Eva LaVoie barely missed passing the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) with a score of 45. She needed 50 to get into the U.S. Air Force. She doesn't plan on having that happen again.
Now armed with study guides and knowledge of what the test is like, LaVoie, 23, expects to gain at least five... Read More »
Having mastered the art of sleeping at work, Drew clearly remembers the tricks he used to steal naps during his first job at a public relations firm in Manhattan: stacking boxes in front of an empty office so no one would enter, putting a phone to his ear so co-workers would think he was on a business call,... Read More »
Who's being hurt the worst by the economic recession? Surprisingly enough, it's male doctors, according to a report by LeaseTrader.com that analyzed which professionals are downsizing the most from expensive car leases. After all, if your doctor can't afford $1,600 or so a month to lease a Maserati and is... Read More »
"At the end of the day at work you want to have achieved passionate synergy as a team player that's consistent with corporate culture, and take it to the next level through an idea shower for a win-win game changer."
Hopefully, that's a sentence that has never been spoken in your office. But, since it's... Read More »
If you're going to a Veteran's Day parade on Thursday and are in the position to hire, you could turn it into an informal job fair.
Veterans have qualities that employers want -- leadership, getting missions accomplished, performing under changing circumstances, reliability, task oriented, a strong work... Read More »
Looking for a job, especially at job fairs, can be a lot like trying to get a date at a crowded bar -- there are plenty of potential dates to choose from, but chances are none will want to dance with you or date you for the long-term.
If you've ever been to one of the many job fairs across the country,... Read More »
Imagine a room with two people giving presentations on a problem the company is trying to solve. Here's how a man and a woman might introduce their plan to the group:
He: "I have two solutions to this problem. The first is..."
She: "I know that all of us feel uncomfortable with this project, and don't... Read More »
Noelle Zeiger-Kochek started babysitting when she was 11 and hasn't looked back, using her skills to take care of children throughout the years to supplement her income and as a part-time job. "I was one of the richest kids on the block from all of the babysitting," Zeiger-Kochek, now 32, says of her early... Read More »
If you're going to take a lesson away from reading the new comic book 'The Adventures of Unemployed Man,' since teaching life lessons is what comic books do in an oversized way, it's that no one should feel ashamed of being unemployed.
As someone who was laid off during the Great Recession and hasn't yet found... Read More »
Early in Gwyneth Paltrow's acting career, she was "shocked" when it was suggested she end a meeting in the bedroom, she recently told Elle magazine. Paltrow, who says she left the meeting, was asked to do what some workers say they'd do if asked -- sleep with the boss to advance their career.
Seventeen... Read More »
Sitting in front of a computer for most of the day and night and searching Internet job sites and scrolling down Facebook are not how most people find jobs. Most jobs are found through networking -- such as telling people you're looking for work.
But the definition of networking is changing from going out... Read More »
If you work for Oprah Winfrey or President Obama, consider yourself lucky. The two leaders -- one of daytime talk TV and the other of the free world -- are at the top of the list of most desired bosses, according to a survey by Adecco North America, a worker recruitment company. Read More »
From speaking up at a meeting to making a presentation or attending a company social event, there are plenty of workplace anxiety triggers beyond the stress of trying to hold on to a job during a recession. After all, millions of other people have lost their jobs during the past two years, so having a job in a... Read More »
Sequel Naturals President Charles Chang doesn't go out of his way to look for and hire Generation Y employees, but he's glad his company is full of mostly under-30 workers.
They're creative, tied to technology, can multi-task and want to help build his health-food products company while growing in... Read More »
If your spouse helps people or touches them for a living, be careful -- you might be headed for a divorce. Helping professions and hospitality workers have some of the highest divorce rates in the country, according to a comparison of divorce rates among occupations. Read More »
I don't know how this was kept a secret for so long, but a newspaper in Namibia is reporting that the country had 51.2 percent unemployment in 2008. That's a far cry from the U.S. unemployment rate of 9.6 percent in August 2010, and even lower than some other countries.
Drops in agriculture, mining and... Read More »
An unemployed couple in Grand Junction, Colo., is so desperate for work that they're handing out their resumes on street corners that normally had been the domain of homeless people looking for a handout.
While it was never the couple's intention to take "business" away from the homeless, Josie Wilson says... Read More »
Believe it or not, there are plenty of growing occupations that pay well that the Labor Department projects will have plenty of jobs to offer in the coming years. Whether you're planning to go to school soon or are already changing your career, here are some of the top careers in medical fields with lots of... Read More »
You may hear the footsteps of an impending layoff months ahead of time, if you're lucky. The company may be offering buyouts, with the promise of layoffs if enough people don't take the money and run. Or your boss is reassigning some of your duties, or your company recently merged and someone else at the new... Read More »
Bed bugs are making a comeback, and while beds are at home, the bed bugs aren't particular and can also be found in the office.
They've been reported in offices throughout New York, including Google's Ninth Avenue offices in Manhattan. Infestations have also been found in a Denver library, a publisher's office,... Read More »