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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »