Articles about Job Search

Science of Work

Study: These kind of job descriptions are more likely to turn away women candidates

How you frame a role's requirements can alienate and deter qualified candidates from applying. Is your job description turning away female candidates before they even apply?

Job Search

Research: Working for a company that’s been shamed can cost you money

When you work for a company that's been up to no good, employers will start to think you're up to no good — even if you're innocent. Working for a company that's been accused of misconduct can not only cost your professional reputation, it will literally cost you money.

Networking

Here’s how to get more out of networking events

Buy tickets to a networking event. Get there, buckled up for a cookie-cutter experience of going from one panel to the next. Only talk to other attendees during breaks and cocktail receptions, then rush to the next session. Here are some strategies could help you stand out a networking events for all the right reasons.

Interview

How to answer 5 of the toughest interview questions

Try and craft your own response to these super-hard and super-tricky interview questions, and use these sample responses from real professionals who managed to nail them as inspiration.

Job Search

5 things you definitely shouldn’t do during your job search in 2018

With the new year come plenty of opportunities to get your job search right. Here's what you shouldn't do during your job search in 2018.

Job Search

Survey: Recruiters want ‘rockstars’ and ‘ninjas’ for jobs

Nowadays, it's not enough to just be an employee with ordinary human skills. Recruiters are requesting rockstars, gurus, wizards, and ninjas in their job listings, according to a recent survey.

Productivity

9 ways to make your cold emails more successful

The perfect letter of introduction is hard to come by, and even harder to write. Why it’s important to craft one and what to include or leave out.

Age Discrimination

Report: Major companies excluding older workers from job ads on Facebook, Google, and LinkedIn

If you're above a certain age, you may not be seeing job ads from dozens of the nation's top employers — including Amazon, Verizon, UPS, and Facebook.

LinkedIn

5 ways you’re setting yourself up to fail on LinkedIn

Your LinkedIn profile might be one of the first things a recruiter sees about you, so don't make these mistakes.

Advice

5 ways to cope if you’re laid off during the holidays

Layoffs at such a pleasant time during the holiday season often feel like the worst-case scenario. Here's how to cope if you get the axe.

Job Search

What questions should a job candidate ask the interviewer?

Turn yourself into a no-brainer hire by asking these questions at your next job interview.

Advice

4 ways not to tip off your boss that you’re looking for a new job

Job hunts are almost never easy on the nerves, but add your office — and the possibility of your manager finding out — and you're in for a bumpy ride.

Advice

5 ways to show you’re a great fit during a second job interview

Congrats: You got a second round interview! You have another chance to prove yourself, but that means even more pressure. Here are some things to remember.

Advice

These 4 mind tricks will help you kill it at job interviews

These are the best psychological mind tricks to get you in the confident and prepared headspace you need to ace a job interview.

Job Interview

New show lets you experience the stress and panic of a job interview from the comfort of your couch

CNBC’s new series 'The Job Interview' televises what usually happens behind closed doors: the dreaded job interview. Here's how it all plays out.

Job Search

These are the 10 best high-paying jobs for millennials

Saddled with debt and wary of an unstable job market, millennials are looking for lucrative work, a study has found.

News

Research: It’s much better to apply for a job before 10 a.m.

The moment at which you apply for a job can be the difference between getting called in for an interview and muttering to yourself, better luck next time.

News

An Apple alum wants to help white-collar workers find hidden jobs

ExecThread is a members-only job board site for executives. Once you get approved, it lets other on its platform anonymously share job leads.

News

Johnson & Johnson’s new hiring platform promises not to leave job applicants in the dark

Johnson & Johnson's job application platform Shine hopes to bring candidates transparency by letting them see where their applications are in the process.

Advice

Help! 7 questions to ask yourself when choosing between two job offers

Having to pick between two offers is certainly a good problem to have. Here are a few questions to ask yourself when weighing offers from each employer.

Job Search

Working with a recruiter? Watch out for these 5 red flags

The best protection against working with a bad recruiter is being able to identify them and knowing when to move on.

Advice

4 things to do when you didn’t get that promotion

So, you got passed over for that promotion you really wanted. Here's how to handle it, what you should do next, and how you can get it the next time.

Job Search

5 ways your cover letter can grab a recruiter’s attention

Keep it short, simple, and interesting.

Office Life

How the Equifax hack could hurt your job search

The millions affected by the hack on credit reporting agency Equifax may have to explain fraudulent credit history to potentially unsympathetic employers.

Job Search

Here’s how to answer ‘What’s your biggest weakness?’

Although "what's your biggest weakness?" is a popular interview question that has endured, many candidates are still unprepared to discuss their failures.