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Employee Layoff Fears Drop To Lowest Level In Nearly Five Years; Glassdoor Employment Confidence Survey (Q3 2013)

While the U.S. government shutdown may be a headache for some employees across the nation, Glassdoor’s Q3 2013 Employment Confidence Survey¹ shows that more employees are not as stressed out about potentially being laid off as they’ve been over the past five years. In fact, only 15% o...

10 Tips For Young Professionals Starting Their First ‘Real’ Job

Entering the working world for the first time after graduating is definitely going to be intimidating. You might think you know what to expect, but as in any new situation, there will be things about your job that catch you by surprise. No matter what industry you’re in, there are certai...

Why Long-Term Unemployment Isn’t As Bad As You Think

Here’s some good news for folks who’ve long been out of work: that big gap on your resume may not be hurting your job search as much as you think. A new study by three economists finds that while callbacks do decrease during early months of unemployment, by eight months out of the work...

Why Networking In Unusual Places Is Critical For College Grads

The job market is still competitive, especially for recent college graduates, which means networking is a critical step to landing a job. Most college graduates know to tap their campus career center and personal networks for leads, but there are a host of unique places they can network du...

3 Ways New Grads Can Increase Their Job Search Luck

In the careers industry, we advise our new-grad clients to exhibit all of the traits of a caring, company-focused and hard-working employee. We suggest they be prepared to work their way up versus walking immediately into their dream job with the perfect work duties and salary. They must e...

How To Use Social Media To Score A Job

Between the content you share and the people you connect with, it’s clear that social media is important to today’s job search..As social media is picked up by more and more recruiters, it is essential for job seekers to find new and better ways to use it to their advantage. ...

Why Bolstering Your Online Resume Will Get You Hired

Do you know how recruiters find the people that they hire? One way is through direct souring. Read on to find how bolstering your online resume can get you noticed and hired....

Glassdoor’s Top 25 Universities To Work For (2013)

In its third annual report, Glassdoor is revealing the Top 25 Universities to Work For (2013), offering an inside look into what it’s really like to work for some of the largest universities and colleges across the nation, entirely based on employee feedback over the past year. In additi...

10 Answers To Frequently Asked Job Search Questions

During the job search, there are lots of questions every job seeker comes across. How long should my resume and cover letter be? How long should I wait before following up? Not all of these questions need an entire article to answer, but they all deserve some attention. This is your chance...

Why Cover Letters Still Matter

It may be the era of texting, multitasking and communicating in 140 characters or less, but when it comes to finding a job, cover letters still matter. Long gone are the days when you would send a recruiter or hiring manager a cover letter and resume in the mail, but even though the medium...