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Why You Should Consider Temporary Work

If you’re looking for a full-time job, you may not even consider taking a temporary position. But maybe you should, because more and more companies are looking for temporary workers....

How To Increase Your Visibility & Networking Quietly

You're not ready to go public with your job search, but you want to cultivate higher visibility in your industry and grow your connections to key decision-makers. Before you go pasting on nametags three times a week, take a couple of lesson in stealth networking. Then consider how your car...

Why Employers Don’t Care About Your College Major

A recent report by Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce made headlines with the claim that "Not all majors are created equal." The report, "Hard Times: College Majors, Unemployment and Earnings," draws on data from the American Community Survey in 2009 and 2010 to ...

What You May Be Ignoring In Your Job Search

You did your research, tailored your resume, and applied for a great position. You may have even scored an interview, came prepared, and impressed the interviewer. Now it’s just time to play the waiting game, right? Wrong!...

How To Really Impress During A Job Interview

Next to a root canal appointment, few things in life are as nerve inducing as the job interview. In this day and age, the face-to-face interview is typically the first time a prospective employee will speak to an actual person. This "actual" person literally has your career in the palm of ...

Making The Most Of LinkedIn Recommendations

Before you make a big purchase, do you read product reviews? If you’re like many people these days, you do—and that’s a good thing. You can invest your hard-earned money in a product or service that you’ve already ascertained will best suit your needs. You’ve minimized risk and m...

Job Hunting Tricks For Veterans

Job Hunting for Veterans is very different than it is for civilians. Veterans face misunderstanding and suspicion in their search for work. Translating military experience into something a civilian boss can understand is a unique challenge....

Small Vs. Large Companies: Ten Differences Between Working For The Two

All businesses aren’t created equal. What may be normal for a small company could be strange for a large one. But when deciding where to work, those distinctions matter. “There are a number of differences,” says Kathleen Downs, a recruiting manager at Robert Half International. “I ...

5 Tips To Overcome Long-Term Unemployment

In December, 13.1 million Americans were unemployed, and 5.6 million of those were long-term unemployed, meaning they had been without a job for more than 27 weeks, according to U.S. Department of Labor figures. The long-term unemployed accounted for more than 40 percent of all unemployed ...

Live Chat: Getting Your Resume Past The Black Hole

Join Wall Street Journal's Careers Reporter Lauren Weber and Glassdoor's Career and Workplace Expert Rusty Rueff to get your questions answered about resumes, job applications, interviews and landing a job. Tuesday, January 25 at 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT...