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Why Have You Been Out of Work So Long?

Whatever you do, have an answer to the question — why have you been out of work so long?

What to expect on the second and third interview

Understanding the typical schedule and purpose of each round can prepare you to face each and give you an advantage in the hiring process.

Using Diversity to Your Advantage

The law may not require it, but hiring companies demand a diverse pool of employees and candidates.

Personality Tests on the Job Search

Put to the test?

Sample Business Cards for Job Seekers | Your Business Card

The most important prop in your job search is one of the most overlooked.

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Rejection letter response: The thank you letter after rejection

Don't get mad. Get gracious. A follow-up letter after you don't get the job is so rare, you will stand out and it may lead to another job. This is the letter to write when you don't get the job.

Job Seekers of a Certain Age

Job seekers in their 50s may be stereotyped as counting the days to retirement or running up health-insurance costs.

Alumni Networking Rules

Leverage your alumni association to find and win a job, but know the rules about what is and isn't fair play.

Reinvent Your Job Search the Jobs Way

Steve Jobs' 5 principles of job success As I was researching the material for my new book, " The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs ” (McGraw-Hill), I realized that many of the principles responsible for Jobs’ breakthrough success at Apple apply equally to the management of one’s job search career.

Networking Error

If you're networking to find a job, you're doing it wrong.

Companies Still Pay to Relocate: Atlas Survey

Businesses have limited what they will pay for and who is eligible, but few cut the budget entirely.

Using the Banking Backlash to Your Advantage

Finance firms will care as much about your character as the skills and performance on your resume.

A Hard Look at Soft Skills

IT executives are being called upon to demonstrate soft skills like business smarts and communications.

From the Resume Trash Pile to the Call-Now Pile

Hiring managers and recruiters share the features of resumes that grab their attention — or make their eyes roll.

Follow Up Without Being a Pest

What is the appropriate amount of time to wait to follow up on a job application?

The Responsible Job Search

With the privileges of working come responsibilities that start even before you are hired.

Job Seekers Get More Leverage

It’s still a buyers’ market, but job seekers (the sellers) should be prepared to exercise more leverage in the hiring process.

Why Did You Leave?’ How to Address Past Employment

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

8 Essential IT Skills to Improve Your Technology Job Search

Staying current in the technology and IT certifications is just the start.

How to Spot a Job Scam

Not every job scam is an outright con, many are just promises the employer can’t keep.

Hit by a Truck, Struck by Luck

Elaine Jefferson, a midcareer technologist from N.

Avoid Joining the Mass Depression

Excerpted from ''You're Better Than Your Job Search'' By Marc Cenedella and Matthew Rothenberg Coping with the feelings that go along with a job loss is challenging under any circumstances, but job seekers find themselves dealing with negative group-think and perhaps even a mass depression.

Sell Yourself Short

Excerpted from ''You're Better Than Your Job Search'' By Marc Cenedella and Matthew Rothenberg If your experience is in a troubled industry, you may have to find a whole new way to package it, says Randy Hain, managing partner at Bell Oaks Executive Search in Atlanta.

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.

Salary

How to negotiate a larger salary from a lowball offer

Don't take a lowball salary offer personally. A low salary offer is not an insult; it's just a lowball salary offer and it’s probably just the starting place from which you can begin a salary negotiation and work toward a bigger salary.