There were 3.1 million job openings on the last business day of February 2011, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics -- that's the highest number in two and a half years, and a marked increase from the 2.7 million job openings in January.
Meanwhile, job search website CareerBuilder saw a 23... Read More »
CareerCast, "your job search portal," has just released a list of the best and worst jobs to have in 2010. With the recession still shaking the foundations of the economy nationwide, most people are happy to have a job these days at all, but in order for there to be a list of the best jobs to have, there also... Read More »
Let's be honest: Sometimes you don't care about the job -- you just care about the salary.
But it's awfully hard to look for a job that fits both your salary requirements and your skill set. Not to mention that we always tell you that your work and career should be something you love.... Read More »
If you're looking to make a career switch but need to stay employed, you can learn on the job through an apprenticeship program. Many apprentices are paid from the start, though at a lower rate than they'll earn once their training period is complete.
Probably the best-known careers entered through this route... Read More »
To continue school or not continue school? That is the question for many high school graduates.
Although college can improve your career opportunities and increase your lifetime earnings, it also takes four years (or more) of your life and a lot of money. Plus, few majors can guarantee a financial return that... Read More »
Looking for a job that can't be outsourced and that could provide a good income for years to come? Think infrastructure. In the 21st Century, infrastructure isn't just roads, bridges, railroads, and water or sewer plants – it's high-tech electrical grids, high-speed Internet cable and wireless... Read More »
You're at a party. You spot someone across the room and you make your way toward each other. Things are going well, so after some small talk you ask, "What do you do for a living?" The answer you receive determines if you exchange phone numbers or say goodnight.
Whether or not we admit it, what people do for a... Read More »
Who hasn't looked at his or her paycheck and imagined how much better life would be with a lot more numbers after that dollar sign?
Inevitably, a wise soul -- usually a parent -- tells you that no amount of money will solve your problems. Of course, you respond, "Let me find out for myself." Read More »
Watch the news for 30 minutes and you'll quickly lose perspective of the value of a dollar. That idea might seem paradoxical in this recession where every dollar counts, but think about the figures we're hearing about: trillion dollar deficit, $800 billion stimulus, 7,000 point drop in the Dow. That's a lot of... Read More »