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5 Principles Of Successful Job Hunting In A Down Economy

5 Principles Of Successful Job Hunting In A Down Economy

During this tough economy, everyone needs to take the initiative in the job hunt. Understand the economy, but don't lose focus. Read More »

Is There Bias Against Young Workers?

Is There Bias Against Young Workers?

By Thursday Bram I get that look a lot when I go into a networking event: the one where someone is obviously wondering who brought their kid with them to a serious business event. I don't do anything to convince potential clients and contacts that I'm older. I routinely have funny-colored hair (this month,... Read More »

What Texting Teens Don't Know -- But Need To -- About Business Etiquette

What Texting Teens Don't Know -- But Need To -- About Business Etiquette

"Hi QT. Hope ur hvn a GR8 day! RU coming out 2nite? TML so we can goss. TTYL!" While you might be scratching your head trying to decode that sentence, it's an example of what a typical text message written by a teenager might look like. Texting has become the main form of communication for many teens,... Read More »

Act Professional: What New Grads Need To Know Land A Job

Act Professional: What New Grads Need To Know Land A Job

By Susan Ricker Congratulations on graduating and joining the workforce. Before you spend your first paycheck, start your new job off on the right foot by following these steps for acting professionally at work. Read More »

One Easy Thing You Could Do To Help Your Job Prospects

One Easy Thing You Could Do To Help Your Job Prospects

Each time you meet someone through an internship, volunteer work, networking events, conferences and career fairs, go low-tech to correspond with them. Read More »

6 Quick Tips For Transforming A Summer Job Into A Full-Time Gig

6 Quick Tips For Transforming A Summer Job Into A Full-Time Gig

By Lindsay Olson If you took a summer job to make a little extra cash but figured once fall began you'd be done with it, consider this: That summer job just might be your ticket to full-time work. Employers take less risk in hiring you for the summer, but can see how reliable you are for more permanent... Read More »

Summer Jobs: Cities Push Companies To Hire Teens

Summer Jobs: Cities Push Companies To Hire Teens

By Tami Luhby NEW YORK -- Faced with greater demand but dwindling dollars, cities are leaning more on local employers to hire teens. Boston, Philadelphia and Baltimore are among the places that have put hundreds more young people in private-sector jobs for the summer thanks to aggressive lobbying by mayors... Read More »

Top 10 Mistakes That Interns Make

Top 10 Mistakes That Interns Make

Scoffing at boring or menial tasks, dressing inappropriately and eight more mistakes. Read More »

Youth Unemployment Seen As 'Scarring' By Global Group

Youth Unemployment Seen As 'Scarring' By Global Group

By Annalyn Censky NEW YORK -- As the jobs crisis drags on, high unemployment could permanently damage the economic prospects of the world's youngest workers, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development warned Tuesday. A lack of jobs for workers ages 15 to 24 could create a "scarring effect"... Read More »

5 Ways To Turn A Temp Position Into A Full-Time Job

5 Ways To Turn A Temp Position Into A Full-Time Job

By Donna Fuscaldo Working a temporary job doesn't have to be a short-term gig. Play your cards right and you can parlay a temp position into a full-time job. In the current job environment employers are increasingly turning to staffing agencies to test out candidates before bringing them on full time, which... Read More »

First Day On The Job: 10 Ways To Make A Good Impression

First Day On The Job: 10 Ways To Make A Good Impression

By Miriam Salpeter When you land a job finally, the important work isn't over. It's essential to do your best to impress your boss and teammates right from the start. First impressions count; your supervisor and colleagues will judge you based on how you act and what you do from the very first day. It is much... Read More »

Getting Your Teen Off The Couch And Into A Job

Getting Your Teen Off The Couch And Into A Job

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 »

Starting A New Job? 7 Essential Tips

Starting A New Job? 7 Essential Tips

By Kelly Eggers The first day at a new job is fraught with questions. Will it look bad if I can't remember everyone's name? When can I ask for my first assignment? Can I bring lunch from home? While the specific answers vary between workplaces, career coaches and recruiters say that there are a few basic... Read More »

Worst Job Interview Ever: What Went Wrong, And What I Learned

Worst Job Interview Ever: What Went Wrong, And What I Learned

By Luke Roney I knew, as it was happening, that the job interview was going badly. The guy asking the questions -- the managing editor at a mid-size Southern California daily -- had lost interest in me quickly. He put his feet up on his desk and began eating his lunch. I sat wordlessly as he ate. The crunch... Read More »

Summer Job Forecast: Partly Cloudy With Improving Hiring Conditions

Summer Job Forecast: Partly Cloudy With Improving Hiring Conditions

As the days get longer and the weather warmer, many yearn to leave the constraints of their offices or cubicles and enjoy the outdoors. But if you're unemployed during the summer months, chances are you'd be happy to trade in the open spaces for the office. Read More »

8 Highest-Paid College Degrees In 2012

8 Highest-Paid College Degrees In 2012

College students pick their majors for any number of reasons - interest in a particular field of study, ability to get a job post-graduation, amount of education or training needed, and more. Another factor students often consider is how much they might earn once they enter the workforce. While it's hard to... Read More »

New College Grads: 6 Tips For Mastering The Job Hunt

New College Grads: 6 Tips For Mastering The Job Hunt

By Jessica Lawlor As graduation season approaches and college seniors everywhere trade jeans and T-shirts for caps and gowns, the pressure to find a job is on. It's not a good feeling; believe me, I've been there. My senior-year job search was two years ago, but I felt that same anxiety when I began... Read More »

10 Helpful Job Hunting Tips For The Class Of 2012

10 Helpful Job Hunting Tips For The Class Of 2012

By Robert Half International Graduating from college soon? As the "real world" looms, keep in mind these words of wisdom from Thomas Edison: "Good fortune is what happens when opportunity meets with planning." While a lucky few from the Class of 2012 will secure employment opportunities with minimal effort,... Read More »

What I Wished I'd Known Starting Out: Advice For New College Grads

What I Wished I'd Known Starting Out: Advice For New College Grads

If you had a time machine, would you travel into the future to see what's in store for you 10, 20 or 30 years from now? Or would you rather travel back in time, perhaps right after college graduation, to fix a mistake you made or take another path in life? Read More »

5 Reasons It's Taking So Long To Find A Job (And How To Fix That)

5 Reasons It's Taking So Long To Find A Job (And How To Fix That)

The average length of a job search is at an all-time high in America. For the unemployed, it's now well over 7 months. What's sad is that other studies show people give up looking after 5 months. That's not good. Read More »

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