job searching

can an interviewer tip off your boss that you’re job-searching?

A reader writes: If a person sends their resume to a company that is accepting applications, can the receiving HR department and/or the hiring manager tell one of their employees that “so-and-so sent us their resume, and your mother works where they currently work, do you know them?” Or can they even ask their employee […]

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do you have terrible job search manners?

You probably/hopefully know to dress appropriately for job interviews and to turn your cell phone off beforehand, but there are some finer points of etiquette that can make a real difference in the impression you make during your job search. At U.S. News & World Report today, I talk about how what good etiquette looks like when […]

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you can stop stressing out about these job search worries

Job searching is stressful – prepping for interviews, figuring out how to sell yourself while simultaneously having to evaluate whether you even want a particular job or to work with a particularly company, feeling like you’re constantly being judged, and the agonizing wait to hear back from employers. But you might be making it even more […]

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should I consider a job that requires 75% travel?

A reader writes: Should I even consider a job with 75% travel required? First off, it’s true that I am desperate for employment right now. I need a job yesterday and have been a nervous wreck over the lack of job leads in my area. This job is a promising lead, but I’m worried about […]

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how do I get my friends and family to butt out of my job search?

A reader writes: After leaving a less-than-great work situation to take a year off to deal with some family drama, I’m beginning to think about re-entering the work force. Because my spouse makes a very good income, there’s zero pressure. I can pursue long shots, indulge in a fun but low-paying job if I choose, […]

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don’t ignore these job search red flags

When you’re searching for a job, it can be easy to get so focused on getting hired that you overlook the red flags that can reveal a job or a company that isn’t the right fit for you. That’s a dangerous mindset to have, because it can mean that you end up in a job […]

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