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32 Incredible Last-Minute Vacations That Don't Cost A Fortune

We're constantly counting down the number of days between now and the next long weekend. We know: All you want is to sit by a pool (or, better yet, …

10 Gmail Hacks To Keep Your Inbox From Ruining Your Life

Summer’s coming to an end, which means it’s time to get back to the daily grind. If you were lucky enough to take one last vacation — or at least a …

The Horrors of Anglerfish Mating

<i>Wikimedia Commons</i><p>When you think of an anglerfish, you probably think of something like the creature above: Big mouth. Gnarly teeth. Lure bobbing from …

5 Things You Should Know About Job Recruiters

Many job seekers are confused about how hiring works, and, specifically, about how to work with recruiters. It is important to understand their role and how the process works in order to be successful.<p><b>1. Recruiters are not career counselors.</b><p>Don't expect a recruiter to look at your resume and …

10 Reasons They Haven't Contacted You After a Job Interview

You had job interviews at a place you'd like to work. The interviews <i>seemed</i> to go well. Maybe one of the interviewers said they looked forward to working with you. But, not a word from them since then.<p>The recruiter/HR person/hiring manager said they'd make a decision before the end of last week. Or …

13 Email Templates You Can Use While Job Searching

Below are a few sample emails. Before jumping in, keep these tips in mind:<p>Good emails are specific, short, and often mention some common ground so the reader is compelled to help out.<br>• The email is often the last step in a larger process of doing research, reflecting on what you want, and planning …

TheLadders Finds One-Third of Job Seekers Attempt Relocation

NEW YORK, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Home may be where the heart is, but it's not always where the jobs are. With the U.S. climbing out of its …

5 Ways to Get the Job You Want

<b>1. Contact the companies you want to work for, even if they aren't advertising openings.</b><p>Sending a resume with a nice email about why you want to work for the company shows ambition and drive. I did this and landed a dream job in New York. They weren't even advertising for the position.<p><b>2. Consider</b> …

How To Get Past Job Search Gatekeepers

Recently a friend of mine applied for a job at a Washington, D.C. political advocacy group. She knew she would face stiff competition because the position was widely advertised. But she had several ins. Her husband knew a highly placed staffer and told him my friend was pursuing the job. Also she …

A guide to writing a CV if you are changing career

One of the biggest challenges career changers face is demonstrating how their career history is relevant. The key is to downplay a lack of direct experience, while highlighting the skills and accomplishments which apply.<p>Standard advice for career changers is generally to adopt a functional or …

How To Find The Nerve To Switch Careers

Since you’re reading this piece—and the title couldn’t be clearer—I’m going to guess that you’re less than thrilled with your current career. Perhaps you like your job <i>okay</i>, but you’ve begun to toy with the idea of doing something else, something that you sense would be a much better fit.<p>Or maybe …

Careers advice | Guardian Jobs

There is a perception amongst some job seekers that contractor CVs are quite different to CVs for those looking for permanent roles. Working on a fixed term or contract basis is common in many industries - from IT and finance through to creative roles. Whilst the overall look is very similar for ...<p>…

How To Reinvent Yourself Into A New Career

How do you make a career change when you have no experience in the field you want to enter? It’s a topic I write about extensively in my book <b>Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future</b><b>.</b> That’s why I was so impressed by the story of Cali Williams Yost, an author and consultant who pulled …

A Step-By-Step Plan To Change Your Career To Something You Love

As a career coach, I help women change careers to focus on work they love as well as generate tremendous success and reward (financially, emotionally, spiritually and otherwise). I also help professionals improve the careers they have, if they’ve decided through a thorough assessment of their …

9 Questions That'll Help You Find Your Dream Career

You’ve had another rough day at work.<p>And as you’re talking about your lackluster job or about feeling lost in your career path, a well-meaning friend or relative responds with, “Well, what <i>do</i> you want to do?”<p><i>Silence.</i> If only it were that easy, right?<p><b>RELATED:</b> <i>How to Start Doing What You …

How To Start Thinking About A Career Change

If you’re bored, burned-out, or your job just isn’t doing it for you anymore, there’s a good chance you’re ready for a change. But before you make any big moves, you must determine whether it’s the job you don’t like—or your career.<p>“If you’ve had more than one job in your field and it’s pretty …

5 Reasons to Consider Changing Your Career

Have you ever felt like there has to be more? That there must be a job out there that would suit your skills, passions, talents and lifestyle better …

Key to a successful career shift: ask for help

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>My colleague was in her 20s. I was old enough to be her father. But I had switched …

Success Story: 5 Hints On Achieving A Radical Career Change

<b>Simon Gudgeon</b> studied law but, in his own words, he graduated, he qualified, he retired – it just wasn’t for him. He didn’t find his true metier as a sculptor until he was 40 years old – and then only by chance. But in the intervening 15 years, he has more than made up for lost time. Gudgeon has …

Print This Checklist to Better Prepare for Your Next Job Interview

Job interviews stress us out, especially when we really want the job, and most of the time we suck due to a lack of preparation. You can't plan ahead …

How to Conquer Your Job Search on LinkedIn in 15 Minutes a Day | Official LinkedIn Blog

Welcome to the busiest season of the year: schedules are filled with holiday shopping, end-of-year planning, get-togethers, winter weather prep, and …

14 Mistakes You're Making On LinkedIn

They only fill out half their profiles or they're missing out on some of the network's most helpful tools.<p>Kim Brown is an assistant director for Syracuse University's Career Services department. She spends a lot of time looking over LinkedIn profiles for job seekers and students.<p>She makes sure …

Know These Interview Questions – And How to Answer Them

Before heading into a job interview, it's essential to prepare to answer a range of common interview questions.<p>While you can't anticipate – or …

Hiring Managers Reveal the 15 BEST Words to Use on Your Resume

I was recently made aware of a great survey that the Harris Poll did online on behalf of CareerBuilder. They asked more than 2200 hiring managers and …

Job Interview: Why Only 3 Questions Really Matter

Even for the most fearless amongst us, job interviews can be nerve wracking. In order to give us the best chance of success we tend to prepare for …

What's the key to a successful career change?

For many people, the new year is a time to do something about your career. You may have renewed the resolution many times, and yet you're still in the same old job that you don't enjoy and aren't quite sure how you ever got into in the first place. So will this be the year you finally get round to …

3 Techniques for Acing a Phone Interview

Increasingly, employers are phone-screening job candidates before inviting them for an on-site interview.<p>Maybe this is good news. Phone interviews …

The Perfect Resume Starts With Avoiding These 7 Tired Cliches

You may think your resume is already tip top, but put yourself in the shoes of a recruiter. They look at hundreds of resumes every day. To them, most …