job searching

is this job as suspicious as it seems?

A reader writes: I found a job offer on Craigslist. I checked out the company website and it seemed fine. I went in for a group interview where they explained what they did and then we left without being asked a single question. I got called back for a three-day try-out, as did everyone who […]

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things that will make you look unprofessional in your job search

If you’re job-searching, you probably (hopefully!) know the basic professionalism mistakes to avoid, like using an unprofessional moniker in your email address, having a silly outgoing voicemail message, or flooding social media with photos of yourself doing keg stands. But here are some less obvious ways that you can inadvertently come across as unprofessional in […]

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is my first job supposed to be crappy?

A reader writes: I have a question about job searching as a new grad. I’m currently in the interview process for a job I’m really not so sure about. I haven’t received an offer or anything, but I wanted to ask a question about the standards I should have for my first job out of […]

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is this job application horribly invasive or is it just me?

A reader writes: I’ve been looking for work for quite a while, and came across a job that looked fantastic. I was more than qualified, had a passion for the work, and per the job listing, there were benefits like telecommuting that really piqued my interest. The company was extremely small, which I liked, so […]

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is your AOL or Hotmail address hurting your job search?

A reader writes: Does it really matter which email provider you use to apply for jobs? I ask because I was reading an online discussion recently where people said anything other than Gmail makes a candidate look computer illiterate and/or less intelligent. Essentially, according to this discussion, AOL is for old people or people who […]

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