Yearly Archives: 2010

Over 55 and unemployed? Finally a bit of good news

The November unemployment rate for people 55 and older is lower than for any younger age group, welcome news for a group that often worries about being shut out of jobs by age bias. By Anne Fisher, contributor Scratch the surface of November’s disappointing unemployment statistics, and you find yet more evidence that, while joblessness... Read More

Happy about getting laid off? Don’t tell Facebook

Happy about getting laid off? Don’t tell FacebookBy Athima Chansanchai Sometimes, oversharing on Facebook can lead to some serious consequences — like getting fired. UK bank worker Kate Furlong found out firsthand after bragging about the severance check she was going to get for being laid off. Lessons to be learned here, perhaps: Think before... Read More

Don’t get stumped with wacky interview questions…

Employers’ wacky interview questions By Anne Fisher, contributorAugust 9, 2010: 1:08 PM ET FORTUNE — Dear Annie: I’ve been lucky enough to get several job interviews in the past couple of months, and I’ve noticed something strange about all of them, which is that the hiring managers have posed what I would call trick questions.... Read More

What NOT to put on your resume

50 Buzzwords You Shouldn’t Use on Your Resume You’ve written your resume. You poured a lot of effort into the page that will represent you, and you can’t wait to distribute it far and wide. Not so fast. Before you send that puppy out, check it for buzzwords. Like “team player.” Or “detail-oriented.” Or “accustomed... Read More

So you think you’re great…

So You Think You’re a Great Candidate, Do You? By Kate Lorenz I being hired when my résumé is fine and I make an outstanding first impression?” Can you relate? While it’s easy to point to the obvious – Great Recession, anyone? – it might be time for some good old-fashioned tough love. Let’s take... Read More