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Why Did You Leave?’ How to Address Past Employment

Parting can be sorrow if you explain it wrong in your next interview.

Smoothing Out a Bumpy Work History

Ten jobs in 10 years might look like a job hopper or a committed consultant, depending on how you present your work history in a resume.

Hit by a Truck, Struck by Luck

Elaine Jefferson, a midcareer technologist from N.


Career & resume objective statements to catch a manager’s eyes

Resume objective statements are being retired in favor of the resume executive summary, but young professionals still need to rely on objective statements for resumes as a way to introduce themselves to prospective employers.

How to Craft an Attention-Getting Resume Title

The language you use to describe yourself on the top of your resume can define your job search.

Apply and Network in One Step

The next generation of job application software will let you see whom you already know at the company, so you can apply for a job and network at the same time.

How to Leverage Social Networking to Get Your Next Job

Employees and employers are using social networks like Facebook and LinkedIn to investigate whether each is a good fit for the job.

In a Google World, Prepare to Be Investigated

Is your online brand ready to be investigated?

Persistent or Annoying?

There's a fine line between enthusiastic and just plain irritating.

Taking Notes in the Job Interview

Notes have a place in the job interview, but cheat sheets are unacceptable.

Mining Unique Traits for Your Resume

Here's how to discover your best traits and communicate them on a resume, even the most eccentric.

Resume Numbers Game

John Ord, a New York IT manager, stacked the resume deck in his favor every time he applied for a job opening.

The Divide Between Ordinary and Extraordinary

How do you think beyond the paycheck when you're on the job hunt?

How to Address a Layoff on Your Resume

The 30-year-old electrical engineer wanted one job, that’s it, to carry him from graduation to retirement.

Following Up On an Anonymous Posting

Job seekers pull their hair out over how and whether to follow up on job applications posted by anonymous companies.

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How to follow up a resume submission

The way you follow up your resume submission can make or break your job search. Learn what to do after submitting your online application form to catch a hiring manager’s eye.

How Not to Follow Up After a Job Interview

Angry e-mail?

5 Signs You’re Ready for a Professional Resume Rewrite

You might need a resume rewrite, and you might need help from a professional, but you might not be ready to work with one.

4 Habits of Excellence

A career lasts decades.

Sample Resumes for Technology Executives

A tech pro's resume has to match the speed of this fast-changing industry.

Job Interview Body Language Speaks Volumes

Broadway actor John Treacy Egan and acting coach Jodie Bentley share body-language tricks to use (and some to avoid) during a job interview.

9 Resume Tips Hiring Managers Wished Creative Pros Knew

Recruiters from advertising and Web marketing agencies share their advice for would-be job seekers applying for positions in creative fields.

If the Job Fits

Assessing the cultural fit of a company extends far beyond age or interests, and it can make all the difference between success and failure on the job.

Observe Careers Carefully

Want to be the next vice president and GM?

A Move Down the Job Ladder Might Give You a Leg Up

Whether you’ve taken a less-senior position or started serving coffee to pay the bills, you can create the impression of career progress.