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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For eHarmony, job market the next step
Columbus Dispatch
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes … a job offer? Online matchmaker eHarmony is about to go into labor — but not the baby-in-a-baby-carriage kind of labor. The 14-year-old company is expanding into the decidedly unromantic world of ...

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The Fiscal Times

America's Fastest Growing Jobs
24/7 Wall St.
After the recession wiped out millions of jobs, the American labor market has at least partially recovered. So far this year, the United States has added roughly 1.6 million jobs. And in the 10 years through 2022, the BLS estimates that employment will ...
Young, Bummed, and in DebtReason

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America's favorite six-figure jobs
W*USA 9
Of the hundreds of careers the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) employment statistics program studied, only 42 had median wages above $100,000. Many of the professions employed a small number of people, and only 19 of the 42 employed more than ...

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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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The Sports-Related Jobs With The Strongest Growth
Forbes
Quarterbacks and sideline commentators may grab the bulk of the airtime, but sports-related jobs span a broad spectrum of interdependent occupations–and some of them are growing faster than ever. Jobs across all sports-related industries are up 12.6% ...

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John Mealer answers questions about job opportunities, economy
Arizona Daily Star
Multiple steps must be taken to first restore and then accelerate business growth and business creation in Arizona. In turn this creates good paying careers and jobs. To get to that point, while boosting funds for education, the Mealer Initiative 2014 ...


CBS News

America's 10 Most Overrated Jobs
Forbes
Advertising executive and surgeons are both on CareerCast's list of America's most overrated jobs. These careers involve intense stress, a weak or sub-optimal hiring and employment outlook, and compensation that is not as high as people may think.
The 10 Most Underrated Jobs Of 2014AOL Jobs

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Take It From A Restaurant Executive: Obamacare Is Shifting Workers Into Part ...
Forbes
In a September 4 article on these pages, entitled “Part-Time Jobs Are Increasing. But Don't Blame Obamacare–Yet,” Dan Diamond characterized the report as finding that “there's no evidence that the ACA is forcing a shift to part-time work.” To the ...


Reid Hoffman's Future Workplace: Winners And Losers
Forbes
Many people who are part of what Hoffman calls the “corporate middle class” could not afford to maintain their lifestyle if their job disappeared when they re-interviewed. A good number of talented pros who are breadwinners for a family would likely ...


USA TODAY

The 7 Lowest-Paying Jobs for College Graduates
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College students who graduated with student debt in 2012 owed an average of nearly $30,000, according to a report from the Institute for College Access and Success. While such a debt burden can be managed with a high-paying job, some jobs that require ...
10 best-paying jobs for high school graduatesUSA TODAY

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