Heads up, Mission:Impossible and Bourne Supremacy fans. You, too, can enjoy an exciting career with the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. That's right. While it is indeed America's most clandestine organization, the CIA needs talented people to help accomplish its missions impossible, intriguing and exotically... Read More »
Jobs are being created daily due to the explosive growth of digital technologies, and companies everywhere are hiring software engineers to meet the growing demand for new computer software systems.
Snagging an entry-level job is the right place to start for a rewarding career as a software engineer. The best... Read More »
It's a tough job market out there. There are fewer "buyers" (employers) and more "sellers" (job seekers), and that means employers these days are being pretty darn picky and choosy about who they're going to hire. What that also means is that older people in the job market are having a harder time of it. Have... Read More »
Think you could live indefinitely on a job that pays $7.25 an hour? That's the national minimum wage set by the Fair Labor Standards Act as of July 24, 2009. If you add up the numbers, 50 weeks of 40-hour workweeks at the minimum wage comes to a total of $14,500 a year -- well below the U.S. poverty level of... Read More »
Like racism, age discrimination comes from stereotypical thinking that's not based on fact and involves broad generalizations about people without knowing much about them as individuals. Ageism is also fear-based: young people may see a gray-haired senior stepping carefully down the sidewalk, and they're... Read More »
Many of the employee rights we take for granted in the modern workplace came from workers' protests dating back to the 19th century and the early days of our industrialized economy. Just read Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, and you'll get a fair idea of what workers were up against: children as well as adults... Read More »
You've been screened, selected and interviewed, and now you've landed the job. Congratulations. But before you can start, your new employer wants you to undergo a drug test and background check.
What should you expect when you take a drug test and get background-checked for a new job? Read More »
Getting a master's degree may be a lot of work, but it's a fine thing to have from a money-making perspective (especially after you've paid off your student loans). While many people think of getting a master's in business administration when considering the possibilities for a professional degree, an MBA is in... Read More »
If you're looking to jump start your work life with a new career, you just might want to boost your professional credential with a two-year associate's degree.
And here's a surprise: people with specialized professional degrees from two-year associate programs often earn better pay than people with a bachelor's... Read More »
If you're job-hunting, chances are you pay attention when the U.S. government issues its monthly employment report. But do you know what the report's massive amounts of numbers and data really mean? Here's a brief primer on the important facts you need to understand about the U.S. Labor Department's May 2010... Read More »