• Think You’re Underqualified for the Job? Apply Anyways
    You're looking at a listing for your dream job. You meet most of the qualifications the hiring manager is looking for—but not all of them. Should you bother applying, or will it just be a waste of time? Find out.
  • Should You Apply for Two Jobs at One Company?
    Should you apply for two jobs at one company? It’s one of those questions. You know the type—you ask ten different people, you get ten different answers. Half will say yes, half will say no, and all ten will feature subtle, yet irreconcilable, differences. It’s just not a question with a one-size...
  • 5 New Rules to Apply to Your Job Search
    Here are five new rules you need to follow to make your job search successful in 2019 and beyond.
  • 5 Dating Lessons You Can Apply to Your Job Search
    If you're like many people, you probably haven't done the comparisons, but dating and the job search are a lot alike. Consider the similarities. How do you go about meeting new people? What do you do if you’re seeing a bunch of red flags? Then there's the first-date stomach knots, worries about l...
  • What Is The Best Time Of Year To Apply For A Job?
    Now that the New Year has come and gone and you're cruising through your resolutions, if you’re like many people, finding a new job is one of the must-do's on your list. If you want to act while the iron's hot, it's helpful to know the ebbs and flows of when the best times of the year are to appl...
  • What You Should Know When It’s Suggested You Apply for Another Job at a Company You Applied To
    You've thoroughly prepared for the interview, down to rehearsing with a friend. You have a list of informed questions you’re ready to ask. But then comes the plot twist: Maybe you should apply for another job at the company, the interviewer suggests. How should you proceed in this unusual situati...
  • How Long Do You Realistically Have to Apply for a Job You Found Online?
    While a posting’s date will tell you how long it’s been up, it provides no indication of whether or not the employer is still actively looking. So, how long do you realistically have to apply for a job you found online?
  • How to Talk to Your Boss About Applying Internally
    You like the company you work for, but you think you’d be happier in another position or in a different department. So you decide to apply for another job within the organization. You don’t want your boss to find out from somebody else. Yet broaching the subject can be awkward and sometimes even ...
  • What Hiring Managers Wish You Knew before You Applied
    Hiring managers want you to know certain things before you apply. Learn them.
  • Guide to Navigating Writing Samples During Your Job Search
    Even if writing will not be a major part of your job description, your potential employer may want to see a few writing samples in order to gauge your attention to detail, and your level of professionalism. If you don’t have writing samples to show, you can always create them. Just make sure you ...
  • 5 Hacks For Weeding Out Unqualified Candidates
    Depending on the job market and your industry, it's not unreasonable for a single open position to attract upward of 100 candidates, especially if you advertise the position on one of the big job-search websites, where "applying" is as easy as clicking a button. But how can a hiring manager cope ...
  • 3 Rookie Mistakes To Avoid  On Your Cover Letter
    The most common mistake on cover letters, by far, is the classic typo. The last thing you should do before you turn in your application is get another set of eyes check what you’ve already proofed. However, there are a few more rookie mistakes that will often disqualify you from the very start. R...
  • How To Use Linkedin To Enhance Your Job Search
    Are you looking for a job or always keeping your eyes peeled for that next awesome opportunity? Many people are using LinkedIn as a tool to help pave the path to their next career milestone. The popular professional network can be a good complement to your job search.
  • 7 Unusual Job Search Hacks
    Job searches can be incredibly stressful. Whether we’re burning through savings or pining for something different, our haste to end the search successfully can lead us to make some novice errors, like sending applications where we definitely don’t fit or coming across as mechanical in our interac...
  • Career Advice I Wish I had Known 10 Years Ago
    Everyone’s career has peaks and valleys, and we all have times when we ask ourselves, “What if?” or “Is this all there is?” During a career crisis, it’s easy to look jealously at colleagues who seem to have it all figured out—but the truth is, behind every successful professional lies a path of t...
  • Four Ways Your Cover Letter Should Differ from Your Resume
    Everyone knows cover letters and resumes aren’t the same thing—but exactly how are they different? Formatting is the most obvious and visually recognizable difference: cover letters are generally written in full paragraphs, while resumes feature specific job-related facts in bullet-point style. B...
  • How to Ensure Your Job Application Actually Gets Looked At
    You've heard robots are taking over the world, but the truth is, they've already taken over the world—at least, the world of job seekers. Recruiters rely on applicant tracking systems (ATS) to sift through the hundreds of resumes they receive for each job posting. That might sound depressing, but...
  • How To Give A Little Extra At Work And Watch It Pay Off
    The New Year can be one of the best times to be motivated to give more than 100 percent—to eating healthy, working out, pursuing goals and, yes, even your job. There is no better time to take a step back and reset, having (hopefully) been recharged and refreshed following the holidays. As with an...
  • Recruiters Distinguish Between Good And Bad Cover Letters Within Minutes. Here's How.
    You can't judge a book by its cover—but you can judge a job applicant by a cover letter, according to recruiters. One quick glance at a cover letter, and a recruiter has formed a strong impression of you as a job candidate. If your cover letter is good, you'll get another look; if it's not, well,...
  • Can I Talk About My Side Gig In A Full-Time Job Interview?
    If you've got a side hustle, you're not alone. Side gigs are great for extra cash and can provide a necessary creative outlet, but they can also get tricky when you're job hunting. Should you broach the topic when applying for a full-time job? It depends.