Career Development & Job Searching

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Take the plunge! Are you having difficulty finding jobs in your industry or just want a change of pace? It is possible to pursue a career outside your recent job experience and succeed in landing a position in a new industry. Positive thinking is...

You’re willing and able to make your next move. But in this economy, deciding the best spot to relocate and job hunt is a daunting task. In May, Forbes ranked Madison, Wisconsin, as the number one city for job growth in 2009,...

Some see Twitter as a passing fad, but in a competitive job market it can give you a crucial edge over other applicants. With nearly 5 million users, the popular social media tool is emerging as a matchmaker among recruiters, job seekers and...

Every industry is different, and you should know yours well. Talk to as many professionals in your field as you can about the kind of salary you should expect based on your education, experience and skills. Miller says there is a lot more...

Michael Pollock is a big believer in research— but getting his clients to dig through a book to find it is a different story. The president of Pollock Spark, a creative professional consulting firm, says that although job seekers utilize...

Not all job news is bad. The world is still becoming more global every day. That means there are more opportunities for bilingual people, whether they speak Spanish, Mandarin or Urdu.

“It doesn’t matter what career path you...

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In these tough economic times, many people are happy just to have a job. However, don’t set your expectations too low. In fact, it’s because of this poor economy that companies want only the best talent and many are willing to pay you...

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School is out and fresh waves of recent graduates are pounding the pavement in search of that golden job—or at least one that pays the rent. With the unemployment...

How can you stand apart from the millions of other job seekers? One way is to follow up with your potential employer after an interview.

This not only shows that you’re very interested in the position, but also that you’re a go...

With national unemployment rates projected to reach as high as 10 percent in the coming year, creating a stand-out persona in your job search is more...