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

Four long years of late nights, daytime naps, and hard studying … or hard partying. Now that you’ve got that fancy piece of paper in hand, you’re ready to take on the world. First order of business: Where should you live?

You're a human. You need a house. Should you buy one or rent one?

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You're buying your first car. Maybe it's your first ever. Should you buy it or lease it?

Prepaid phones are starting to become more popular – sure, you pay more up front, but with the right plan you can really save in the long run. Which one will work best for you?

In 1940, Americans spent four times more on food eaten at home than on eating out. Today, it's getting close to a 50/50 split. Is the cost of eating out worth the convenience?

How much do you know about credit and debit cards? What's the difference? Check out this graphic to learn which card is best for you.

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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

More than 85 percent of U.S. employers feel cover letters are important -- yet they only have time to give them a 15-second glance. How can you make sure yours stands out in a good way? Just don't do the 10 things on this list.

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

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

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Does the idea of searching for a new job seem impossible? With a little organization, it's possible to catch that one job listing you've been hoping for.

By Jane McGrath

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

Finding a job in your own backyard is hard enough. But what where do you even begin if you want to find a job overseas?

By Beth Brindle

Many telecommuting agencies are looking for dedicated workers. Learn about telecommuting employment agencies in this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

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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 HowStuffWorks.com 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 HowStuffWorks.com 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

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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

Finding a job can be difficult no matter where you look, but what should you do if you have to look for a job close to home? Here are a few ways to do an effective local job search.

By Ed Grabianowski

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

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We've all had nightmarish job interviews, but a little preparation can keep all of the awkwardness on the other side of the table. Learn how a little preparation can land you your dream job.

By Dave Roos

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