Articles about Job Search

Interview

How to overcome awkward silence in an interview

We’ve all been there: You’re in an interview and everything is seemingly going well. Then, suddenly, the conversation hits a lull. Do you speak first to fill the awkward-feeling silence? Do you wait for your interviewer to lead the way? What body language do you express?

News

Researchers find that good grades are bad for female job seekers

According to new research, the better the grades a female student gets, the less likely she is to land a job interview. One would assume it's the opposite — and it is ... for men.

Job search

How to identify your potential boss’s managing style before you accept a job

While you’re likely to find out what kind of leader your boss is after your first few days in the office, it doesn’t help to discover their managing style isn’t compatible with you after you started. If only you could know these things beforehand … oh wait, you can!

Salary

Survey: These are the majors that will help you get you a job the fastest

Here's the full list of majors that are "the most in-demand" at companies seeking to employ recent grads this year.

Technology

This is one thing you should never do during a job search

In short, you use lots of features and tools on your phone in your job search — except for maybe one: texting. Texting during your job search is still a grey area. Is text an acceptable job search tool?

Job Search

This is the No. 1 mistake new grads make during the job application process

You may have landed the interview right after graduation, but it doesn't mean you will get the job

Cover Letter

4 ways you’re killing your cover letter

We've all messed up a cover letter by using specific words and phrases— here's what else has most likely happened to you, and why you shouldn't even think about going down these paths.

Job search

Survey: 5 things job seekers want to know before applying

When you're an employer that wants to attract top talent, be careful how you tell the story of your company in public, because there are eyes online who are watching your answers very closely.

How To

The ultimate guide to crafting your elevator pitch

An elevator pitch is a 30- to 60-second statement composed of your job experience, aspirations and what you can do for a company. It’s not easy to distill both your best traits and how you can help a future workplace into a short pitch, which is why it’s important to work on.

Job search

Study: The top 5 cities attracting the most out-of-area workers

Turns out that people have a habit of moving to certain cities for work. In fact, recent research from Glassdoor shows that San Francisco is the city in their analysis with the most workers from elsewhere at 12.4%.

Parenting

How to talk to children about losing your job

Getting fired or laid off can feel awful — which is why talking about it with your children can be an extremely sensitive situation. Here's how to do it.

career change

What we can learn from Meghan Markle … about updating a resume

We are only a few days away from The Royal Wedding there is so much information out there about anything and everything having to do with the upcoming nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. From her dress to the food being served at the wedding to the flowers in her bouquet but we want to focus on something really sexy: how Markle will be updating her resume as she transitions from being an actress to an official Royal person. This is what everyone has been dying to know!

Job search

This is the smartest thing I’ve ever done in an interview

I didn’t lie or manipulate. Everything I said was true and I only promised what I was willing to deliver on if I was hired. I simply presented the parts of myself that the interviewer would be most likely to resonate with.

Job search

How to find the answer to ‘What career is right for me?’

A huge part of why looking for a job can be such as struggle is the fact that, sometimes you don’t even know WHAT you should be looking for!

News

These are the best cities to start a new career

WalletHub analyzed 182 American cities in terms of "Quality of Life" and "Professional Opportunities," then assessed each in terms of 27 different factors — including the availability of entry-level jobs to monthly average starting salary to workforce diversity — to ultimately come up with their rankings.

The Whole Human

6 victim mentalities to fight during your job search

You need to recast yourself as the hero of your career journey, while remaining honest with yourself, and lead your job search in a positive and proactive direction. Realize that you can take charge of your career journey, rather than playing into these six victim mentalities.

News

2018 college graduates will earn an average salary of $50K

A new analysis by global organizational consulting firm Korn Ferry shows that members of the Class of 2018 will rack up $50,390 a year on average — up from $49,000 last year.

Job search

How to ask for a referral, and the template you should use

There are a million ways to mess up when you ask someone for a referral for a job or for someone else — especially if you don't know how well the two people know each other. Here's what to keep in mind.

Job Search

7 of the most common mistakes recruiters make

If you do it correctly, executive recruiting can be a rewarding job. You get to work with interesting people, immerse yourself in diverse professions, and bring people together in a way that might not have been possible without you. But if you do the job incorrectly, it can become a constant battle against your bad habits.

Success

The common knowledge, skills and personality traits of successful entrepreneurs

Here’s what I’ve noticed while collaborating with entrepreneurs at Y Combinator and working on several startups.

News

The most popular jobs for graduates – some with salaries near $100K

LinkedIn released new research showing what jobs the Class of 2016-2017 scored, with the top one being a Software Engineer, boasting a hefty salary of $92,300. Here are some of the data points that stood out.

Networking

How to find your tribe using these 10 simple steps

Finding your “tribe,” your people, your peeps, the folks with whom you connect, is doable, but not always a simple task. Whatever the case, it is important to surround yourself with powerful and supportive people who encourage you to be your best self.

Work Fashion

What to wear to an interview – whether it’s business casual, creative or informal

We’ve all been told you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but when it comes to job interviews how you look definitely influences whether or not you’ll get the job.

Highest Paying Jobs

These are the 15 cities with the most $100K+ jobs for May

Ladders put together a list of the 15 cities hiring the most $100K+ jobs using data from its continuously updated database of high-paying jobs this month. Check them out — and click through to see which cities and their job openings that might be right for you.

Networking

How to land a meeting with an extremely busy person

Often time, the most challenging part about networking meetings is getting them on the schedule! Here’s how to make it happen.