Slightly Fewer Employers Checking Job Applicants’ Credit Reports

Slightly Fewer Employers Checking Job Applicants’ Credit Reports

Despite proof that a person’s credit history isn’t an accurate predictor of their job performance, companies still do it. This is unfortunate for candidates whose recent payment history isn’t so great because they–I don’t know–need a better job, or don’t have one to begin with. The good news for job hunters is that the number of employers performing these checks is falling. [More]

Is Your Resume Outdated And Irrelevant When You Aren't?

Is Your Resume Outdated And Irrelevant When You Aren't?

Sometimes you find yourself job-hunting when you didn’t really expect to. This predicament is particularly common during, oh, the last year or so. Sure, you may have had to keep your skills up to date to keep up in the office, but what about your resume? What are the signs that you obviously haven’t touched it up since 1994? Divine Caroline will tell you.

Check Your Resume And Cover Letter For Typos And Bad Jokes

Check Your Resume And Cover Letter For Typos And Bad Jokes

Everyone knows that you need to proofread your resume and cover letter carefully before submitting them, but some people seem to forget. In today’s “Color of Money” column for the Washington Post, Michelle Singletary reminds readers that in a tough job market, companies aren’t inclined to overlook even the tiniest typos.