Energy

  • Women Snag Big Chunk Of New Oil Jobs

    Women Snag Big Chunk Of New Oil Jobs

    By Steve Hargreaves There are few fields that scream "burly man job" more than oil and gas work. Yet in the first quarter of this year, nearly half (46%) of all new jobs in the oil industry went to women, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data compiled by the industry research and news service Rigzone. Continue Reading

  • 10 Fastest-Growing Industries For Jobs

    10 Fastest-Growing Industries For Jobs

    With the economy making a comeback, some industries are now showing robust growth. Continue Reading

  • How An Extra 30 Minutes A Day At Work Catapults Careers

    How An Extra 30 Minutes A Day At Work Catapults Careers

    Long-time readers of my articles know that I have a favorite data set: The American Time Use Survey. This annual study from the Bureau of Labor Statistics asks thousands of Americans to keep track of their time. Because it is broad, and based on actual days, as opposed to how people recollect "typical" days,... Continue Reading

  • Running On Empty? 6 Ways To Get Your Energy Back

    Running On Empty? 6 Ways To Get Your Energy Back

    Recently, I was giving a talk to 160 senior executives at a large bank. As part of the talk, I asked them to fill out something we call "The Energy Audit," as a way of assessing how well they are managing their own energy. It happened that they had access to individual polling devices, so we were able to... Continue Reading

  • Look And Feel Good: Tips To Help You Land The Job!

    Look And Feel Good: Tips To Help You Land The Job!

    Part of landing the ultimate job is how you present yourself – both physically and emotionally. But given this current economic time, who can afford spa visits, or over-priced skin care products? My cost-effective, doctor-recommended tips will help you to look and feel your best – even if you're on... Continue Reading

  • Japanese Firm Orders All Employees To Get Identical Haircuts To Reduce Energy Use

    Japanese Firm Orders All Employees To Get Identical Haircuts To Reduce Energy Use

    Japanese corporate culture has always placed the good of the organization above that of the individual worker, going so far as to dictate workplace fashion and daily exercise routines. But haircuts? At least one Japanese firm has jumped on the one-hairstyle-for-all bandwagon as part of a national campaign to... Continue Reading

  • How To Make Your Brilliance Shine

    How To Make Your Brilliance Shine

    Today, workplace learning and teaching can and must bring out the brilliance in everyone. Here's how: The traditional approach to workplace learning and teaching is beyond old school -- it's broken. As a result, organizational intelligence is suffering at a time, on the heels of the Great Recession, when we... Continue Reading

  • Energy States Lead Job Creation In First Half Of 2011

    Energy States Lead Job Creation In First Half Of 2011

    Energy-producing states have experienced unemployment levels well below those of other states in recent years, thanks in part to a boom in energy exploration that's been driven by high oil prices. It's perhaps little surprise then that states that significantly contribute to the nation's production of oil,... Continue Reading

  • Higher Energy Prices Fuel Employment Rise in the Industry

    Higher Energy Prices Fuel Employment Rise in the Industry

    Higher costs for fuel may be putting the pinch on many Americans' budgets, but the profits being generated from near-$4-a-gallon gasoline is driving a hiring boom within the energy industry. Soaring quarterly profits at some of the nation's largest energy producers, including Halliburton, Baker Hughes and... Continue Reading

  • California's No. 1 'Solar City,' Pushes Into Wind Power

    California's No. 1 'Solar City,' Pushes Into Wind Power

    By Maria Gallucci at SolveClimate San Diego County has been slow to embrace wind farms, largely because of permitting obstacles and local opposition -- but that could change soon Clean energy groups in San Diego County are hoping to spark a wind energy rush in a region far better known for its abundant... Continue Reading

  • 10 High-Paying Entry-Level Jobs

    10 High-Paying Entry-Level Jobs

    A well-paid, entry-level job sounds like an oxymoron. But finding one would certainly help with the piles of student loans that many young people face and the heavy financial pressures sending many stay-at-home parents back into the work force. Fortunately, PayScale.com has found a few. Online salary... Continue Reading