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Weekly Jobless Claims Rise Less Than Expected

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise Less Than Expected

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose less than expected last week and remained near its pre-recession levels. Read More »

Does 'Out-of-Work' Mean Damaged Goods?

Does 'Out-of-Work' Mean Damaged Goods?

Don't let being let go hurt your chances of getting hired

Were you let go and fear employers see you as damaged goods? If so, read this... Read More »

Private Employers Add 139,000 Jobs, ADP Survey Shows

Private Employers Add 139,000 Jobs, ADP Survey Shows

A private survey shows that U.S. companies added slightly more jobs in February than in January, but harsh winter weather weighed on hiring. Read More »

#1 Simple Secret to Being Liked and Making More $$$ at Work

#1 Simple Secret to Being Liked and Making More $$$ at Work

Get more money with this easy technique

Learn the #1 simple secret to getting ahead at work. Read More »

ADP: Private Employers Add 215,000 Jobs in November

ADP: Private Employers Add 215,000 Jobs in November

A private survey shows U.S. businesses last month added the most jobs in a year, powered by big gains in manufacturing and construction. Read More »

3 Worst Mistakes To Make When Changing Careers

3 Worst Mistakes To Make When Changing Careers

Test your ideas by talking to people and get out of your head

Many people grapple with how to make a successful career change and make a few common, avoidable mistakes. Here are three errors you should watch out for. Read More »

Are You Feeling Lost In Your Career?

Are You Feeling Lost In Your Career?

Between the ups and downs of the economy, a conventional career map can sometimes serve as little more than wishful thinking. Read More »

What Do Successful People Know About Achieving 'Balance'?

What do you wish you'd known about handling both a career and kids? Read More »

3 Ways To Act More Confident

3 Ways To Act More Confident

If you first build your confidence -- and do it in a way that is both sincere and natural -- then you can take just about any step you want. Read More »

'Hero To Zero' Syndrome: Is This Why Veterans Struggle To Get Jobs?

'Hero To Zero' Syndrome: Is This Why Veterans Struggle To Get Jobs?

Though the unemployment rate remains stubbornly high for Americans generally, data suggest that veterans as a group are having an easier time finding jobs. The unemployment rate among veterans of all ages fell to 6.9 percent in July from 8.6 percent during the same month a year ago, the Labor Department... Read More »

7 High-Paying Jobs That Don't Require A Bachelor's Degree

7 High-Paying Jobs That Don't Require A Bachelor's Degree

With millions of unemployed competing for jobs, many Americans are returning to school to learn new skills that will hopefully lead to a new job. With college expenses on the rise, however, pursuing a four-year degree may not be financially feasible for many of them. But there a plenty of good-paying jobs... Read More »

How To Burn Out By The Time You're 30

How To Burn Out By The Time You're 30

By Ben Fanning Think professionals don't hit job burnout until mid-to-late career? And that the typical professional with burnout already has a couple of kids and a massive mortgage before "the grind" finally gets them? Actually, burned-out careerists come in all ages and management levels. Read More »

6 Reasons NOT To Change Your Career

6 Reasons NOT To Change Your Career

By Ritika Trikha So, you've had enough. You've poured your heart out, worked your fingers to the bone, and turned your hair gray, but no one seems to appreciate it. You're unhappy, and ready to make a career change. Sounds fair. But hasty decisions might leave you in unfamiliar territory with neither field... Read More »

20 Good Jobs That Don't Require A College Degree

20 Good Jobs That Don't Require A College Degree

With all the debate surrounding the value of a college degree these days, many young workers and their parents may be glad to hear there are many well paying jobs that don't require higher education. CareerCast.com recently identified 20 good jobs that need only a high-school diploma, although they do... Read More »

Former Pittsburgh School Teacher Sues, Claims Anti-Male Bias Led To Program Cuts

Former Pittsburgh School Teacher Sues, Claims Anti-Male Bias Led To Program Cuts

In this era of tight school budgets, it's perhaps not surprising that Pittsburgh teacher George Kirk wasn't able to secure the funds he needed to purchase safety glasses and special jackets for his welding students. But the former Pittsburgh Public Schools employee alleges in a lawsuit filed Monday that it... Read More »

5 Scientifically Proven Ways To Be Happier At Work

5 Scientifically Proven Ways To Be Happier At Work

American workers are increasingly miserable on the job. No wonder: Those who survived mass layoffs during the recent recession often were rewarded with more work for the same or less pay. A survey released last fall found that nearly a third (32 percent) of U.S. workers considered quitting their jobs, up 9... Read More »

From Bureaucrat To Cufflink Maker: How I Turned A Hobby Into A Job

From Bureaucrat To Cufflink Maker: How I Turned A Hobby Into A Job

Donald Trump may have turned getting fired into a national catchphrase though his "Apprentice" TV show franchise, but for the average worker, there's little that's entertaining about being told, "You're fired." Just ask Anthony Bostic. Five years ago, he was dismissed from his job as director of relocation... Read More »

Survey: Luck Plays Big Role In Career Success

Survey: Luck Plays Big Role In Career Success

When it comes to finding a job or advancing your career, there are numerous ways of getting ahead. Not the least of those, of course, is hard work. But a recent poll shows that a vast majority of workers credit something far more intangible -- luck. A worldwide survey of more than 7,000 members of... Read More »

Survey: Colleges Can Do A Better Job In Helping Gay Students Find Work

Survey: Colleges Can Do A Better Job In Helping Gay Students Find Work

When it comes to helping gay students prepare for life after college, few of the nation's institutions of higher education earn top honors in providing them with relevant resources to aid in a successful job search upon graduation, a new survey finds. Of the 109 colleges surveyed, just 6 percent of career... Read More »

Danger At Your Exit Interview

Danger At Your Exit Interview

In a recent CBS article about exit interviews that encouraged you to share your real thoughts and feelings with the exit interviewer, I was the lone dissenting voice. Read More »

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