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6 things recruiters are looking for in 2018

In the sometimes dog-eat-dog world of job hunting, you have to create a version of yourself that both highlights your skills and jumps off the screen of recruiters. These are some of the skills recruiters will be actively seeking in potential candidates.


Amazon will no longer ask job applicants for their salary history

Amazon announced that it is banning any salary history inquiries for prospective U.S. employees, according to an internal message posted this week.


4 tips on salary negotiation from the $20-million-plus star of ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ Ellen Pompeo

Ellen Pompeo, the star of Grey's Anatomy, is the highest-paid actress on a primetime drama on TV. Here's her secret about how she went into the salary negotiation that made it happen.

Words at Work

18 words and phrases smart people never include on their resumes

While it can be tempting to load a bunch of jargon and glowing language on your resume, there are certain terms and phrases that you should avoid.

Science of Work

Study: These kind of job descriptions are more likely to turn away women candidates

How you frame a role's requirements can alienate and deter qualified candidates from applying. Is your job description turning away female candidates before they even apply?

Job Search

Research: Working for a company that’s been shamed can cost you money

When you work for a company that's been up to no good, employers will start to think you're up to no good — even if you're innocent. Working for a company that's been accused of misconduct can not only cost your professional reputation, it will literally cost you money.


Here’s how to get more out of networking events

Buy tickets to a networking event. Get there, buckled up for a cookie-cutter experience of going from one panel to the next. Only talk to other attendees during breaks and cocktail receptions, then rush to the next session. Here are some strategies could help you stand out a networking events for all the right reasons.


How to answer 5 of the toughest interview questions

Try and craft your own response to these super-hard and super-tricky interview questions, and use these sample responses from real professionals who managed to nail them as inspiration.

Job Search

5 things you definitely shouldn’t do during your job search in 2018

With the new year come plenty of opportunities to get your job search right. Here's what you shouldn't do during your job search in 2018.

Job Search

Survey: Recruiters want ‘rockstars’ and ‘ninjas’ for jobs

Nowadays, it's not enough to just be an employee with ordinary human skills. Recruiters are requesting rockstars, gurus, wizards, and ninjas in their job listings, according to a recent survey.

Age Discrimination

Report: Major companies excluding older workers from job ads on Facebook, Google, and LinkedIn

If you're above a certain age, you may not be seeing job ads from dozens of the nation's top employers — including Amazon, Verizon, UPS, and Facebook.


5 ways you’re setting yourself up to fail on LinkedIn

Your LinkedIn profile might be one of the first things a recruiter sees about you, so don't make these mistakes.


5 ways to cope if you’re laid off during the holidays

Layoffs at such a pleasant time during the holiday season often feel like the worst-case scenario. Here's how to cope if you get the axe.


4 important career lessons for millennials

Whether you're a recent college graduate or just a few years out, we could all benefit from some career advice.


3 reasons why you shouldn’t abandon your job search in December

While it'd be much easier to sit back, relax and worry about finding a new position until 2018, here's why that might not be the best approach. 

Job Search

What questions should a job candidate ask the interviewer?

Turn yourself into a no-brainer hire by asking these questions at your next job interview.


How to be ready to apply for your next job before you need to look

There’s an old adage in job-searching that the best time to look for a job is when you don’t need it. Here are some practical tips on how to do that.


Here’s when an internship is a good idea and when it isn’t

If you are a college student it isn't necessarily the case that an internship is your best option for career success. Here's why.

Job Interview

New show lets you experience the stress and panic of a job interview from the comfort of your couch

CNBC’s new series 'The Job Interview' televises what usually happens behind closed doors: the dreaded job interview. Here's how it all plays out.

Job Search

These are the 10 best high-paying jobs for millennials

Saddled with debt and wary of an unstable job market, millennials are looking for lucrative work, a study has found.


Research: It’s much better to apply for a job before 10 a.m.

The moment at which you apply for a job can be the difference between getting called in for an interview and muttering to yourself, better luck next time.


An Apple alum wants to help white-collar workers find hidden jobs

ExecThread is a members-only job board site for executives. Once you get approved, it lets other on its platform anonymously share job leads.


Johnson & Johnson’s new hiring platform promises not to leave job applicants in the dark

Johnson & Johnson's job application platform Shine hopes to bring candidates transparency by letting them see where their applications are in the process.


Help! 7 questions to ask yourself when choosing between two job offers

Having to pick between two offers is certainly a good problem to have. Here are a few questions to ask yourself when weighing offers from each employer.

Job Search

Working with a recruiter? Watch out for these 5 red flags

The best protection against working with a bad recruiter is being able to identify them and knowing when to move on.