The unemployment rate currently stands at 9.3 percent as reported by the U.S. Department of Labor. But according to a recent Jobvite survey, two-thirds of currently employed Americans have join the unemployed in actively seeking a job or being open to new career opportunities.
Jobvite, a recruiting platform... Read More »
Job seekers trying to land an entry-level position often leave interviews frustrated that their resumes weren't presented properly or that they didn't have enough time to discuss their experiences.
The hiring process is just as difficult on the other side of the table. Managers are expected to compare... Read More »
Math is a skill that not every professional can boast about, but some have no trouble working with numbers and often end up in accounting.
The accounting field is challenging but comes with big rewards that are rare in other industries. Working in accounting allows you to see the big picture and take a peak... Read More »
Excitement fills the air during the holiday season as the stores fill up with shoppers looking for the perfect gifts to give their loved ones. This time of year also means shoppers realize that a little extra cash would make gift giving a lot easier for the holidays.
Seasonal jobs are a great way to make... Read More »
The recession came to an end in June 2009, but employees are still feeling the effects of the weak economy and, according to experts, it may take even longer to bounce back than expected.
Dr. Christy Huebner Caridi, director of the Marist College Bureau of Economic Research, said that it is without a doubt... Read More »
Career networking may seem like an intense game of chess where every move is part of the bigger plan and it does not matter how you get to the end as long as you get there.
But the game of career networking is changing -- and in fact, it isn't much of a game at all. Successful networkers focus more on... Read More »
Customer service is a tough industry to work in, but with the right skills you can be successful and reap the awards of helping clients.
Every company has customer service representatives to assist clients with anything they need and to maintain the company's good image. The values set out by the company are... Read More »
Executives rely on administrative assistants to keep the office in order and act as the voice of the company to outsiders. Administrative assistants have difficult jobs, juggling duties such as managing schedules and offering customer service when executives aren't available. Any administrative assistant will... Read More »
Teachers are more than everyday working professionals; teachers are heroes to students across the world. Being a teacher is such a rewarding, invaluable experience that it often attracts workers from other professions, from business to journalism.
Whether in an elementary school or inside a university classroom,... Read More »
Project managers are often the backbone of businesses as the ones who ensure that an idea is followed through by everyone in the company.
A motivated and organized project manager has the ability to use both creativity and business sense to get the job done and keep the rest of the team focused on the end goal.... Read More »
Managers are the glue that hold businesses together as they overseeing all major projects and resolve any issues with the team.
Many workers strive to be a manager so they can have a stronger voice in company procedures and delegation of assignments. But a manager juggles many hats, and it takes a motivated... Read More »
Unemployment, rising debt and bills that need to be paid is pushing workers to their limits as they struggle to make ends meet. But if faced with empty pockets at the end of the day, how far are workers willing to go to climb out of their financial troubles?
The University of Leeds announced this week that a... Read More »
New research from the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) claims that there is a direct correlation between layoffs and increased salaries for CEOs.
IPS analyzed the top 50 companies who had high layoffs during the recession and found that the CEOs of these firms received 42 percent more pay last year then their... Read More »
Every office drone can relate to the cubicle warriors depicted in the popular 1990's movie 'Office Space' including stapler-obsessed Milton who was never properly let go from the company.
Pink slips not reaching their intended recipient is not just a comedy skit, as six police offices from Akron, Ohio found... Read More »
Every company relies on the marketing team to research their target demographic so that their products never fall out of touch with their consumers.
A mix of psychology, communication and creativity, marketing experience will give any student or professional a good chance to see how a business operates.... Read More »
Internships offer an invaluable experience and endless networking opportunities, but sometimes students can't afford to work for free. Luckily, there are also paid internships that allow you to keep your wallet heavy while you try to start your career.
Paid internships are hard to find because they're the most... Read More »
Every Friday afternoon we all end up in the same slump, watching the clock as it slowly ticks to 3PM and debating whether coffee or a sugary snack will get us through the rest of the day.
If only the boss came into your cubicle and demanded that you stop working and spend the rest of the day at happy hour.
Sound... Read More »
The best way to increase your productivity during the day is to make some changes to your workstation. Brightening up your workstation can give you the extra boost you need to get started on a new project or assignment.
Since your workstation is a small space, it only takes a few steps to making it feel like... Read More »
Sales representatives are always in need and can find exciting opportunities in any industry. The sales team is an important piece of every company, and an entry-level sales position is a great way to kick off a career in your desired industry. Read More »
When you walk into your local bank branch, you're greeted by a teller. When you pull into the drive-through, a bank teller is there to help you. If you have any questions about your finances, a bank teller is ready to assist you.
Since bank tellers know the ins and outs of banking, they are a vital part of every... Read More »