job searching

how to get hired for a nonprofit job

If you want to get paid to help make the world a better place, working at a nonprofit organization might be for you. But if you don’t already have nonprofit experience in your background, there are some things you need to know about how to get hired — like what makes nonprofits different, what kind […]

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here’s the right way to submit your resume online

Applying for jobs online isn’t always straightforward — often far from it. Online application systems can be confusing or unwieldy or enraging. At U.S. News & World Report today, I answer the most common questions I receive about applying for jobs online. You can read it here.

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my interview on Marketplace about how to job search

I was on public radio’s Marketplace Weekend this weekend, talking about job searching, including: how job searching has changed in recent years computerized resume screening (it’s not what you think!) your parents’ advice to pound the pavement and show gumption if there’s anywhere where walking in to apply in person still works how to answer […]

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how hiring managers decide who to interview

Ever wonder what hiring managers are thinking as the read over your resume, and how they choose who to interview and who to reject? Having screened thousands of candidates for jobs, I’m giving you an inside look at that process over at U.S. News & World Report today, where I talk about what most hiring […]

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how legit are those “best places to work” lists?

A reader writes: I’m wondering how legit these “best places to work” lists are. My husband is currently job hunting and we just 86’d a company that had all kinds of “best place to work” awards but when you do even a cursory google search it appears it’s a hair short of a pyramid scheme/multi-leveil […]

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why won’t anyone hire me as their visionary?

I’m having a hectic week, with preparing for a move, so some posts this week will be reprints from years ago. This is one of my favorite posts from November 2010. A reader writes: I am very talented in my creativity and thinking ability. I have a lot of ideas I would like to pass […]

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