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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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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. Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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. Read More »

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... 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 »

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... Read More »

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.... Read More »

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... 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 »

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... 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 »

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... Read More »

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... 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 »

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