Matt Krumrie

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Matt Krumrie answers readers' questions about job-hunting the first Sunday of each month. Matt has 10 years of experience reporting on the employment industry.

Recent content from Matt Krumrie

Ask Matt: Why do Companies Post Blind Job Ads?

Why do employers post the job information but not the company? What do they gain from this and how can we know it's a company we'd even want to work for since we don't know what company it is?

Updated: December 07, 2010, - 10:02 AM

Ask Matt: The Job Search - Managing your Online Presence

If you do not think it is true, it may be time to start believing it: Employers are searching for information on candidates online - and it’s a factor in their hiring decisions.

Updated: November 29, 2010, - 05:19 PM

Ask Matt: Military Personnel Returning to the Workforce

Returning to the workforce can be a difficult transition for military personnel, but those who can show how their military background and experience can help a future employer could be on the fast track to a new job.

Updated: November 22, 2010, - 05:11 PM

Ask Matt: Volunteering Experience

Volunteering is more than just personally rewarding. If done right, it can be another skill or experience to add to your resume and it just may be what sets you apart from other candidates when searching for your next job.

Updated: November 15, 2010, - 03:45 PM

Ask Matt: The Hiring Process - Pre-Employment Testing

Why do employers administer pre-employment tests and what role does it play in the final hiring decision? Is there any way to prepare for such tests and what do they look for in my answers?

Updated: November 08, 2010, - 11:12 AM

Ask Matt: Job Search - Looking for Out-of-State Employment

I've been considering moving out of state to find a new job. Do you have any tips on how to create a job search for a job out of state? I am willing to relocate anywhere, but feel I am being overlooked because of where I live.

Updated: November 01, 2010, - 09:11 AM

Ask Matt: Career Crossroads - Pursuing a Path You're Passionate About

Many job seekers get a degree and end up working in an unrelated field. Finding a career you are passionate about and a job you are excited to go to each day is key, no matter what your degree is in.

Updated: October 25, 2010, - 09:34 AM

Ask Matt: Employer May Be Saying Negative Things About Former Employee. What Can They Legally Say?

I have been out of work since 2009. I've done everything - networked, updated my resume, attended job clubs - and I am getting lots of interviews. In a few, I even made it to the third and fourth interview and at that point some things came up that led me to believe my former employer is badmouthing me. If this is true, what can I do? How much information can a previous employer legally say about me?

Updated: October 18, 2010, - 09:32 AM

Ask Matt: List Past Schooling Experience Even if Degree was not Finished?

I have three years of law school under my belt, but never got my law degree. I have a strong background in management in the corporate world and am pursuing jobs in that field. Do I list my law experience even though I did not finish?

Updated: October 11, 2010, - 09:41 AM

Ask Matt: Is Taking Any Job Better Than No Job?

I've been out of work for a long time. I am at the point where I am considering changing careers, or taking a job that pays much less and is not directly related to my current field. What should I do?

Updated: October 04, 2010, - 10:03 AM

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