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? Read More »
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. Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »