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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NBCNews.com

Here Are the Worst (And Best) Jobs in America in 2015
NBCNews.com
Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be newspaper reporters. Or lumberjacks, or firefighters. All three ranked among the 10 worst jobs of 2015, among 200 considered, according to a new report from job site CareerCast.com. The annual assessment ...

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Wall Street Journal

Today's Personality Tests Raise the Bar for Job Seekers
Wall Street Journal
Steven Davis, a University of Chicago economist who has studied the gap between job openings and hires, found the annual sum of hires and separations—called labor-market churn—has declined by more than 25% since 2000, suggesting, he said, that as ...


Ohio means jobs for everyone
Troy Daily News
No matter whether you are a student, a veteran, or simply looking for new career ideas, Ohio has a great resource to help everyone with their next move. Ohio's employment and resource website, OhioMeansJobs.com, is a one-stop shop to connect Ohioans ...


CNBC

Does your job make you a stock or a bond in life?
CNBC
Over time, as we go through our working years, our human capital is slowly depleted, until the point that we reach the end of our working career, transition into retirement and no longer have employment earnings. At that point—for better or for worse ...


San Antonio Express-News

Texas' job streak comes to an end
San Antonio Express-News
But the Fed also reported the area lost 700 jobs in March. “While you never want to see employment numbers go down, it is a very, very small change,” said Steve Nivin, an assistant professor of economics at St. Mary's University. “I'm not too concerned ...


Change, innovation make tech careers exciting
Fond du Lac Reporter
Amy Myska, an employment and training counselor with the state of Wisconsin Job Service, is answering questions throughout the State of Opportunity series. As we all know, technology is now the way of the world. Thankfully, we have IT professionals who ...

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All invited to East Central Minnesota Job Fair
Isanti County News
The second annual East Central Minnesota Job Fair will be held 12:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, at the Cambridge Armed Forces Reserve and Community Center, 505 Spirit River Drive S. “The job fair is a culmination of the collaborative spirit of many ...


AL.com

300 state park job cuts looming if Alabama budget crisis isn't resolved
AL.com
Up to 300 mostly full-time state park employees will lose their jobs if Alabama's funding crisis is not resolved, State Parks Director Greg Lein said. Lein said the jobs -- which range from grass cutters and cleaning staff to gate attendants and park ...

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OCRegister

Number of OC jobs held by teens has declined as kids choose school, sports or ...
OCRegister
Teenagers looking for part-time, full-time or seasonal work can get job-hunting tips and meet potential employers at two job fairs happening next week. • The state Employment Development Department expects 500 to 600 job seekers ages 15 to 25 to attend ...


ConsumerAffairs

Corinthian Colleges fined $30 million for misrepresenting job placement rates
ConsumerAffairs
Photo Heald.edu The Department of Education has levied a $30 million fine against Corinthian Colleges, Inc. after an investigation “confirmed cases” that the company misrepresented the schools' job placement rates to current and prospective students of ...

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