Those who have been away from the civilian workforce for a while face special challenges when searching for work, but they also have certain rights. By Anne FisherAug 5, 2011 11:36 AM ET
Don't offer to arm-wrestle your job interviewer. Or handcuff yourself to his desk, or answer a question with a knock-knock joke -- all of which, hiring managers say, actual applicants have done. By Anne FisherJul 20, 2011 10:27 AM ET
Jobs are still hard to come by - unless you're part of the elite group of job seekers who are fielding not one but several competing opportunities at once.
By Vickie Elmer, contributor
FORTUNE -- After he was laid off from his job as Burberry's director of construction in March 2010, Gary Rissler's outlook seemed bleak. "I was tired of hearing 'You're overqualified,' " he says. "I heard that over and over." MOREJul 18, 2011 5:00 AM ET
Candidates aged 18 to 34 are more likely to fib on their resumes than older applicants, says a new poll. That raises some interesting questions. By Anne FisherJul 12, 2011 9:41 AM ET
Employers who use group job interviews say they're great for spotting team-oriented employees without wasting time. But some job-seekers say the whole process is nerve-wracking and even demeaning.
By Katherine Reynolds Lewis, contributor
FORTUNE -- When ActionCOACH tells job candidates they'll be evaluated in a group when they come in for an interview, most react with surprise. Some even ask if the business coaching company is going to try to sell them MOREJul 6, 2011 5:00 AM ET
Job seekers know they're supposed to be tapping their networks for leads, but there is a good and a not so good way to go about it. By Anne FisherJul 1, 2011 10:32 AM ET
Job seekers often fall victim to the misconception that companies don't hire during the dog days. There are several reasons to turn up the heat on your job search.
By Anne Fisher, contributor
FORTUNE -- Dear Annie: Please settle an argument. A close friend of mine who has been job hunting for the past six months or so is talking about taking July and August "off," on the theory that employers don't hire MOREJun 23, 2011 12:55 PM ET
It's hard to stay upbeat when you've been pounding the pavement for months on end. Here are a few tips on how to stay in the game.
By Anne Fisher, contributor
FORTUNE -- Dear Annie: My husband's job in IT management was sent overseas more than two years ago, and since then, the interviews have been few and far between, with no job offers. We know he will eventually find work, and we're MOREJun 10, 2011 11:15 AM ET
"Helicopter parents" are getting too involved in their kids' job hunts, and it's getting on hiring managers' nerves, says a new survey. By Anne FisherJun 7, 2011 9:40 AM ET
If you haven't updated your resume in a while, you may be surprised by some of the changes in what recruiters and employers want to see. By Anne FisherJun 3, 2011 10:30 AM ET
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