Four Things that Ruin a Job Search

In a perfect world, everyone has a job that they love and that pays well. In the real world, though, most people change jobs a number of times in the course of their career. In between jobs, there is no way to know exactly how long it will take for you find a new job.

March 18, 2016

113 Best Pieces of Career Advice We've Never Heard Before

We at The Muse get a lot of career advice passed over our desks. In fact, sometimes we think we've heard it all. Thankfully for your careers (and our jobs), there's always new advice out there, and this week we went in search of just that.

March 17, 2016

5 Ways to Make a Great First Impression at a Job Fair

If you have ever attended a job fair, you know how intimidating they can be. There you are, among hundreds of other applicants, waiting in long lines just to get a few moments with a recruiter. In many cases, once you do make it to the front of the line, you barely get the chance to hand over your resume and introduce yourself.

March 17, 2016

Career Center Episode 20 - March 2016 Job Search and Peer Support...Why it's Important! | Naperville NCTV17

This month's edition of Career Center takes a look at why being a part of an accountability group is important to staying focused while one is in a job search. Guests Karen Novak and Tom Althoff provide insight and the power of peer support as it relates to two of the Community Career Center's Accountability Groups, Lean In Circles for Women and The Man Cave for Men.

March 8, 2016

How much time you should be spending on your job search

Finding a job can be a real beast! If you're a new grad, recently unemployed, dying to get out of your current position, or debating the merits of moving on, how much time should you realistically be spending on the search?

March 4, 2016

Job search advice for the longtimer : Jobs

If you're suddenly finding yourself in a job transition after a long tenure at one company (i.e., 15-plus years), it can feel like your whole world is crashing down around you. These days, the average time in one position is around four years, so most people have managed to keep up with the changing processes and technology associated with a job search.

March 1, 2016