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Don’t Rob A Store, Then Leave A Real Job Application Behind

We’re all about multitasking here at Consumerist: as I write this, I am also running a load of laundry and petting a dog with my foot. For example. If you want to save time while running errands, though, don’t follow the lead of a man who combined robbing a store with applying for a job at them, leaving behind an application with his real contact information. [More]

An App For Job Searchers Who Won't Take The Hint

An App For Job Searchers Who Won't Take The Hint

You know how it is when you’re applying for jobs. You send out an application, then wait. And wait. Then send off a desperate-sounding follow-up email that receives no response. And wait some more. [More]

Stay Relevant In A Changing Job Market

Stay Relevant In A Changing Job Market

The longer you work the same job, the more likely it is that you’ll lack the skills to do anything else when you’re unexpectedly kicked to the curb. Everyone is a tap on the shoulder away from unemployment, so do your best to make sure you’ve got the tools it will take to claw your way back into another role. [More]

Benefits Of Applying For Jobs You're Not Qualified For

Benefits Of Applying For Jobs You're Not Qualified For

One way to achieve more success is to become determined to fail more. Take more chances, especially when you have nothing to lose, and doors tend to open. [More]

JC Penney's Computer Won't Let It Hire me

JC Penney's Computer Won't Let It Hire me

A reader writes in about her frustrating experiences trying to get hired at a JC Penney salon. She spoke to her prospective boss and got the impression that she would be good to go, but the automated application system keeps throwing her curveballs. [More]

Kmart Told Me To Lie On Application To Get A Job

Kmart Told Me To Lie On Application To Get A Job

Senyaka said she applied for a temp job at Kmart and the company told her to lie on the screening questionnaire to improve her chances of getting hired. [More]