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  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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. Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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. Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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. Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • Why Your Boss Seems so Clueless

    Why Your Boss Seems so Clueless

    Ever wonder why so many managers appear to know so little about so much? Here's the real reason they might seem so dazed and confused: More than one-quarter (26 percent) of managers said they weren't ready to become a leader when they started managing others, according to a new CareerBuilder survey. What's... Continue Reading

  • One in Five Late to Work Every Week, Lame Excuses Given

    One in Five Late to Work Every Week, Lame Excuses Given

    Take a good look at your co-workers. There's a very good chance that almost one in five of them will be late this week. Will it be you? According to a new CareerBuilder Canada survey, tardiness is increasing. A surprising 19 percent of workers said they arrive late to work at least once a week, up from 17... Continue Reading

  • CareerBuilder Survey Suggests an Uptick in Jobs

    CareerBuilder Survey Suggests an Uptick in Jobs

    CareerBuilder recently conducted a nationwide survey of 900+ workers laid off within the last 12 months. The findings don't paint the entire picture of the job landscape, but they do shed light on a few factors that can impact a job search. Here are some of the key findings from the survey and some things to... Continue Reading

  • Most Job Postings Get a Failing Grade

    Most Job Postings Get a Failing Grade

    CareerBuilder internal data suggests that 34% of candidates that try to apply for a job don't because the application process is too much of a hassle. 24% report the "apply now" link is broken and 21% report that the long application process isn't worth their time. My clients tell me unbelievable stories about... Continue Reading