It's the universal difficulty of answering the question that makes it such a good one--and why your response matters in a job interview
It's the universal difficulty of answering the question that makes it such a good one--and why your response matters in a job interview
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To set yourself up for interview success, make sure you aren't making these mistakes leading up to your meeting.
Be an active listener during your interview by using the following four tips.
Ten interview tips to help you get the accounting job you want.
Depending on the company to which you're applying, untraditional interview attire may be the right way to go.
A GPA is a risky addition to any resume. Make sure you know when it's in your best interest to list.
Although your black suit will never go out of style, sometimes it is acceptable to stray from the norm and customize your outfit
We all have our own versions of the Bucket List, but here are 50 suggestions that should be on yours before you graduate.
Tips on the I-Banking interview process
Knowing yourself doesn't require five- to 10-years of professional experience-just a little introspection
Scoring a position in this growing field requires more than a couch-based education and passion for playing
Good grades and technical skills are important, but recruiters want to see that you're emotionally fit, too.
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It's important to arrive at an interview prepared with questions specific to the company
Follow the Seven-Step Homework Guide to help you stay on top of your game
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You may never have all the right answers, but the trick is not knowing the questions beforehand; it's knowing yourself
Understand the purpose behind behavior-based questions and how to develop an answer to some of the most important job interview questions
Show you're prepared and win over your interviewer with the following tips.
Think adjusting your Facebook privacy settings is enough to keep future employers from seeing your digital dirt? Think again!
Just because you're a student doesn't mean you shouldn't be networking. Here are four places to start.
Personal experiences and strategies to help get you through I-Banking interviews
Interviewers are hoping to explore a few basic areas. Confirm what they are already predisposed to believe: that hiring you is a wise move.
Top-level recruiters reveal how candidates blow their chance to get a foot in the door.
Helpful rules and responses to guide you through your I-Banking interview
Taking time off after college to explore and pursue other interests is becoming an increasingly popular trend, just make sure it works to your advantage.
The key to your salary negotiation strategy is keeping your desired salary under wraps until further along in the job interview process. Find out how.
Even if you never dance ballet or pick up the oboe ever again, there's a place for non-traditional skills on your resume and in your job search.
The founder of Nelson Longboards needed transportation. Now he has a company.
Writing an introduction to a networking email takes some finesse. Here are four examples of how to start off on the right foot.
Our editor explores the importance of being self-aware when uncovering your weaknesses in preparation for your next job interview.
The Terminator and Optimus Prime may be a couple of Hollywood A-listers, but robots play just as big of a role beyond the silver screen. And they don't build themselves--yet
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If you're interested in money and technology-and the place where they intersect-think about a career in venture capital
HR phone screening is not just a formality: it's a first-round interview. Be prepared to make a stellar impression, just as if you were meeting in person.
Thinking of making a career change? Consider these five aspects first before taking the plunge.
Don't let office politics scare you. Instead, use them to your advantage with these 13 savvy tips for campaigning your way to the top.
I-banking interviewers look for well-rounded candidates to succeed on many levels
Put your best foot forward and send a thoughtful, distinct letter
Learn about trends, markets, major players, and jobs in leading industries. Learn about requirements, career tracks, the job outlook, and compensation in these careers.
Here are five rapidly growing health care occupations that don't require an M.D.
No matter how psyched you are to get a job offer, give yourself time to figure out if the offer is right for you
Here's how to use language effectively in your resume and get the call back.
The founders of the G3Box turn shipping containers into medical clinics.
Advice on how to answer the dependable, go-to interview question: What are your greatest strengths and weaknesses
The key to creating killer cover letters and resumes is understanding what they really are and how they should be used in a successful job search
Regardless of the questions asked and the tactics employed by an interviewer, it is important to stay calm and collected during those high-stress interviews
Practical advice on how to make sure you'll be a candidate interviewers can't resist
Cover letters are universally thought of as a pain in the neck to write, but they can really make you stand out in a sea of applicants. Here are some tips to follow.
Careful choice of words, tone and aesthetics are essential to creating a great I-banking cover letter
Often times, the most enjoyable (or hated) part of working at a company can be its culture. Here are some ways to assess a company's culture during the interview.
For college grads entering the workforce, it's crucial to be sharp and alert to be effective on the job. But first you need to get your beauty sleep.
Don't overlook a given industry just because it doesn't have a sexy reputation.
Don't let disclosing salary requirements in a cover letter give you anxiety. State a fair and accurate salary using the following tips.
Give your resume an overhaul. Here are some tips to help you avoid common mistakes while building a stronger, more refined resume.
To fully know what it is that you want to achieve at a job fair, there are a four steps you should take before making an entrance.
How to define your personal brand in b-school
Insight into the various philosophies and approaches used by interviewers
Being unprepared for an interview can lead to some serious slip ups
No matter where you are in your job search, you won't regret adding the informational interview to your bag of tricks
Ever wonder what an application to work in Santa's workshop would look like? Here's your answer.
Here's one reason to be thankful that you swapped climbing trees for gaming as a child: Job seekers who grew up using computers are highly sought after by recruiters.
By letting others choose your career, you could end up on a path to career hell. Instead, consider your strengths and passions from the get-go.
The job outlook for 2012 is much brighter than recent years-especially if you're willing to be a bit flexible.
Top-level recruiters reveal how these common resume mistakes blow job candidates' chances to get a foot in the door
Some positions that might look like internships are really just part-time temp jobs available to almost anyone. Use these nine tips if you're having any doubts.
Don't sell yourself short on your post-college resume
In a job interview, the shortest words can say a lot. Be aware of what you're saying and how you can say it better.
Even if you don't have a full-time position, a business card shows that you take your career seriously and will help you stand out from the competition.
People have always stereotyped, ridiculed, even tried to marginalize, younger generations. And whether these generalizations are true is irrelevant.
Many people out there are incapable of finding a job and a pathway to successful living and it may be because they lack confidence
Follow these five project management processes that will organize your job search and get you the results you need.
If a job change is in your near future, one of the best ways to begin the process is by evaluating your skills
Following your instincts and staying flexible can lead you to career success
Advice to help you learn your surroundings in and around the office
Special considerations come into play as hiring managers scope out your potential
Learn about SRI Careers, which mix money with morals by focusing on investing in companies that adhere to ethical business practices.
Make the final words of your interview count
Four tips to help you get through orientation
Your entry-level resume doesn't have to be all about your GPA and past work experience. Consider showcasing a few of your extracurricular activities.
A career in I-Banking is possible for just about anyone
Test-taking doesn't end after school. Here's the scoop on pre-hire assessments and tips to help you prepare.
After reading about companies that are getting creative with their vacation policies, we here at WetFeet couldn't help but daydream of the many ways we'd use that precious ...
The average job seeker makes 1.5 grammar mistakes on a resume. These five are the ones that occurred most often.
With its recent changes, LinkedIn places more emphasis on the person than it ever has. Read below for tips on how to optimize your profile for the job search.
From funding and food costs to flavors and forks, restaurant consultants have an appetite for it all.
Just because you've traded the locker room for the boardroom doesn't mean you should put your glory days behind you altogether
It might not matter what form the message is in just as long as the message is well written and cleverly thought out.
The behind-the-scenes analysis that produces usable statistics is vital to making crucial business decisions. And the people who conduct it--statisticians--are in high demand
An answer to the much-debated question: Does your college major directly connect to your future career
Five of the most common behaviors that hold us back from living how we really want to live
Here are some questions that should raise red flags during an interview
Examples of negatives and how to deal with them when brought up in an interview or negotiation
Eight resume rules to help score interviews and influence recruiters
Some of us have a drive for more and you might too. Below you'll find a few signs that you may be an entrepreneur at heart.
A successful answer combines preparation and presentation-it's not just about what you say, but how you say it
Be careful in the way you word your interview answers. It could be the difference between getting the call back and getting no call at all.
Being labeled as "overqualified" is a problem that job seekers can face at any point in their career. Here's how to overcome the label.
Have a final presentation coming up for your internship? Don't sweat it--follow these tips
Armed with the following checklist, you can learn to make the most of your one-page pitch and enter the running for the positions you want
Though fit may be an exasperating concept, employers indicate it's a huge part of hiring decisions
Don't let your career resolutions fizzle with the use of your gym membership.
Top recruiters, career consultants, and shrinks offer tips and subtle tricks to win over the interview
The four most common types of interviewers and how to position yourself for each one
Behavioral interview questions are all the rage in interviews nowadays. Here are seven common behavioral questions you'll likely be asked.
8 tips to help you not only survive a group interview, but also stand out
Riggs Morales' job is to find the next big thing-which often starts out small
Will Yip, a self-taught music producer and audio engineer, started his career toiling in his parents' basement and is now touring with Lauryn Hill
Finding the right work-life balance can be challenging with all the technology at our disposal. Are we ever able to turn work off at the end of the day?
Unlike an IQ test, answers to questions testing your emotional quota can't be derived from logical or analytical ability
Whatever tool you're working with on a day-to-day basis, it's worth considering how you might apply traditional skills in a non-traditional setting.
Do you dream of landing a job in New York City? Here are a few tips to ensure your NYC job search experience is a positive one.
Learning is essential to a good internship experience, but nobody wants that learning to come from a mistake. Our intern shares her tips for a safe recovery.
To debate the risks and rewards of using Facebook as a job-seeking tool, one WetFeet editor and Dan Schawbel, author of Me 2.0 and founder of Millennial Branding, sat down ...
Twitter can be used as a powerful career tool, but before you begin tweeting up a storm, make sure you're up to date on Twitter etiquette.
Essentially, we have two options: We can accept our coworkers' friend requests and censor what we say and do, or we can reject them. Here's what I did.
A career expert takes on five issues that typically arise when crafting a resume
In the past ten years, rotational programs have sprung up as pipelines for talent, quickly grooming new employees for leadership roles
You've landed an interview and salary is already on your mind. Here are a few tips to help you get the salary you want through the interview process.
Don't just toss gathered business cards into your drawer. Here's how to follow up and grow your network.
Fundamentally, an informational interview is an information gathering session. The goal is simple: discover what someone does.
Fast guidelines for putting together a decent, respectable business-casual outfit. Follow these tips and you'll be sure to avoid any embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions.
Here are ten creative places where you may succeed in finding the hidden jobs
The following attributes will help you understand what qualities can help you win the entrepreneurship game
What would you say if an employer asked you for access to your social media accounts? If you find yourself at a loss for words, try these responses.
As the final deadline for add/drop looms, you might want to consider some courses that might not fulfill requirements, but can prove valuable once you land that first - or...
Seven steps to take if you think the next pink slip may be yours
WetFeet is happy to announce that Doostang, one of the largest global career networking platforms for young business professionals, is now our sister site.
4 tips to calm your nerves before that big interview
Five tips to figure out ways to improve your quality of life
The inside scoop on what you need to create a winning company
Thinking about how you will answer common interview questions can help you write a stronger resume.
Though it can be tempting to take a "shot-gun" approach to your job search, following a targeted strategy projects confidence that appeals to hiring managers.
Industries still adding jobs despite a rising national unemployment rate
Every company has its own way of pursuing CSR goals, generally dedicating its resources to those areas that are most relevant to the business
Make sure your resume is fresh and modern. You don't want to look like a proverbial dinosaur to prospective employers and recruiters.
Use your free time to shape up for when hiring picks up
Check out our tips to get your international IQ into shape
Ways to respond to an employers concerns and assure them that you are committed to your career and the position
Career fairs are a golden opportunity to meet receptive recruiters face to face, gather a ton of information in a short time, and line up some interviews
If you thought everyone in the corporate world spoke your language, think again
Setting your sights on a new job can be overwhelming. Planning more realistic, short-term goals, will save your sanity during the job search and put you on a smooth path to...
Insight on the most important questions to ask when you're accepting a job offer
Three main factors that go into an entry-level salary offer.
A thousand-mile journey starts with the first step. Here's how to plan your career.
12 steps to a targeted job search absolutely required to stand out as a great candidate.
To prepare for this go-to question in the interviewer arsenal, you need to think about potential responses way before stepping foot in the recruiter's office
Take our advice on who, when, and what to ask when securing references, and you'll be hearing "welcome aboard" in no time
As employers implement cost-cutting efforts to compensate for revenue slumps, employees are facing a multitude of workplace changes. Here's how to deal.
Throughout your career, you'll probably encounter bosses whose personalities clash with yours, or whose management and people skills are virtually non-existent
In order to make the most of your internship, it's helpful to learn from those who've already been there. Our guest blogger shares what he would have told himself if he cou...
How to use LinkedIn to hook recruiters
Do interests and hobbies have a place on your resume? One author thinks of them as "secret clubs" and keys to getting jobs.
Sending a thank you note shows interviewers you are seriously interested in the position and appreciate their time
What to do after you've been laid off and receive an offer for a severence package
Guidelines to help you decide what kind of facial hair-if any-will suit you on the job.
In order to be successful in your career, make sure you keep in mind these tips from wine specialist and social media expert, Gary Vaynerchuk.
Mistakes women make on the job that sabotage their career success
You can save your skin (in most cases) with these pointers if you feel the interview is heading south
The 411 on why asking questions in an interview is important, and what it says about you as a candidate.
Are you happy with your resume? Odds are it could use a few tweaks-but not so many that it doesn't resemble you.
We all start somewhere--even billionaires like Warren Buffett and Oprah Winfrey. Our editor takes a look at six billionaires' first jobs.
You could look good on paper but it won't matter if you can't pass the plane test
Don't let a bad work environment become a nightmare.
Our editor argues that changes to your home make you more productive at work.
Marissa Mayer, VP of search products and user experience at Google, took a chance on a small company and gained immeasurable experience and success
Two industrious brothers from New Jersey reinvent the iconic American road trip into a cross-media marketing business
We analyze habits that can weaken your message and undermine your professional goals
As millennials begin to show their influence the workplace, the stereotypes associated with them continue to stir up controversy.
Just because you have 13 certifications, three degrees, a headshot, and a fondness for purple font doesn't mean you should include any of it in your email signature.
Don't wait until your first 'account overdrawn' notice from the bank to start making smart spending decisions. Start with these five tips to stretch your paycheck.
Asking for a raise is like any sort of business negotiation, so make sure you don't go in blind
Learn how to navigate the rocky waters of talking about salary during an interview with the ensuing tips from experts
The best candidates pepper questions throughout an interview, engaging their interviewer in a two-way street of conversation
Approach LinkedIn the way you would real-life networking to stop annoying people and start making the kind of first impressions that lead to great professional relationships.
It seems like a simple request, but "tell me about yourself" often trips interview candidates up because of its open-ended nature
Learn from our website manager's mistakes and she sets out to create a simple, professional website that enhances her personal brand.
If you don't have a job title or care to share the one you have to your contacts, try a networking card instead. When done right, one small card can make a big impact on yo...
Unlike conversations with alumni from your school or another personal contact at a company, emails and connections with recruiters must take a different approach.
A lot of people avoid networking because they think of it as difficult, distasteful, or even a little sleazy. But these objections are based on several misconceptions.
As with all major projects, the right tools can make a difference-so the right networking tools will yield the best results
Five key points for your networking dialogue
No matter what type of job you're applying for, it's likely that you'll be required to submit a list of references
It’s better to proactively clobber any negative preconceptions a potential employer might have about your job hopper status before you are knocked out of the running.
We tagged along with an expert networker to observe her as she demonstrates the art of the schmooze
Steps every job seeker can take to assess a potential employer's higher-level management
Don’t sweat the small stuff — keep in mind your first 90 days are usually a transitional period for finding your footing. Here are eight tips for creating a smooth transiti...
The elevator pitch serves as essential personal branding tool at networking events or cocktail parties
Are you sabotaging your career by fitting into Millennial stereotypes? Take a look at your young professional self in the mirror… Do you see any of the following behaviors ...
Make sure you know when to red light and green light dear old mom and dad's help in the job search
Now that you're working a fulltime job, it might be time to start making decisions with your career in mind
The benefits to establishing a strong network for your career are seemingly endless. Here are just a few to consider if you’re looking to boost your career with the foundat...
Throughout the year, employers deploy recruiters to campuses to scout out the best and brightest. Read these 7 campus recruitment essentials to make the most of their visits.
How the Circles feature on Google+ changes the way we manage our personal brands - and our careers
Learn how and with whom you should be networking before, during, and after your four years in college
You will probably be asked for references at some point before you receive a job offer
There are several resume myths that continually circulate about creating the "perfect" resume
Does your resume contain exaggerations? Then listen up because companies may be getting wise to your lies.
Before you dial up Edible Arrangements, consider what kind of message sending a gift after an interview conveys
Debating if you should include an objective in your resume? Here's who should have one and how to craft it.
The more we know about you, the more we can do to help you plan an awesome career.
Worried job recruiters won't accept your resume at the next career fair? Prepare to follow up with the following items just in case.
How to use LinkedIn effectively
Before you start typing, read these hints for putting together a memorable blog and getting employers to notice your presence in the blogosphere
As Wall Street attempts to clear the debris of the economic fallout, the nonprofit and public sectors have become an attractive new option for MBAs
Here's how each item on your Turkey Day plate corresponds to a fulfilling resume.
How can you turn a hero into a real career advisor? Cultivate a mentor.
You've graduated and are ready to leave ivy halls for the cubical corridors. One small hitch: you need a job.
If you've recently been laid off or are fresh out of college, you might think now is the time to enroll in grad school to avoid job hunting
Don't let the casual setting keep you from dressing your best at the next career fair. Follow these tips to make sure you're looking professional.
25 ways to turn an internship into a job
Before you reject an offer or get suckered into working for nothing and getting nothing out of it, consider the following
Internships are no longer just for students--experienced professionals can use internships as a tactic for readjusting their career trajectory
If you're entering the cubicle world this summer, mistakes are bound to happen
Real managers reveal their stories of the most bungling, bumbling, and blundering interns
If you're aware of the different ways an internship can be structured, you'll be better able to judge which you'll enjoy and profit from the most
So you let a curse slip in your interview and now your desperately trying to gain back your composure. Here are some tips to gracefully recover.
Here's how to create an internship that fits your career goals
Seven ways to build your resume with an array of experiences and activities beyond the standard internship
Eyebrows are raising over the ethics of unpaid internships. See if your unpaid internship fulfills the government's standards
A worthy internship-one that will help you develop useful skills and gain substantial experience-awaits those who know what to watch out for.
If you see one of the following warning signs in a potential job, it's time to take a moment to reevaluate the offer before it's too late
The good news for you and your career is that completing an internship abroad has incredible built-in rewards.
Jobs with the government are in high demand, and the application process can be complicated
Learn how Josh Shabtai took his love for designing video games and turned it into a successful company.
How to turn down a job offer, while still preserving your connection and maintaining your professionalism
How your behavior might look on the other side of the hiring desk.
There are several false beliefs about looking for a job that perpetually circulate and people seem to accept
A personal branding expert shares his advice for making it as an entrepreneur
In recent years, graduating seniors have faced a job market nearing its death throes. But with the U.S. economy in slow-mo recovery, there's hope that 2011 will present hea...
Before you attend a career fair, rehearse so you can hit the stage and deliver a confident and memorable performance
Even if you're not in sales, you can benefit by learning the following qualities of a successful sales pitch
Check out these sources of some of our favorite career tweets
7 tips for evaluating a position's lifespan
Usually appearing at the top of a profile, your Summary should entice recruiters to read more about what you have to offer
To help perfect your approach, here is advice for how you should-and shouldn't-handle the discussion
Five ways going abroad can give you an edge in the job market.
Take your resume to the next level by including a value proposition and nixing the objective.
To get into the mind of a recruiter, you have to start thinking like one. Keep these 4 resume blunders in mind when judging your own application.
Burned out from your job? Consider a career break before a graduate degree.
Thinking of going to grad school? Here's what you can expect to see as you transition from an undergraduate to a graduate program.
The process of researching and securing a trustworthy mover gets easier with these pointers
Follow these tips about being proactive, but not pushy, when following up after a job or internship interview.
To job hunt like a champ you need to know how a champ works! As the summer Olympics draws near, here's what its athletes can teach you about winning in the job search.
If you can no longer survive in a job you hate, here's what to consider before making your great escape.
Build bargaining power by smartly positioning yourself for the position and smartly negotiating for your compensation package
Here are a few tactful ways to deal with the situation and make you feel less uncomfortable the next time you draw a mental blank.
When the going gets tough, don't sweat it. Here's how to handle tough interview questions with ease.
Congratulations high school grads for making it through four difficult years. Here's what you need to know now, in order to make it through the next four years of college!
With some careful planning and the following tips, you can lay the right groundwork and ensure that you become a great boss or manager.
Here are seven steps to build a truly great resume - and their theoretical impact (from the recruiter perspective) on how a resume moves through the decision-making process.
Taking advantage of on-campus recruiting is a great way to make sure you get the best possible start to your job hunt
Certain jobs are so unusual they make us wonder if it's actually something someone gets paid to do. Here are seven legitimate and peculiar jobs along with their salary fig...
Studying abroad this year? Make sure you heed the following tips before you land on foreign soil.
Grad Meets World blogger shares the lessons she's learned during the recession and what it's going to take for new grads to come out on top.
Attain the qualities of an exceptional job candidate and employee and make the transition from college life to real world a little easier.
Recognizing the signs and responding appropriately will preserve your sanity and finances
Don't let your job search make you feel insecure. Here's how a little enthusiasm in your elevator pitch can help build your career and your confidence.
Three important reasons why exercise provides the kinds of benefits you need to succeed in your career.
Find time during your senior year to do these 11 things, and you'll be on your way to smoothly adjusting to the working world before you even turn your tassel.
Understanding the appropriate greeting for the appropriate profession
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Part of your career management strategy should focus on how to avoid burnout and stay effective in your position. Here are some tips to help you get started.
Keep these ideas in mind when trying to steer your job away from a pink slip
One year after her college graduation, our writer reflects on her rollercoaster of a year in the working world. Heed her advice.
On the horizon is a newfound emphasis on ethical business and regulatory accounting practices and some schools are already ahead of the curve
Five steps you can take - before the interview or accepting that job offer - to minimize organizational culture shock.
Avoid ruining your work reputation by checking these three mistakes at the door.
Here are three speedy and direct ways to find common ground with your elder coworkers.
An expert college career advisor shares her tips for being a tactically minded temp
Top 4 reasons why recruiters may perceive you - as compared to your job search competition - as unemployable.
Now, more than ever, it's up to job seekers to take matters into their own hands and start thinking outside of the box.
Avoid potential problems by assessing the job before accepting it
Here are a few things you can do while you're in college or after you graduate to ensure you have every skill you need to succeed in your career.
There is no limit to the ways people present their skills and background
Stuck in a job you're not fond of? Here are some tips to help turn your situation-and attitude-around.
If you're itching to explore something new, see if your employer has a policy for people who want to take time off
"Tomorrow" can be a powerful word for jobseekers. Just make sure you're not using it to hinder your job search success.
Five tips for writing successful application emails
Don't let the worst part of your day be waking up in the morning. Here's how to put a little pep in your step so you leave the house feeling fantastic!
If you're someone with a soft spot for volunteering, fulltime service programs offer an opportunity to capitalize on your passion to do good while building up your resume
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), which focuses heavily on renewable energy, gives the industry unique job growth potential in a dismal market
There was probably a time when you yourself were trying to start you career and someone helped you out. Return the favor and be a mentor. It can help you in the long run too!
Consider some of these tips for securing that rare recession-era raise
Even if you were a class act in college, you'll need to adjust your behaviors to the working world. Here's what you need to know.
Use college as the time to explore your interests and discover what you're passionate about. It could provide you with a clear career direction.
Some job interviews may be held outside of the office. Here are our tips to make sure it goes smoothly.
A new test examines the difference between popular undergraduate university rankings and the reality of what students learn at these institutions.
Having a back up plan not only buys you time to find the right job but it also buys you the piece of mind that you'll be able to support yourself while you look.
Relocation after graduation is very common for new college grads. Here's what to consider if you're going to make a move.
Although bureaucratic in nature, the performance review is often the key to getting promoted. Here's how to take advantage of your's.
Three tips to getting the most out of your personal branding efforts
Here are some suggestions for handling some of the more mystifying scenarios of why you're not getting promoted
Consider the following tips for not only dealing with rejection, but using it to enhance your job search and snag that desired position
Getting an internship is a great "in" to a company. Unfortunately, there are many ways to blow your chance at a full-time gig.
Here are five ways to use five different social media outlets to empower your job search.
Not hearing back from an employer after your interview? Your social footprint could be to blame.
The career fair is over--but that doesn't mean your work is finished
Desperate times call for desperate measures. If you're a new grad and having a hard time landing that first gig, consider trying these peculiar entry-level jobs.
Your success depends on your ability to become a brilliant conversationalist--here's how to be one
To follow up or not to follow up, that is the question. Here's our editor's take on the matter.
Expert advice about how to prepare for a smooth transition to the (interning) workforce
Many people simply shake their interviewer's hand and walk out at the end of an interview. Instead, you should use this opportunity to make an impression.
Consider the following dos and don'ts for choosing an agency that will find you work that meets your needs
If you're on the prowl for a new position while still employed, mum should be the word. Avoid these sneaky behaviors that will blow your cover.
Relocation has become more of a necessity than an option for job seekers. Here's what to consider before agreeing to relocate for a job.
Ten red flags you should watch for as you prepare for, and build the foundation of your career.
In honor of Valentine's Day, our editor breaks down what you should and shouldn't do when you start dating a coworker.
Insight on the career fair essentials every job seeker should have in tow to make the kind of first impression that lands jobs
Networking can be frustrating, especially when you're not hearing back from a connection. Here are a few reasons the communication may be lacking.
Don't neglect these on the job tips that could make or break you in the eyes of your new employer.
In the past 20 years, "work-life balance" has emerged as an HR buzzword. Here's what it means for entry-level employees.
: Just because you're young or inexperienced doesn't mean you can't make an impact in your career. Here are some words of wisdom to motivate you.
Here are some quick tips to make the most of your work meetings.
In an interview, words matter--not only the words you choose but also how you put them together
Four solid tips on networking in the workplace from an unlikely source-Cosmopolitan magazine.
Everyone's seen their fair share of goodbye emails in their inbox. Here are some dos and don'ts for how to write a good one.
If you're not getting consistent response from recruiters, then it's up to you to change the situation. Here are a few suggestions to get you started.
We assembled a panel of female executives, career experts, and yes, even a man, to deconstruct six stereotypes that challenge women in the office
We hear all the time how important it is to utilize social media for job searching. Here are some stats about who's doing it.
For many of us, work is just a way to pay our bills and not a source of happiness. But here are four steps to consider if you want to improve your workplace satisfaction.
Make the best of of the holiday season by turning parties into networking opportunities
Are email disclaimers as big a deal as they sound? Or are they all talk and no (legal) action?
If you're going through a time of personal crises, here are some tips for surviving and thriving at work while keeping it professional.
We all have one: the office narcissist. But our overly self-involved colleagues may be on to something-a healthy dose of narcissism can be beneficial to your career.
A common complaint among recruiters is that too many job candidates come to an interview without much knowledge about the employer and position
Consider partnering up with a staffing agency for your job search. Here are a few to look into.
You may think you're perfectly prepared for your big job interview
There are a lot of myths about how much time you should spend looking for a job. Here's our take.
If you're one of the lucky ones who has a job lined up for after graduation, now is not the time to slack off. Prepare for your future life with these three tips.
By being more process-oriented when it comes to making important career decisions, you can really get ahead
Protocol, etiquette, or just plain good manners are pivotal to conducting business with confidence and flair
Follow this 3-step process to help assess and sell your skill set - and create a great first impression with recruiters!
You may be overlooking the number one way to inspire creativity at work: personalizing your workspace.
Use this calendar to plot out some goals to meet before the spring semester sneaks up on you.
More and more Americans are getting their jobs through social media. How are they doing it? Read on.
We can't choose who we work with, and a clash with a coworker may happen. Here's how to deal.
What if a professional contact is posting inappropriate photos on Facebook or authoring off-color tweets? Should you cut ties?
Remaining calm, cool, and collected can save you from an interview nightmare
As the end of the year rolls around, college seniors should make sure they're staying on track and preparing for life after college.
Critical thinking is an in-demand skill-in the classroom and in the working world. But what is it, and is it a necessity for your chosen profession?
It takes finesse and negotiating know-how to get the best possible pay and perks
Early warning signs of a career burnout
Meetings--we love to hate 'em. But they are necessary in virtually every work environment, so make sure they run smoothly.
There are plenty of helpful articles about how to fill an entry-level resume, but here's some advice on how to format, edit, and get feedback on it.
Hook & Ladder, a brewery started by Rich Fleischer, delivers a dose of the warm-and-fuzzies
An MBA graduate and recruiter offers a word to the wise: Revise.
Zachary Prell left behind the fast-moving world of startups to launch his own business making high-end shirts tailor-made for athletically built urban professionals
January 1st has come and gone, and many employees haven't received a year-end bonus. Here are the cold hard facts on holiday bonuses and their history.
There are opportunities for a green career in virtually every industry and every function
There are many relatively painless ways to remove the "no experience" void in your resume. On the 1 to 5 scale, here's a look at the best options available.
Downturns may create all sorts of job possibilities for downsizing victims willing to think broadly and creatively
New year, new resume. Here are three trends we've been reading about when it comes to updating your resume.
For career success in 2012, try out a few tips before the calendar turns over to the new year.
Taking time off should not be a hastily made decision but knowing your company's policies can help in the process
Guest Blogger Joshua Waldman shares his expert knowledge of how you can be better utilizing LinkedIn to get noticed by recruiters.
Before embarking on the job hunt, it's crucial to be honest with yourself about your skills and interests
Before posting evidence of your craziest summer moments on Facebook, it's important to consider the effect exposing your private life could have on your job search
Holding down a job while you're still an undergrad gives you great experience before you embark on your post-college, full-time position-not to mention a few other perks.
Asking your interviewer questions is an imperative part of the interviewing process
Here are a few ways to use your time off from work or school wisely.
Four common mistakes made in executive letters, emails, and presentations
Out of office messages are vital in the business world. Here's how to craft one around the holidays, or any other time of year.
Three declarations to keep in mind if you're feeling too busy at work
Advancing your skills and education is always a smart career move. Here's how to ask your employer about on-the-job training and tuition reimbursement.
Marley Majcher decided to transform her Pasadena catering business into a one-stop-shop event planning service for high rollers
Career advice can come from where you least expect it. It's not only career experts who can provide professional insights.
If you want to acquire power, hang on to it, and get results, you have to shed that soft-shelled leadership style for something more steel-belted
Don't let a job rejection get you down. Here's some advice on what your course of action should be after you're turned down for a position.
In the WetFeet office, we all have earbuds plugged in for the majority of the day. But what kind of tunes will make you the most productive? We find out.
Peter Shankman, CEO of the New York-based PR firm The Geek Factory, tells the importance on knowing your stuff on the job
Our editor researches this common management and recruiting phrase and explains why it's crucial to know an organization's core competencies before you interview.
Four pieces of advice that often get lost in translation when going overseas
Here's a suggestion of a good book which makes you take a critical look at your career, and how you approach career decisions.
Becoming an expert in press relations can lead to career success
There are some questions you should obviously avoid in an interview, but is it possible to ask too many questions? A warning for the overly inquisitive and overeager.
If you blindly choose a path that may not be in your best interest, you're giving in to the focus group mentality
Figuring out what to give your coworkers during the holidays can be difficult. Here are a few clever ideas to get your gift-giving wheels churning.
Sitting at a desk all day can take its toll on your posture and body. Our editor researches some tactics to relieve neck tension.
Many companies are investing in reverse mentorship programs, which pair executives with tech-savvy millennial employees.
Reasons why companies will or will not hire international applicants
Advice straight from the Intern Queen about how to make the most of an internship
Tips for making sure that your biggest, smartest ideas survive and thrive
Think you can dish out career advice like us here at WetFeet? That's what our December contest is all about!
Email-monitoring software enables companies to oversee their company email accounts that could land employees in hot water
Step away from your email inbox and towards the holiday ham. A new study reveals how often people check their work email on the holidays, and we offer some tips to break th...
Nine tips on getting the right ammo for internship hunting
Putting your best foot forward at work is important-and that foot better not be in a sneaker. Here are a few tips how to look and act like an executive, even if you're entr...
Debony Burrowes, creator of her own arts magazine, stresses that flexibility is key to running her magazine
This Thanksgiving, be grateful you don't have one of these crummy jobs.
Keats Elliot's love of photography and business led her to create Shootsac, a line of fashion-forward lens bags
A simple model to form your thank you note
Despite all your best efforts, sometimes a job interview can go awry because of the interviewer. Here are some tips to get your interview back on track.
Stories from interviewers and career experts who have seen interviews take bizarre turns
There's a difference between learning simple tasks on the job and really retaining information. Our editor shares four strategies to retain information.
Steps you can take after being turned down
There are many filters to pass through before you receive a job offer
Our editor battles an unfortunate illness and ponders the effectiveness of sick days when you need to meet a deadline.
Five networking strategies that can help you take the leap and make a soft landing into your new career
We learn from recruiters that in a job interview, your thought process can often trump your actual responses.
Five networking considerations of which those who want to strike out on their own should be especially mindful
Don't underestimate Twitter as a valuable source of career advice. Check out our recommendations of whom you should be rubbing cyber elbows with.
Think of someone vital to your career success. What if that person left her job? How would you react?
Picking a college is hard, whether you're in high school or you're transferring. Here are four things that every student should consider when choosing a college.
So what's the point of picking up a pre-professional program? We've laid out the specifics of the three most popular.
Feeling sluggish at work? You're not alone. Employers are now working with employees to help them feel rejuvenated on the job. Follow these tips to increase workplace produ...
WetFeet's six-day program to help you hit the ground running during your first week on the job
Quite a few misconceptions seem to be floating around out there; WetFeet would like to explode some of them and, we hope, ease your pain.
Job searching in today's market means you need to get creative. Here's some advice for what works-and what doesn't.
Email mishaps are bound to happen, so knowing how to recover in a way that proves your professionalism is essential
Artists are entrepreneurs, too, and though creative salaries might be higher than expected, there's more to consider.
5 ways to network with professors...without resorting to shameless apple-polishing
Before accepting a job offer, Generation Y is asking about computing devices, work hours, and access to social media during the workday.
Everybody trips over a few words or flubs an answer now and again during an interview, but there are some things you should never say
Creating a spiffy work environment at home can be difficult-especially if you're living in a studio apartment, and your desk doubles as your vanity and T.V. stand.
An interviewee's body language-how he crosses his legs or sits in the chair-can actually make more of an impression on the interviewer than what they say
In the business world, should you ever call your superiors "Mr." or "Mrs."? We find out.
Our advice on how to get your interview off to the right start
What is a personal brand and what can it do for you?
7 stories of professionals who followed their hearts, only to find themselves in surprising places and compromising positions
When it comes to having a successful career, identifying a mentor can prove invaluable-especially for women.
Good preparation before a career fair can go a long way toward getting more out of one, but it isn't likely to get you a job
Interviewing: So easy a caveman can do it, right? Wrong. Here's our assessment of where one Neanderthal went wrong.
It would be nice if once you had succeeded in getting hired, you no longer had to worry about the way your disability impacts your work. Unfortunately, that's not the case.
Our editor explores what crying on the job says about you, and how to recover from it.
Finding a job can be tough. Conducting a job search when you have a disability can present extra challenges.
Not sure how to break the ice your first day at the office? Here are four ways to help you say hello and make a great first impression.
When it comes to resume writing, there is a specific use of language to keep in mind
Consider taking a class outside your comfort zone or required course load-it could positively affect your career trajectory.
The more pre-interview research you do, the better your chances of looking the part
We've all heard interviewing is a lot like dating, but our editor explains the analogy even further-and how to make sure you're picking the right date-er, company.
Here are a few strategies to help you to figure out the definition of your brand
Make sure you're not flubbing your answer in this omnipresent interview question.
If you're new to the office happy hour scene, follow these guidelines to make sure your clean reputation isn't tainted by common happy hour blunders.
However many years or months you've been at a job, a little self-assessment can help to give some new perspective.
Being realistic in your bargaining power is important when trying to obtain your desired salary
Missing much needed gym time due to long hours at work? Try these exercises right in your office.
Advice and blood boiling stories straight from the boss's mouth
As tattoos become more conventional in the workplace, one blogger explores tattoo acceptance from different industry perspectives.
Diversity enriches American business in surprising ways
While earbuds at work are great for concentration, you could be contributing to the lack of cooperative spirit that makes teams effective
With so many employees heading to work sick, it's important to take these measures to ensure you don't end up as the coworker who got everyone sick.
When your once-satisfying job no longer gives you the same enjoyment, it may be time to consider preparing yourself for another, more meaningful pursuit
A seven-step plan to reaping all of the benefits of bringing your dog to the office -- without pissing off your coworkers.
If you're dissatisfied with a job, seeking a mid-career challenge, or just like to have options at your disposal, an executive recruiter may be the perfect agent of fate
Providing more stats on the tough job market isn't doing anything to motivate Gen Y job seekers. Instead, let's talk about opportunities.
If your resume exhibits any of the following negative traits, it runs a high risk of being tossed in the "no" pile, no matter how strong your qualifications are
Don't hesitate to follow up if you don't get the job. If your interviewer is willing to give honest feedback, the advice you get could be career gold
Amazed at a friend's willingness to commute two hours roundtrip for a job, one blogger answers the question: Who does that!?
Nine Things Not to Say in Your Interview
Our website manager gives a brief update on new changes to the career advice site, including salary information, blogger profiles, Insider Guide discounts, and more.
The perks of business travel are well known, but everyone knows they also come with a price
Four tips to resist the urge and prevent websurfing from cutting into the time you spend at work on, well, work.
Anu Karwa, founder of Swirl Events, stages wine tastings with team building events for comapnies
5 criteria you can use to evaluate a potential internship. an internship, but the benefits don't stop there
To avoid the glaring and disapproving eyes of co-workers whenever you break out your afternoon meal, make sure to follow the rules of lunch etiquette.
Follow these four steps to make your internship a success
Be respected for your tactfulness. Here's how to write professional emails that make good impressions.
Learn the art of interviewing with ten tips to help you be your best
An internet-free apartment leaves one blogger to consider how media fits into her every day life.
Video interviews are on the rise. To prevent you from making the same mistakes I've made on less important video calls, here are some tips to ensure your successful webcam ...
Graduating doesn't give you a free pass to lounge around the house all day. Boost your energy and productivity with the following tips.
We've rounded up the experts to help you navigate your debt once your first payments come due six months after graduation
Navigating the business world can be tough. To achieve that bottom line, sometimes it pays to develop a thick skin.
When used effectively, Twitter can be a very handy tool for gathering information and building your personal brand.
We all know you shouldn't break up with someone via phone call. So why shouldn't the same rule apply to lay-offs and firings in the professional world?
LinkedIn Groups provide a valuable opportunity to get involved in specific topics related to your brand.
Get tips on how to show a complete version of yourself-and let your qualities shine-using the Interests field on LinkedIn.
Chris Stanchak, founder of TicketLeap, stresses perseverance everyday
Professors at the nation's top MBA programs are updating their courses to address the global financial crisis, and hopefully give students the wherewithal they need to help...
Don't put those volunteer experiences on the resume chopping block just yet! Some recruiters value a passion for giving back as much as academic success.
After a just a few months in the workforce, our intern has advice to share. Here are some tips to guide your grad smoothly into the workforce.
You're in the real world now, and behaving like an adult (even when you don't feel like one) is crucial to most careers
As workplaces start offering standing room only conference rooms and work stations, one editor asks, "What will this mean for my high heels and ergonomically correct chair?"
A Philadelphia entrepreneur helps the homeless take a step in the right direction through her nonprofit, Back on My Feet
Career fairs can be a high-pressure situation. Follow our editor's advice for how to calm your nerves and land a job.
Seven rising female entrepreneurs share their secrets to success
Instead of choosing to let our coworkers bug us, why don't we seek inspiration from them?
We talk to hairdresser-turned-entrepreneur Horst Rechelbacher, founder of Aveda, about how to do well and do good at the same time
It's not easy transitioning from beach side to cubicle bound. Here are three tips about how to cope after returning to work from vacation.
The entrepreneurial path isn't for the weak of heart: The risks are high--but the rewards can be just as great
Advice on why you should think before you mutally recommend on LinkedIn.
Practical, career-related items don't just make good graduation party gifts-they can be useful for recent grads all year round.
This female duo invented a solution to a common footwear problem
Remembering details is critical to making a great impression during your job search and career. Find out how even a conversation about the weather can make you stand out.
Brian Linton shares what it takes to start a green career
Our web manager learns the value of thinking before acting in emotionally trying times at work-and in life.
The changing shape--and accelerating pace--of the modern workplace
Consider these tips for asking your boss about working from home
As it turns out, recruiters actually want candidates to Google them before their job interview. It's how you use the background info you found out that matters.
Creating a video resume to show off your personality? It may be just the edge you need to win over recruiters. That is, when it's done well.
Don't assume your colleagues are your new best friends just because you take your coffee breaks together
When a defeated Gen Y blogger made light of the current job market by suggesting outrageous jobs, he only did a disservice to my creative, able generation.
Romance develops in the office just like anywhere else. But what leads coworkers to act on their attraction and get involved?
As recruiters are forced to cut costs, their focus on online resources grows. That might mean it's time to upgrade your job hunting strategy.
Just because e-mail is an everyday part of life in the office doesn't mean it's something you don't have to think carefully about
Providing a salary history serves as an early screening tool for recruiters and a strong indicator of what your next salary should be
If you've got skills your employer needs, chances are you can negotiate a flexible job that enables you to work the way you want
After meeting someone with a master's degree in voice and job in science, one editor (and singer) emphasizes the value of creative skills across all industries.
Many new grads are uncertain about how to approach salary expectations in an interview, yet it's important to go in with a plan
If you feel like you're being a negative Nancy in your workplace, here are 5 tips to help yourself perk up!
Tips to ensure the best results from your salary negotiation
If you're new to the commuting world, check out this list of helpful items to include in your bag or briefcase to make your trips to and from work a little smoother.
Here are four factors that can increase your perceived worth
After attending a recent networking event, one WetFeet editor realizes it's about time to address the all-important question: What should you wear?
Whether or not you've nailed down a job offer, knowing your worth before sealing the deal can make all the difference.
If you ask one of these ten questions in an interview, you'll not only look flighty, but also most likely ensure an instant "no"
Setting a word limit as you craft a personal bio or a summary for your LinkedIn page will help you focus on the qualities and experience that really capture who you are.
Getting flustered when meeting someone happens to the best of us. The good news is that no matter what goes wrong, it's all about how you recover.
Here's how to keep your desire for greener pastures on the down low
Forcing a connection with a handshake and business card can only get you so far, but making the effort to know someone on a deeper level will naturally find you more success.
Prepare for the worst, and you'll know how to react to the unexpected with grace
We're developing a new section for career and industry research and want to know what our WetFeet visitors would like to see.
Research shows a handshake can establish the same rapport that three hours of face-to-face conversation achieves
Creating your own internship can be difficult but by doing so, job seekers have the ability to reap many rewards. Find out why creating your own internship is a great idea ...
How to identify, maintain, and reach out to potential references
Portfolios allow job candidates to show interviewers what they can do, instead of just telling them about it
There are many different types of job interviews aside from the generic face-to-face and as a job seeker, you should be prepared for any situation. Get familiar with these ...
Take a few steps to make sure it goes off without a hitch
How one Google+ feature feeds you the information needed to keep up with the news, do industry research, engage your professional network, and more.
Through personal or social networking relationships, most parents have associates just a phone call or email away who can dramatically improve the chances of you getting a ...
You don't need a search party to find the perfect internship. Take advantage of the resources you already have at your fingertips to increase your options.
Before spending your time and money applying to school, you should decide if you really want and need an MBA
Three ways to make yourself look good and beat out the competition
Being a jobless grad can cause you to question and doubt yourself-but don't let it get the best of you. Here are some tips to help you find yourself-and a job.
Learn how to ace your interview by reading what others have done to bomb their own.
If you're applying to grad school this spring, you might want to consider a program that will prepare you for a green-collar career.
As women have gained career recognition and advancement, they have become far more like men but the double standard still remains
What recruiting insiders want to see reflected in a resume
A book about the links between personality and word use has one editor digging deep to find out how your word choice might impact your job interview.
Practice makes perfect and with a strong elevator pitch, you'll be armed with the most relevant and revealing facts about yourself.
By gauging how gay-friendly a company is and slowly letting the word out, you can keep office drama at a minimum
Our editor, and recent college grad, shares what she does to expand her knowledge base and keep herself academically stimulated post-graduation.
Here's a year-by-year breakdown of what you need to do to increase your chance to be employed after graduation.
Find out what your morning brew says about you as a coworker.