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How to Build and Nurture a LinkedIn Profile Network

This professional social-networking tool can be a powerful aid to career management — if you treat your fellow users with respect and keep an eye on your objectives.

Resume Action Verbs

Action verbs to improve your resume performance by certified professional resume writers Steve Burdan and Mary Schumacher.

Job Search

10 ways to tell if you’re confident — or arrogant

Confidence gets hired, while arrogance closes doors. Know how your behavior reflects on you during a job search and if it’s a barrier to you connecting with a recruiter.

Top Personality Tests Used in Hiring

The most common psychological exams used by HR managers to review job applications.

Attorney’s New Resume Makes Her Case

A legal-services job seeker receives a new resume from Ladders Does My Resume Stink?

The Problem-Solver Resume

Your resume should present you as the answer to the employer’s problems.

4 Ways to Manage Conflict in the Office

Guidelines on how to resolve conflict when you’re the new guy in the office.

Resign with Class

The last impression can be more important than the first impression.

Examples of Resume Words to Avoid

"Highly energetic” and other flimsy, fluffy and weak resume phrases and words to avoid.

Job References: How to Format and Present Them

How do you deliver job references to an executive recruiter or hiring manager?

To Tell the Truth: Resume Rules

Recruiters and resume experts draw a firm line between putting your best foot forward and lying on your resume.

Writing a Cover Letter to Control Your Message

Stop calling it a cover letter.

Resume Tips: What to Bring to a Job Interview

Don’t come empty-handed, but don’t waste interview time with your portfolio.


How to handle short-term jobs in your resume work history

A work history of short-term jobs can hurt your resume. Learn how to improve your resume and work history so you can get hired during your job search.

How to Work with Executive Recruiters

A step-by-step guide on how job seekers can work effectively with executive recruiters.

Dress to Network — Every Encounter Counts

Tips on how to avoid overdressing or underdressing at everything from job fairs to barbecues Got a lunch date with a friend who knows a friend who has a friend who is hiring?

Robot Wars! Beating Resume Software


Interview Tips

Behavioral Interview Tips and Techniques

Have a story for every skill.

Convert Your Word Doc into a Plain-Text Resume


How to Handle a Phone Interview

How to interview in different situations ranging from web videoconferences to lunch with an acquaintance and even the dreaded phone interview.

How to Prepare for a Video-Conference Interview

Advice on everything from lighting to time of day for job seekers setting up an interview via Webcam.

How to Interview at a Job Fair

Job fairs are only advantageous if you have a game plan.

The Best Advice for Committee Interviews

Everything from where to sit to who to look at during a panel interview.

Best Practices for the Happy Hour Interview

What to wear, what to drink and when to call it a night.

Lunch Interview Tips

How to choose the restaurant, and order a plate without getting flustered.