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New Study: Job Seekers Overconfident in Their Abilities

New Study: Job Seekers Overconfident in Their Abilities

'Get a mentor, you need it,' say hiring managers

New study shows 85% of employers think job seekers don't have the skills they need. Yet, 72% of job seekers say they're doing a good job of marketing themselves to employers. Read More »

The World's Hardest Jobs To Fill

The World's Hardest Jobs To Fill

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 »

3 Reasons Employers Won't Hire 'Overqualified' Applicants

3 Reasons Employers Won't Hire 'Overqualified' Applicants

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 »

7 In-Demand Skills That Will Get You Hired In 2013

7 In-Demand Skills That Will Get You Hired In 2013

These are the critical skills you need on your resume to get hired in 2013. Read More »

7 Soft Skills You Need To Get Hired In 2013

7 Soft Skills You Need To Get Hired In 2013

Soft skills, otherwise known as emotional intelligence, may make a difference between an employee who can do the job and one who does it well. Read More »

What Texting Teens Don't Know -- But Need To -- About Business Etiquette

What Texting Teens Don't Know -- But Need To -- About Business Etiquette

"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 »

Stalled At Work? Maybe You Need An Attitude Makeover

Stalled At Work? Maybe You Need An Attitude Makeover

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 »

How To Be An Olympic Athlete At Work

How To Be An Olympic Athlete At Work

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 »

3 Reasons Good Workers Don't Get Jobs (And What They Can Do About It)

3 Reasons Good Workers Don't Get Jobs (And What They Can Do About It)

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 »

How College Grads Flub Interviews, Fail On The Job  [Infographic]

How College Grads Flub Interviews, Fail On The Job [Infographic]

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 »

12 Characteristics Of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs

12 Characteristics Of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs

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 »

How To Tell Your 'Story' In A Job Interview

How To Tell Your 'Story' In A Job Interview

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 »

What You Need To Know To Become A Boss In 2012

What You Need To Know To Become A Boss In 2012

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 »

4 Skills That Every Job Hunter Needs, Especially Now

4 Skills That Every Job Hunter Needs, Especially Now

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 »

What Employers Wish You'd Learned In College

What Employers Wish You'd Learned In College

Most employers surveyed said new grads lack soft skills, those interpersonal abilities that go beyond mere technical know-how. Read More »

On-The-Job Training: Jobs That Require No College Degree [Infographic]

On-The-Job Training: Jobs That Require No College Degree [Infographic]

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 »

Why Employers Don't Care About Your College Major

Why Employers Don't Care About Your College Major

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 »

The 6 Job Skills You'll Need In 2012

The 6 Job Skills You'll Need In 2012

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 »

Three Questions To Ask Yourself About A New Job Offer

Three Questions To Ask Yourself About A New Job Offer

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 »

Do You Have The Tech Skills Employers Want?

Do You Have The Tech Skills Employers Want?

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 »

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