Job Skills

  • The 7 Jobs You Need To Learn

    The 7 Jobs You Need To Learn

    If you're currently looking for a new job -- or want to move ahead in the job you already have -- there are seven jobs you need to learn. Don't panic. You won't have to work seven times longer or harder. These jobs can easily be integrated into your current work with minimal effort. They are accomplished... Continue Reading

  • 5 Ways To Bring Your Job Skills Up-To-Date

    5 Ways To Bring Your Job Skills Up-To-Date

    By Maryalene LaPonsie With pink slips seeming to still lurk around every corner, many workers are anxious about their future job prospects. In fact, only 38 percent of workers expressed confidence in their ability to find a new job, according to the July Employee Confidence Index calculated by the SFN Group,... Continue Reading

  • How to Determine How Valuable You Are

    How to Determine How Valuable You Are

    How can I begin to figure out what my skills are worth to other people? -- Tiffany, Miami, Fla. Continue Reading

  • Gene Simmons: Hard Work, Many Pursuits Are the Kiss of Success

    Gene Simmons: Hard Work, Many Pursuits Are the Kiss of Success

    Gene Simmons has rock star written all over him, and that can be a good thing and a bad thing. As a bassist, singer and founding member of the iconic '70s hard-rock band Kiss, Simmons (pictured) is frequently associated with the wild lifestyle of many famous musicians, including drug and alcohol abuse. "But... Continue Reading

  • Juvenile Offenders Get $20 Million in Job Grants

    Juvenile Offenders Get $20 Million in Job Grants

    The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the availability of approximately $20 million in grants through its Civic Justice Corps program. Projects funded through these grants will help juvenile offenders gain valuable jobs skills, and participants will demonstrate accountability for their actions through... Continue Reading

  • You Took a Demotion; Now What?

    You Took a Demotion; Now What?

    Five years ago, Bill M's star seemed to be shining brightly as he accepted his second promotion in three years at a major financial services firm. Then, amid budget-tightening last fall, the company gave him an unappealing choice: a lower level position or a severance package. With two kids, a stay-at-home wife... Continue Reading