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Tailor Your Resume to Increase Your Chances of Getting the Interview

By Jessica Bigger
Online Career Tips, Guest Contributor

The job market has gotten more competitive. Hundreds of applicants are applying for each job and those same job applicants are expected to not only meet the minimum requirements, but demonstrate significant skills related to the job description. Tailoring your resume will increase your chances of getting an interview, but like anything else there are no guarantees.

Laid Off at Work? 6 Ways You Can Get Back on the Horse Once Again

By Florence Jessica
Online Career Tips, Guest Contributor

Life doesn’t always bring with it innumerable happiness or pleasing events in your life, but it also counterbalances it with the events that might seem depressing to you but end up making you a tough, mentally strong person. The only thing that can get you out of the miseries of life is none other than hope. So, don’t lose hope, ever!

How to Find Unadvertised Job Opportunities

By Adrienne Erin
Contributor, Online Career Tips

Sometimes, even with the edge of a smaller pool, a direct “in” and a good understanding of the company, you still don’t get the position you were hoping for. The thing to remember is, that’s OK. You put a lot of work into gaining those contacts, so you shouldn’t let them go to waste. Stay in touch, offer a few suggestions, and make sure to stay on their radar. You might be surprised to find yourself first in line for the next unadvertised opening.

10 Job Search Behaviors to Avoid

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, Glassdoor.com Special to Online Career Tips Take this challenging period and use it as an opportunity to improve and grow. You may even learn that by ‘faking it until you make it,’ you will actually start feeling better. Sometimes a forced smile and feigned good-nature converts to real optimism and hope.

Good Answers To Why You’ve Been Jobless

An interviewer uses the legal why-jobless-so-long question as a time-saver to quickly uncover what's wrong with you as a candidate for the job being filled. Although it doesn't ask how you happened to become active in the job market in the first place, start there to set the table for your most effective answer.