Top six strategies for landing a job in this difficult market

"How's business? What's the job market like? What are you working on? Do you know of any opportunities that I might be qualified for? I'm looking for an opportunity; can you help me?

Published on: March 12th, 2009 Meridith Levinson

Top 10 sites to help you land a job … and stay afloat until you do

As the economy continues to suffer, many people are cutting their budgets, looking for work, or preparing a plan of action in case a layoff comes. Fortunately, the Web offers some powerful new

Published on: March 11th, 2009 Mark Sullivan

Eight free user-friendly apps to help you in your job hunt

Everyone is trying to save money these days, whether they're employed or unemployed. So what does the job seeker on a budget do when he or she needs new software? In addition to

Published on: March 5th, 2009 Meridith Levinson and C.G. Lynch

Employer alert – Cut out the sneaky snooping

Employers are increasingly trolling the web for information about prospective employees that they can use in their hiring decisions. Consequently, career experts advise job seekers to not post any photos, opinions or information

Published on: March 4th, 2009 Meridith Levinson

Generation scrap

When Bill Horne sauntered into an evening meet-and-greet being held by a local packaging company in search of fresh IT talent, the retired computer engineer knew his chances of leaving the event with

Published on: February 18th, 2009 Cindy Waxer

Eight strategies for an effective and satisfying job search

Being laid off can be a traumatic experience – for some as devastating as a divorce, or even the death of a loved one.Fears of being unable to financially support your family, anxieties

Published on: February 18th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

How to protect your identity while job hunting online

Most everyone can relate to hiding a job search from a current employer. But how can job seekers protect their identities from public abuse when the majority of online career and social networking

Published on: January 30th, 2009 Mark Cummuta

How to create a LinkedIn Profile that makes recruiters want to contact you

As the economy falls deeper into recession, many people have turned to LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, to job hunt and connect with contacts who might help them land a new gig.

Published on: January 8th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

Strategies to land an IT job interview in a difficult market

Even when the economy is thriving, landing interviews for IT positions can be daunting. Under today's challenging conditions, it may feel like a distant possibility. While market realities have indeed made it more

Published on: January 7th, 2009 Katherine Spencer Lee

Eight signs it’s time to abandon ship and find a new job

If your company is headed for a fall, it's usually better to jump than to be pushed. Don't let yourself be blindsided by quickly dwindling company prospects. These eight signs are surefire indications

Published on: December 4th, 2008 Dan Tynan

Social networking do’s and don’ts for job seekers

Social networking sites offer IT job seekers the resources to find peers with similar skills and learn more about employers.But candidates should be aware that the online outlets also provide employees a glimpse

Published on: August 18th, 2008 Denise Dubie

Tips for a top-notch IT job interview

You've been contacted by an executive recruiter about an opportunity to interview for a position at a successful company. The job the executive recruiter describes sounds perfect for you. You want the position

Published on: July 10th, 2008 Kevin Daley and Dale Klamfoth

Four signs your job search strategy sucks and what to do about it

Too often, job seekers ignore the warning signs indicating that their search tactics aren't getting them anywhere. Ignorance is bliss, right? Wrong. The longer you wait to take corrective action, the longer you'll

Published on: July 8th, 2008 Lynne Sarikas

Six ways to increase your employability with social networking

It can be easy to disregard social networking's professional potential if you're only going on what you see on television. Between endlessly replayed clips where hysterical young men beg everyone to leave Britney

Published on: July 8th, 2008 Lisa Schmeiser