Maybe, says an executive recruiter, but the process takes lots of preparation, some practice, and setting the right tone.Anne Fisher, contributor - May 16, 2013 11:37 AM ET
Pat answers to interview questions reveal a job candidate who hasn't researched the company or its challenges.May 10, 2013 11:30 AM ET
More employers reluctant to add permanent hires to their overhead are staffing up just for summer. Wages are higher than last year's, too.
FORTUNE -- The dreary employment numbers announced last week masked one scrap of good news for job-seeking teens (and their parents): The number of companies looking to bring on extra help for the summer has risen sharply over last year, and average pay for these positions, at $11.50 MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Apr 10, 2013 12:36 PM ET
One-on-one meetings with industry insiders are a great way to get insights that can help you land a job. Just one question is off-limits.Anne Fisher, contributor - Apr 4, 2013 11:52 AM ET
Going to work for a fledgling enterprise is inherently risky, but knowing what to look for can boost your chances of picking a winner.Anne Fisher, contributor - Mar 14, 2013 12:38 PM ET
Managers often think that they have reached a career level where they have been magically imbued with the gift of giving a good job interview. It doesn't work that way.Mar 8, 2013 11:26 AM ET
Changing jobs every couple of years used to be a red flag to prospective employers. It's less so now, as long as your resume tells a clear story.Anne Fisher, contributor - Mar 7, 2013 11:55 AM ET
In a ferociously competitive entry-level job market, two top employers of new college grads reveal what recruiters are really looking for.
FORTUNE -- Dear Annie: I'll be graduating from college at the end of May, and although I've had interesting conversations with campus recruiters at a career fair and been interviewed afterwards by four of them, I haven't gotten a job offer yet. I know that each of the companies I'd MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Mar 1, 2013 5:00 AM ET
"Would you go on a date with me?" and "Could I get a pay advance?" are among the most, um, memorable questions interviewers have heard.Anne Fisher, contributor - Feb 15, 2013 11:41 AM ET
Starting pay has yet to bounce back from the recession.
FORTUNE -- Dear Annie: I read your column about finding a job in a different industry, but I'm looking for a new position in the same business I'm in now, and I have two main concerns. First, you mentioned that candidates should be prepared with intelligent questions. I wish I had asked more probing questions before I took my current job MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Jan 18, 2013 10:41 AM ET
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