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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Kiplinger Personal Finance

10 Worst Jobs for the Future
Kiplinger Personal Finance
The U.S. job market is steadily improving, yet many Americans are still struggling to get hired. And if they work in dying professions, that may be the case not only today but also in the years ahead. The challenge will be particularly big for job ...


Corporate America beat back its best job trainers, and now it's paying a price
Washington Post (blog)
Four men approached the controls of the bridge deck, taking command of the array of dials and buttons with some hesitance. The lights were dim, with faint ultraviolet rays illuminating white shirts and sneakers; the floor squeaked underneath them. "Let ...

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Essay on the need for new Ph.D.s to do job searches for more than dream jobs
Inside Higher Ed
Considering multiple options is simply pragmatic since a narrow job search can lead to unfortunate consequences including training that drags on indefinitely, reactionary career decisions and even a period of unemployment. If you find that your job ...

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New York Times

State Marijuana Laws Complicate Federal Job Recruitment
New York Times
Yet even the director of the F.B.I., James B. Comey, acknowledged last year that his agency's rule could hurt recruitment, although no federal agency has yet offered specific numbers or other evidence that they are having trouble filling jobs. “I have ...

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Washington City Paper (blog)

Bowser Kicks Off Expanded Summer Jobs Program
Washington City Paper (blog)
Marion Barry would probably have been thrilled to hear how one D.C. resident has been helped by the summer jobs program he established. Sheronda Adams has participated in Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program, renamed this year ...

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The Eagle

Fort Hood pushes jobs for soldiers easing into civilian life
The Eagle
Fort Hood is now offering four workforce-training programs designed to help transitioning soldiers get the skills and the connections they need to find permanent, full-time employment in civilian jobs. (Deborah Cannon/Austin American-Statesman via AP).

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Resettlement Programme Failed to Create Jobs - Study
AllAfrica.com
Windhoek — The latest study on the Land Reform Programme in Commercial Land on Employment Creation has found that the National Resettlement Programme (NRP) has failed to create jobs compared to the Affirmative Action Loan Scheme (AALS).

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U.S. News & World Report (blog)

3 Things to Consider Before Accepting a Job Offer
U.S. News & World Report (blog)
Selecting an ideal employer can be a tricky endeavor. It is easy to judge a company by the friendly interviewers, modern furniture and above-average perks. However, employment satisfaction requires a few more factors that may be challenging to assess.

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Indianapolis Star

Hot Jobs: HR specialists help you maximize your career
Indianapolis Star
A company's most important asset is its people. That's where the skills and services of human resource specialists come into play. In addition to working in payroll, training and employee relations, these employees help find, interview and place others ...


Bloomberg

Job Openings Outpace Hiring in U.S. for First Time on Record
Bloomberg
A record number of help-wanted signs in April pushed job openings above hires for the first time ever, signaling wage pressures will be on the horizon. The number of private-industry positions waiting to be filled jumped to 4.89 million, the most in ...
Number of US job openings jumped to a 15-year high in AprilAlbuquerque Journal

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