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Contractor David West Rebuilds His Career -- We Gave Him a New Look

Contractor David West Rebuilds His Career -- We Gave Him a New Look

The recession has taken its toll on just about everyone in the United States, but it's hit Boston general contractor and cabinet maker David West harder than most. Over the past three years, his remodeling and construction business has dwindled, he's had to reduce his staff, his marriage fell apart, and his... Read More »

15 Jobs That Pay $50 an Hour

15 Jobs That Pay $50 an Hour

Though $50 won't make all your wildest dreams come true, it's no chump change, either. There's still a lot you can get for $50 these days: a haircut, dinner for two, a tank of gas, a 50-day supply of macaroni and cheese. It can buy a lot of life's necessities and simple pleasures. Now, just imagine what you... Read More »

Top 10 Best Jobs In America 2010

Top 10 Best Jobs In America 2010

By Paul Keegan, with Anne C. Lee Great pay and superior growth prospects. Work that's meaningful. Those are some of the qualities we looked for when selecting America's best jobs. Take a look at which jobs made the top 10 list. Read More »

15 Best Jobs for the Future

15 Best Jobs for the Future

Even in a tough economy, some professions have a bright outlook for 2010 and beyond. According to O*Net, an online tool for career exploration and job search, we may see strong hiring in a number of professions. O*Net groups professions into one of five job "zones" based on levels of education, experience, and... Read More »

10 Jobs That Pay the Average American Salary

10 Jobs That Pay the Average American Salary

No two ways about it: Money matters. And thankfully, wages are on the rise. The mean annual wage in 2009 for all occupations was $43,460 ($20.90/hour), according to the Labor Department's Occupational Employment Statistics* program. That's up from $32,390 in 2008. Want to know what jobs make close to the... Read More »

Alabama's Skilled Labor Shortage -- Mike Rowe of 'Dirty Jobs' Leads the Campaign

Alabama's Skilled Labor Shortage -- Mike Rowe of 'Dirty Jobs' Leads the Campaign

Alabama is home to the Crimson Tide college football team and the birthplace of American heroes including Hank Aaron and Coretta Scott King. Now, a new campaign, "Go Build Alabama," is looking to create more American heroes through recruitment for trade jobs in areas like construction, carpentry, and... Read More »

Top 10 Paying Jobs for Former Military Members

Top 10 Paying Jobs for Former Military Members

By Carol Tice Getting out of the military can be a disorienting time for many who've been overseas for long stretches. Often, the end of military service means it's time to find a job, fast. The good news? Today's veterans often acquire valuable job skills in the service that are in demand in the private... Read More »

Hourly Wage: 10 Jobs that Pay $30 per Hour

Hourly Wage: 10 Jobs that Pay $30 per Hour

If you're looking to bump up to a $30 hourly wage, having a bachelor's degree helps. But, there are still plenty of careers where you can earn $30 or more per hour without a degree. From construction to health care and IT, check out our list of 10 well-paid gigs and the requirements for getting started. Read More »

Hourly Wage: 10 Jobs that Pay $20 per Hour

Hourly Wage: 10 Jobs that Pay $20 per Hour

Ready for a gig that pays an hourly wage of twenty dollars? There are many options out there. And, of the following list of ten jobs, less than half require school beyond a high school diploma. See which skills you might already have or are interested in and get started. Read More »

Best-Paying Jobs Based on Your Area of Interest

Best-Paying Jobs Based on Your Area of Interest

Selena Dehne, JIST Publishing It's no secret that some of the highest-paying, most rewarding careers are in health care. But what if you have little to no interest in that type of work? What if your interests pertain to other things, like government, food, architecture or information technology? Can you... Read More »

Construction Manager Cover Letter

Construction Manager Cover Letter

Ryan needed a cover letter that showcased his ability to work on projects of a large scale and scope and consistently complete projects on-time and on-budget. In addition, Ryan is LEED certified, an important distinction in the construction industry. Ryan had a knack for containing costs and doing more with... Read More »

Opting Out: Jobs That Don't Require a College Degree

Opting Out: Jobs That Don't Require a College Degree

Dr. Al Lee. Ph.D, Director of Quantitative Analysis Billionaire media mogul David Geffen went from high school graduate to talent agent assistant, talent agent, owner of two record companies (Asylum and Geffen Records), and later, to co-founding DreamWorks movie studio with fellow non-college attendee Jeffrey... Read More »

Today's Top 10 Blue Collar Jobs

Today's Top 10 Blue Collar Jobs

CareerBuilder.com Blue collar workers tend to get a bad rap. Often unfairly associated with poor education and minimal abilities, most occupations that are classified as "blue collar" actually involve specialized skills, extensive training and technical know-how. Unfortunately, the job market for these... Read More »

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