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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StartupSmart

Is the 'Job For Life' lost forever?
StartupSmart
The way we live and work has been dramatically altered. The move to a knowledge economy and a flexible workforce encourages individuals to have multiple careers in their lifetime. The 'job for life' concept is lost in this process as individuals take ...


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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The Atlantic

How Companies Kill Their Employees' Job Searches
The Atlantic
The days of working for only one company for a whole career are over. As a worker moves from one job to the next, their value to their next employer stems, at least in part, from the skills and knowledge he or she gained at work. It may seem like an ...


Business News Daily

The 9 Jobs Americans Fear Most
Business News Daily
Regardless of how much money some of these jobs pay, the thought of working them leaves plenty of Americans shaking in their boots. From standing up in front of a crowd and telling jokes to spending the day working with deadly diseases, a number of ...


Event spotlights state government job opportunities for people with disabilities
The Patriot-News - PennLive.com
State Civil Service Commission recruitment specialist Pedro Gratacos (at left) speaks to Central Dauphin High School sophomore Ashley Shipe about possible job opportunities within state government that may await her after she graduates.


The Daily Advertiser

Oil prices low but hopes high at LAGCOE job fair
The Daily Advertiser
More than 1,000 job seekers pressed into the Cajundome on Wednesday for a Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil & Gas Exposition career fair, many expressing confidence that the longterm outlook for industry employment remains bright, despite a recent steep drop in ...

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Avista sees range of job openings over next five to 10 years
The Spokesman Review
When Josh Burnside got laid off from a sawmill job, he used retraining money to attend electrical lineworker school. Now, the 30-year-old is a journeyman lineworker, teaching others the trade as an instructor at Avista Utilities' Jack Stewart Training ...

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Get on the Fast Track for Employment With a Professional Major
U.S. News & World Report
While having a college degree usually increases someone's chances of landing a job, degrees in certain majors can make the job search a lot easier. Students with a career-oriented major, such as communications or computer science, are more likely to ...


Wall Street Journal

College Applicants Get Glimpse at Their Future Job Prospects
Wall Street Journal
Sydney Frankenberg, a North Carolina high-school student, plans to use return-on-investment tools to help select a college. Here, Ms. Frankenberg and fellow student Matt Borst attend a peer counseling meeting at their school this past week. Carolyn Van ...


AOL Jobs

Flexible Jobs: How to Find Success - Not Scams
AOL Jobs
We are no longer a nation where "work" means going to an employer's site, putting in your 40 hours over a five-day period, returning home and not worrying about your job at night or on weekends. You might not realize it, but the nature of how and where ...

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Interview Tips, How to Get the Job You Want

Enter into a state of relaxed concentration. This is the... Read More

Showing Appreciation to Workplace Un-Sung Heroes

Millions of Un-Sung Heroes are born every minute! They are... Read More

Job or no Job: The Certainty of Uncertainty

Headline from AP via Yahoo News! January 11, 2005: "Chrysler... Read More

Why Become A Truck Driver?

There are a great number of good reasons for someone... Read More

Resume Writing Tips

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How To Find Your Dream Job

Here's the bottom line: many people work in jobs that... Read More

Why Use a Resume Writer or Resume-writing Service?

Here are some of the questions we have been asked... Read More

Jobseekers! Look For Smoke, Not Fire

"If you always do what you've always done, you will... Read More

Tales from the Corporate Frontlines: Try, Try, Again

This article relates to the Career Opportunities competency and explores... Read More

Tales from the Corporate Frontlines: Career Opportunities for New Graduates

Tales from the Corporate Frontlines: Career Opportunities for New GraduatesThis... Read More

7 Deadly Cover Writing Sins

Don't start off your job search with one (or more)... Read More

Telecommuting Website (Part One)

"I've heard you talk about building a website to get... Read More

What Me? Lie On My Resume? Who Will Know?

The temptation to lie on a resume is great! How... Read More

A Look At Some Out of the Ordinary Jobs

What do you want to be when you grow up?... Read More

Vocational Experts 7 Proposals to Solve the Unemployment Problem

The subject is constantly in the news and may decide... Read More

Recruiters for MSN or Data Miners?

Is Kenexa recruiting for Microsoft or just mining for data?I... Read More

Resume Writing - Get That Job

Looking for a new job, whether it is with a... Read More

Turning the Table: Questions for Your Interviewer

(DES MOINES, Iowa ? January 26, 2005) The fateful final... Read More

Doing What You Love

What do you want to be when you grow up?... Read More

Networking - A Key Factor in a Successful Job Search

In today's economy, job seekers need an edge beyond their... Read More

Dazzle Interviewers With Your Achievements

Attention Job Seekers: Tasks and Responsibilities are BoooringHo hum. The... Read More

The Top 10 Ways to Achieve Balance in Your Life

1. Define Success for YourselfClarify and write down what success... Read More

Should You Seek Temporary Or Contractual Employment While Searching?

According to US Department of Labor statistics, the average time... Read More

So, Your Made A Mistake

Of course, mistakes are important. Two facts put those you... Read More

Get Dressed and Get Hired

Tying a tie properly may tie you to your next... Read More