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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Yahoo Finance UK

As coal jobs vanish, miners search for new careers
Yahoo Finance UK
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — When 61-year-old Glen Turley lost his job as a coal company truck driver, he did what many people his age shudder to consider: He went back to school to find a new career. Turley took advantage of free classes offered to laid ...

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Part-time jobs put millions in poverty or close to it
CNNMoney
Dead-end jobs: Paige Stevenson is caught in the part-time job trap. She started working six months ago as a legal assistant for 30 hours a week in Annapolis, Maryland, a state where involuntary part-time has doubled since the recession began. She keeps ...

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The 8 Best Jobs That Don't Require A College Degree
Business Insider
"While the job market is growing stronger, employment hasn't necessarily returned to pre-recession levels for a number of occupations," says Rosemary Haefner, CareerBuilder's vice president of human resources. "Workers have had to explore new ...


The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com

7 ways to land a seasonal job, and turn it into permanent employment
The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com
With hiring up, this may be the best year to turn seasonal employment into a permanent job, said Brian E. Hall, the franchise owner of All About People in Cleveland, a national staffing and recruiting company. He advises employers to view hiring ...


The 10 Best Jobs For 2015
Business Insider
CareerBuilder and EMSI looked at the average number of people hired per month in more than 700 occupations from January 2013 through August 2014 and compared that to the number of job postings for each occupation aggregated from online job sites ...

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RECRUITER Q&A: With hard work, seasonal job could turn permanent
Chicago Tribune
The fact that Thanksgiving is almost here shouldn't deter those seeking holiday jobs. The turnover rate in industries that often hire for the holidays -- retail, food service and hospitality -- is higher-than-average, said John Challenger, chief ...

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Walton Sun

United Way awarded Boeing Grant
Walton Sun
In addition agencies will be able to provide leadership and resources, training, counseling, resume building and partner with local businesses for job opportunities. The demand for services is rapidly exceeding the funding that is available. In 2013 ...


ChronicleLive

Graduate job opportunities on the up in North East, new survey finds
ChronicleLive
Graduate job opportunities are improving in the North East, a new survey of the region's top employers has found. In 2012 the five biggest recruiters of university leavers took on just 65 new staff, with no other companies employing more than five.


Study: Volunteer work could help vets' careers
Military Times
Researchers tracking The Mission Continues fellowship program, which places veterans in volunteer organizations across the country, found that 90 percent of the participants believed the community work helped their chances of finding a job. More than ...

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Machinists ranked No. 1 occupation by Department of Labor
Tribune-Review
“Our enrollment has about 30 kids in machining now and we could house 60 kids and get them jobs,” said Kurt Kiefer, director of Northern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center in New Kensington. Machinists are ranked as high-priority occupations ...

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