Holidays

  • Bright Side of Working At the Holidays

    Bright Side of Working At the Holidays

    Working with no one around can be best time of the year

    There are plenty of reasons to enjoy working during the holidays. Continue Reading

  • Reinvent Your Career During Christmas Vacation: 7 Tips

    Reinvent Your Career During Christmas Vacation: 7 Tips

    Finally, the holidays are here and you've had a chance to relax and reboot. But as you begin to unwind on Christmas vacation, and enjoy yourself, you may find yourself asking: Have I been happy at work this year? What other job could I be doing that would be more fulfilling -- monetarily and spiritually? Continue Reading

  • Worst Christmas Ever: 'I May Lose My Unemployment Benefits'

    Worst Christmas Ever: 'I May Lose My Unemployment Benefits'

    By Jennifer Liberto This could be Karen Duckett's worst New Year, ever. Duckett, 51, of Laurel, Md., is among 2.1 million jobless Americans whose unemployment benefits will end on Dec. 29, if Congress doesn't act. Continue Reading

  • Look & Feel Good Series: Preventing A Holiday Cold

    Look & Feel Good Series: Preventing A Holiday Cold

    I love the holidays! The parties, shopping, gift wrapping, baking, and holiday traveling is fun and exciting, but can sometimes be a little overwhelming. With the holidays, comes stress, whether working or currently job hunting. And this can leave us more vulnerable to sore throats and colds. The following... Continue Reading

  • Holiday Job Hunting: No Better Time Than Now, Really

    Holiday Job Hunting: No Better Time Than Now, Really

    By John Sumser Ask around. Most of the incumbent career coaches are going to tell you that job hunting gets tough in December. They say that decisions don't get made, recruiters are slacking off, budgets are slamming shut and interviewers are glazing over. The 'end of the year slump' is like most of the... Continue Reading

  • U.S. Gets Fewer Paid Vacation Days Than Almost Anywhere: Zero

    U.S. Gets Fewer Paid Vacation Days Than Almost Anywhere: Zero

    A lot of American companies move their labor offshore to save on costs. But there is one expense that is greater in almost every other country: paid vacation. Of 62 countries studied by Mercer, a human resources research and consulting organization, the U.S. is the only country without any statutory paid... Continue Reading

  • More Companies, Workers Plan To Spread Holiday Cheer In The Office This Year

    More Companies, Workers Plan To Spread Holiday Cheer In The Office This Year

    By Rosemary Haefner, vice president of human resources for CareerBuilder This holiday season, hope for the job market comes from an unlikely place: More companies are giving employees seasonal perks this year, a new CareerBuilder survey reports. While holiday parties and annual bonuses might not be the... Continue Reading

  • Unemployed During The Holidays: 4 Tips To Keep In Mind

    Unemployed During The Holidays: 4 Tips To Keep In Mind

    Thanksgiving's whizzed by and the holidays are in full-swing. Regardless of the name of the holiday you celebrate, it's hard to ignore the snowmen on your block, holiday music blaring out of every store, and the general good will and joyful spirit will that tends to surface this time of year. As a job... Continue Reading

  • Annoying Co-Workers: Holiday Edition

    Annoying Co-Workers: Holiday Edition

    By Robert Half International Frosty the Snowman isn't the only character coming your way this holiday season. In fact, the annual arrival of mistletoe, garland and gingerbread cookies can transform a normally rational and well-mannered employee into another person entirely. Here are some memorable... Continue Reading

  • Video Game Developers On The Holiday Hot Job List

    Video Game Developers On The Holiday Hot Job List

    This article originally appeared on OnlineDegrees.com By Maryalene LaPonsie Each holiday season, video game companies make sure there are plenty of new titles to place under the Christmas tree, and shoppers race to snap them up. Video games were the second most-searched item on e-commerce sites on Cyber... Continue Reading

  • How To Job Search During The Holiday Season

    How To Job Search During The Holiday Season

    By Heather Huhman Many people believe job searching between Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve is unadvisable, but this is a huge misinterpretation! This is a great time for job seekers because companies don't just stop working during the holiday season. Plus, it puts you at an advantage among other job... Continue Reading

  • Strong Holiday Sales Boost Online Ads, Hiring

    Strong Holiday Sales Boost Online Ads, Hiring

    Improved retail sales show that Americans are willing to spend this holiday season, despite the sluggish economy. Shoppers on Black Friday spent on average of $399, 10 percent more than last year, while online sales on Cyber Monday surged by a third. The holiday shopping spree not only bodes well for... Continue Reading

  • 5 Tips for Mastering Gift Giving at Work

    5 Tips for Mastering Gift Giving at Work

    Robert Half International The holidays are here, and that means it's gift-giving season. While you probably know what to get your Aunt Millie and Grandpa Ed, you may be at a loss when it comes to your co-workers, boss or other business contacts. In fact, exchanging presents with people at work is fraught with... Continue Reading

  • The Dreaded Office Holiday Party: The Grinch Disguised in Santa's Clothing?

    The Dreaded Office Holiday Party: The Grinch Disguised in Santa's Clothing?

    By Gwen Parkes Workplace Parties Equal Holiday Stress With the holidays in full swing, you have probably already received an invitation to your office's annual holiday party and begun to wrestle with the yearly workplace dilemma: "Do I attend?" Annual holiday parties are stressors for many people because it... Continue Reading

  • What Do You Want from Your Boss This Holiday Season?

    What Do You Want from Your Boss This Holiday Season?

    During the homestretch leading up to the new year, bosses often become generous and kind -- traits no one knew they were capable of exhibiting. Credit the holidays, the year-end bonuses or the paid time off for your boss' newfound transformation from Scrooge to philanthropist. Regardless, you might as well enjoy... Continue Reading

  • The Dos and Don'ts of Gift Giving at Work

    The Dos and Don'ts of Gift Giving at Work

    The holidays are quickly approaching, and that means it's time to start making your holiday gift lists. While finding the perfect gift for your Great Aunt Betty is always a challenge, some people get the most stressed out during the holidays trying to decide how to handle gift giving in the workplace. Do you... Continue Reading

  • More Companies Hiring for the Holidays

    CareerBuilder In the past few weeks, we've talked a lot about seasonal hiring and we got a huge response to the blog where we posted 10 companies hiring for the holidays. Based on all of your comments, it sounds like a few of you are looking for some more options. Ask and you shall receive, my friends. Here... Continue Reading

  • 5 Careers That Thrive On The Holiday Season

    5 Careers That Thrive On The Holiday Season

    By Amy Bell While most of us look forward to some much-needed rest and relaxation over the holidays, some ambitious professionals live to work during Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and even New Year's. So, are these people officially insane are they just gluttons for punishment? Believe it or not, the... Continue Reading

  • Holiday Season Hiring Outlook

    Holiday Season Hiring Outlook

    If you are hoping to snag a seasonal job during this year's holidays, it's time to start looking now. Like the rest of the job market, competition will be fierce. What you might not think about, though, is that a seasonal job can be your ticket to full-time employment. "Competition for seasonal positions will be... Continue Reading