How to avoid age discrimination or ageism as a job seeker.

Age Discrimination: Older Applicants vs. “Young Pretty People”

“The client specifically asked for ‘young pretty people,’” Tejal Wagadia, a technical recruiter based in Phoenix, Arizona, told Jobscan. “They said, ‘I don’t care how many years of experience they have, I need young pretty people.’“ “I’ve talked to VPs of HR who have told me, straight out, that the executive needs candidates that are […]

How to answer the interview question about your salary expectations.

How to Answer: What Are Your Salary Expectations?

Answering the interview question “What are your salary expectations?” is usually the most complex “dance” in the whole interviewing process. It can also be the most dangerous. The best strategy is to do your research in advance, know the minimum you can accept (your “walk away” number when the job is not worth it for […]

5 New Career Networking Tools to Boost Your Job Search

Networking is one of the most effective ways to land a new job or continue to move upward and onward professionally. But for many people, networking ends up last on the to-do list. Like any good habit, effective networking is tied to regularity rather than with infrequent bursts of effort. Think of it as running […]

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Don’t Be a S-A-P: Your Job Search is Not a Numbers Game

Job postings have become less effective for recruiters in the last few years because of the “spray-and-pray” (or “S-A-P”) approach many use when applying for jobs. This theory is that if a job seeker applies for as many jobs as possible, sooner or later, they’ll win the lottery and land a job. Unfortunately, that’s just […]

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10 Trending Jobs and the Skills You Need to Get Them

According to LinkedIn, the top 10 trending jobs going into 2018 are Machine Learning Engineer, Data Scientist, Sales Development Representative, Customer Success Manager, Big Data Developer, Full-Stack Engineer, Unity Developer, Director of Data Science, Brand Partner, and Full-Stack Developer. By running current job listings through Jobscan’s resume matching tool and cross-referencing the results against Jobscan’s […]

How to prep for a video interview.

How to Sound and Look Professional in a Phone or Video Interview

Job interviews are stressful and only made worse when technology enters the mix. You want to present yourself as professional, knowledgeable, and poised, but that’s easier said than done while battling a noisy environment, spotty wi-fi, or malfunctioning headphones. Technological failures and poor planning are enough to ruin a good candidate’s chances of landing the […]

5 Email Etiquette Tips for Sending a Job Application Email

Email is a critical aspect of almost every job application. It allows you to effectively communicate with your potential employer and portray yourself as a suitable candidate for the job opening. However, if you don’t follow proper etiquette while sending your job application email, it might ruin your chances of getting that job. Try looking […]

What do Corporate Recruiters want? We asked four of them to help you job search. Illustration by COCO RATTIKARN

What Do Corporate Recruiters Want? We Asked Them

Job seekers face a buzzsaw of obstacles, locked doors, and unpleasant experiences in pursuit of a job offer. The first tests are typically issued by a corporate recruiter who serves as the gatekeeper between the job seeker and the hiring manager. To learn more about what job seekers are up against, we spoke with four […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Job Searching on Craigslist

Job boards are an essential component to the job seeker’s toolkit. Top job boards like Indeed, CareerBuilder, LinkedIn, Glassdoor, and Monster allow job seekers to view new, high-quality job postings and apply for free. Most popular job board websites also offer special features, like the ability to save variations of your resume for later use […]

Ask these questions before applying for a job.

Should I Apply for the Job? 6 Questions to Ask Before Submitting Your Resume

Writing customized resumes and cover letters is time-consuming and downright exhausting. Before wasting your time and effort applying for hundreds of jobs, make your job search more efficient by asking yourself the following questions. Do I fit the job description? How often have you applied for a job thinking, “Well, I can do some or […]

How to get a job as a software engineer.

What Software Engineer Recruiters are Really Looking For

By the latest estimates, there are currently over 21 million software developers in the world. Yet, 62% of them are open to new job opportunities with another 13% actively looking for a job, according to the annual StackOverflow survey. What’s more, the interview process and writing/updating a CV top the list of challenges software developers […]

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7 Ways to Attract Recruiters and Find the Perfect Job with Social Media

If you’re looking for work online, there are lots of places where you can start casting your net. Plenty of job seekers are already using unconventional means to get hired– 86% of workers who are still within their first decade of employment use or have used social media to seek out jobs. Recruiters have noticed and […]