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Employers Tell The Weirdest Interview Mistakes They've Seen

Employers Tell The Weirdest Interview Mistakes They've Seen

If you're job hunting, presumably you know not to stuff into your pocket the candy sitting on the interviewer's desk. And you know that the proper way to greet the president of the company is with a handshake, rather than a hug. Read More »

The Work Buzz: Job Market Forecast For 2013

The Work Buzz: Job Market Forecast For 2013

Employers are heading into the new year with cautious optimism. The economy has been growing at a gradual but steady pace and is poised to stay on this path in 2013, barring major disruptions. More employers are expecting to hire than in recent years, but the modest recovery, along with the weakened global... Read More »

Has Job Hunting Become Your Hobby?

Has Job Hunting Become Your Hobby?

If you are job hunting during the workday, you are not alone. According to a new survey by Right Management, a whopping 86 percent of workers said that they plan to actively seek a new position in 2013, up slightly from 84 percent in 2011. Yet statistics show turnover is actually slowing down, and people are... Read More »

Seasonal Jobs Go Begging: Are The Unemployed Getting Picky?

Seasonal Jobs Go Begging: Are The Unemployed Getting Picky?

With unemployment hovering around 8 percent, you'd think unemployed workers would be champing at the bit to take a job -- any job. But shipping companies such as UPS Inc. and GSI Commerce Inc. can't find enough workers to staff warehouses in Louisville, Ky., a region with a 7.5 percent jobless... Read More »

Top Reason Employers Don't Hire Veterans

Top Reason Employers Don't Hire Veterans

By Brent Rasmussen, president, CareerBuilder North America The unemployment rate for veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq, though declining, is still considerably higher than the general population's rate. While military veterans possess a great deal of the business-friendly skills that employers look for in... Read More »

4 Manufacturing Jobs Making A Comeback

4 Manufacturing Jobs Making A Comeback

Machinists, engine assemblers and other production jobs also on the upswing, nearing their pre-recession employment levels. Read More »

Seasonal Hiring 2012: More Jobs Paying $16 Per Hour

Seasonal Hiring 2012: More Jobs Paying $16 Per Hour

Survey after survey is showing that seasonal hiring is on the upswing, the highest its been in years. Now there is even more good news for job hunters: more employers say they are planning to turn seasonal hires to full-time, permanent employees. CareerBuilder, an AOL Jobs sponsor, surveyed 2,494 hiring... Read More »

How Workers Waste Time [Infographic]

How Workers Waste Time [Infographic]

Employers need to stop blaming Facebook. At least if you believe the results of a new nationwide survey commissioned by TrackVia, the maker of a cloud-based application platform. The survey asked 300 workers to name their biggest time wasters. Only 5 percent respondents cited Facebook, Twitter or another... Read More »

Lunch Break: Tech Tools That Can Help And Harm Your Job Search

Lunch Break: Tech Tools That Can Help And Harm Your Job Search

What's the defining characteristic of working in the digital age? Computers have changed many things, but the Internet and social media provide workers with greater ability to both promote and express themselves. Especially when you feel that you've lost your job unfairly. Given that "anyone with a Facebook... Read More »

A Job Interview On Ellipticals? Welcome To The Wellness-Crazed Workplace

A Job Interview On Ellipticals? Welcome To The Wellness-Crazed Workplace

When Rachel Cooper went for a job interview at a Maryland company last August, she wasn't sure what to expect. After all, it was her first job interview since graduating from the University of Miami. But the 23-year-old never imagined she'd be fielding questions from an interviewer who was working out on an... Read More »

New Sites Promise More 'Scientific' Method To Job Hunting

New Sites Promise More 'Scientific' Method To Job Hunting

The job search has long been an inexact science. You send out a blitz of resumes, network with everyone you know, and keep your fingers crossed. But several new, job-search sites are claiming to be bringing more precision to the process, using Google-like technology and elaborate algorithms. Two... Read More »

A Job In High Demand That Pays $68,000 A Year

A Job In High Demand That Pays $68,000 A Year

As the nation's baby boomer generation has aged, there's been a corresponding increase in demand for workers to provide health-care services. It comes as little surprise then that the health-care sector has added an average of 28,000 jobs a month during the last 12 months, according to the Bureau of Labor... Read More »

1 In 3 Employers Reject Applicants Based On Facebook Posts

1 In 3 Employers Reject Applicants Based On Facebook Posts

If you've ignored career experts' advice to be careful about what you post on social networks, such as Facebook and LinkedIn, this new survey may frighten you. In a survey of some 2,300 hiring managers, nearly 40 percent said they screen potential hires using social media, and many say they reject job... Read More »

Survey: 20 Percent of Workers Have No Clue What CEO Looks Like

Survey: 20 Percent of Workers Have No Clue What CEO Looks Like

Some high-profile companies -- Facebook, for example -- have such highly visible CEOs that you don't have to work there to know who runs the place. But if you couldn't pick your own CEO out of a line up, don't worry, because you're not alone. Read More »

The 15 Scariest Jobs

The 15 Scariest Jobs

Halloween is the time to speak aloud our gravest fears, and perhaps buy a Lycra bodysuit version of them for $24.98. CareerBuilder has joined in the festivities, surveying more than 4,300 U.S. workers about what they consider the scariest jobs. There seem to be some recurring themes, like those jobs that... Read More »

The Top 25 Companies For Career Opportunities

The Top 25 Companies For Career Opportunities

With the economy on a slow and staggered upswing, many Americans are just looking for a way to pay the bills. But some lucky job seekers will find themselves with more than just a job. They'll end up with a career. First, however, they need to know where to find it. Read More »

Burned Out at Work? Your Boss Doesn't Think So!

Burned Out at Work? Your Boss Doesn't Think So!

While you're busy sweating bullets because of factors that go far above and beyond the summer heat, your boss could be sipping on an ice cold glass of lemonade, thinking everything is hunky dory. A recent survey showed that 77 percent of workers say that they are burned out at work, while only one in four... Read More »

Hoarders: There's Probably One Stashed in Your Office

Hoarders: There's Probably One Stashed in Your Office

You've seen hoarders on TV, buried in piles of newspaper, stuffed animals, food, garbage, you name it. But you might not have noticed that they're all around you at work as well. Desks and offices covered with piles of papers, folders, files, books, etc. can reveal mild cases of office hoarding. And how about... Read More »

Job Openings On the Rise

Job Openings On the Rise

There were 3.1 million job openings on the last business day of February 2011, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics -- that's the highest number in two and a half years, and a marked increase from the 2.7 million job openings in January. Meanwhile, job search website CareerBuilder saw a 23... Read More »

More Workers Plan to Save Tax Refunds

More Workers Plan to Save Tax Refunds

How are you planning to spend your anticipated tax refund? The IRS says this year's average refund will total about $3,000, which can go a long way. Are you going to buy a new, high def plasma TV? Take a nice vacation? Maybe use it to fortify the retirement savings you raided during the recession? If you're... Read More »

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