January is Job Search Month at The Daily Muse!
It's January, and if you're a job seeker, you know what that means: Time to kick things into high gear!
The good news is, we've got some great stuff in store for you this month that'll help you land your dream job. From an interview guide that'll help you be ready for anything to insider tips on how to break into today's most exciting fields, check in every day for articles and advice for your job hunt.
Interviews come in all shapes and sizes: Sometimes you’re with one interviewer, others you’re with five. Maybe you’ll be asked to lunch, expected to solve a problem, or invited to a Skype interview. But no matter what, we’ll give you what you need to succeed.
We know—we tell you to network nearly every day. But today, don’t take it from us, take it from one of the most successful women we know: former Hearst president Cathie Black.
So, you know you want to do something you love–you’re just not entirely sure what, exactly, that is. Well, we’ve got some good news: There are some simple steps you can take that’ll help you discover your passions and guide you down the right path.
We know: The job search process can be pretty exhausting, both physically and mentally. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, check out this video for tips on keeping your stress in check—and not letting it ruin your performance.
You’ve just interviewed for your dream job. You want to send a thank you, while also solidifying what a creative and tech-savvy candidate you are. So, should you send a grateful tweet? Say “thanks” on Facebook? This job search expert weighs in.
You’ve probably read a lot about how to make sure your resume gets noticed, but do you know what’s on the flipside? Here’s what you might be doing that could cause recruiters to overlook your resume—or worse, toss it in the trash.
Landing your dream job at a startup isn’t easy—how do you find a job at companies that may only have five team members and almost no recruiting budget? Start getting creative, because the startup job hunt looks much different than a typical search.
Have you been job hunting longer than you’d care to admit? Career expert Hannah Morgan gives some refreshing advice on how to get re-motivated and kick your job search into high gear.
Scouring online company reviews can be a great way for modern job seekers to gain insight into potential careers. But how much should they really play into your job hunt? Learn how to use these reviews strategically—and effectively.
Turns out, the world’s most effective predators can teach us all a thing or two about hunting—for a job.
On the job hunt? Download these apps for new tools that will help you network, find great jobs, and prepare for interviews.
Turns out, there’s a right way to ask someone to be a job reference for you–and getting it wrong can actually stand in the way of you getting a job. Here’s what you need to know.
How do you go from being “a good applicant” to the #1 candidate for the job? Convey these four messages in your next interview, and you’re sure to hit a home run.
Everyone knows to keep a resume to one page, right? Turns out, job seekers make this mistake (and others) all the time. Direct from a hiring manager, here are the moves you should never make—and what you should do instead to stand out from the crowd.
If you’re determined to kick 2013 off with a fabulous new gig, we’re here to help. Here’s your action plan for updating your resume, getting out there to network, and finding the right jobs for you.
How to Break Into Series
With social media being such a new field, navigating a career in it can be challenging. We talked to two women who broke in and got their take on what it takes to be a social media rock star.
Interested in PR, marketing, or corporate communications? In the next installment of our “How to Break Into” series, we’re bringing you advice from industry insiders on how to launch your dream communications career.
How to Break Into Nonprofit Work
Want to make the world a better place, but aren’t sure where to start? In the first of our “How to Break Into” series, we talked to three professional do-gooders and got their advice for making a big impact in the nonprofit world.
Best of 2012
Check out our favorite job search articles from last year!
If you’re stuck in a job search rut, moving forward can feel overwhelming. But the truth is, a few small actions can have big results. Check out these six simple steps you can take now to get you closer to your dream job.
Social media is great for networking, but it can also feel totally overwhelming. Here are a few ways to sift through the noise and find the people and conversations that you should be engaged with.
What really makes the difference between many equally qualified job applicants? We asked 10 of the most prolific hirers we know, and we got the same response from all of them. Read on to get the answer, plus their advice on standing out from the pack.
There are plenty of things that’ll make your cover letter stand out in a bad way. But how do you move past mediocre and catch the eye of the employer in a good way? Read these guidelines.
You’ve just started the job hunt, and you’re ready to reach out to your network. But isn’t asking people for help sort of awkward? We’ve simplified the process with five easy steps—sample emails included.
It’s the day before your interview, and your mind is racing. What’s the company going to be like? What types of people will you meet? To ease your pre-interview jitters—and give yourself a leg up—throw on your Angela Lansbury hat and do some spying.
Want to set up some informational interviews, but a little intimidated by the prospect? Here’s a guide to help you get started—and take some of the awkwardness out of the process while you’re at it.
Just like spring cleaning has its payoff, giving your resume a good scrub every once in a while is the best way you can make sure it stays in great shape over time. Here’s how to do it—in a quick and pain-free couple of hours.
How many times have you found your perfect job—and then decided not to apply because you didn’t meet every one of the criteria they set out? Here’s a secret: You don’t have to! Here’s a guide to what hiring managers really want.
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.
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