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Job & Interview Tips for College Grads

Unemployment is at a 25-year high and the class of 2009 is faced with a puzzling question of ‘now what?' According to a survey from National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), the class of 2009 is leaving campus with fewer jobs in hand than their 2008 counterparts. The grou...

How to Control a Job Interview Once the Door Closes

You have spent hours and hours preparing for this all-important interview.  You want this job and you want to work for this company.  The big moment is here and then this happens.... The interviewer is a few minutes late and you have been looking at her pictures and books as you wait ...

Glassdoor’s Blog Highlights: A Roundup

Feel like you need Cliff Notes to keep up with some blogs? With so much going on with the current job landscape, as well as here at Glassdoor, we thought we'd help you out with some posts you might have missed. Here's what has been generating the most attention on the Glassdoor blog this p...

The Hardest and Easiest Interview Questions by Company

Before an interview most of us get at least a little nervous as it's hard to know exactly what to expect. And we've all come out of an interview and sighed with relief, and thought thank goodness that is over!  Knowing what to expect when going into an interview - not only the types of qu...

Best Buy CEO Takes 60% Pay Cut; Employees Show Anderson Can Improve

The Associated Press reported Wednesday that current Best Buy CEO Brad Anderson saw a 60% paycut in 2009 compared to the previous year, which nets out at a still impressive $1.3 million.  The decrease in earnings for Anderson, and for other top executives, is due to a lower performance bo...

April Review of the Month: What it’s like to Interview at Amazon

Although, the winner of the Glassdoor Review of the Month may not have received an offer from this potential employer, the software engineer job candidate is now $500 richer. The April Review of the Month comes from an Amazon.com job seeker who provides a constructive and behind-the-scenes...

How to Prepare for a Job Interview

With unemployment numbers continuing to rise, the value of job interview resources also climbs. Here is a quick round up of some job interview advice from Liz Wolgemuth, a reporter with US News and World Report, and Rusty Rueff, Glassdoor.com's career and workplace expert to help in prepa...

Is a good place for Mom’s to work a good place for all?

For most of you, yesterday was spent appreciating your mother, or the mother of your children, in at least some way-- brunch, flowers or a phone call.  But what perhaps goes further than celebrating mothers on this day alone, is being appreciated in some other ways, every day, and not jus...

BLS Gives Update on State of Employment: Unemployment Rises Again

On Thursday, Bloomberg reported that the worst of job cuts may be over due to a productive first quarter and a lower number of people filing for unemployment. But US Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) latest monthly report shows that we are not out of the woods yet.  ...

Retraining: Reevaluate Your Skill Set with Areas of Opportunity

Retraining.  It is soon to be the buzzword of this time.  We have to face it that some of the jobs that have been cut are not coming back.  During this downturn, many companies are having to figure out how to work differently and in turn may not go back to using as many resources as the...