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  • Who Made Glassdoor's Annual Top 25 Universities to Work For?

    Who Made Glassdoor's Annual Top 25 Universities to Work For?

    Brigham Young reclaims top spot after placing third in 2013

    Glassdoor has unveiled their fourth annual list of top colleges and universities to work for. Reclaiming the top spot is Utah's Brigham Young University. Continue Reading

  • Are The Bots Coming For Your Job?

    Are The Bots Coming For Your Job?

    See which white-collar jobs have already been displaced

    The new generation of robots all have something in common. They're out to get your jobs. Continue Reading

  • Top 10 Jobs of the Future

    Top 10 Jobs of the Future

    Prepare today for 2022

    CollegeAtlas.org lists the top careers by 2022. Careers selected for job growth, projected jobs, current median salary and industry outlook. Continue Reading

  • Weekly Jobless Claims Drop a Bit in Latest Tally

    Weekly Jobless Claims Drop a Bit in Latest Tally

    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell marginally last week, but continues to point to an improving labor market. Continue Reading

  • How to Stay Visible If You're Out of Work

    How to Stay Visible If You're Out of Work

    What makes jobs just seem to happen for some people?

    Out of work and frustrated about disappearing from sight in your industry? Learn from Ron Drabkin, master at staying noticed in his field. Continue Reading

  • Girl Develop It Success Stories

    Girl Develop It Success Stories

    Learning how to code empowers women.

    Girl Develop It alums Tracy Bartley and Brenda Storer got the confidence and tech skills they needed to advance their careers. Continue Reading

  • Best-Paying Summer Jobs

    Best-Paying Summer Jobs

    Getting a summer job is a rite of passage for many young people. In addition to earning wages to help pay for tuition or make car payments, it's where many first-time employees learn the fundamentals of work -- showing up on time, teamwork, communicating effectively, managing workloads and more. But summer jobs... Continue Reading

  • 10 High-Paying Entry-Level Jobs

    10 High-Paying Entry-Level Jobs

    In today's competitive job market, it can be hard to imagine that there are jobs that pay well but don't require years of experience. But many sectors offer high-paying entry-level jobs that are appealing to mid-career changers or recent college graduates (who are likely eager to get out from under a mound of... Continue Reading

  • How To Turn Your New Year's Career Resolutions Into Reality [VIDEO]

    How To Turn Your New Year's Career Resolutions Into Reality [VIDEO]

    If you follow through on all your new year's resolutions, you might never have to make any the... Continue Reading

  • Confessions Of A Professional Skydiver

    Confessions Of A Professional Skydiver

    Lots of people enjoy or at least have tried skydiving. They include President George H.W. Bush, who famously parachuted from a plane 10,500 feet above the ground to celebrate turning 85, following similar jumps on his 75th and 80th birthdays. Some lovers of the sport attempt to turn it into career by... Continue Reading

  • 9 Ways To Tap Into The Hidden Job Market

    9 Ways To Tap Into The Hidden Job Market

    By Miriam Salpeter With summer upon us, some of you job-seekers may think about taking a break from your search. Instead, you might want to ramp up your efforts and consider the new season as an opportunity to relaunch any unfinished career plans. One inevitable aspect of the search? Interacting and engaging... Continue Reading

  • 4 Obstacles To Changing Careers In 2012 And How To Overcome Them

    4 Obstacles To Changing Careers In 2012 And How To Overcome Them

    The economy is showing signs of life. And that means millions of people who have been stuck in jobs they hate will start looking for work. A 2011 survey indicated that 84 percent of Americans planned to look for a new job when the economy improved. And yet, the reality is that only a small percentage of them... Continue Reading

  • Aspiring Investment Bankers Determined To 'Prove People Wrong'

    Aspiring Investment Bankers Determined To 'Prove People Wrong'

    Last summer, David Wang had an internship at an investment bank in Stamford, Conn. He loved it like a kid first learning about the stars, and deciding to be an astronaut. "I was speechless, really, at how amazing a career this was," he says. "This is where I really want to be." But the timing's a little... Continue Reading

  • $100,000-A-Year Jobs That Don't Require A College Degree

    $100,000-A-Year Jobs That Don't Require A College Degree

    With U.S. workers' wages stagnating, the idea of earning $100,000 a year without a bachelor's degree might seem impossible. But there are jobs that command high salaries, have plenty of openings, and require only certification from a vocational school or an associate degree, typically earned at one of the... Continue Reading

  • The First Jobs Of U.S. Presidents

    The First Jobs Of U.S. Presidents

    By David Schepp & Claire Gordon Think your job is difficult? Just imagine what it's like to lead one of the most populous and prosperous nations on earth. And yet, as the current race for the Republican nomination has shown, there's no shortage of candidates who think they have the right stuff to be... Continue Reading

  • What Future Nurses Need To Know [Infographic]

    What Future Nurses Need To Know [Infographic]

    Americans' ever-increasing consumption of medical services in recent decades has led to a seemingly insatiable demand for professionals within the health-care sector. Recent employment numbers show that the industry gained 315,000 jobs last year, including nursing and related fields. Demand for nursing and... Continue Reading

  • After Decades On The Streets, An NYC Prostitute Contemplates Retirement

    After Decades On The Streets, An NYC Prostitute Contemplates Retirement

    It's not often that you hear the details of a career lived on the streets, let alone by someone who raised a family from the money she earned working them. But Barbara Terry supplied them for an article in The New York Times. Trained to be a medical lab technician, by age 21 Terry's husband had left, leaving... Continue Reading

  • Handyman Finds 'Pot Of Gold' In RV Maintenance

    Handyman Finds 'Pot Of Gold' In RV Maintenance

    Mitchell Graska didn't start his working life wanting be a recreational vehicle technician. In fact, he likely didn't even know that the profession existed when he left Indiana nearly 30 years ago to become a pipeline welder in Texas. By the time Graska arrived in Houston in 1983, however, the oil boom of the... Continue Reading

  • 10 Ways to Spend Labor Day Improving In Your Career

    10 Ways to Spend Labor Day Improving In Your Career

    This article was originally featured on OnlineDegrees.com. Labor Day weekend doesn't just mean the end of white pants and the beginning of the NFL season. The holiday began in 1882 as a celebration of the economic achievements of the American worker. This year, you can use the long weekend to invest in some... Continue Reading

  • Nurse Takes Sick Leave From Day Job to Work as 'Lady of the Night'

    Nurse Takes Sick Leave From Day Job to Work as 'Lady of the Night'

    Many people work second jobs to help make ends meet, but it's not everyone who moonlights as a prostitute to help put food on the table. But that's exactly what a nurse for Britain's National Health Service did. Sharon Morgan quickly quit her job after it was learned she was providing services of a sexual... Continue Reading

  • Money Can't Buy Career Happiness

    Money Can't Buy Career Happiness

    When it comes to career satisfaction, it's not all about the Benjamins, according to new data released by CareerBliss.com. Their research shows the key driver of work happiness may not come in the form of a paycheck, rather in an employee's sense of accomplishment, their relationship with peers, and the daily... Continue Reading

  • Career Lessons From the Recession

    Career Lessons From the Recession

    by Robert Half International If the recent recession left a bad taste in your mouth -- and chances are it did -- remember that every cloud has a silver lining. As painful as it may have been, the downturn gave workers insights into how to stay marketable and maintain professional momentum, even during the... Continue Reading

  • Top 10 Careers That Will Pay Better in 2011

    Top 10 Careers That Will Pay Better in 2011

    Whether you managed to survive the recession with your job intact, or you've recently landed yourself a new position after being laid off, 2011 could be a good year for your paycheck. Although employers aren't yet ready to start hiring like crazy, they are encouraged by signs of growth and are willing to... Continue Reading

  • Ambition: The Fire in the Belly Employers Want

    Ambition: The Fire in the Belly Employers Want

    Ambition, that old-fashioned fire in the belly, is what employers are looking for in 2011. Job applicants who demonstrate drive have the edge over even more technically qualified candidates. And, if you're ambitious, the timing is great for a job search. During 2011, the job market is picking up... Continue Reading

  • Making It Big: Without Even a High School Degree

    Making It Big: Without Even a High School Degree

    Many of the driven, talented, and lucky have been able to make it big without a formal education -- some without even finishing high school. They range from Oscar-winner Robert De Niro to tycoon investor Kirk Kerkorian, reports Forbes. The recent Forbes article, which lists 25 multimillionaires with no high... Continue Reading

  • Are You Shooting Too Low in Your Job Search?

    Are You Shooting Too Low in Your Job Search?

    Does your application secretly have the words "overqualified," "desperate" and "likely to be bored stiff within a month" written all over it? If you are aiming too low in your job search, chances are employers will read between the lines and notice -- and move on to someone else. According to Duncan... Continue Reading

  • Five Career Prospects for People with a Business Associates Degree

    An academic degree opens many doors of opportunities for a professional, offering an extra edge in the job search. A business associates degree is a two year degree that you can work for any private or public college and university, but are often sought after at local community colleges. The degree can focus on... Continue Reading

  • 'What is Your Weakness' and Other Tough Interview Questions

    'What is Your Weakness' and Other Tough Interview Questions

    Every job seeker hates interview questions like what is your weakness or tell me about a mistake you made. Many believe these questions are designed to make them sweat and there can't possibly be a good answer. Others have heard that the key to answering these tough questions is to spin the response and turn a... Continue Reading

  • Blue Collar Job Search

    Blue Collar Job Search

    A lot of what I've written about in the past has been for professionals and executives, but I had an experience recently that made me think about a blue collar job search, and what the differences are. This is pretty interesting because most of the job search blogs I follow seem to be written for a white collar... Continue Reading

  • Discover Your Career Passion Through VocationVacations

    Discover Your Career Passion Through VocationVacations

    Do you spend a good chunk of your time at work fantasizing about a new career? Are you stuck in an office cubicle longing for a job that allows you to be outdoors or are you a corporate stiff who wishes you were running your own business? Imagine if you could test-drive the career of your dreams completely risk... Continue Reading