Getting a Job

Getting a job can be a difficult task, especially if you're looking for a high paying job. There are tons of available tools that can help with your search. Learn about them in this section.

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You hear this vague directive in all different circumstances of life. Here's how to nail it every time you're asked.

By Cherise Threewitt

Most of us know how to write a résumé, but you'd be surprised at the unnecessary information that people place on them -- do you really think your height, weight and eye color will help you land a job as an accountant?

By Ed Grabianowski

Sending in your resume on a cake? Asking how many "hot chicks" work for the company? We've pretty much heard and seen it all, so we're going to tell you what not to do during your next job interview.

By John Perritano


You've done it! You survived four years of college, four years of medical school and maybe a couple years of graduate school as well, and now you've finally earned your medical degree. Too bad the hard work's just begun.

By Ed Grabianowski

Don't know which path you should take on the road to career success? A few simple tips can open the right doors.

By Jeff Harder

If you want to earn extra income at home, consider stuffing envelopes. Read this article to learn how to work from home stuffing envelopes.

By Contributors

How you fill out a job application can make the difference between whether or not you get the job. This article shows you how to fill out a job application correctly.

By Contributors


It's easy to spend hours at work without making direct contact with another living soul. When it comes to accepting the job offer in the first place, however, a personal touch goes a long way. Yes, that means snail mail.

By Stephanie Watson

You may think you've cleared the highest hurdle once you've landed a job interview, but even one simple mistake can ruin your shot at the position. How can you make sure your interview leaves a good impression?

By John Kelly

From creativity to networking to tech-savviness, the modern-day job hunt requires a little more than it once did. What can you try when looking to make your next career move?

By Jennifer Sellers

Job fairs can be tough to navigate, but so is the job market. With a little research and a few well-timed questions, you can get a much-needed leg up on the competition. But what should you ask the recruiter?

By Dave Roos


Don't get caught off guard when a recruiter asks you for questions at the end of a job interview. Your response could make the difference between getting hired and being relegated to the reject pile.

By Linda C. Brinson

For many, there's nothing more intimidating than to try to argue salary with a potential or current boss. It takes a lot of confidence to go up to the person with power to hire or fire you and say you deserve more than you were offered.

By Jane McGrath

In theory, you could negotiate virtually every aspect of your employee compensation package, from salary to bonuses to health care. The reality is that you're probably too low on the totem pole to do so. If you're going to try, however, wait for the right time.

By Dave Roos

You just can't measure your compensation just by your salary. While that paycheck constitutes the majority of the reward for your efforts, you also need to consider fringe benefits offered by your employer. Did you know that the worth of those extras can total about 50 percent of your salary?

By Martha Barksdale


An employee incentive is anything that is designed to reward peak performance in a workplace. It could be higher wages, a lavish trip or even the occasional piece of fruit. In other words, they're kind of like a motivational "carrot" for the worker.

By Tristin Hopper

Congratulations on your new sales job! Do you know how you'll be paid yet? Yes, you can actually choose how you'll receive your pay -- and getting a draw on your commission is just one of several ways to get paid.

By Marie Willsey

Signing bonuses are usually reserved for star employees, usually to entice them to jump ship. Do regular employees warrant signing bonuses, and under what circumstances?

By Dave Roos

Temp agencies provide workers to companies via on a non-permanent basis. They can open doors to new careers or just tide you over until you get a permanent job -- but how do you use them?

By Ed Grabianowski


If you're looking for a job, sending out dozens of resumes each week can seem hopeless. But the hiring manager has a tough time sifting through all those applications, too. How can both potential workers and employers make the process easier? Employment agencies ease some of the burden.

By Jill Jaracz

Oh no! You've lost your job! If you're looking for help, you might do well to start at your local Employment Security Commission. Despite what you may think, these offices do a lot more than cut unemployment checks.

By Linda C. Brinson