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5 common career mistakes to avoid at all costs

Don't fall victim to these traps.

levelling up

9-year-old ‘Guardian of the Galaxy’ applied to NASA job listing

And NASA responded.

The Job Search

7 words smart job candidates avoid in cover letters

Ace the cover letter now.

Pop Culture

5 ways to rock your career, according to Netflix’s ‘Girlboss’

"Know what your sh*t is worth.*

science of work

Why being bilingual helps keep your brain fit

Are people who speak only one language missing out?

Future of Work

Want your unemployment check? Take this drug test first

Opponents says drug tests violate workers' rights, are expensive and turn up very few offenders.

Levelling Up

5 books you’ve never heard of that will change your life

These books will help you see the world in a new light.

Age in the Workplace

5 ways the new health care bill could change things for workers

Older workers and those who get seriously sick are likely to be the most affected.

Age in the Workplace

New study proves it really is harder to find a job as you get older

The largest-ever study of age discrimination says the trend is very real.

How To

7 secrets to success you can learn from the 7-year-old girl who impressed Google

A precocious kid can teach you a lot about finding a job.

Five Tiny Resume Flaws You Can’t Afford to Make

These often overlooked mistakes will make you seem careless.

Interview Tips

Job interview preparation: How to prepare for an interview in 3 steps

Knowing what is expected of you before, during, and after an interview will put you in the best position to prove you’re the best candidate for any job.

3 Bold Moves for Getting the Interview in 2017

How do you grab a recruiter's attention?

How to Proofread Your Resume

Should you proofread your resume backwards?

9 Tips for Getting the Referrals You Want

Need help getting the right references for your dream job?

Make Your Resume Answer Someone’s Prayers

Show you understand the employer's needs and embody the solution.

The Dos and Don’ts When Looking for a Position

The Dos and Don'ts When Looking for a Position It can be confusing and somewhat discouraging to look for a new position.

Your Job Application’s Journey

Knowing what recruiters and hiring managers do with your resume at every step of the application will let you set expectations about if and when you will receive a response.

10 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings

Funny because it's true.

Myths of the Job Hunt Exposed

Do companies only hire overqualified candidates?

7 Little Changes That’ll Make a Big Difference With Your Resume

Wondering how to get recruiters to notice your application?

Out of Work, Not Out of the Running

"I’ve been looking for a job" is no way to account for your time unemployed.

I Had a Bad Day

Here's how to bounce back from a bad day on the job hunt.

Even a Genius Has to Sell Himself…The Resume of Leonardo da Vinci

Use Leonardo da Vinci's resume as inspiration to create a strong one of your own.


8 Things On Your Resume That Annoy Hiring Managers

Avoid these resume techniques and phrases that annoy hiring managers.

Tips For Redoing Your Resume When Switching Career Paths

Fine tune your resume for the job you want, not the job you have.

8 Reasons You Are Getting Rejected

Learn why you could have lost out on that open job position.

5 Excuses You’re Using To Put Off Your Job Search

Stop making excuses, and start being proactive with your job search.

8 Tips For Job Hunters Over 50

Use these tips to get the best results out of your job hunting experience.

Yogi Berra Shares His Career Advice

Yankee great Yogi Berra passed last week; if you'd have asked him, here's the career advice he'd give you.

Expert Tips: How to Construct an IT Resume/CV

Find the do's and don'ts when it comes to crafting a stellar IT resume and cover letter.

Make It Work! How 5 Professionals Used Their College Majors to Become Successful

How does your college major affect your career?

6 Amazing Tools to Create Perfect Digital Resumes and Portfolios

Create game-changing job application documents with these 6 digital profile tools.

9 Resume-Building Tools to Update Your Resume in a Snap

Employers only spend about 6 seconds looking at each resume.

5 Free Resume Tools Every Job Seeker Should Know About

Use these free resources to create outstanding resumes and develop your personal brand.

The Ultimate Job Interview Checklist

You’ll never be unprepared for an interview with this complete checklist.

16 Things You Should Remove From Your Resume

Quit distracting recruiters with these unnecessary items today.

Are you the reason you’re not finding jobs?

3 ways you're sabotaging your own job search.

How to lose a job offer in 10 minutes

First impressions don't have to be the worst impressions.

Thanks for the raise!

Whether you're searching for a job or seeking a promotion or raise, you have lots of questions about how much you can get paid in exchange for your daily grind.

Should You Apply to This Job?

Ask yourself these questions before you submit your next job application.

6 Signs Your Job Is at Risk

Don't wait for the ax to fall.

6 Tips for Getting Your Job Search Started

Whether you're looking for your first job, or you've been in the game for a while and are considering a change in careers, you may have better opportunities now than in the recent past.

The 24-step Modern Resume

Resume Checklist: Follow these best practices to ensure your resume gets through the spam filter, applicant tracking system, and to the recruiters and hiring managers.

How To Write a Great Cover Letter

Skip the "Dear Sir or Madam” and zero in on exactly how you’re going to solve whatever problems the hiring company has.

The Numbers That Matter Most in Your Job Search

A by-the-numbers look at how you can improve your job search.

Want a New Job This Fall? Start Your Job Search Now

Get a leg up on your job competition by starting your job search now.

Simplify Your Job Search in 3 Easy Steps

Simplify your job search by dividing it into manageable phases.

Don’t overlook these job-search necessities

How setting specific goals and reading job descriptions can save you hardship in your career search.

Lose the ‘frump factor,’ win the job

The right look can increase your confidence, show your personal style and make a lasting first impression.