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

In The News:


Jobs Report: U.S. Economy Added 248000 Jobs In September, Unemployment ...
Forbes
“Finally we've got some balance back in the U.S. economy, ” said Dr. Patricia Buckley, director for economic policy and analysis for Deloitte, pointing out that job adds are on a clear acceleration path average 227,000 jobs added in the first nine ...

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Avista sees range of job openings over next five to 10 years
The Spokesman Review
The Avista employees shared their stories with local job counselors this week, with the goal of encouraging others to consider careers in the energy industry. Utilities across the country are bracing for high rates of turnover as baby boomers leave the ...

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Accounting Principles Lists the Top Jobs Trending Upward
Accountingweb.com
Curious as to what the fastest-growing accounting and finance jobs might be for the next several years? According to the new 2015 Salary Guide from staffing firm Accounting Principles, some of those jobs include bookkeeping clerk, accountant, and ...

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MyArkLaMiss (press release) (blog)

Louisiana Sets Employment Records Again in September
MyArkLaMiss (press release) (blog)
BATON ROUGE – Louisiana 's private sector employers continued adding jobs and the civilian labor force grew larger—with the vast majority of the increase in the workforce employed in September—making for yet another record-setting month for the state ...

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Kansas City Star

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 ...
White House Announces $450 Million In Job Driven Training GrantsKRWG

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USA TODAY

Where the jobs are: The new blue collar
USA TODAY
By 2017, an estimated 2.5 million new, middle-skill jobs like Poole's are expected to be added to the workforce, accounting for nearly 40% of all job growth, according to a USA TODAY analysis of local data from Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. and ...

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Manufacturers scramble to fill jobs, struggle to recruit women
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
That led Hladilek to a teaching assistant job at the technical college while she also works as a welder for some local companies. "I have never had a problem finding employment in welding," said Hladilek, who has been in the field for about eight years.


OCRegister

Whittier Law School grads among most challenged in finding work
OCRegister
Over the past three years, Whittier Law School has reported that about one in every four students obtained full-time, long-term attorney jobs within nine months of graduation – one of the worst track records in the country. In California, only Golden ...

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10 Money-Making Jobs For Retirees
Investopedia
But money, it turns out, isn't the main reason retirees want to work: They do it because they love the intellectual stimulation, the sense of purpose, and the opportunities retiree jobs offer for making and keeping social connections and staying ...

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New rankings system from LinkedIn based on employment outcomes of a huge ...
Inside Higher Ed
LinkedIn has officially joined the jam-packed college rankings party. And with 313 million users, the job networking site has a big data sample both for creating the rankings and for marketing them. The new ranking system tracks the success of college ...

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