Happy Job Search Month!
It's January—which means that "Hiring Season" is here! If you're looking to kick off the new year with a new job, we've got you covered, with a month of tips, advice, articles, and more. From where to look for jobs to what to wear to your interview to how to answer those tough questions, check in every day for what you need to know about the job hunt.
What does it take to become Miss America? Wit, intelligence, confidence—and phenomenal interviewing skills. Here’s what one contestant learned about acing a job interview, all from trying to land that crown.
When you’re asked “what’s your greatest strength?”, you’ve got it covered. But, your weaknesses? That can be much tougher to answer. Here are three strategies to ensure that talking about your weaknesses won’t be the weak spot in your next interview.
Whether your answer is simple or complex, the question can strike fear in even the most confident candidate. But, it doesn’t have to be as painful as you might think! Here’s how to craft an expert answer to a tough question.
When it comes to interview attire, there’s no one-suit-fits-all approach—your look should reflect the place you’re applying. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Check out our guide to four common company types and what to wear for each.
An informational interview isn’t the time to ask for a job, but it might help you get one down the line. So, use these tips for nailing the formal interview to have a great informational one, too.
FOMO—the Fear of Missing Out—is becoming a real epidemic among young professionals. Do you constantly worry that you aren’t in the best job you could possibly have? Stop. Here’s how to find out if there might really be a better job for you—and kick that FOMO once and for all.
Yes, potential employers want to know what you can offer their company. But did you know you may be more likely to get hired if you start by telling them why you’re there? Check out this video to learn some surprising secrets about marketing yourself.
Resumes & Cover Letters
The goal of your resume is to sell yourself as the perfect person for the job. But, what if outlining your work experience isn’t really the best way to do that? Read on for the details on a lesser-known resume type, and whether it’s right for you.
Cover letters: Nobody likes them, but we’ve all got to write them. Check out this article to make your next cover letter as painless and successful as possible.
If a committee needed a leader, your name was first on the list. But how do you turn that resume-building experience into an actual job? If you’re a soon-to-be grad soon to be job-hunting, here’s how to making the most of your college leadership activities.
Job Search 101
You’re still employed, but you’re plotting your escape to the next great thing. But how do you call prospective employers back and go on interviews if your 9-to-5 hours are consumed by your current job?
It’s time to go Bond. James Bond.
Getting a job offer when you least expect it is a great feeling, but it also requires some serious thinking—and fast. If you find yourself in this boat, here’s a run-down of what to consider before going any further.
You're on the brink of getting another job offer, so you should give your boss a heads-up, right? Not so fast. Here's how spilling the beans to your employer about your job search too soon can backfire, big time.
When you’re deep in the midst of your job search, it’s easy to feel like you’re on your own. But you actually have an ally out there: Recruiters. Here’s what you need to know—what they do, how to find them, and how to make the most of the relationship.
Unhappy with where your career is going? Itching for a change? Watch (or re-watch) these job-hating classics for important lessons on getting out of a rut and into a new gig.
Love to travel but need to work? Check out this photo essay and get some inspiration for career paths that let you explore the world and get paid to do it.
Rome! Paris! Barcelona! Copenhagen! Europe holds an excitement that inspires many to pack their bags and take their lives abroad. If that’s you, here’s what you need to know about landing a job on the other side of the Atlantic.
Whether you’re looking for a summer internship or trying to land a position post-graduation, searching for a job when you’re in college can be overwhelming. But there’s a way to make it easier on yourself—just treat like a class.
When you go into a job interview, you want to feel strong, confident, and powerful—a little bit like Wonder Woman. Well, turns out, all you need to do is stand like her. Watch this video to learn just how powerful body language can be.
Finding Your Way
Most of us know we have the potential to do something great—and something that we love. But getting on that path isn’t always easy. If you’ve ever wondered whether what you’re doing is what you’re really meant to be doing, here are 15 questions to help you find out.
Feeling unhappy, unfulfilled, and unsure about what comes next? So did Amber Rae, so she packed her bags and bought a one-way ticket to New York. Here’s her inspiring story about finding her path, and six steps to start finding yours, too.
Breaking in to a creative field isn’t always easy. But if you want to make it happen, freelance work is a great way to get your foot in the door. Whether you’re trying to make freelancing your full-time gig or just looking for some extra dough on the side, here are five ways to land new projects.
Happy New Year! We're kicking off 2012 with five killer resolutions for your career. Whether you're looking for your first gig or you're moving into management, we guarantee you'll set yourself up for success in January and beyond.
Other Job Resources
Take a look at some of the top Job Search articles we did in 2011:
Get Your Resume Recruiter-Ready!
A good resume is more than a list of experiences. Our expert took her red pen to a mediocre resume and turned it into something stellar. Check out what she changed and why, then use her tips to craft your own killer resume.
Before you add another bullet point to your resume, consider this: Crafting the perfect document isn’t always about what you add in—the best changes may lie in what you take out. Here are the words you should banish from your resume for good.
Many networking newbies have tendencies that inhibit building real relationships with their new contacts. The good news: it’s not that hard to fix. Here’s what you might not even realize you’re doing wrong—and what to do about it.
You won’t know everything about a company until you actually work there, but the interview can give you clues about an organization’s true colors—and tip you off if you should be running the other way. Here’s what to look out for at your next interview.
When the stars of MTV Hired compete for their dream jobs, they enlist the help of recruiter and career coach Ryan Kahn. Fortunately, we were able to score his advice—without having to appear in front of millions. Read on for his tips on nailing your job search.
Scoring an offer means you’ve made it through the toughest part of the job hunt. Congrats! But now comes an important decision: whether or not to accept. Here are important factors to keep in mind when you’re making that oh-so-important decision.
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