Careers

  • Getting Hired When You Don't Have a College Degree

    Getting Hired When You Don't Have a College Degree

    I listened in on a recruiter panel recently where an HR person from a Fortune 500 company admitted that he added a Bachelor's degree to the list of requirements for all his job postings because it was an easy way to screen out candidates. He didn't try to make the case that the degree is a key predictor of... Continue Reading

  • Is It Time to Hit the Reset Button on Your Career?

    Is It Time to Hit the Reset Button on Your Career?

    Has it been a while since you held a full-time job because you took time off to raise kids? Or maybe you feel you've been on the wrong career path for some time but quitting right now seems too risky. Or perhaps you don't want to leave your job, but your prospects for advancement are limited and you just feel... Continue Reading

  • Want to Earn a Doctor's Salary with a BA Education?

    Want to Earn a Doctor's Salary with a BA Education?

    CareerBuilder.com writer Everyone wants to earn a hefty salary in their careers, and it's no secret that some of the highest-paid people are doctors, dentists and lawyers. It's even less of a secret that those careers aren't easy to come by. They require years of schooling -- something that not everyone can (or... Continue Reading

  • Career Crystal Ball: Where Will Your Job Take You?

    Career Crystal Ball: Where Will Your Job Take You?

    By Bridget Quigg Would you consider your career path "typical?" Did you move step-by-step from an assistant to a senior director in the same company? Or did you zig-zag from salesperson to set designer to sea captain? Online salary database PayScale.com decided to take a look at the many leaps, steps and sharp... Continue Reading

  • Telemarketer Tells All

    Telemarketer Tells All

    I used to hate my job. Not just a normal "I don't wanna go to work" kind of dislike, but a deep-seated, scathing, fire-of-a-thousand-suns type of hate. I worked in a cramped cubicle calling people all day. I dealt with supervisors who had more children than IQ points. I was the guy that calls during dinner,... Continue Reading

  • Think Twice Before Sending That Crazy Resume!

    Think Twice Before Sending That Crazy Resume!

    In these challenging economic times, it is tempting to use all means available to differentiate yourself. But not everything goes over so well. As a recruiter with 15 years' experience, I want to share examples of candidate submissions that are deadly to achieving your goal of a great new job! Continue Reading

  • Career Path: English Degree to a Job in IT

    Career Path: English Degree to a Job in IT

    If someone had told me I'd be a computer programmer after college graduation I would've laughed in his face. I was an English major! I edited student newspapers, wrote poetry and studied Shakespeare. I didn't know a JCL statement from a Legacy system, nor did I care! I never expected to work in IT, but that's... Continue Reading

  • Blue Collar Jobs in Demand for 2010

    Blue Collar Jobs in Demand for 2010

    Ready for a career change but dread getting another desk job? Then how about trying your hand at, well, working with your hands? "There is a blue collar renaissance going on right now," says Joe Lamacchia, author of Blue Collar and Proud of It: The All-in-One-Resource for Finding Freedom, Financial Success, and... Continue Reading

  • Walk, Don't Run, To Career Success

    Walk, Don't Run, To Career Success

    Last year was not a good year for my personal health. I just wasn't getting around to working out, and then in the Spring I ripped my calf muscle and found myself wobbling around the house for a week. At the end of the week I ripped it again, much worse, and found myself laying around the house for six weeks,... Continue Reading

  • 10 Careers That Didn't Exist 10 Years Ago

    10 Careers That Didn't Exist 10 Years Ago

    Rachel Zupek, CareerBuilder.com writer Every so often, you meet someone with a job title that makes you go, "Huh?" Either it's too technical to understand, too hard to describe or in some cases, people just may not have heard of it. But, why would someone not have heard about a job's existence? Simple: All the... Continue Reading

  • My First Jobs - A Little Luck and a Lot of Chutzpah

    My First Jobs - A Little Luck and a Lot of Chutzpah

    I've always believed in teaching by example. When I was about to graduate (more years ago than I care to admit), the economy was in a downturn. It was not quite as serious as this one, but still considered a recession. Interest rates were through the roof, inflation was more than 14%, unemployment was around... Continue Reading

  • Get Your Career in Shape in 2010

    Get Your Career in Shape in 2010

    Probably the two most common New Year's resolutions people make are to lose weight and to find a new job. It's interesting how many parallels there are to losing weight and searching for a new job. Both require patience and discipline and in both situations it is common to have setbacks and feel defeated and... Continue Reading

  • 30 Jobs That Pay $80,000

    30 Jobs That Pay $80,000

    CareerBuilder.com writer Let's be honest: Sometimes you don't care about the job -- you just care about the salary. But it's awfully hard to look for a job that fits both your salary requirements and your skill set. Not to mention that we always tell you that your work and career should be something you love.... Continue Reading

  • You Are Your Own Best Product

    You Are Your Own Best Product

    You are about to begin an adventure. Like any adventure, it is going to have some highs and lows, some moments of exhilaration and some of depression. You are about to look for your first full-time job. The first thing you need to realize as you start down this road is that you have to start thinking of... Continue Reading

  • The Top 10 Positions in 2010

    The Top 10 Positions in 2010

    Robert Half International Research conducted for the "2010 Salary Guides" from Robert Half International is painting a surprising picture about the salary landscape for the new year. Starting salaries in the accounting and finance, information technology and administrative fields are expected to remain... Continue Reading

  • Turning Job Hunting Into 'Job Getting'

    Turning Job Hunting Into 'Job Getting'

    Selena Dehne, JIST Publishing Often, when job seekers come across job ads that interest them, they immediately submit their résumés and cover letters to the employers. Then they wait, wondering if their submission will develop into an interview opportunity or if it will slip into a black hole and... Continue Reading

  • Five Job-Hunting Holiday Presents to Give Yourself

    Five Job-Hunting Holiday Presents to Give Yourself

    By Geoffrey Roth For soon-to-be-graduating college students, winter break is here. While your thoughts may be on heading home for the holidays, you should also realize that you are only 5 months away from wanting to have that first job lined up. Here are five job-hunting gifts you'll want to give yourself this... Continue Reading

  • 10 Biggest Job Interview Blunders

    10 Biggest Job Interview Blunders

    By Anne Fisher, CNNMoney Dear Annie: A few months ago I lost a middle-management job at a company where I worked for 14 years. I received four promotions during that time, but it had been quite a while since I actually interviewed for a new job. I've gone on several interviews in the past few weeks, which I know... Continue Reading

  • 10 Ways to Manage Bad Bosses

    10 Ways to Manage Bad Bosses

    Hint: Treat them like toddlers Lynn Taylor, author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant"; Do you ever think your boss behaves like a child going through the "terrible twos," throwing tantrums or reverting to a little lost lamb when in over his or her head? I call this regression "Terrible Office... Continue Reading

  • 10 Fun (and Affordable) Gifts for Co-Workers

    10 Fun (and Affordable) Gifts for Co-Workers

    Rachel Zupek, CareerBuilder.com writer Holidays in the office can be predictable: coffee mugs for your boss, a gift card for your co-worker, fruit baskets for clients. This holiday season, however, may prove to be a little different, as there is less money to spend and fewer co-workers on gift lists. "In... Continue Reading

  • Top-Paying Jobs

    Top-Paying Jobs

    By Beth Braverman and Alexis Jeffries Anesthesiologists take home a median $292,000 salary annually. What other great careers from Money and PayScale.com's list of Best Jobs in America offer big paychecks? Continue Reading

  • Companies Hiring This Month: December

    Companies Hiring This Month: December

    As 2009 winds down, you can't help but realize what a roller coaster of a year it's been. No one knew what to expect coming into this year, and we constantly looked for signs that the economy would turn around. Fortunately, we have seen some clues that the situation isn't as bad as it once was and won't get as... Continue Reading

  • What Do You Want from Your Boss This Holiday Season?

    What Do You Want from Your Boss This Holiday Season?

    During the homestretch leading up to the new year, bosses often become generous and kind -- traits no one knew they were capable of exhibiting. Credit the holidays, the year-end bonuses or the paid time off for your boss' newfound transformation from Scrooge to philanthropist. Regardless, you might as well enjoy... Continue Reading

  • Confessions of a Mall Santa

    Confessions of a Mall Santa

    You see them at malls great and small; gents dressed as the merry elf from the North Pole. There they sit in their jolly red finery attentively noting every Christmas wish while smiling for photos. But what's it like from behind the beard? It should surprise no one that Santa is big business, and as in any... Continue Reading

  • Employees Ready To Jump Jobs When Market Improves

    Employees Ready To Jump Jobs When Market Improves

    In this market, someone telling you "You're lucky to have a job" has never sounded so true. While there are many frustrated job seekers out there who can't seem to catch a break, there is apparently an entire group of gainfully employed folks who can't wait to jump ship when the market improves. A survey from... Continue Reading

  • The Dos and Don'ts of Gift Giving at Work

    The Dos and Don'ts of Gift Giving at Work

    The holidays are quickly approaching, and that means it's time to start making your holiday gift lists. While finding the perfect gift for your Great Aunt Betty is always a challenge, some people get the most stressed out during the holidays trying to decide how to handle gift giving in the workplace. Do you... Continue Reading

  • 2012: The Last Jobs On Earth

    2012: The Last Jobs On Earth

    When the Mayans devised their calendar ending in 2012 more than 5,000 years ago, I bet they had no idea how much end-of-world fodder they were providing for centuries of civilizations to come. With the date creeping closer and a big Hollywood blockbuster imagining exactly how it would all go down, it's only... Continue Reading

  • More Companies Hiring for the Holidays

    CareerBuilder In the past few weeks, we've talked a lot about seasonal hiring and we got a huge response to the blog where we posted 10 companies hiring for the holidays. Based on all of your comments, it sounds like a few of you are looking for some more options. Ask and you shall receive, my friends. Here... Continue Reading

  • 7 Surprisingly Creative, Well-Paid Jobs

    7 Surprisingly Creative, Well-Paid Jobs

    If you're in the market for a new job, why not go the creative route? There are plenty of jobs where creativity and fresh ideas can make you stand out – and many of them are still in demand despite the recession. The following list provides a mix of in-demand gigs and (hopefully) soon-to-bounce back... Continue Reading

  • The New Interview Questions

    The New Interview Questions

    By Diane Domeyer, executive director of Office Team Most job-hunting aficionados can effortlessly recite their greatest strengths and weaknesses, succinctly describe their future career goals and present a compelling case when asked why they should be hired. Yet these types of sound bites, while helpful, may... Continue Reading