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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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

'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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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,... Read More »

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! Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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,... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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.... Read More »

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... Read More »

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