‘What kind of fruit are you?’ How to answer five of the worst job interview questions
A graphic designer was recently asked how her life was working out by a potential employer. Here’s a guide to tackling some other tongue-tying questions
Job search stalled? Here are the resume, interview and networking tips you need to get back on track
How many times have you said, “I need a new job” and then done nothing about it? Or have you embarked on a new job search full of optimism only to have it stall out?
6 Ways Job Seekers Can Protect Themselves From Fake Job Offers
When you're looking for your dream job, beware of fake claims, experts say.
The State of Remote Work: 5 Trends to Know for 2023
The sudden shift to remote and hybrid work spurred significant change for employers, employees and job seekers. But after several years of adjusting, where do they stand when it comes to working in the office versus anywhere?
9 Trends That Will Shape Work in 2023 and Beyond
Last year was another tumultuous year in the workplace, with continued high employee turnover rates, evolving return-to-office policies, inflation, and more. In 2023, amid a looming economic downturn, organizations will continue to face significant challenges — and how they respond could determine whether they are an employer of choice.
Including this on your resume could be the key to getting hired
When you think about your resume, you tend to think of including your experience, job responsibilities, education, etc. But one thing you shouldn’t overlook: your skills.
5 top tips to land your dream tech job in 2023
Whether you suddenly find yourself out of a job, courtesy of the recent wave of tech layoffs sweeping through the sector, or feel like you’ve outgrown your current position and are looking for a new challenge, firing off a generic CV and hoping for the best isn’t going to cut it.
What To Watch Out For When Interviewing In 2023
Interviewing is not easy. You need to remain vigilant as the hiring process is not always honest and transparent. You must be aware of misleading job advertisements, overpromises and questionable tactics used by the companies to entice applicants to join their firm.
How to Answer “Tell Me About a Time You Failed” in a Job Interview
In this piece, the author outlines eight tips and offers advice on what to say (and what to avoid). If you respond to the question in a way that highlights your resilience and commitment to learning and progress, your interviewer will likely remember how you prevailed, not how you failed.
New year, new job? Experts break down if January really is the right time for a new role
If the time off work over the holidays or your New Year’s resolutions made you think about getting a new job, then you’re not alone.
LinkedIn Career Experts Offer Advice On How People Can Succeed In 2023
What Career Experts Say You Should Do To Get Ahead In The New Year
Four Things You Can Do Now To Prepare For A Job Search In 2023
There’s no better time than now to slow down, take a breath and reflect on the accomplishments and shortcomings of the past year.
Doing 4 things can help you bounce back from a layoff: ‘Go into preparation and planning mode’
Big Tech layoffs have rattled the workforce, with companies like Meta, Twitter, Lyft, Coinbase and Netflix all letting go a chunk of their staff. And unfortunately, they’re not alone.
Tips For Landing Your Dream Job During A Recession
Many people fall into a false belief that they don’t deserve to be employed. They may feel that because the economy is rough, there’s no point in trying to find a job.
‘Positive stress’ can help you be happier and more productive at work, according to new research—how to harness it
While too much stress can cause serious health issues like heart disease and diabetes, a moderate amount of the right kind of stress can actually help you be happier and more productive at work, according to new research.
Find A Great Hybrid Job: The Best-Bet Industries, States And Cities
Hybrid work is arguably the best of both worlds—the opportunity to work from home sometimes and the office at other times—and the opportunity to meet both personal needs and professional demands.
When Changing Jobs Changes Your Identity
Studies show that somewhere around half of all new hires fail in their roles, with lack of “fit” being cited as a key reason. In this piece, the author argues that “fit” doesn’t always stem from a fundamental incompatibility, but rather can come from a failure to complete the psychological transition from one identity to another. She explains why nailing this identity leap may be the secret to succeeding in a new role, and offers advice for how to ease the transition.
How to find a job that energizes (rather than drains) you
Doing work that doesn’t feel meaningful can be a drain. You wake up, clock in, put in your hours, then clock out. Rinse, repeat. Although this sort of routine may feel dreary, you may still find yourself hanging onto it for the sake of maintaining consistency and predictability.
How To Successfully Find a New Job During Uncertain Economic Times
It’s a complicated time to be a job seeker. With rising costs due to inflation, many are seeking new, better-paying jobs. But at the same time, a looming recession is leading to fears that a new position could be cut shortly after you’re hired.
The secret to a successful job search? ‘Don’t care so much,’ says career coach
As a jobseeker, the best state you can come from in your search is from a state of detachment: reminding yourself that a rejection isn’t personal, and you will find a great job or something even better down the line.
9 tips to nail your next virtual interview
Remote interviews are usually conducted much the same way as in-person interviews. That said, these interviews require interviewees to add some extra points to their preparation checklist due to the unique challenges that come with the territory of such arrangements.
Tips To Stay Inspired And Motivated At Work
Maybe, you have been questioning yourself for a while, “How do I stay motivated throughout when I am working?” When that happens, you just want to fill that blank gap with inspiration.
Are you doing your job search right? How to land your first job after graduation
Graduation day conjures many emotions. It’s exciting to reach this big milestone, but it also brings anxiety — what’s next? How will I get my first job?
These Overlooked Interview Mistakes Are Costing You The Job
These interview mistakes could be getting in your way.
The top 10 industries job-seekers want to work in right now, according to new research
It’s a comment you have probably heard at least once before, whether it was from a friend, a roommate, a stranger on Twitter or a co-worker who just submitted their two weeks’ notice: It has never been easier to switch jobs.
8 Tips on Getting a Remote Job With No Work Experience
Do you want to get a remote job but have no prior experience in the field? Here are some tips that will help you land your first remote job.
5 Ways to Stay Organized and Keep Track of Your High-Level Job Search
No matter how high up on the career ladder you are, securing a new job is never easy. Let's run through five of the best ways to stay organized and keep track of your high-level job search.
Tips For Getting A New Job In A Different Industry
Here are some of my tips and strategies to make it easier for you to get a job in a new industry.
How To Ride The Job Market To Your Dream Job Destination
This article will discuss the instabilities that job searchers go through when looking for a new job. I'll also offer some tips on managing these emotions and staying successful throughout the process.
Top recruitment and tech execs give their tips for getting ahead at work
Executives at leading recruitment and technology companies have shared with CNBC their top tips for getting ahead in the workplace.
How to be happy at work, according to author and trainer Chris Croft
IT is a question that has preoccupied a lot of people since the pandemic inspired a big re-think of many lives: how can I be happier at work?
Red Flags to Look for In Job Posts, According To Experts
Job postings can reveal signs of trouble ahead with a potential employer or role. Experts break down the red flags that candidates should look for in job ads.
8 Tips for Work-Life Balance
How to take back control of your non-work hours
How To Write A Résumé That Stands Out To Recruiters
You only have a handful of seconds to grab the attention of recruiters with your résumé. How do you write a résumé that grabs their attention?
Most new hires start job searching again within three months, survey finds
It’s the worst-case scenario: After months of searching for a job, you find one that sounds like the perfect fit. You have the requisite qualifications, make it past the interview round, and get an offer—only to start work and find it’s nothing like you imagined.
10 tips for negotiating your first job offer (and every one after that!)
So many college graduates are just grateful to get that first job offer that they miss one critical factor: You can negotiate your salary — even for your very first job!
What To Do When You Hate Your New Job
You’ve been searching and searching until finally, you accept a new job you're excited about. You think, “This is it!” Then, a week goes by, and then two. Soon you’ve been there three months and feel like you’ve made the wrong choice. Now what? Should you stay and try to make it work or quit and cut your losses?
Newly graduated in a changed world? Tips for your job search
Tips to help graduates enhance their employability and cope with job search fatigue.
The 13 keys to finding a new job without your current boss finding out
Looking for a new job while in your current one may not be quite as easy as it seems.
How To Prepare For A Last-Minute Job Interview
How do you effectively prepare for a last-minute job interview? What should you do if you have limited time? What tips can improve your chances of receiving a job offer?
The Great Resignation continues, as 44% of workers look for a new job
Data suggest the Great Resignation, a pandemic-era labor trend also known as the Great Reshuffle, is continuing. Over half of workers said higher pay was a top reason they’d look for a new job.
How To Be Lucky In Your Career: 5 Ways To Create Good Fortune
While there may be some career successes for which pure luck was a factor, if you look more deeply, they are probably the rare exceptions.
6 Signs It’s Time to Leave Your Job
At some point, all of us experience moments when we must face the difficult decision to let go of something that formerly offered us purpose. But big decisions, like a career change, should be approached thoughtfully. While sometimes this can be done by reinventing your current work, there are times where the right choice is to strike out on a fresh path.
How to use AI-based tools to find your next job
Applying AI in job search the right way injects a much-needed dose of humanity into the process.
Tips For Creating A Perfect CV And Landing Your Dream Job
Want to land that job you’ve always dreamed of? Use these tips to create a perfect CV that will reflect your unique skills, education, and relevant experience.
The top 3 skills employers are looking for in 2022, according to career experts
One of the biggest challenges of finding a new job is standing out among the competition: In a pile of hundreds, sometimes thousands of applications, why should a recruiter pick yours?
The 10 most-searched jobs in the U.S., according to Google—and how much they pay
The top 10 jobs people want in the U.S. right now according to Google.
Remote Work Is Here To Stay And Will Increase Into 2023, Experts Say
Experts predict a remote work force is a permanent fixture in the coming years.
5 Tips for an Efficient Job Search in 2022
Want a new job this year? Here's how to look for one effectively.
What The Great Reshuffle Means For Your Job Search
Millions of workers have resigned from their jobs over the past year, deciding that they need to make a change. Most are searching for new positions that align with their needs and values. In contrast, others have decided to switch careers entirely.
How to pivot to a new career in 2022
If you’re thinking of changing jobs in the New Year, here’s what you need to know.
Here’s Why January Is The Best Time Of Year To Find A New Job
If you put in the time, effort and energy, you will prevail and find a new job in 2022.
Psychologists share top tips on how to hit your career goals in 2022
The New Year typically marks a time of reflection and planning for the year ahead. For many, that includes setting professional targets to get to the next career stage — and 2022 will be no different.
January is one of the best times of the year to look for a job. Here’s how to prepare
If a new job is what you want in the new year, you may want to start preparing now.
Why you shouldn't let the holidays stop your job hunt
The holiday season is fast approaching, but that doesn’t mean you should need to hit pause on looking for work.
Can’t get a call back from a job? You might be making one of these common mistakes.
How workers can use technology to increase their chances of getting hired during the ‘Great Resignation.’
Tips for remote job interviews
Nowadays, more people want to find tips for remote job interviews. The coronavirus pandemic’s effects didn’t stay in public health as we can feel its impact on every aspect of daily life.
15 Job Search Strategies That Work
Here are some key tactics to help you succeed in your job search.
8 Smart Questions to Ask in a Job Interview, According to Career Experts
Job interviews can be nerve-wracking, but like most things in life, showing up prepared makes a huge difference. “Prepared” includes knowing what questions to ask in a job interview—not just getting ready to field your interviewer’s questions to you.
The biggest mistakes you can make while job hunting, according to recruiters
Americans are quitting jobs at record rates, meaning the business of hiring is getting more demanding by the day.
6 Life-Changing Career Tips From The Co-Authors Of The Little Book To Land Your Dream Job
By setting benchmarks and using a very careful, thoughtful, almost rigorous methodology, the Little Book to Land Your Dream Job takes an unconventional and highly effective approach to change what work means by reframing how you understand your career.
The Economic Rebound Is Still Waiting for Workers
Despite school reopenings and the end of some federal aid, many people are in no rush to land a job. Savings and health concerns are playing a role.
How to Job Hunt (When You’re Already Exhausted)
When you’re already worn out from working full time, caring for family, and managing this new way of “Covid being,” it’s hard to muster up the energy to jump into a job hunt or consider changing careers. Incorporating these five coaching and change management principles into your job search will help you stay motivated throughout what can feel like a grueling process even at the best of times. First, give some thought to why you actually want a new job, and why you want it now. Next, use visualization techniques when exhaustion or false narratives take over. Then, create a plan and follow it methodically. Next, let go of the things you can’t control. Finally, prepare for the inevitable emotional ups and downs.
Hiring managers’ top 3 resume pet peeves—and how to avoid them
Resumes are a vital part of the job search — but even one small mistake on your CV could cost you an interview.
99% of large companies use resume-scanning software — how to make sure yours beats the bots
Research from resume writing service TopResume found that 43 percent of job applicants have submitted resumes that were not compatible with ATS software.
This chart shows the 6 stages of career growth. Where are you now?
Understanding these stages of growth can help you keep track of where you’ve been, where you are, where you’re going, and where you ultimately want to end up.
There are just 4 essential skills to add to your resume to find remote work in 2021
New skills are needed to work efficiently with remote teams and to be as productive as possible.
If You Never Met Your Co-Workers in Person, Did You Even Work There?
As the pandemic drags on, more people are beginning and leaving new jobs without once seeing their colleagues face-to-face, leading to an easy-come, easy-go attitude toward workplaces.
If You’re Searching For A New Job In September, Here’s What You Need To Know
If you are contemplating getting a new job, now is a good time to start. Start by speaking with your boss to discuss your career goals and ambitions. Depending upon her answers, you may need to start looking.
10 Career Tips For Recent Grads Entering The Post-Pandemic Job Market
Young Entrepreneur Council members offer their best advice to grads starting their careers in the post-pandemic job market.
6 Tips for Getting a New Job
There is a major labor shortage happening in the United States right now. There are many reasons why this might be the case, but regardless of the circumstance, this could be an excellent opportunity for many working Americans.
What Is The Great Resignation And How Will This Affect Job Seekers?
Career coach and LinkedIn expert (Linked Into Jobs); author and founder of The Job Search School. Learn how to find your dream job.
How to pitch yourself in 2 minutes or less—and nail your dream job
This executive placement expert advises to hone a personal narrative that captures your career story at its most concise and memorable level.
10 Keys To A Successful Job Search
There are job search strategies that will help you stand out from the crowd.
Employers Need To Tread Carefully On The Road Back To Office Working
In some ways the coming weeks and months are likely to be more difficult for organizations and employees than the past year or so has been. With governments increasingly intent on opening up economies effectively closed down by the pandemic, uncertainty is rife.
13 Signs You’re Applying For The Wrong Jobs
Here are a few signs you might be making the mistake of applying for the wrong jobs.
The Art of Working From Home
Here are some helpful tips and strategies to ensure that your productivity increases and you're maximizing your potential from the home office.
Avoid these 7 résumé mistakes if you want a job interview
Anyone looking for a job these days knows the path to an interview is paved with more than its share of challenges. The most challenging step for many is résumé preparation. That’s because CVs are screened by a bot and often by a time-pressed recruiter. If you fail to impress, it could be curtains.
How to Navigate a New Job When You're Fully Remote, According to Career Experts
Businesses across all industries are also reimagining their work-away approach, with some forgoing headquarters altogether. Many are finding hybrid solutions, and others are delaying any decisions until 2022. If you find yourself starting a new job right about now, you are likely facing a unique challenge: being a new employee remotely.
3 Body Language Tips For Job Interviews
Body language can enhance what you’re saying or it can contradict it. Non-verbal cues are just as powerful, and sometimes more so, than the words you say. In a job interview, you need to pay as much attention to your body language as you do to the answers you give.
10 rules for successful networking
Networking is built progressively, and you can do it through social networks, especially those aimed at the professional market.
6 simple mistakes that can sabotage your job search
A seasoned career recruiter who has interviewed close to 10,000 job candidates shares the most common mistakes that trip up job seekers.
Job hunt: 5 tips to write a better resume
In a competitive job market, you have only a brief opportunity to stand out. Consider these expert tips to get your resume to the top of the pile
Quitting Your Job? Finding a New Career Path Can Be a Challenge
There aren’t a lot of resources to point you in the right direction, says the former head of the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
How a pandemic is spurring many to consider career change
After more than a year of managing work, ZOOM sessions and staying connected from home, one in four employees are considering a leap to a new career, Prudential Financial’s Pulse of the American Worker survey says.
7 Steps to Find and Use the Perfect Resume Writing Service From Start to Finish
You will be asked to pick your plan before anything else, so this is our first step.
Your job search won’t go well without this one thing
If you’re looking for a new job, this one thing will serve you every step of the way.
8 Pieces of Job-Hunting Advice That Are No Longer Relevant
While many pieces of job-hunting advice are timeless, some of the tips you’ve heard in the past may not hold true in a post-pandemic market. To avoid being stymied by guidance that has become obsolete, here are some once-valid job-hunting tips that may no longer apply to searches for technologist positions.
When Job References Still Make Sense Before Hiring
They’re a less popular way to vet job candidates than they used to be, but some bosses won’t finish a search without them
Your Approach to Hiring Is All Wrong
Outsourcing and algorithms won’t get you the people you need. by Peter Cappelli
The U.S. Education System Isn’t Giving Students What Employers Need by Michael Hansen
There’s a direct disconnect between education and employability in the U.S., where employers view universities and colleges as the gatekeepers of workforce talent, yet those same institutions aren’t prioritizing job skills and career readiness. This not only hurts employers, but also sets the average American worker up for failure before they’ve even begun their career, as new employees who have been hired based on their four-year educational background often lack the actual skills needed to perform in their role. To create change as an industry, we must provide greater credibility to alternate education paths that allow students to gain employable skills. Now is the time for employers to increase credibility for skills-based hiring, to remove stigmas around vocational education, and to move forward to create equal opportunities for all students.
From Seeking Out To Becoming Sought After: Three Trends To Help You Fast-Track Your Career
It seems everyone wants more money, a higher designation, a better job and fulfillment. But only those who proactively track the trends and act on them get those things in reality.
5 Ways to Help Your Résumé Get Seen by a Recruiter
Tips to help you get past 'hiring bots' and other applicant tracking software
The New Rules for Landing a Job in the Covid Era
The coronavirus pandemic has put millions of Americans out of work, but people are still getting hired. Here’s how to join them.
Tips for Demonstrating Leadership Skills on Your Resume
Regardless of the field that you work in, incorporating leadership skills on your resume is a crucial step in making sure your application is noticed by employers. While technical and field-specific skills are important, employers want to know that the person they hire is going to be an effective employee who works well with others. Some examples of leadership skills that can and should be included on your resume are:
Networking Makes a Comeback for the Class of 2021
As hiring rebounds, trawling job-listing sites is out; making personal connections is in
Job Search Strategies After a Career Pause or Job Loss
The latest jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that in December 2020, the U.S. economy lost a net of 140,000 jobs – all of which women accounted for. Meanwhile, men gained 16,000 jobs. These numbers are staggering and sobering. Career transition experts Nancy McSharry Jensen and Sarah Duenwald, authors of "Back to Business: Finding Your Confidence, Embracing Your Skills, and Landing Your Dream Job After a Career Pause," explain how this hurts the entire workforce and offer advice and actionable strategies for job seekers to combat these realities and move forward.
Three winning job search strategies
The best way to get a job, according to experts at the Career Thought Leaders’ symposium
7 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Your Job Search
As a job seeker, you’re most likely spending all your time scouring the Web for employment opportunities. But did you know a majority of openings are never advertised online? Probably not.
Economic Growth Is Set to Surge. Hiring Might Not Keep Up
U.S. employers might have trouble hiring workers fast enough in coming months to keep up with the projected burst of economic growth.
Ensuring Job Fit Is Even More Important For Remote Hires: How Hiring Managers Can Secure The Best Candidates
Eric Friedman is the Founder and CEO of eSkill, a global leader in skills testing and behavioral assessment solutions for employers.