job searching

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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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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