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
The chemistry, or lack of it, between you and your immediate boss could make or break you in a new job. Here's how to tell if the fit is right.
FORTUNE -- Dear Annie: At the end of your recent column about cultural "fit," the expert you quoted said that most job candidates don't ask enough questions. But what should interviewees ask, especially when talking with a prospective boss? I'm now in MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Sep 21, 2012 11:01 AM ET
It's not always easy to get a clear picture of a company's culture in a job interview, but thoughtful preparation can help you ask the right questions. By Anne FisherAnne Fisher, contributor - Aug 31, 2012 10:27 AM ET
If you're applying for a job at any of these outfits, bring your "A" game. Sounds daunting but, say most candidates and employees in a new survey, tough is good.
FORTUNE -- Brain-teaser questions, timed written tests that rival the GMAT, successive rounds of rapid-fire interview sessions with intensely focused hiring managers -- are you ready for all these, plus the occasional odd moment of catch-you-off-your-guard eccentricity?
Career site Glassdoor.com sifted through MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Aug 15, 2012 12:19 PM ET
Most companies' policies discourage references from revealing anything but job titles and dates of employment. Here's how to learn more. By Anne FisherAnne Fisher, contributor - Jul 5, 2012 2:03 PM ET
Asking candidates for social media passwords may soon be illegal in some states. In the meantime, here's how to say "no" gracefully. By Anne FisherAnne Fisher, contributor - Mar 28, 2012 12:08 PM ET
To stand out from your competition, says an executive coach, you need to start a real, memorable conversation. Here's how to do it. By Anne FisherAnne Fisher, contributor - Mar 16, 2012 12:23 PM ET
Employers increasingly are asking job candidates to perform work for them gratis as part of the interview process. Here's how to do it right - and win the position.
By Jennifer Alsever, contributor
FORTUNE -- For decades, George McAfee, a sales and business development expert in the tech industry, simply dialed a buddy when he was ready for a new job. So the 66-year-old executive got a big shock a couple of MOREMar 14, 2012 5:00 AM ET
As if job hunting weren't stressful enough, some employers like to throw curve-ball questions at candidates. Here are some of the trickiest.
By Anne Fisher, contributor
FORTUNE -- For most of us, coming up with dazzling replies to the perennial standard interview queries -- say, "What's your greatest weakness?" or "Where do you see yourself in five years?" -- is plenty challenging. But what would you say if a hiring manager asked MOREDec 29, 2011 11:40 AM ET
Companies are hiring again, but interviewers may be a bit rusty. Here are the 3 most important things to ask.
By Katherine Reynolds Lewis, contributor
FORTUNE -- Executive coach Terry R. Bacon has seen his share of painful job interviews. But sometimes the wince-inducing performance comes from the interviewer, not the candidate.
In one case, an engineer and project manager -- call him Jim -- joined a hiring committee for his first-ever experience MOREAug 31, 2011 5:00 AM ET
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