There are three reasons people don’t get jobs. Either you don’t know what job they really want, you don’t know how to write a resume, or you don’t know how to interview. These posts will help you with all three aspects of getting a job.

How to figure out what you should be doing with your life
There is no other way to figure out where you belong than to make time to do it and give yourself space to fail, give yourself time to be lost. If you think you have to get it right the first time, you won’t have the space really to investigate, and you’ll convince yourself that something is right when it’s not. (…more)

To find your best next job, focus on the company not the job
When you are trying to figure out your next career move, the company match is more important than job match. This is because the people who are happiest at work are doing what they do best, every day. (…more)

Three tips for job hunting, and one good book
A lot of times we think we know what we’re doing in the job hunt, and then someone surprises us with information we didn’t think of. My latest bunch of surprises came from (…more)

What to do in college to be successful in your career
For those of you about to start another year at school, here’s a list of things to keep in mind: Twenty things to do in college to set yourself up for a great job when you graduate. (…more)

The new post-college prestige job is retail
It used to be that the best post-college jobs were the ones that gave you a sense of security (law, medicine) or financial windfall (banking). But the finance industry and grad-school route are both dead ends at this point. (…more)

Career change is inevitable, so plan for it
Everyone should plan for a change in career. Statistically, you are likely to wish you could change. Financially, you are likely to be too scared to take action, unless you plan for change early, before you want to make a leap. (…more)

5 Things to do when you’re unemployed. Hint: It’s not job hunting.
Let’s say you get fired, or laid off, or you quit because after two weeks you know you’re at the worst company on the planet. In all of those cases, you will face the interview question: What happened at your last job? (…more)

Five things you can stop worrying about when you worry about getting a job
More and more employers don’t care about your education. It makes sense: the first place social change happens is usually at the workplace because social change is almost always financially prudent. (…more)

The connection between a good job and happiness is overrated
One of my favorite topics is the science of happiness, which academia calls positive psychology. I love this topic because most of us think of our careers in terms of happiness. That is, we look for work that makes us happy. Positive psychology turns this hunt into a science. And then tells us to look elsewhere for happiness. (…more)

6 Tips for doing a long-distance job hunt
Here is my advice about job hunting long-distance: Forget it. It’s not going to work for most of you, and you’ll need to relocate before you get the job. But for a few of you, there’s hope for a long-distance job hunt will work. So, here’s some advice if you must make it work: (…more)

New strategies to get a new job
When you see someone who has a career you want, it’s a safe bet that they spent the majority of their career clearly defining themselves and then differentiating themselves from all the other people who defined themselves the same way. (…more)

4 Lies about social media
Everyone knows that the best way to get a job is to leverage your network. And almost everyone knows that social media is a great way to build your network. (…more)

How to beat the system to get a great job
When you want to get a new job, don’t look at your resume to see what you could get. Instead, take time to build a resume that meets the requirements of the jobs you want. (…more)

Get inside the head of a recruiter
Getting a call from a recruiter is like getting asked to the prom. It doesn’t matter if the offer is sub-par; it’s always flattering to be asked. But there’s a lot of advice about how to get a prom date and not very much on how to attract recruiters. (…more)

Three ways to give a good interview, and one way to shake things up
I do a lot of interviews. At least two or three a week — ranging from CNN to local newspapers. And no matter where the interview is running, there are some things you need to know about doing a good one: (…more)

How to find work with a flexible schedule
Most of us think of a dream career as one that affords us flexibility for personal relationships and high engagement for personal growth. And while flexible work used to be limited to women, USA Today reports that increasingly, men, too, feel stress from the personal impact of inflexible work. So the question for everyone is: What’s the best path to get this dream career? (…more)