Articles about Job Search

resume

9 ways to ruin your resume in the eyes of hiring managers

Simply Hired surveyed more than 850 current and former hiring managers in the U.S., showing that the most popular way to ruin your resume is by having "a few or more grammatical errors" in the mix, at 84%.

Job Search

These are the most iconic jobs in every state

Americans enjoy such a large economy because they specialize and dominate in a wide range of industries. Similarly, individual states specialize in some industries more than others, as you can see in this map.

Job Search

Here’s everything you need to know about a career in cannabis

the cannabis business is projected to grow to $24 billion by 2025 and 97% of recreational stores make a profit or break even.  If the government and financial institutions continue to support it, we have only seen the tip of the iceberg in terms of how lucrative it can be.

Interview

20+ weirdest job interview questions that have actually been asked

Every so often though, an interviewer will throw you for a loop with an oddball question that you probably would have never expected to hear. Here are some examples of the odd/weird/unusual interview questions that have actually been asked during an interview, some of which literally made us go WTF?:

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This magic bullet email can land you a job

Sending this winning email to your dream company can get you noticed...and even hired.

Office Life

5 signs you hired the wrong candidate for the job and what to do about it

Sometimes, a new hire turns out to be the wrong one. Here are five signs you didn't pick the right person for the job, and what to do about it.

Job search

The 5 biggest mistakes people make when looking for a new job

Slow down, take your time, and avoid these five not-so-common mistakes during your next job search.

Interview

4 signs of a dysfunctional workplace you can spot in an interview

At first, you’re excited about all the possibilities: a name brand company, a higher salary, a more prestigious title. Those perks make you happy for a while, but eventually, the shine wears off and you start to question the bigger picture.

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Is it true that recruiters reject a resume in six seconds?

Recruiters actually reject resumes very quickly for reasons beyond being unqualified. Here are 5 things recruiters make snap decisions on that you may not realize.

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Do recruiters read cover letters?

The answer may surprise you.

Job search

4 things dating apps teach us about finding a perfect (employer) match

Four things to keep in mind as you search for a job, inspired by the online dating world: With authenticity, similar interests, expressed enthusiasm, and pragmatism, you can find a match made in heaven.

News

These are the hottest jobs in America in 2018

Many of the highest-paying jobs are in the technology sector — machine learning engineers, data scientists, computer vision engineers, full stack developers — while the bottom is largely comprised of occupations from a variety of industries, including pharmacists, construction managers, and architects.

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How to talk about your professional mistakes during an interview

When a recruiter asks you to divulge the details of a professional mistake you've made on the job during an interview for a position, your phrasing is crucial. Here are a few tips to keep in mind.

Job Search

6 reasons you’re not getting hired and how to fix them

Remove these obstacles that are preventing you from getting hired.

Interview

25 interview questions to land you the job

I’ve assembled the following 25 job interview questions for you to ask the HR person, the recruiter, the hiring manager, and the other people with whom you interview.

Job search

What words should you never say when being interviewed for a job?

Here are a few that are considered “red flag words” by interviewers.

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40+ questions HR experts want every job candidate to ask

As a job seeker, you should also view every interview as a chance to evaluate if the company culture and role is the right fit for you in order to avoid accepting an offer without fully understanding what you’re getting yourself into once you start the job.

News

Survey: 61% of entry-level jobs require 3+ years of experience

Emerging professionals who are early in their career face a conundrum: You need a job in order to get experience, but you need experience in order to get a job — how do you get one without the other?

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Top questions you should ask during an interview to raise eyebrows

Your main goal is to put down all the red flags.

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Ways to work against the stigma of being overqualified during a job interview

Exceeding the experience requirements with flying colors shouldn't be another thing to worry about, right? Wrong. Here's how to work against the stigma of being overqualified.

Interview

5 pieces of job search advice you may not have heard before

Just because you’re familiar with the nuts and bolts doesn’t mean there’s zero room left for improvement in your interview skills.

Inspiration

6 ways to find your stories of workplace heroism

Once you’ve got your stockpile of heroic stories, don’t be afraid to share them.

Highest Paying Jobs

These are the Top 15 companies hiring for $100K+ jobs in April 2018

Are you looking for a job? To help in your job search, Ladders has compiled this list of companies hiring for the most $100K+ jobs as of April, 2018. Ladders puts this data together using its continuously updated database of the highest paying jobs.

The Job search

I’ve applied for many jobs without getting a single interview. What am I doing wrong?

Why are you not getting an interview? Our guess is you’re making the same mistake most people do: you’re making your resume about you instead of about the reader.

Career Change

6 job search tips to consider that will enhance your success

Instead of just basking in that good news and hoping the market does the work for you, adopt a proactive attitude to help beat the competition.