Many companies have traditionally waited until after the holidays to deliver layoff notices. It never hurts to use the busy holiday season to make new contacts just in case.
By Jessica Miller-Merrell, guest contributor
FORTUNE -- The holiday season is upon us. Parties are in full swing and magic is in the air. But you may want to think twice before you fill those stockings to the brim because, come January, a MOREDec 19, 2011 2:34 PM ET
Before you ditch the buzzwords, consider that many hiring managers use those same words to search for candidates. How to choose the right words.
By Vickie Elmer, contributor
FORTUNE -- After LinkedIn announced this year's lists of the most overused words in its profiles yesterday morning, an array of people pulled theirs up to see whether they flaunted their "creative," "effective" "track records" a bit too much.
A few tweeted that they had MOREDec 14, 2011 10:19 AM ET
With many talented workers experiencing stretches of unemployment, employers are taking a harder look at unpaid experience. Here's what to include -- and what to leave out. By Katherine Reynolds LewisOct 20, 2011 11:26 AM ET
A new executive job search site offers users reports on who they are competing against for specific openings. A boon for jobseekers or just another gimmick? By Vickie ElmerOct 14, 2011 10:04 AM ET
Tempting as it may be to air your old company's dirty laundry, a job interview isn't the place to do it. How to explain why you left. By Anne FisherAug 19, 2011 9:56 AM ET
Men are regaining jobs at a faster clip than women and they are moving into traditionally female-dominated corners of the job market, an apparent about-face from last year's so-called 'mancession.' By Elizabeth G. OlsonJul 15, 2011 11:36 AM ET
There are plenty of good reasons to move to a job in nonprofit management, but a fat paycheck may not be one of them. By Anne FisherJul 15, 2011 11:18 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
Entry-level hiring is making a welcome comeback this year and Enterprise Rent-a-Car is leading the pack.
By Anne Fisher, contributor
FORTUNE -- If you're a newly-minted college grad (or the parent of one), you've probably already heard the welcome news that entry-level hiring is making a comeback. After an 11% decrease in 2010, the number of fresh bachelor's degree holders finding jobs this year jumped 22%, to 35,372, or 8% more than MOREJun 28, 2011 10:55 AM ET
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