Job Search Strategies

Confessions of a hiring manager

Confessions from the hiring manager’s side of the desk: here’s what most candidates don’t know

Peter Harris| February 5, 2016 11:12 am


You see a job posting online. You write up your cover letter and prepare your resume and hit the Apply button. Here’s what happens next from the recruiter’s point of view.



Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice
Creative hiring team reviewing resumes online

Five skills (you probably already have) that can double your value on the job market

Peter Harris| January 28, 2016 06:35 am


We aren’t always the best judges of our own assets. This can make it difficult to know what to highlight in a resume. Here are some in-demand skills that you probably have. Start with these.



Category: Job Search Strategies, Resumes and Cover Letters
Attentive group of employers at a job interview

The number one reason why people don’t get hired (and how to fix it)

Elizabeth Bromstein| January 26, 2016 11:32 am


Survey of career consultants reveals the top ten reasons why people are not getting hired for the jobs they want. Avoid these common job searching mistakes.



Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice
Twenty-something woman

How you can still get hired for a job you’re not quite qualified for

Peter Harris| January 22, 2016 02:01 pm


Ever stumbled across a job you’d be perfect for, except that you don’t quite have all of the qualifications? Here’s how you can still get hired.



Category: Job Search Strategies, Resumes and Cover Letters
The best time to apply for a new job

Data reveals the best time of year, day of the week, and time of day for finding a new job

Peter Harris| January 20, 2016 07:00 am


Wondering when the hottest periods for hiring are, and when the best time to apply for a new job would be? Contrary to popular belief, it’s not January. Here’s what the data shows.



Category: Job Search Strategies
People at a networking event

Networking isn’t job searching

Peter Harris| January 19, 2016 07:05 am


Networking is important for career success, but it isn’t something that is effective on the spur of the moment. Here’s how it’s done right.



Category: Job Search Strategies
Man looking a different direction from his coworkers

How to look for a job – without looking like you’re looking for a job

Peter Harris| January 11, 2016 01:48 pm


Looking for a new job while you’re currently employed can be tricky. Here are a few undercover job hunting techniques to try – and some common mistakes to avoid.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies
Woman reading over man's shoulder

What your employer knows that you don’t in salary negotiations

Colleen Clarke| January 8, 2016 12:45 pm


Your employer always walks into a salary negotiation with a lot more information than you have. Here’s what they know that you don’t, and how you can get the most value written into your new contract.



Category: Job Search Strategies, Salaries