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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America's favorite six-figure jobs
USA TODAY
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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10 best-paying jobs for high school graduates
USA TODAY
As the cost of attending college increases each year, some high school graduates may wonder how well they could do without a college degree. While occupations that only require a high school diploma are often low-paying jobs, several pay well above the ...

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The Best-Paying Jobs For Workers With High School Degrees
Forbes
A college degree has traditionally been stressed as the most direct path to a future that's financially secure, but many jobs open to workers with a high school diploma, particularly those requiring in-depth training or an apprenticeship, can also ...
The 20 Highest-Paying Jobs That Don't Require A College DegreeBusiness Insider
No high-paying jobs for high-school grads? Not soCBS News
Best Paying Jobs for Workers With High School DegreesAOL Jobs
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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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Directing students into careers
Belleville News Democrat
Unfortunately, that premise is not always sound for many college graduates who were excellent high school and college students find themselves facing possibly the worse job outlook ever as they desperately seek employment in areas where they were ...


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How to get a job in the public sector
The Guardian
The Guardian Public Leaders Network is launching a new section, all about how to secure a job in public services. It's hard to pin down the public sector in just a few words. There are a multitude of job descriptions within it and people end up working ...

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Community Newsletter: Speedway turns to Careers Industries for dedicated ...
Journal Times
Speedway is the nation's fourth largest company-owned-and-operated convenience store chain, and since 2009 most of its Racine and Kenosha locations have turned to Careers Industries' Partners in Employment division as a diverse source of paid interns ...


Chasing mid-life career change with taxpayers' help
The Seattle Times
Today, at age 43, the Pioneer Square resident is chasing a singular professional goal: a six-figure job as an emergency-room nurse at Seattle's Harborview Medical Center. And Fering is counting on taxpayers to subsidize that switch. After two brief ...

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The Best Job Markets for Young College Grads Now4:16 PM ET
GovExec.com
But for relatively recent college graduates whose careers were essentially put on hold by the Great Recession, the end of summer is time to redouble their job search. A March 2014 report by the Education Department's National Center for Education ...

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The 7 Lowest-Paying Jobs for College Graduates
24/7 Wall St.
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 ...

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