Another sign that the U.S. auto industry is bouncing back is news that Ford Motor Co. is expected to announce, later today, that it will be hiring 7,000 employees over the next two years. That announcement, reports The Wall Street Journal, will likely come in Detroit at the North American International Auto... Read More »
Ambition, that old-fashioned fire in the belly, is what employers are looking for in 2011.
Job applicants who demonstrate drive have the edge over even more technically qualified candidates. And, if you're ambitious, the timing is great for a job search. During 2011, the job market is picking up... Read More »
You did well enough on your cover letter and resume to be invited for that all-important interview with those actually doing the hiring. Sure, you're nervous. But a case of nerves isn't going to knock you out of the box.
Actually, there are 10 standard mistakes that applicants make on interviews, any one of... Read More »
Certificate programs have become so popular and controversial that The New York Times has published a major article on the subject in a special edition of Education Life.
In essence, the message of the coverage is: Ask the right questions before you sign on the dotted line and apply for five-figure... Read More »
Manners mean money: That's what some members of Generation Y are learning. To get hired for good jobs, they are enrolling in seminars or one-on-one coaching programs to be trained in the finer points of etiquette. If they're already on the payroll, their employers might be ponying up $400 an hour for that... Read More »
It will be a Bloody Tuesday for 550-600 of the little more than 1,000 employees at Myspace. Those cuts, rumored since December, are part of the site's attempt to find a viable niche in the online space.
With dwindling success, it mutated from a social networking site to an entertainment portal. Likely,... Read More »
Today even a toll road, such as Pocahontas 895 in Richmond, Va., has its own publicist, reports The New York Times. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that jobs in the field of public relations (PR) are expected to grow by 24 percent between 2011 and 2018. The Times article features Mary Ellin Arch, who... Read More »
"A good actor" is how law enforcement, who arrested Tahir Malik, describe him. That might be an understatement. For about five years Malik, an ex-con, had been impersonating a lawyer for cases ranging from foreclosure to traffic offenses. When nabbed, the 47-year-old Malik was in the process of handling 60... Read More »
Even the researchers at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University were surprised by the findings that standing tall can get you hired, promoted, and elected, reports Physorg.com. That "power posture" not only communicates that you're in charge, but also positions you, literally, to feel and... Read More »
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs has annual compensation of $172,2000. Given that the Press Secretary's job requires at the minimum about 100 hours a week, that adds up to about 5,200 hours a year, based on a 52 week year. Most of the rest of you put in about 2,080 hours a year. Given his minimum of... Read More »
Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke, is upbeat about most factors in the economy. However, in his testimony to the U.S. Senate Budget Committee today, he predicted that it could take "considerable time" for the job market to recover.
Specifically, Bernanke said:
"A number of indicators of job openings... Read More »
Ted Williams, former radio announcer, went from being homeless to appearing on the 'Today' show and receiving multiple job offers. Those offers are coming from just about every kind of employer, ranging from Kraft to the Cleveland Cavaliers. In the Washington Post, Alexandra Petri suggested that Williams... Read More »
With a nationwide low of six percent unemployment, Washington, D.C., is the best city to find a job, reports Forbes. With 14.3 percent unemployment, up from 12.5 percent last year, Las Vegas is the worst.
In Sin City there are eight unemployed for every job posted online. In the D.C. metro area, which... Read More »
There are digital business home runs like Facebook and Google. And then there are ones that were successful for years, but are now struggling, such as MySpace and Yahoo where layoff rumors swirl.
MySpace, purchased by News Corp., hasn't been able to position itself in the marketplace as an entertainment... Read More »
Some of the companies on this list were once among the most beloved, or at least most respected companies in America. How did the companies mentioned earn this dubious honor? The list was compiled based on scores in six areas. According to 24/7 Wall Street, those doing the rankings examined: Read More »
Robert Half International, a well know brand in the field of staffing, also publishes quite a bit in terms of research, as well as the forecasting of employment trends. Here are their projections for 11 hot job areas for 2011. With the term "Hot" here, being defined as a job field that should expect to... Read More »
Office pests, that is the two-footed kind, continue with annoying behavior, despite how stressful and insecure making a living has become. They don't stop e-mailing those jokes they think are a riot, talk non-stop about their resolution to lose weight, complain/gossip about management, stink up the place with... Read More »
For some of you, the only way you can squeeze in getting an MBA degree is online. Up to now, you might have worried about how marketable that credential obtained online would be. After all, recruiters seem to favor MBA graduates from well-known schools who did the degree in the flesh. Well, there's good news. Read More »
In December, the private sector added 297,000 jobs. This is about three times the number - 100,000 - economists had been predicting for that month. It's also more than three times the number - 92,000 - created in November. Read More »
Emigrating from the United States to other nations for economic opportunity might be an emerging trend, reports Portfolio. Right now, it's still an atypical career path that seems to be employed mainly either by ambitious or discouraged American job seekers. Read More »