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Break Out Of Your Job Search Rut

Break Out Of Your Job Search Rut

By Miriam Salpeter If you've been sending out hundreds of resumes and haven't heard back from one employer, stop now and commit to making several changes in your job search strategy. Looking for a job is frustrating; you're totally fed up with looking for a job and don't think there's another thing you can do... Read More »

Remarkably Easy Ways To Expand Your Network

Remarkably Easy Ways To Expand Your Network

It's gotten to the point where "job seeker" can be a synonym for "discouraged." How are you supposed to overcome the competition to land an appropriate job? Especially if it's been a long time since you've had to look for a position, you have a lot of obstacles to overcome. You know it's futile to sit around and... Read More »

The Real Unemployment Rate Is Worse Than You Think

The Real Unemployment Rate Is Worse Than You Think

The official unemployment rate excludes a lot of people. What happens if you add up everyone who wants a job? Read More »

Could The Jobs Numbers Be 'Cooked'?

Could The Jobs Numbers Be 'Cooked'?

After months of tepid jobs reports, the Labor Department reported Friday that nation's unemployment fell to a level not seen since before President Obama took office in January 2009, 7.8 percent. That was good news for job hunters and workers -- and of course, President Obama. So immediately the conspiracy... Read More »

Discouraged Workers: Ashamed, Invisible And An Enduring Statistic

Discouraged Workers: Ashamed, Invisible And An Enduring Statistic

Like many older, unemployed workers, Geoff Dutton would like to find a job. The former software-manual writer has been out of work for 18 months, and during that time businesses have increasingly shifted to Internet-based systems for storing data rather than having their own in-house servers. "The companies... Read More »

Unemployment Rate Drops To 7.8 Percent, Nearly 4-Year Low

Unemployment Rate Drops To 7.8 Percent, Nearly 4-Year Low

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON -- The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to a near four-year low of 7.8 percent in September, a potential boost to President Barack Obama's re-election bid. The Labor Department said on Friday that the unemployment rate, a key focus in the race for the White House, dropped by 0.3... Read More »

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