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Weekly Jobless Claims Rise More Than Expected

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise More Than Expected

More Americans filed new claims for unemployment benefits than expected last week, but the underlying trend points to some strength in the labor market. Read More »

With Job Opportunities At Record Low, Teens Need Not Apply

With Job Opportunities At Record Low, Teens Need Not Apply

In a tough labor market for most, youngest find disaster

The youngest job seekers are shut out of the labor market, along with their older siblings. There’s only one way they can stack the odds in their favor. Read More »

Recruiter: Why Most Job Seekers Get Overlooked

Recruiter: Why Most Job Seekers Get Overlooked

By Abby Kohut Job seekers around the country are all struggling with the same issues. A big one? They're "unfindable" by recruiters. While you may think it's a recruiter's job to find you, it's actually YOUR job to try to be found. The more you help the recruiters, the faster they will find you online and the... Read More »

1 In 10 Young Job Hunters Rejected Because Of Their Social Media

1 In 10 Young Job Hunters Rejected Because Of Their Social Media

You've heard the stories of employees fired for social media posts: rants about work, remarks about supervisors, or photos in compromising situations. But many people don't realize how what's on Facebook, Twitter and other services can keep them from getting hired -- particularly those between the ages of 16 and... Read More »

How I Found My 'Personal Brand' (And You Can, Too)

How I Found My 'Personal Brand' (And You Can, Too)

I've been at the career-reinvention wheel for nearly two months now, and I've applied for exactly one job. That's because I'm rethinking my new identity and direction. Last week I made a major leap forward as a result of talking to Karen Kang, a personal-branding guru and author of BrandingPays: The Five-Step... Read More »

Has Job Hunting Become Your Hobby?

Has Job Hunting Become Your Hobby?

If you are job hunting during the workday, you are not alone. According to a new survey by Right Management, a whopping 86 percent of workers said that they plan to actively seek a new position in 2013, up slightly from 84 percent in 2011. Yet statistics show turnover is actually slowing down, and people are... Read More »

How People Job Hunt In 2012 [Infographic]

How People Job Hunt In 2012 [Infographic]

By Susan Ricker While catching up with a college friend, I asked how her job search was going. She shared some common frustrations over applying for jobs: how time consuming it was, how random the entire process sometimes felt, and how irritating it was to not hear back from hiring managers. But perhaps the... Read More »

Discouraged Workers: Ashamed, Invisible And An Enduring Statistic

Discouraged Workers: Ashamed, Invisible And An Enduring Statistic

Like many older, unemployed workers, Geoff Dutton would like to find a job. The former software-manual writer has been out of work for 18 months, and during that time businesses have increasingly shifted to Internet-based systems for storing data rather than having their own in-house servers. "The companies... Read More »

Should You Care About A Prospective Employer's 'Brand'?

Should You Care About A Prospective Employer's 'Brand'?

By Mary Lorenz Employers might not worry much about what job seekers think about the company brand, but perhaps they should. Job seekers do care about brands, and they aren't keeping their opinions to themselves. A new survey by CareerBuilder and Inavero highlights the role a company's employment brand... Read More »

Got The iPhone 5? Now You Need These Tech Tools

Got The iPhone 5? Now You Need These Tech Tools

As Apple fans anxiously await the release of new iPhone 5 (mine is due to be delivered in about an hour), that got me thinking: What are the new tech tools that can make job hunting easier? Most job hunters are well aware that the job search has moved online. Savvy job seekers know to network on LinkedIn and... Read More »

Job Seekers: Don't Let HR Drop The Ball

Job Seekers: Don't Let HR Drop The Ball

By Donna Fuscaldo Human resource departments across the country are dropping the ball, creating a "talent crisis" in finance, information technology, procurement and other business areas, according to a new report by The Hackett Group, the business advisory company. Through its research The Hackett Group... Read More »

How Bad Is The Job Market?

How Bad Is The Job Market?

Despite a disappointing August jobs report, a new survey suggests that the employment picture will brighten in September. Read More »

Tech Employers Use Raunchy Videos To Recruit

Tech Employers Use Raunchy Videos To Recruit

Tech companies, competing for talent, are producing edgy videos. Read More »

July Jobs Report: 4 Pieces Of Good News Buried In The Gloom

July Jobs Report: 4 Pieces Of Good News Buried In The Gloom

The long slow, slog that is improvement in the labor market continued in July, the Labor Department reported Friday. For many job seekers, that means the difficulty that many have experienced in landing a new position remains. As the Labor Department reported, employers added 163,000 jobs last month -- far... Read More »

Employers' Toughest Interview Questions: Why They're Asked, How To Answer

Employers' Toughest Interview Questions: Why They're Asked, How To Answer

There are few situations more stressful than being stumped by a question during a job interview. But with stiff competition in the labor market, employers -- especially large ones -- are asking all kinds of seemingly odd, irrelevant questions. Which kinds of questions are being asked? How about: "What... Read More »

The History Behind All That U.S. Jobs Data  [Infographic]

The History Behind All That U.S. Jobs Data [Infographic]

Even casual observers of business news have likely noticed that the federal government spews out information about the nation's economy and its people at a seemingly unstoppable pace. From weekly reports on initial claims for jobless benefits to monthly reports on prices, employment, goods production and... Read More »

U.S. Puts Limits On Employee Background Checks To Protect Minorities

U.S. Puts Limits On Employee Background Checks To Protect Minorities

By Sam Hananel WASHINGTON -- Is an arrest in a barroom brawl 20 years ago a job disqualifier? Not necessarily, the government said Wednesday in new guidelines on how employers can avoid running afoul of laws prohibiting job discrimination. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's updated policy on... Read More »

Big Business Fights To Preserve Employers' Use Of Background Checks

Big Business Fights To Preserve Employers' Use Of Background Checks

In the aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks, it's become commonplace for employers to rely on background checks to vet potential employees. But with allegations of employer abuses, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission now is weighing whether to limit employers' rights to use background checks to... Read More »

How Social Media Can Kill Your Chances of Landing That Job [Infographic]

How Social Media Can Kill Your Chances of Landing That Job [Infographic]

With so many people jumping on the social-media bandwagon, employers increasingly are using such tools to weed out job applicants. Read More »

Applications For Unemployment Benefits Drop To 4-Year Low

Applications For Unemployment Benefits Drop To 4-Year Low

By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON -- The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell to the lowest point in almost four years last week, the latest signal that the job market is steadily improving. The Labor Department says weekly applications for unemployment benefits dropped 13,000 to a... Read More »

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