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By: CareerCast.com
A job seeker who attached a particularly unsettling headshot of actor Nicolas Cage instead of her resume made national headlines a few years ago. While this particular resume gaffe may have garnered some laughs, plenty of similar mistakes occur every day without the media coverage. And it's no laughing matter when it's your own candidacy for a job compromised because ... More
By: Will Zimmerman
So you have a job opening, you’ve written a killer job description , posted it out to the job boards and now have a flood of candidates coming in. You’re ready to interview, but what kind of interview should you do? Consider the different interview formats and styles you can use and the pros and cons of each so that ... More
By: Michael Gleason
It’s time to face a harsh truth: This isn’t the job market of yesteryear. Your grandpa might love regaling crowds with the story of working his way from the mailroom to the boardroom, but that’s no longer a reality. The average U.S. worker today holds a job for about 4.4 years , though that figure appears to be lower for ... More
By: Michelle Kruse
The warm temperatures of summer may still be creeping into our days, but fall is officially here. Not convinced? Just take a look at the displays in your favorite big box store, which have begun to peddle their ghastly wears: masks, wigs and costumes galore. With ghosts and goblins in full frolic, those once midsummer night dreams may shift to ... More
By: David Adams
Entry-level jobs are disappearing — at least it certainly seems that way. Even those listings that claim to offer full-time positions often ask for a laundry list of previous experience that few applicants can offer. But what is the cause of this shift in approach? Technology continues to reduce the man-hours most jobs require, freeing up time for employees to ... More
By: Caileen Kehayas
Many jobseekers have an informative and condensed summary of their work and accomplishments contained within their resumes . While that is a great start, almost all job openings will also require a cover letter as a (hugely important) part of the application process.More
By: CareerCast.com
Twitter launched 10 years to the day of this writing. Who could have guessed a tool so simple, limiting users to interactions 140 characters at a time, could revolutionize both media and interaction in the manner it has? Pay attention to news long enough, and you are bound to stumble onto horror stories of Twitter's negative impact on people in the workforce. Its reach and immediacy can quickly turn an inappropriate joke, like that which spawned the infamous "Has Justine Landed?" hashtag, into a pink slip.More
By: Michael Gilmore
In a world where it is more difficult to land a job than ever before, and sometimes with hundreds of people applying for the same position, it is crucial for the applicant to stand out above their competition with a brilliant resume. It would also be good if they could do it in just a few seconds, because that’s how long it takes for the recruiters to decide whether or not they should be invited for an interview.More