How to Find a New Job: An HBR Guide

Are you ready to look for a new job? This comprehensive article covers everything from how to update your resume and write a cover letter to how to ace your interview and follow up. The piece also includes sample language to try and links to resources in the HBR archive.

Ultimate List of Leading Job Search Engines (and Which One You Should Use)

With so many job boards and search engines on the internet and some of them even charging a fee, you’re probably wondering which of them can be trusted. Here are the leading job search engines you can find online today.

“A Friend of a Friend” Is No Longer the Best Way to Find a Job

How do you get a job these days? The answer often involves networking — it isn’t what you know, it’s whom, we’re told. But what does that mean? After all, we’re connected to many people, in countless ways. So who can actually help? What kinds of relationships should we try to use when we are looking for a job?

Do’s and Don’ts of Job Hunting (Expert Advice)

We have compiled a list of do’s and don’ts of the job search phase from experts. Many articles only list positive tips and tricks and though that is important, it does not paint the whole picture. We also want to present the things you should definitely avoid doing. Keeping both of these things in mind, you will significantly raise your success while job hunting.

7 Email Templates for Your Next Job Application (Loved by Hiring Managers)

You need to conduct plenty of research to craft the perfect tailored resume and cover letter fitting the job and the company. That is already hard enough. Now, you need to email these documents to the organization you are applying to. However, that is easier said than done. Many applicants put so much time and effort in their cover letters and resumes, but neglect to … [ Read more ]

Beware the Phantom Job Listing

Why do companies post open jobs only after a hire has been identified, or skip posting altogether? The practice is legal and ubiquitous, but frustrating for job-seekers, who don’t realize they’re applying for phantom positions.

Job search secrets from a top Google recruiter

Bryan Power is a hiring expert who has worked in various areas of recruiting at Google for more than six years. In this interview he discusses what major companies look for in applicants and how you can make your resume stand out from the crowd.

Whether you’re unemployed, a recent college graduate, or unhappy at your current position, you can learn what it takes to get … [ Read more ]

Understand Recruitment Cycles to Give Your Job Search an Edge

When it comes to connecting with the right job opportunity, timing isn’t everything, but it’s certainly something. Tuning into industries’ and employers’ annual recruitment cycles just might give you a decisive edge. That’s the consensus of recruiters and employers with fingers on the pulse of seasonal variations in hiring. Here’s a quarter-by-quarter summary of how these hiring dynamics play out.

Where to Look Online For High-Paying Jobs

Have your eye set on a six-figure salary? Use these tips to identify lucrative opportunities advertised on the Web.

How to Sharpen Your Aim When Job Hunting Online

Learn better ways to conduct your search in a roundup of tools and tips for finding work on the Web.

Get Yourself Noticed

It takes a multitiered, multichanneled approach to succeed in a job search. This means a campaign that includes ad responses, executive job lead reports, Internet resume postings and distributions, targeted print mail campaigns, email broadcast campaigns and an intensive networking effort. Here’s how to craft your strategy.

The Inside Pitch

Want a great job? Cut out the middleman and go straight to the players themselves. Here’s how.

Job-Search Secrets For Hunting on the Web

Learn how to get better results when seeking opportunities online. A roundup of some lesser-known, but effective techniques.

Maximize Your Internet Job Search

We frequently hear from job-seekers who are frustrated with job-hunting on the Internet. They have posted their resume on the major job boards or searched for and responded to job postings — but have heard nothing back from employers.

Let’s face it — the sheer volume of resumes and job postings on the major job boards make it hard for the individual job-seeker to get … [ Read more ]

Why You Shouldn’t Shelve Your Job Hunt in December

Learn what recruiters are doing behind the scenes through the holiday season and get some insights into the executive recruiting world.

Good, Green Jobs

Published in October 2005, Good, Green Jobs is’s go-to guide to landing the environmental job of your dreams. The distinction between “mainstream” and “environmental” fields is a thing of the past; find out why your ideal job might be located in an unexpected sector. This briefing is chock-full of resources and tools to help you navigate your job search successfully, from composing a killer … [ Read more ]

Why Your Resume Isn’t That Important

Despite conventional wisdom you do not want to start your job search with a major resume effort. Shifting your focus away from this dreaded document can actually help land you a position. Take this quiz to test your job-search savvy.

A Job-Hunter’s Guide To Executive Recruiters

Headhunters and candidates aim for the same goal: bagging a job. But although recruiters can assist you in finding a position, you’ll have to do some homework on your own.

Informational Interviews Pave the Way to Offers

It isn’t wrong to seek informational meetings when what you really want is a job. Here’s how to advance your career through such exploratory talks.