Many recent college grads assume they should launch their careers where their family and friends are. But given the high unemployment rate, which cities offer the best opportunities? Where would young workers be happiest? CareerBliss, an employment site, studied this question by analyzing survey data from more... Read More »
By Brittany Hurban
Teens might think their summer break is the perfect time to sleep-in, hit the pool and hang out with friends, but parents probably have a different image of how their kids should fill the time: a summer job.
Summer jobs allow teenagers to dip their toes into the working world, earn a... Read More »
When it comes to putting more Americans to work, employers' biggest complaint lately is a lack of qualified workers. For many job seekers that's a Catch-22: They need more training to get a job, but need a job to get the training.
It's an issue that affects all types of employment, not just jobs that require... Read More »
By Hope Yen
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Squeezed by a tight job market, young Americans are especially struggling. They have suffered bigger income losses than other age groups and are less likely to be employed than at any time since World War II.
An analysis by the Pew Research Center, released Thursday, details... Read More »
Interviewing for a new job is rarely easy, precisely because performing and behaving well likely means the difference between getting the job and not. After all, it's your resume that got you the interview to begin with, and if you blow the in-person Q & A, well that's just one less chip in your... Read More »
Deciding what to wear for a job interview can be nearly as stressful as the event itself. Beyond deciding what looks good on you, there's also determining what's appropriate dress for the employer who's looking to look you over.
The growing trend in recent decades toward more casual dress in offices and... Read More »
Given the nation's weak labor markets, it's not surprising that many recent college graduates are still looking for work. Further, the inability to find that first job after college may push some young Americans to consider relocating to a different city in search of better opportunities.
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Historically, college graduation has been a time of celebration. The years of hard work and studying have come to end, and life in the real world - with a real paycheck - can finally begin. Yet for the students who graduated from college over the past three years, leaving the safe haven of a university campus... Read More »
Being young and idealistic are often viewed as positive human attributes. But when it comes to landing that first job, newly minted college graduates may be a little too starry-eyed for their own good -- at least within the advertising and marketing fields.
More than a third of advertising executives say... Read More »
It used to be that entry level jobs were reserved for young graduates entering the job market for the first time, but today people of all ages and experience levels are considering new careers and starting over at ground level.
While some are taking the opportunity to pursue their dream jobs, many are... Read More »
Electronics. If that word gets your blood pumping with excitement -- and if you're a good student in math and science -- you may want to consider a career as an electrical engineer. After earning a bachelor's degree from an engineering school, you'll work with the technology of electricity and use your knowledge... Read More »
Some career advice from the 1800s included the famous quote "Go West young man." The 2010 version of that quote should be "Go South young man."
According to a new survey by Businessweek.com, many of the best cities for recent college students to look for work are in the South. And, if you are heading to many... Read More »
I have always been a fan of the new-graduate advice "Get your foot in the door." By that I mean find a job in the industry you want to work in, even if it is below your expectations, and get yourself on the inside. Then, work your tail off and prove you can do a lot more than what you were hired to do, and work... Read More »
As you approach your first job strategy, keep in mind the "foot-in-the-door" philosophy. I was thinking of that today as I read CNN.com's story on the somewhat gloomy December jobs report from the federal government. While job loss continues, the trend appears to be slowing and some economists think the job... Read More »
Competition for entry-level work is starched-shirt stiff right now. But grabbing the first minimum-wage, dead-end gig that comes along won't serve you well in the long run. After all, you don't want to live in Mom and Dad's basement forever. A better strategy is to pursue a career that allows your... Read More »
Last month, I wrote a post about 50 jobs that pay $50,000 or more and a lot of you commented that you wanted to see jobs that pay that amount at the entry level.
I did some detective work and found 20 jobs whose entry-level salaries range from $41,000 to $77,000 a year. Compare these to the national mean of... Read More »
flickr.comTo fuel their growth in today's competitive market companies are increasingly seeking the fresh perspectives of recent college graduates and other entry-level employees. What are these entry-level employers looking for in candidates? How do you make them look your way?
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