Seven Tips to a Job-Winning Interview

These days, interviews don't come easily. When you get The Call, make the most of your time -- and go for it!1. Investigate the company's culture, markets, and finances. But resist the temptation to show off what you've researched: "I just read that you're about to embark on a new... Read More

10 Steps to Getting the Most Out of Job Fairs

Many job seekers tend to overlook job fairs. They can be crowded, busy, competitive and confusing events. But they offer you the opportunity to contact many potential employers all within one place, and they can help you land a job. Here's what you need to do to get the... Read More

Hot Business Trends for 2004? And Beyond: Maybe One Will Turn Into a Creative Business Idea for You

I always look forward to the December issue of Entrepreneur magazine. That's the issue that features the publisher's annual pick of hot businesses, markets, and trends for smart entrepreneurs ? or those who aspire to be. Some of the high tech businesses cited like mobile gaming or... Read More

10 Steps to Escape the Job World and Create the Life You Really Want

1. GET THE POINT ? OF LIFE, THAT IS. How many of us will look back in our old age and wish we'd gone to more meetings or put in more overtime. The point? Despite pressure to "play it safe" by sticking with your day job ("...but dear, you... Read More

Stacking The Deck In Your Favor

Many people do not bother to look at their own magnificence and without that view it is not likely that we will recognize the need for strategies to maximize our strengths. When we buy an outfit for a special affair, we automatically try to coordinate each piece so that they... Read More

Your Goals Must Be Within Your Reach

FIRST STEP -- Set short-term, incremental goals. Work up to larger plans later. Never put yourself under the gun right from the get-go. If you do... discouragement will be right at your doorstep. You'll quit! Remember your New Year's resolutions? Set incremental time frames. Short-range goals are... Read More

Defining Success Your Way!

In my career advising practice, I often find that my clients are not clear about what success means for them. Our society defines success primarily around three elements: power, money and fame. Many of you reading this may be saying, "wait a minute ?those elements are not the most important... Read More

What Turns Potential Employers ON; What Turns Them OFF?

According to an annual survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, these are the most important qualities that employers are looking for in a job candidate, in priority order: (1) Communication skills; (2) Honesty/integrity; (3) Teamwork skills; (4) Interpersonal skills; (5) A... Read More

Six Factors That Can Cost You the Interview/Job

Most job seekers know that an unprofessional appearance will count against them at an interview. Here are six MORE factors that can help you remain in the unemployment line: (1) Being unprepared for the interview. Prepare, plan, and practice! In today's tough job market, you MUST do everything... Read More

Job Interviews & the Magic of Music

Can music help you with your next job interview? It just might! Here's how. First, it can help you during your research, preparation and practice. While it doesn't appear to work for everyone, some studies suggest that having classical music playing softly in the background as you study... Read More

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Where the jobs are: The new blue collar
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With all these new jobs, matching people to the right training for the right jobs in the right places, has never been a bigger challenge, experts say."This country is facing a shortage of that kind of talent. So the demand is there, big time, " says ...

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FACT SHEET: Vice President Biden Announces Recipients of $450 Million of ...
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Training America's workers with the skills they need for a good job can help middle class families and help American businesses grow our economy. While America's businesses have created 10 million jobs over the past 54 months, the longest streak of ...


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Oil Careers: What Are the Top Companies to Work For?
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Over that same period, the oil and natural gas industry grew employment by over 40%. And the trend in oil careers isn't expected to slow anytime soon: More than 1 million energy jobs are expected to be added to the economy by the end of the decade ...

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Age Discrimination - How To Handle It In Your Job Search
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If you follow my Forbes blog, you know that I've written over 150 posts around careers, job search, leadership, networking, women's professional issues and more. One issue that I find extremely hard to nail down and address effectively, however, is age ...


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Hiring our Heroes job fair will be Wednesday in Knoxville
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A special job fair Wednesday in Knoxville is designed to help veterans find a job after their military careers are over. The Hiring our Heroes job fair, sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and NBC News, will be from 10 am -1 pm at the Grande ...

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Millennials aren't changing jobs as much. That's a big problem for the economy
Washington Post
Have recent generations become habitual job hoppers? Probably not. Every two years, the Census Bureau asks a sample of Americans how long they have been at their current jobs. But for young people, that number has not changed much in the past 30 ...

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Ivy Tech Secures 'Job-Driven' Training Grant
Inside Indiana Business (press release)
The statewide proposal will target all 92 counties of Indiana and will provide IT training for 13,913 participants, with at least 4,412 completing one or more credentials and 4,060 completers placed in jobs or advancing in employment during the grant ...
Michigan Community Colleges to get nearly $5 Million in Training GrantsComvoicesonline

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For millennial women, 'the one' must have a steady job
Washington Post
When I wrote recently about how most millennials wanted to marry but found marriage out of economic reach, lots of skeptical readers wrote to protest that marriage licenses are cheap. That's true; licenses are quite affordable, typically running at ...


News & Observer

NCSU engineering job fair draws record numbers
News & Observer
Hundreds turned out for an engineering job fair held Tuesday at the McKimmon Center on the N.C. State campus in Raleigh. About 370 companies were talking to job seekers. CHRIS SEWARD — cseward@newsobserver.com |Buy Photo.

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Job hunting? UPS looks to hire over 550 OKC residents
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UPS, the world's largest courier company, said it's looking to hire more than 550 people in the Oklahoma City area. The openings are a combination of seasonal and permanent jobs, and include part-time package loaders and supervisors, full- and part ...

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