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How to Develop Your Personal Elevator Pitch
Many structured interviews, particularly those at large companies, start with a question like "tell me about yourself." Here's how to narrow your life down into a brief but relevant and professional answer. More ...

Must-Do's for Every Job Search
Many job seekers are overwhelmed by the amount of options that are out there today. In an effort to navigate through all the muck and mire, I have put together a list of three of the most effective tools that job seekers should keep in their arsenal. More ...

Resume Success Factors - What Exactly Is A Resume Anyway?
You know you're good... real good. The problem, though, is that you are struggling to demonstrate just how good you are on paper. Ah... the resume. If you've ever written one you know what a challenging task it can be. More ...

Five Simple Steps to Finding a Job
In order to find a job you have to know the job market. But's not enough. You also have to ask yourself - what kind of job do I want? There are five quick and practical steps to find a job. More ...

How to Succeed at a Job Interview
Going to job interviews is uncomfortable and stressful for everyone because the people giving the interviewing are judging you. I've gone to many job interviews. Eventually I became a manager. I've been on both sides, so I'm in a position to advise you about how to succeed at job interviewing. More ...

Finally Help Is Available For Those Over 50
Are you over the age of 50 and looking for a new job? Have you discovered that the process of job-seeking is much more difficult than you had expected? Is it all too easy to make excuses: More ...

How to Get a U.S. Government Job
As the U.S. population keeps growing, more federal workers will be needed to provide government services. It's possible for layoffs to happen in Federal service, but they're very rare. More ...

Making the Most of Your References
When searching for employment, you will find that most employers will ask for a list of your references. This may seem like a simple request to fulfill, but in actuality, choosing references should be done with care. Let's take a look at some ideas to keep in mind. More ...

Top Five Jobs for Ex Felons That Pay Good Money
What jobs are available for ex felons? Jobs for ex felons are not exactly falling out of the sky but unemployment is not your only option. There are still a few good jobs for ex felons out there if you look hard. More ...

Expanding Your Resume - The Curriculum Vitae
From the Latin for "vital," vitae means a short description of one's life and a Curriculum Vitae, or CV for short, is pretty much that - a sort of Extended Play version of your resume. More ...

Why Companies Hire Only People Who Already Have a Job
One thing that's keeping the unemployment rate high today is that companies want to hire only people who already have a job. Why do many companies only want to hire people who already have a job, and how do you overcome that bias? More ...

Pretending You Care - The Retail Employee Handbook
I've never worked in retail, but I found this book loaded with truisms about people and society, and we all have to deal with people and society. This book is funny, but true, and easy to read, and sprinkled throughout the book are cartoons from the author's syndicated comic strip, "Retail", which makes it even more fun to read. More ...

How to Use LinkedIn As a Tool in Your Job Search
Social networks provide new forums in which to promote and find employment. Maximizing your online presence can greatly increase your chances of finding your dream job. More ...