If California is the Golden State, and Florida is the Sunshine State then North Dakota might as well be the Employment State.
Though its formal nickname is the Peace Garden State, North Dakota currently has the lowest unemployment rate in the U.S. at 3.5 percent. That's 5.6 points lower than the national... Read More »
Going to college used to be a nearly sure way of getting a steady job. But as many recent graduates will attest, this is no longer the case. However, there are hundreds of thousands of high-paying jobs that don't require a degree. 24/7 Wall St. has identified the ten highest-paying jobs that only require a... Read More »
What generation has been more devastated by the Great Recession than the one just entering the workforce? Though they have been pilloried for their sense of entitlement, the members of the millennial generation are the envy of no other for the challenges they face in establishing themselves in this... Read More »
By Danny Goldin, Special to CareerBuilder
Worrying fails to accomplish anything, yet that certainly doesn't stop anyone from doing it, especially when they start their first-ever full-time job. For those in that position, here are some tips to make your first few days and weeks on the job as stress-free as... Read More »
Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka, married Jared Kushner, real estate heir in his own right and owner of The New York Observer weekly newspaper. The couple is expecting a baby in late summer/early fall, and Kushner also is expecting to launch the new New York Observer magazine -- once he finds a qualified... Read More »
These days, going to college and getting that coveted degree may not be enough to land your dream career. The job market is so saturated with competition that internships can be a critical step toward getting an entry-level job. Read More »
They may not be sexy, and they may not sound all that glamorous, but the most important things about jobs for recent college grads is that they're available, they have a future, and most of all, they pay. A recent study shows that specialized health care positions are hot, as are those that involve a... Read More »
By Kathy Matheson
PHILADELPHIA - The choice of undergraduate major in college is strongly tied to a student's future earnings, with the highest-paying majors providing salaries of about 300 percent more than the lowest-paying, according to a study released Tuesday.
Based on first-of-its-kind Census data,... Read More »
Even though the economy is improving, the job market still is going to be tight this summer for those looking for seasonal work. According to CareerBuilder's annual Summer Job Forecast, about one-in-five employers (21 percent) reported that they plan to hire seasonal workers this summer, which is about on par... Read More »
Being young and idealistic are often viewed as positive human attributes. But when it comes to landing that first job, newly minted college graduates may be a little too starry-eyed for their own good -- at least within the advertising and marketing fields.
More than a third of advertising executives say... Read More »
Attention Target Team members, did you ever wonder how your job stacks up against similar positions at the world's largest retailer, Walmart? Though the two chains may have different corporate cultures, according to PayScale, the rivals' rank and file have plenty in common, in addition to stocking scads of... Read More »
Good news, college grads: The entry-level job market is the best it has been in three years -- but you may have to settle for less money and a position outside your preferred career path, a new report from Challenger, Gray & Christmas shows.
"There's lots of positive news out there, and we're finally... Read More »
It used to be that entry level jobs were reserved for young graduates entering the job market for the first time, but today people of all ages and experience levels are considering new careers and starting over at ground level.
While some are taking the opportunity to pursue their dream jobs, many are... Read More »
It's another month, another rent check to write and now you have a dental bill that's bigger than you expected. Maybe you're a student or a parent who has been staying home and out of the work force, but you now really need to get working. What is a job that you can start right now?
Online salary and career... Read More »
The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the availability of approximately $20 million in grants through its Civic Justice Corps program. Projects funded through these grants will help juvenile offenders gain valuable jobs skills, and participants will demonstrate accountability for their actions through... Read More »
A well-paid, entry-level job sounds like an oxymoron. But finding one would certainly help with the piles of student loans that many young people face and the heavy financial pressures sending many stay-at-home parents back into the work force. Fortunately, PayScale.com has found a few.
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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 »
The dirty job is one with openings. So, listen up about these well-paying, secure positions in the skilled trades, ranging from utility linesperson to plumber.
About a third of those in dirty jobs are older than 50, says Mike Rowe host of 'Dirty Jobs,' on Discovery. Because the work is hard and the tradespeople... Read More »
The starter job is that first position college graduates take to bring in income and learn the fundamentals of going to work.
Given the tough economy, right now that starter job is usually outside your major and likely pays less than you expected. However, If you're smart about learning what you can from it, it... Read More »
From Boston to Seattle and many cities in between, industries of all kinds are looking to hire talented mechanical engineers. For people just starting their careers, mechanical engineering is a good place to begin because it is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. And once you've earned a bachelor of... Read More »