If you're not confident, "networking" and "baby steps" won't take you very far in your career. If you first build up confidence -- and do it in a way that is both sincere and natural -- then you can take just about any job step you want. Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
We don't know exactly why human beings laugh. But we do know that's it's for social reasons; laughing isn't something we tend to do alone. This makes humor an excellent tool for settling into a new workplace, at least according to 79 percent of chief financial officers.
When the temporary staffing agency... Read More »
As technology continues to evolve and improve, its adoption in the workplace continues to grow, allowing employees to work virtually from anywhere. That's a boon for many workers, helping them balance competing demands of career and family life.
Technology's evolution also helps employers, of course, who see... Read More »