Tips for Your Stealth Job Hunt

    The best time to look for a job is when you have a job, but the trick is to manage the search process without alienating your current boss. Life coach Lauren Mackler recently spoke with the Grindstone about the best ways to conduct your under-the-radar job search.

  • 3 Signs It's Time to Quit Your Job

    Should you stay or should you go? The decision to quit your job is harder than ever during a down economy, which has been the status quo for some years now, even if we haven't technically been in a recession for some time. There are times, however, when you need to say, "So long, suckers," and look for new employment. (We advise you not to do that literally, no matter what the circumstances of your departure.)

    Here's how to tell if you need a new job:

  • 7 Confessions of Job Interviews Gone Wrong

    When it comes to interviewing for a new job, first impressions are everything. You want to project confidence, ability, and professionalism. Some people were born to be interviewed, while others are forced to learn from their mistakes. We asked PayScale users to tell us the error of their interview ways. So the next time you interview for a new job, take heed and don't let these things happen to you.

  • 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. 

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