Job Searching, Resumes & Interviews
19 Dec 2013 | Dan Bobinski
Over the past few weeks, I've been screening applicants for several high-level positions. But despite their seniority, some of the submissions I've seen have been horrible. Here's what I'm looking for – and don't want to see – when I review an application.
27 Nov 2013 | Brian Amble
Companies that invade the privacy of job applicants by prying into their social media activities risk alienating and driving away the very top job candidates they hope to attract , new research has shown.
04 Sep 2013 | Brian Amble
Having visible tattoos can be the kiss of death for job-seekers, new research from the UK has found, with managers worried that visibly tattooed staff may be perceived by customers to be 'untidy', 'unsavoury' and even 'repugnant'.
07 Aug 2013 | Brian Amble
In just five years, social media has become an integral part of job searching as well as a crucial tool for recruiters. According to a new survey, LinkedIn is now the dominant force as far as recruitment is concerned, with print media now all-but extinct.
11 Apr 2012 | Dan Bobinski
The workplace is changing and the use, style and format of resumes is changing along with it. So let's take a look at where you might be on the evolutionary timeline and where we might be heading in future.
12 Apr 2010 | Brian Amble
If you're tempted to lie on your resume to land that all-too hard to find job (and something between a third and half of us are happy to do just that), here's a salutary story from the UK that might make you think twice.
03 Mar 2009 | Bryan Alaspa
If you have looked at peoples' resumes recently, many seem to be made up of a new kind alphabet soup. You see acronyms all over the place such as 'CMP,' or 'PMP' or 'CTC.' What do they all mean?
26 Jan 2009 | Bryan Alaspa
Considering all the things you have to worry about when putting together your CV, whether or not you have protected your identity is probably the last thing on your mind.
07 May 2008 | Nic Paton
It doesn't matter how well you perform in an interview, if you get the opening handshake wrong it's all downhill from there - particularly if you are in line for for a senior position.
28 Apr 2008 | Bryan Alaspa
If you have had it with your job and there just doesn't seem to be anyway to fix the situation you're in, it might be time to get your resume in order. But since it may have been years since you last looked at it, what should you avoid?
22 Feb 2008 | Bryan Alaspa
It is still early in the new year and perhaps you have been given (or not given) your annual raise. But if you're planning on updating your resume and cover letter, there are some things you're better off not writing.
05 Dec 2007 | Bryan Alaspa
It's time, once again, to check in on the crazy things some people experience while interviewing people for a job.
05 Oct 2007 | Bryan Alaspa
Interviewing potential new employees can be a real pain and, sometimes, a total waste of time. But it can also be an endless source of entertainment – as this piece from Monster.com illustrates.
17 Sep 2007 | Nic Paton
It's not only Northern Rock investors in the UK who should be worried about the global crunch on credit. Defaulting on a loan, mortgage or credit card can also seriously harm your chances of landing a new job.
10 Aug 2007 | Carl Gilleard
Despite graduating from a top-10 UK university, Seb has yet to land a graduate job and is worried that his strategy is flawed. Carl Gilleard, boss of the Association of Graduate Recruiters, has some valuable advice.
06 Aug 2007 | Bryan Alaspa
Having to interview job candidates can be a real nightmare. You never know exactly who will come marching into your offices and managers often have to wade through a lot of dross to get to the buried treasure. Speaking of which, the Washingtonian.com has a list of interview horror stories that have to be read to be believed.
15 Jun 2007 | Brian Amble
Just in case you needed reminding that having some harmless 'little inaccuracies' on your résumé can backfire spectacularly, remember the name 'Patrick Imbardelli'.
12 Jun 2007 | Derek Torres
A recent study by Monster.co.uk suggest that up to two-thirds of the British workforce lies or lied about job qualifications in their CVs.
26 Apr 2007 | Brian Amble
A new U.S. survey by CareerBuilder.com has revealed what it calls the twelve wackiest résumé blunders that hiring managers have come across in their years of sifting job applications.
29 Mar 2007 | Nic Paton
American workplaces could be a step closer to becoming like American Idol, with the majority of managers saying they would positively relish watching job applicants strutting their stuff on video before hiring them.