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What Texting Teens Don't Know -- But Need To -- About Business Etiquette

What Texting Teens Don't Know -- But Need To -- About Business Etiquette

"Hi QT. Hope ur hvn a GR8 day! RU coming out 2nite? TML so we can goss. TTYL!" While you might be scratching your head trying to decode that sentence, it's an example of what a typical text message written by a teenager might look like. Texting has become the main form of communication for many teens,... Read More »

The Latest Tricky Interview Questions

The Latest Tricky Interview Questions

Going into a job interview, you can always expect to be the asked the standard questions like: "What is your biggest weakness?" Or, "What interests you about this position?" And, "Why do you think you'd be a fit for this role?" But what new tricky questions are employers asking in 2012? Read More »

Don't Want To Be The Boss? What's Next?

Don't Want To Be The Boss? What's Next?

Most workers seek a career that progresses upward -- taking them from entry-level employee to midlevel manager to senior leader. But not everyone has dreams of being the boss. Some people enjoy being a producer, rather than a manager; and still, others would rather work in middle management than in the... Read More »

7 Growing Jobs That Pay $75,000 A Year

7 Growing Jobs That Pay $75,000 A Year

A few years back, researchers from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School shed some light on the long-debated topic of money and its link to happiness. The study revealed a correlation between earning a specific dollar amount and reaching one's highest happiness level. According to the study, as people... Read More »

Should I Put This On My Resume? 7 Questions Answered

Should I Put This On My Resume? 7 Questions Answered

Are you a 5-foot-7 female who has three dogs, loves skydiving and makes a killer margarita? Unless you're applying for a job as a dog walker, skydiving instructor or bartender, these details do not belong on your resume. Read More »

9 Well-Paying Jobs That Don't Require A Degree

9 Well-Paying Jobs That Don't Require A Degree

Richard Branson, Rachael Ray, Mark Zuckerberg and Lady Gaga all have two things in common: 1) They are incredibly successful; 2) They are college dropouts. While it's a common belief that in order to be successful and make a lot of money you need to have a college degree, those four prove that's not... Read More »

Incredibly Dumb Resume Mistakes That Hiring Managers Hate

Incredibly Dumb Resume Mistakes That Hiring Managers Hate

Any career expert will tell you that resume customization is key to standing out in a job search. You need to include key details that will spark the hiring manager's curiosity and make her want to take a second look. However, divulging such personal information as your ties to the mob? Not a good idea. Read More »

Switching Careers? How To Convince An Employer To Hire You

Switching Careers? How To Convince An Employer To Hire You

Change is scary, and it's difficult to throw in the towel and switch careers after you've spent years building up expertise in a certain area. But if you've determined it's the best move for your career and happiness, how do you make it happen? How do you convince an employer that even though you have little... Read More »

1 In 4 People Fear Getting Yelled At By The Boss, Survey Finds

1 In 4 People Fear Getting Yelled At By The Boss, Survey Finds

Most workers get nervous before a big client presentation or an annual performance review. It's completely normal to feel a little anxious when heading into a major workplace event. But if something about your job or office triggers such a strong fear that it becomes debilitating, you may have a workplace... Read More »

Bosses vs. Workers: Who Takes More Vacation Time?

Bosses vs. Workers: Who Takes More Vacation Time?

It's hard to find anyone who doesn't think a vacation is a good thing. Beyond getting to explore different parts of the country or the world, vacations have been shown to improve mental health, prevent job burnout and even enhance creativity. Yet if you're guilty of ending the year without using most of your... Read More »

6 Certifications That Will Help You Get A Good Job

6 Certifications That Will Help You Get A Good Job

If you're a job seeker, you don't need to be told that it's a tough job market out there. You're experiencing it. You know you're competing with a lot of other qualified candidates, and it's difficult to stand out to employers. Yet the surprising thing is that many companies are having trouble filling... Read More »

9 Great Health-Care Jobs That Don't Require A Medical Degree

9 Great Health-Care Jobs That Don't Require A Medical Degree

When you ask children what they want to be when they grow up, a common answer is "doctor." But when those children grow up, many find those dreams shift to another field in healthcare as they learn doctor is just one of many career paths. With the aging boomers, the health-care field is growing fast. The Bureau... Read More »

Best Jobs If You're Over 55

Best Jobs If You're Over 55

Demographics shape career choices in all kinds of subtle ways. Research has examined the effect of gender and geography on career choice. But what about age? In his book "150 Best Jobs for a Secure Future," author Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D., shares some of the most secure jobs by demographic -- jobs that tend to... Read More »

Summer Job Forecast: Partly Cloudy With Improving Hiring Conditions

Summer Job Forecast: Partly Cloudy With Improving Hiring Conditions

As the days get longer and the weather warmer, many yearn to leave the constraints of their offices or cubicles and enjoy the outdoors. But if you're unemployed during the summer months, chances are you'd be happy to trade in the open spaces for the office. Read More »

8 Highest-Paid College Degrees In 2012

8 Highest-Paid College Degrees In 2012

College students pick their majors for any number of reasons - interest in a particular field of study, ability to get a job post-graduation, amount of education or training needed, and more. Another factor students often consider is how much they might earn once they enter the workforce. While it's hard to... Read More »

How Convicts Get Jobs Without Lying

How Convicts Get Jobs Without Lying

According to a 2010 survey by the Society for Human Resource Management, 73 percent of polled HR professionals said their company, or an agency hired by their company, conducted criminal background checks for all job candidates. That you may receive a background check upon applying for a job isn't noteworthy,... Read More »

What I Wished I'd Known Starting Out: Advice For New College Grads

What I Wished I'd Known Starting Out: Advice For New College Grads

If you had a time machine, would you travel into the future to see what's in store for you 10, 20 or 30 years from now? Or would you rather travel back in time, perhaps right after college graduation, to fix a mistake you made or take another path in life? Read More »

3 Things Employers Always Ask Of References

3 Things Employers Always Ask Of References

References are often the last step in the screening process before an employer extends an offer. While every company has a different policy on references, most still ask for them. What a reference says, or doesn't say, can sometimes make the difference between getting an offer or not. Read More »

Best Cities To Find A Job In 2012

Best Cities To Find A Job In 2012

Which cities have the lowest unemployment rates? There are many factors that make a city a desirable place to live -- close proximity to family or friends, affordable cost of living, strong real estate market and weather are just a few examples. Read More »

Could You Be On Employers' Do-Not-Hire List?

Could You Be On Employers' Do-Not-Hire List?

In this tough labor market, it's challenging enough to get a job, even with the right experience and a spotless employment record. So what happens if you left a company on bad terms? Or you got caught in a white lie during an interview? Could that land you on a company's no-hire list or "blacklist"? Read More »

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