In the past, we've addressed how the U.S. economy is experiencing a growing skills gap – companies are struggling to find highly skilled workers to fill open positions. Yet this isn't just a U.S. issue – employers across the globe are feeling the effects of unfilled job openings on their bottom... Read More »
Shouldn't it be easy to get a job if you are more than qualified -- even overqualified -- for the opportunity? If you're an experienced engineer with a Ph.D. and you're having trouble landing an entry-level engineering job, it can be tough on your morale. However, you should not be surprised when employers don't... Read More »
"Hi QT. Hope ur hvn a GR8 day! RU coming out 2nite? TML so we can goss. TTYL!"
While you might be scratching your head trying to decode that sentence, it's an example of what a typical text message written by a teenager might look like. Texting has become the main form of communication for many teens,... Read More »
By Vanessa Van Petten
Have you ever wondered what makes someone a world-renowned musician or a critically acclaimed novelist? Malcolm Gladwell would say it all comes down to practice -- over 10,000 hours of practice, to be exact. But a study by Gary McPherson, discussed in David Brooks' book "The Social... Read More »
By Vickie Elmer
The Summer Olympics, with opening ceremonies July 27 in London, bring us critical lessons on how to prepare for success. Many of the swimmers, tennis players and other athletes will have spent countless hours, days and years in training and preparation for a competition that will be over in... Read More »
With nearly 13 million unemployed Americans, you'd think there be no such thing as a worker shortage. But many U.S. employers continue to say that they can't find people to fill certain jobs.
A recent CareerBuilder survey showed that despite the nation's high 8.2 percent unemployment rate, 38 percent of... Read More »
The current dearth of jobs may seem reason enough for the recent batch of 2 million college graduates to put their best foot forward when interviewing for jobs.
But many of them are failing to make the grade, according to the 2012 "Professionalism in the Workplace Study" from York College of Pennsylvania... Read More »
Some of the most admired companies are relatively young tech companies, like Facebook and Google. But do you have what it takes to work at a startup? What is the one quality you really need in order to succeed in an entrepreneurial environment? We asked some leading entrepreneurs. Read More »
By Vickie Elmer
Not everything you present in the job interview must come directly from your work experience. Sometimes a great story and a great skill springs from your personal life.
The trick is to choose the right attribute – and then present it well, so that it seems relevant to success at the job... Read More »
By Tracey Wilen-Daugenti
The 21st-century workplace is a brave new world -- new technology, new ways to connect and do business, and new demands on workers. To stay competitive -- and employable -- you'll need to anticipate and embrace these changes. Read More »
By Dawn Papandrea
Even as the job market appears to be turning around, it's still important to stand out from other job seekers, as you compete for those new openings. Here are some surprising skills that career experts say will help you get noticed. Read More »
When it comes to putting more Americans to work, employers' biggest complaint lately is a lack of qualified workers. For many job seekers that's a Catch-22: They need more training to get a job, but need a job to get the training.
It's an issue that affects all types of employment, not just jobs that require... Read More »
This article originally appeared on OnlineDegrees.com
By Clare Kaufman
A recent report by Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce made headlines with the claim that "Not all majors are created equal." The report, "Hard Times: College Majors, Unemployment and Earnings," draws on data... Read More »
This article originally appeared on Schools.com
By Rob Sabo
Having the right skill set can help you land a new or better job, as well as put you in prime position for a promotion. Some may argue that being a well-rounded employee is more important in 2012 than ever before. High national unemployment --... Read More »
By Justin Thompson
The offer letter hits your email or your desk. Panic washes over you. You sit for a moment and hope that the grass will truly be greener on the other side of the fence and that the new job will more than deliver on all the things you want to get out of it.
For many of us, deciding to... Read More »
Impressing employers with your technical skills these days requires more than just knowing how to use formulas in Microsoft Excel. Instead, hiring managers are looking for familiarity with some of the latest Web 2.0 technologies. No matter what industry you work in, knowing your way around a computer can be... Read More »