Tag: employment opportunities

  • ​'For 2 Cents, I'd Blow This Joint!'

    ​'For 2 Cents, I'd Blow This Joint!'

    Most Americans would switch jobs if given a chance

    Watch out, boss. With the American economy steadily improving, your employees may be looking for the exits. Continue Reading

  • Jobs Gained, Jobs Lost

    Jobs Gained, Jobs Lost

    Your view of the economy depends on where you’re standing.

    America has regained all the jobs lost in the recession. But they're not necessarily the same jobs. Here's why your view depends on where you're standing. Continue Reading

  • ​The Big Boom In Health Care Jobs

    ​The Big Boom In Health Care Jobs

    More than doctors and nurses are in demand

    Professionals across the board are in demand to support the healthcare industry, including accountants, IT professionals and technicians. Continue Reading

  • 20 Companies Hiring In June

    20 Companies Hiring In June

    By Debra Auerbach Summer starts this month, and if you're finding it tough to stay indoors and focus on your career, look for ways to balance your job search with warm weather activities. Set a daily schedule so you have some structure to your day; for example, allot a couple hours each morning for research and... Continue Reading

  • 20 Companies Hiring In May

    20 Companies Hiring In May

    By Debra Auerbach College graduation season is here, and as students don their caps and gowns, they're thinking ahead to what's next -- whether it's going back to school, starting a career or taking another life direction. Those that are entering the workforce may not always know where to begin. A good place to... Continue Reading

  • 15 Companies Hiring In April

    15 Companies Hiring In April

    As the saying goes, "April showers bring May flowers." If you've been weathering the tough job market, perhaps putting extra effort into your search this month will lead to a blossoming of career opportunities come May. Continue Reading

  • Kohl's Holiday Hiring: Part-Time Job Opportunities Or More Lousy Retail Work?

    Kohl's Holiday Hiring: Part-Time Job Opportunities Or More Lousy Retail Work?

    Large retailers are gearing up to hire throngs of seasonal workers to help with the increased customer traffic many expect for the holidays. They include Kohl's Corp., the nation's third-largest retailer, which plans to fill nearly 52,700 seasonal jobs at its 1,134 stores, as well as at its distribution... Continue Reading

  • Do You Have To Put Up With Unemployment Discrimination?

    Do You Have To Put Up With Unemployment Discrimination?

    By Vivian Giang The longer you're unemployed, the less valuable you may seem to a hiring manager. In her post on AARP.org, Diane Cadrain, a Connecticut-based attorney, writes about how some companies are going as far as placing employment ads that specifically screen applicants based on current employment... Continue Reading

  • A Temp Job Could Be The Key To Finding Permanent Work This Year

    A Temp Job Could Be The Key To Finding Permanent Work This Year

    By Kaitlin Madden f you're on a quest to find a new job this year, you might want to start by searching for a temporary position. While less than a quarter of employers reported plans to hire full-time employees in 2012, 36 percent said they planned to hire contract and temporary workers this year, a new... Continue Reading

  • Disability Employment Resources 101

    Disability Employment Resources 101

    By Sarah Laugtug, career consultant and executive editor of ilivewithadisability.com The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released the October 2011 disability employment data, and the news was encouraging. According to the news release, unemployment for people with disabilities ages 16-64 was 13.2... Continue Reading

  • 9 Small Towns With Big Opportunities

    9 Small Towns With Big Opportunities

    By Michael B. Sauter, Douglas A. McIntyre When a recession is as deep as the current one, people may have to look far and wide for job opportunities. The most obvious places to find jobs are in large cities, where the numbers of openings are likely to be highest. However, there are great job opportunities in... Continue Reading

  • Patchworking: A Recession-Proof Employment Strategy

    Patchworking: A Recession-Proof Employment Strategy

    Citizens of the world watch with trepidation as European finance ministers and the IMF race to create a bailout program for Greece in order to prevent a default that could trigger a worldwide recession. It is yet another sprint to evade another economic downturn. Continue Reading

  • Macy's to Create 3,500 Jobs Within Two Years

    Macy's to Create 3,500 Jobs Within Two Years

    Retailers have learned plenty about the new kind of shopper that has evolved from the current economy. Consequently sales have bounced back -- both in terms of in-store shopping and through the hunt for discounts and sweetened incentives on the Web. Such online discount hunting has been fueled, as of late, by... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • Getting the Big Opportunity May Require Going Small

    Getting the Big Opportunity May Require Going Small

    In a recent article published by The Times of India, we are again reminded of the thousands of people that have been laid off in the last year or so. The sector the article chose to highlight was large high-tech companies. Some of the key numbers: Hewlett-Packard: 24,600 Intel: 10,500 IBM: 5,000... Continue Reading

  • Transforming Your Resume From Military to Civilian

    Transforming Your Resume From Military to Civilian

    Duncan Mathison, co-author of "Unlock the Hidden Job Market: Six Steps to a Successful Job Search When Times Are Tough," recalls working with an ex-Navy SEAL who was trying to land a civilian job. "He realized that most people thought his skills consisted of landing on beaches and blowing things up.... Continue Reading

  • How I Overcame Tragedy & Started My Own Business: Interview with Francesco Clark of Clark's Botanicals

    How I Overcame Tragedy & Started My Own Business: Interview with Francesco Clark of Clark's Botanicals

    I'd heard of Clark's Botanicals skin-care line before I knew the face behind the label. I've read about the products in countless magazines such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar and The Wall Street Journal, but until I received a copy of the Francesco Clark's autobiography 'Walking Papers: The Accident... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • Four Barriers Vets Can Face Moving Into Civilian Employment

    Four Barriers Vets Can Face Moving Into Civilian Employment

    Kelly Government Solutions Millions of Americans have experience with a branch of the armed forces, whether directly or through a co-worker, friend or family member. Yet many don't realize that some great benefits and resources are available to help military veterans find employment, although many vets... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • Veterans: Tired of Taking Orders? Start a Business

    Veterans: Tired of Taking Orders? Start a Business

    Business attorney and Navy veteran Jim Wilson knows just how hard it can be trying to find a job after completing military service. In fact, it can be so grueling that he came up with another solution: Rather than going to work for someone else, he suggests veterans start their own businesses. "Veterans... Continue Reading

  • Get Fiscally Fit As An Aerobics Instructor

    Get Fiscally Fit As An Aerobics Instructor

    I work from home, and so the biggest decision about what to wear to the office is usually between the fuzzy slippers and the nonskid socks. Lunch is always just around the corner, and the contents of my fridge all know me by name. It's all too easy to turn a coffee break into naptime. This means I have to make... Continue Reading

  • 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

  • Second Career: TV Producer Turns Olympic Hopeful

    Second Career: TV Producer Turns Olympic Hopeful

    Lisa Fisco's life changed after her husband left her and their three young children. She went back to work full-time as a TV producer while she struggled through a brutal divorce that led to depression and a 100-plus pound weight gain. Seven years after her divorce, her children decided to move in with their... Continue Reading

  • 10 Well-Paid Careers with No 4-year Degree

    10 Well-Paid Careers with No 4-year Degree

    A good salary and a rewarding career doesn't have to mean a four-year slog through college. There are plenty of jobs that pay nicely with less education, ranging from certificate courses just a few months long to two-year community college programs. Education costs for most of these careers are modest -- you... Continue Reading

  • No Degree? 7 Ways to Sell Your Experience

    No Degree? 7 Ways to Sell Your Experience

    CareerBuilder.com writer Becky Blanton, 53, has worked for five major media companies, been an assistant advertising director for a Fortune 500 company, and owned her own newspaper. She's also currently writing a book called "Staying Hungry: The Official Guide for Never Settling for What Life Puts on Your... Continue Reading

  • America's Low-Paying Jobs - Need Workers

    America's Low-Paying Jobs - Need Workers

    Jobs at the low end of the pay scale are often overlooked. Understandably, everyone wants to earn a lot of money -- it makes life easier when you're not counting pennies between paychecks. The problem is that, unless you're on the receiving end of nepotism, your first job isn't going to earn you six... Continue Reading

  • 10 Cool Jobs That Pay More Than You Think

    10 Cool Jobs That Pay More Than You Think

    Careerbuilder.com Ever wonder how some people make a living? Like the videographer at your friend's wedding or the wine steward at your favorite upscale restaurant -- how much could they be earning? Here are 10 interesting careers that pay more than you think and are guaranteed to put the enjoyment back in... Continue Reading

  • 10 Best-Paying Jobs for Associate Degrees

    10 Best-Paying Jobs for Associate Degrees

    Careerbuilder.com Higher education is often synonymous with more professional opportunities. There's also a strong correlation between more formal schooling and lower unemployment, according to the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics. In March 2006, high school graduates had a nationwide... Continue Reading

  • 10 Best Jobs for Worker's with a Two-Year Degree

    10 Best Jobs for Worker's with a Two-Year Degree

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, over a 40-year period, high school graduates will earn a total of $1.2 million, while workers with associate degrees will earn $1.6 million. Is it any surprise two-year degrees are becoming an increasingly attractive option for many people? Two-year degrees, of which an... Continue Reading