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
Most managers have more transferable skills than they may realize, but overcoming a lack of industry experience can be tough. Here's how you can do it.Anne Fisher, contributor - Dec 20, 2012 12:39 PM ET
If some of the things you've been asked in job interviews lately have struck you as kind of peculiar, cheer up. It's not you, it's them.
FORTUNE -- "Are you a nerd?" "Can you dance?" "If you were a doughnut, what kind would you be?" When talent management consultants Development Dimensions International quizzed more than 2,000 newly hired employees about strange questions they had fielded in job interviews, the researchers got MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Dec 19, 2012 11:44 AM ET
Contrary to a persistent myth, many companies do hire in December. Here are six ways to get on their radar.
FORTUNE -- Dear Annie: Can you settle a bet? A friend of mine who has been out of work for quite a while is planning to take the month of December off from job hunting because he says hiring managers are taking time off, or are distracted by their own holiday preparations, MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Nov 21, 2012 5:00 AM ET
Some kinds of personal chitchat are just fine in a job interview, while other topics are best avoided. Here's how to tell the difference.
Dear Annie: I am applying for my dream job with a software company. So far, I've made it past the phone interview and a technical competency screening, and the next step is an in-person interview. I looked up this hiring manager on LinkedIn and noticed that we MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Nov 1, 2012 11:20 AM ET
While demand for some IT skills is soaring, finding a tech job isn't always easy. A Silicon Valley recruiter explains what employers want now.
FORTUNE -- At first glance, you might think that anyone with up-to-date IT skills and a few years of work experience has it made in the shade. Unemployment among this group has dropped from 4.2% in the third quarter of last year to 3.3% now, according to MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Oct 25, 2012 9:03 AM ET
Graduating from college in the spring? The job market for the class of 2013 is super-competitive, but standing out from the crowd at a career fair can help.
FORTUNE -- Dear Annie: I'll be getting a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering next spring, and I'm nervous about my chances of having a job offer in hand by then. With a lot of student loans to start paying off, I really have MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Oct 19, 2012 10:28 AM ET
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