Job Seeker Resources

In the News:

The Top 10 Skills Employers Want - The list may surprise you. All of the skills and qualities on employers' most-wanted list are the transferable "soft" skills workers use in every position, in every industry and on every job, both temporary and permanent.

How a Good Candidate Clears the H.R. Hurdles - How do you persuade a company to hire you when the laws of supply and demand are against you? Get some ideas from this New York Times article.

They're Hired! - We were encouraged by this Boston Globe Magazine Article which gives lessons from six determined jobseekers who tell how they found new jobs in this tough economy.

Best Job Markets for Recent College Grads - Recent college grads can find themselves at a disadvantage as employers look for candidates with more experience. But they may stand out as being flexible in considering relocation or switching careers to follow that top job. Business Week researched the best states for your industry.

Summer Job Tips for Teens - AboutJobs.com Co-Founder, Jeff Allen, discussed summer employment opportunities for teens on The Today Show. Review Jeff's tips on available jobs, work permits, internships, and more.

Cover Letters:

Tips and Hints on Writing an Effective Cover Letter

Following Your Bliss:

Introduction to Following Your Bliss

To Temp or Not To Temp

The Early Bird Gets The Work: How to Land A Seasonal Dream Job

Part 1 The Interview: It’s Not All About You

Part 2 The Interview: They’re Called Red Flags For a Reason

Mentors Don’t Grow On Trees - Why Not Try A Job Coach?

The Ideal Spot: Finding that Perfect Place

It Shouldn’t Have To Be This Hard: How To Take The Sting Out Of Writing A Resume

Someone To Watch Over Me - The Value of Finding a Career Mentor

The Waiting Game - The Perils of Love and Job Seeking

International Employment:

Tips for International Employment: What You Must Know

The Skinny on Work Visas in the USA