One of the things I was most surprised by when I got into the jobs business over a decade ago was the prevalence and practice of age discrimination in hiring right here in the USA. Oh, sure... we're not like some overseas markets where job ads explicitly demand youth, or a particular gender, or beauty(!), in the applicant, but there it is...
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A few blemishes on your credit record are unlikely to exclude you from consideration by recruiters and hiring managers, as long as you’re prepared to explain and verify information.
Hiring professionals share common negatives on resumes and how job seekers can turn them into positives while maintaining integrity.
Use professionalism and these strategies in your resume, cover letter and interviews when answering this tough question about past employment: "Why did you leave?"
Private investigators and former government agents share trade secrets about how they conduct employment background checks for hiring companies.
Thoughts and notes from the editor-in-chief on how to portray your career in an honest but favorable way.
Everyone faces curveballs in interviews. But when can skeletons in your closet reach out to hurt your chances?
Before you face an employment background check on the job search, know what the HR department will search and find.
Employment laws often weigh on hiring managers and influence more than you may think. Not exactly clear on what your rights as a job seeker are? Here's a handy list - packed with links to government Web sites - as a quick reference sheet.