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  • What Do Interviewers Really Look For?

    What Do Interviewers Really Look For?

    It goes beyond a polished resume

    What do interviewers really look for? A polished resume is great but here are three key things to help you make a real impression. Continue Reading

  • 4 Reasons Why You Are Still Unemployed

    4 Reasons Why You Are Still Unemployed

    If you haven't been successful landing a new gig, maybe it's time to stop and take a look at your tactics. Don't assume you haven't found a job because the economy is poor; there are jobs out there. It is up to you to demonstrate how and why you are a good match. Consider the following tips to help you land a... Continue Reading

  • Feds Cut Way Back On Probes Of Worker Harassment, Discrimination Cases

    Feds Cut Way Back On Probes Of Worker Harassment, Discrimination Cases

    When it comes to enforcing the nation's labor laws, the agency responsible for investigating charges of discrimination and harassment has no shortage of work. Workers routinely file complaints with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which then investigates them and decides whether to bring suit against... Continue Reading

  • Louisiana Workers Kept In Slave Conditions, Lawsuit Claims

    Louisiana Workers Kept In Slave Conditions, Lawsuit Claims

    NEW ORLEANS - A group of Filipino guest workers who allege in a lawsuit that their Louisiana-based employers subjected them to inhumane working and living conditions claim company officials have threatened some of them with deportation unless they drop the case. A federal judge on Monday issued an order barring... Continue Reading

  • Is Facebook Derailing Your Job Search?

    Is Facebook Derailing Your Job Search?

    By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Are you revealing more than you should on one of the most popular online social networking sites? Facebook has become so much a part of how we stay connected that some of us are forgetting that those connections often extend well beyond our anticipated audience. Continue Reading

  • Don't Burn Bridges Anymore: Quitting Your Job Gracefully

    Don't Burn Bridges Anymore: Quitting Your Job Gracefully

    By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Ask anyone who has ever been involved in a play, and they'll tell you the importance of knowing which side of the stage to exit. Heading off in the wrong direction could have you coming face-to-face with actors trying to enter the stage or heading to a fictional location... Continue Reading

  • Finding, Keeping Talented Workers Leads Colo. Firms To Offer Awesome Perks

    Finding, Keeping Talented Workers Leads Colo. Firms To Offer Awesome Perks

    Silicon Valley with its many high-tech firms is one region well known for its ample -- and sometimes quirky -- work perks. Not be outdone, Boulder, Colo., a city long known for its left-leaning politics and concern for the environment, is also a haven for workers who enjoy all manner of employer-paid... Continue Reading

  • Florida Employer Found Guilty Of Firing Woman Over Jury Duty

    Florida Employer Found Guilty Of Firing Woman Over Jury Duty

    A Florida woman who sued her former employer for firing her while reporting to jury duty is breathing easier after a court ruling earlier this week found she was discharged illegally. "I'm very happy that the judge decided on the right thing to do," the employee, Juanita "Jane" Trejo-Beverly (pictured),... Continue Reading

  • Growing Number Of Frustrated Workers Opt To Quit

    Growing Number Of Frustrated Workers Opt To Quit

    It may be hard to believe, but even with the nation's unemployment rate stuck at around 9 percent, there are plenty of workers calling it quits. Fed up with lack of opportunity or having to "do more with less," a greater number of employees are heading for the exits. Nearly 1.1 million workers left their... Continue Reading

  • The Job Market For Bachelor's Degree Holders [Infographic]

    The Job Market For Bachelor's Degree Holders [Infographic]

    The escalating cost of a college education has many young people wondering whether a bachelor's degree is worth the expense. Given the current lackluster state of the job market, some are deciding that it's not worth going into debt for tens of thousands of dollars only to find themselves on the unemployment... Continue Reading

  • More Jobs Being Created Online, Report Says

    More Jobs Being Created Online, Report Says

    With the nation's unemployment rate continuing to languish at around 9 percent, many unemployed workers are left to wonder where the jobs are. A new report suggests they're increasingly found in the online world. What's more, these new employment opportunities aren't limited to the high-tech sector, but are... Continue Reading

  • How To Spot a Really Good Company

    How To Spot a Really Good Company

    Who would you rather do business with – a company that is good to its employees and customers, contributes positively to the communities in which it does business, and is a good steward of the planet – or a company less than worthy on one or more of these fronts? For most of us, the answer is... Continue Reading

  • DA: Yogurt Store Owner Put Naked Employee In Box

    DA: Yogurt Store Owner Put Naked Employee In Box

    ALHAMBRA, Calif. -- The owner of a Southern California yogurt shop has been charged with attacking an employee, removing her clothes, binding her with tape and locking her in a box. Continue Reading

  • Why it Takes Forever for an Employer to Get Back to You

    Why it Takes Forever for an Employer to Get Back to You

    From an employer's point of view, it's an embarrassment of riches, or option overload, if you will. Hiring managers are now taking up to twice as long to fill positions, not because they're having trouble finding viable candidates, but because there are so many good prospects out there, they're afraid that... Continue Reading

  • You Took a Demotion; Now What?

    You Took a Demotion; Now What?

    Five years ago, Bill M's star seemed to be shining brightly as he accepted his second promotion in three years at a major financial services firm. Then, amid budget-tightening last fall, the company gave him an unappealing choice: a lower level position or a severance package. With two kids, a stay-at-home wife... Continue Reading