job hunting advice

Is It Bad to Be the First Person to Apply for a Job?

As a general rule, it%u2019s typically a disadvantage to be one of the last to apply for a job because the longer you wait, the better the chances are that the position will be filled. That said, sending off your application too quickly can backfire on you as well.

Job-Hunting Tips for Today's Unemployed College Grads

The unemployment rate might have dropped to 8.6% last month, but recent college grads are still having a hard time landing full-time employment. Preparation is key: Here are eight quick tips from experts on the necessary steps to land that job.

Advice for an Exec Laid Off After 37 Years With One Firm

Rhonda, a 57-year-old Californian, was laid off in September after 37 years with a medical laboratory company. Now she needs to dust off those rusty job hunting skills, and figure out her financial next steps too. DailyFinance's Laura Rowley brought in a couple of experts to guide her.

Job-Seekers Are Getting a Bit More Upbeat

A new survey by job-services firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas found the number of unemployed seeking work similar to what it found in 2009. Now, though, there's more optimism that a job will be found. Challenger agrees, but it notes the path is still long and difficult.