In an unstable economy, do good jobs even exist? Of course, some jobs will always be better than others. And to figure which is the best job right now, CareerCast.com, the employment website, every year examines a variety of factors, from physical demands to stress and hiring outlook. On Tuesday, it released its... Read More »
By Rob Wile
Oil companies don't always get the best press. BP is still paying for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill, which killed 11 workers and released millions of barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Halliburton got in trouble for overcharging taxpayers during the Iraq war. And Shell just had to... Read More »
It's still a tough job market out there, so when CNNMoney set out to find America's Best Jobs this year, first and foremost we looked for professions that offer great growth opportunities. Another big factor: how well the job pays, since being able to make a good living is especially important now. We also... Read More »
Finding a job in this economy isn't easy, but one way to get ahead is to take a look at careers that fly below the radar of other job hunters.
That's what CareerCast has done in unveiling its latest list of underrated jobs, careers that the job-search website says offer increasing opportunities for job... Read More »
When it comes to finding a job, few workers have greater difficulty than high school dropouts. A report released last week by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce reaffirms that those with more education have an easier time finding work than those with less.
While the unemployment... Read More »
By Aimee Groth
In a tough economy where just about half of graduates are landing jobs in their fields, there's been a lot of debate lately about the value of a college degree.
Careercast.com put together a list of the top 20 jobs that don't require a college degree, ranked by average starting salary, income... Read More »
If you've ever watched a TV news reporter deliver a live report and thought, "that'd be a great job," think again. Broadcast journalists, along with their print brethren, newspaper reporters, are among the worst professions in the U.S., according to new survey by CareerCast.com.
One reason those two... Read More »
Stores are hiring droves of new employees this season to help handle the holiday frenzy. In October alone, retailers added 141,500 jobs, according to the employment services firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. As many jobless, underemployed, and cash-short Americans join the retail sector as fall fades to... Read More »
By Donna Rosato and Tom Ziegler
You've had a great run in your career. Now you can afford to follow a passion or enjoy a less taxing, yet satisfying, workweek. These top 20 jobs score high for flexibility and social meaning, enjoy relatively low stress, and none require advanced degrees. Read More »
CareerBliss.com recently surveyed 200,000 independent employees from 70,000 jobs all over the country to determine which ranked the highest in nine key areas that affect employee happiness: the employee's relationship with their boss and co-workers, their work environment, job resources, compensation, growth... Read More »
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Most jobs are stressful. When you're an hour away from the deadline for that spreadsheet of "value-adding actionable items" and your boss is breathing down your neck, your anxiety level is going to be pretty high.
Luckily, there are a lot of ways to relieve stress at work. One of the... Read More »
By Paul Keegan, with Anne C. Lee
Great pay and superior growth prospects. Work that's meaningful. Those are some of the qualities we looked for when selecting America's best jobs. Take a look at which jobs made the top 10 list. Read More »
For the past 15 years, I have worked as a consultant and executive recruiter. These two roles often go hand-in-hand: When a client needs to evaluate her organization, she may need to make changes. When these changes involve sourcing for hard-to-find and recruited talent, I work to help clients find the people... Read More »
Even in a tough economy, some professions have a bright outlook for 2010 and beyond. According to O*Net, an online tool for career exploration and job search, we may see strong hiring in a number of professions. O*Net groups professions into one of five job "zones" based on levels of education, experience, and... Read More »
Believe it or not, there are plenty of growing occupations that pay well that the Labor Department projects will have plenty of jobs to offer in the coming years. Whether you're planning to go to school soon or are already changing your career, here are some of the top careers in medical fields with lots of... Read More »
Brent Rasmussen, President, CareerBuilder North America
Given the layoffs and unemployment woes that consistently make headlines, it may seem hard to believe that some industries are experiencing worker shortages. Yet despite a national unemployment rate that hovers near double digits, there are industries that... Read More »
If you're shopping for a job, you'll probably have the best luck finding something in the retail sales or cashiers departments. According to the most recent numbers released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, those occupations employ the largest number of people in the private sector. Retail sales accounts for... Read More »