• Thinking beyond pay to keep your star employees

    For many companies, using salary to compete for top talent is often a losing battle. But talented employees often look for several other qualities in jobs when deciding whether to make a move. By Ethan Rouen

    Aug 10, 2011 10:26 AM ET
  • Job jumping blues: '60 jobs later' and other tales

    Whether you're itching for something better or you know time is running out at your current gig, negotiating a job change is a challenge. Here are three readers' stories from the front lines.

    FORTUNE -- Whether they were jumping themselves or dealing with the assumption that they ought to jump, the following readers' stories speak to the immense challenge of determining what it is you want in a career and when MORE

    - Apr 12, 2011 10:17 AM ET
  • Looking to hire? Don't ask for the impossible

    With more job candidates out there, employers are getting picky, sending their recruiters out on endless (and fruitless) missions. Here are a few ways to get the best out of a recruiter.

    By Stephenie Overman, contributor

    It's a buyer's market for companies looking to hire, but managers aren't giving recruiters high marks for the candidates they are delivering.

    Only one in three managers who have hiring authority is satisfied with the influence recruiting MORE

    Feb 24, 2011 10:34 AM ET
  • MBA hiring: Back with a vengeance

    While U.S. unemployment remains stubbornly close to 10%, job prospects for this year's class of MBAs are looking considerably brighter.

    By John A. Byrne, contributor

    ( -- While U.S. unemployment remains stubbornly close to 10%, job prospects for MBAs in the class of 2011 are looking considerably brighter. At Stanford Graduate School of Business, job postings are up 85% year over year.

    Boston Consulting Group, one of the largest employers of MBA graduates, MORE

    Jan 14, 2011 10:00 AM ET
  • 10 ways to use social media in your job hunt

    Over 80% of employers now look for new hires on LinkedIn. Here's how to make the most of your online "personal brand."

    By Anne Fisher, contributor

    Dear Annie: I've been working for the same company for the past 19 years, but I just found out my department is being eliminated (outsourced) three months from now, so I'm job hunting for the first time in almost two decades. Obviously, lots of things have MORE

    Jan 13, 2011 12:47 PM ET
  • Are your best references wrecking your job prospects?

    If you want to be a boss, rather than painting you as someone who plays well with others, your references would help you more by saying that you excel at speaking assertively, influencing others, and initiating new projects.

    Let's say you've asked a former colleague or boss you know is a fan of yours for a letter of recommendation. This person describes you with words like "kind," "helpful," "tactful," or "agreeable."

    And MORE

    - Nov 23, 2010 1:22 PM ET
  • Headhunters see more high-level hires

    Demand for senior management talent is on the rise, especially at small and medium-sized firms.

    If you're looking for signs that the economic recovery is picking up steam, here's one: The number of U.S. companies creating executive jobs is up for the tenth straight month, led by a steady increase in high-level hiring at companies with annual revenues between $11 million and $500 million.

    That's according to the Executive Job Creation Index, MORE

    - Nov 16, 2010 6:49 PM ET
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