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 »
"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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »