Wells Fargo is the No. 1 home lender in the country. That has some downsides. Like having the kind of deep pockets that results in paying a $175 million settlement for allegedly peddling pricier mortgages to blacks and Latinos. But it also has some upsides, like hiring a lot. And being a pretty great place... Read More »
Young people are often viewed as wide-eyed idealists. But a new survey shows that the youngest generation is as pragmatic as their older counterparts when it comes to job security, ranking that as more important than becoming wealthy or having a prestigious job.
That is in striking contrast to boomers and... Read More »
It's easier than ever for potential employers to quickly uncover bits of your past that you may wish they wouldn't. And more employers are Googling, checking Facebook or otherwise searching online for information about job candidates. That's why employment and security experts suggest that job seekers clean... Read More »
WASHINGTON -- A burst of hiring in December pushed the unemployment rate to its lowest level in nearly three years, giving the economy a boost at the end of 2011.
The Labor Department said Friday that employers added a net 200,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate fell to 8.5 percent, the lowest... Read More »
By Ryan Mack
Job searching seems harder than ever right now, but there are people getting jobs. So, how are they doing it? Even with the unemployment rate at 8.6 percent there are still five to six million jobs on the market at any given time that have yet to be filled. Why shouldn't you have one of... Read More »
As the current job market continues to prove, competition among job seekers remains stiff. More than 14 million Americans are looking for work, so securing an interview in itself is reason to celebrate.
To get the job, however, applicants need to impress hiring managers on several levels, and the key to... Read More »
By Sean Weinberg
There are plenty of occasions where it is perfectly fine to be a little scary. Halloween, scary movies, and when your friend has the hiccups... all great opportunities.
However, you never want to be scary in your job search. With the job market as tough as it is right now, scaring away a... Read More »
By Kelly Eggers
If you're in your final year of college, be warned: the rumors about landing a job in this economy are true. You should be taking steps today, not next semester, to prepare yourself.
An April 2011 survey conducted by Braun Research on behalf of Adecco Staffing U.S. found that 71 percent of... Read More »
Searching for a job is never easy, but in this economy the challenges facing job seekers have never been greater. The jobless rate remained stuck at 9 percent in mid-August and a significant percentage of Americans -- 9.2 percent -- are working merely part time even though they desire full-time work, according... Read More »
Do you feel like your job search is full of activity but you aren't getting anywhere? There's a lot of job search advice out there -- and if you keep doing what you read and hear, you might have a very convoluted strategy right now. Here are three do's and three don'ts to simplify your job search: Read More »
Stephen Rood is so busy looking for a job that it's a full-time job -- he spends 40 hours a week on the job hunt. He's busy enough that he considers his travel time of one to two hours of drive time to a few networking meetings each week as "breaks."
"I don't take breaks at home to watch TV or movies," he wrote... Read More »
I took my daughters to their first Cubs game in Wrigley Field last week. They've been to ball games, but not to the hallowed grounds of my childhood past. They are fourth-generation Cubs fans; little do they know the emotional roller-coaster ride they have just begun.
True Blue Cubbie fans have endured 101 years... Read More »
Many of us were raised to be humble and not to brag. But the process of career management often requires that you talk about yourself and your accomplishments -- a skill that makes many people uncomfortable because they associate this behavior with bragging. But when you talk about your achievements, you are not... Read More »
Nostalgia for better days is nothing new. The world as a whole was a better place back in your day, wasn't it? The music, your family, manners, society -- they really knew how to do things right. At least, that's what you hear. Depending on what you're talking about, the past might have been better. In other... Read More »
As a young adult without much real world experience, trying to get a job interview may seem impossible in this dismal economy. However, trying to land an "informational interview" is a completely different story AND it may just be your ticket to getting that position you are seeking. Read More »
I know many job seekers look forward to the day when they can accept a job offer, settle into a nice work routine with their new employer, and never have to network again. Meeting new people can be awkward, especially if you feel you're in a disadvantaged position and need their help. I get that.
But that's... Read More »
According to a recent survey by job search engine Indeed.com, the top five markets with the least competition for jobs are:
Washington, D.C. (one unemployed per job posting)
San Jose, CA
New York, NY
Salt Lake City, UT
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