Statistics show that a lot of people have been unemployed much longer than they would have ever expected. Perhaps your field has downsized so much that there aren't that many open positions. No matter why you've been unemployed so long, at some point, desperation begins to set in, and you wonder if you should... Read More »
By Sonia Acosta
You did it. Four years of college went by in a haze of parties, new experiences and, hopefully, at least a few dozen textbooks. Now it's time to go out into the world and get a job. Should be easy, right? You've done your part, and someone out there owes you a job. Wrong.
Companies are looking... Read More »
By Robert Half International
There are certain resume words and phrases that have become so ubiquitous they do little more than induce yawns and eye rolls from hiring managers. Employers are so accustomed to hearing from "team players" and "problem solvers," for example, that those descriptions are now... Read More »
The college degree used to be the ticket to a good middle class job. That is officially over, according to a new study by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity.
It found that nearly 1 out of 2 Americans with college degrees are working at jobs they're overqualified for. While less than 5... Read More »
By Vickie Elmer
Sometime yet this year, you or someone you know will be called overqualified for a job.
The speaker may be a recruiter or a friend, a decision-maker or a drainer of hopefulness. And when they say or hint at the overqualified label, they may mean something about your talents, or about their... Read More »
Have you ever had an employer or recruiter say you're "overqualified" for a job? Honestly, how can you really be "overqualified" for a job? You can either do the job, or you can't. How can having more experience than required be a negative, right?
So, what does "you're overqualified" really mean? Read More »
If you're feeling a little insecure about your achievements, don't read this article. Jacob Appel, 39, has an envy-inducing, jaw-dropping resume. The New York City resident is a trained and working psychiatrist and a medical school professor. And he's qualified to work as a lawyer. In his free time, he works... Read More »
Paul Curry spent 20 years climbing the corporate ladder and finally became CEO of the construction company he worked at. But his days were long, his weekends were non-existent; in short, his life was his work. Then came the recession, his company subsequently folded, and he's now joined the ranks of... Read More »
Almost 17 percent of Americans are underemployed, meaning they're working fewer hours than they'd like to and want full-time jobs. That's bad enough. But there's also another class of workers who aren't counted in any federal jobs report -- a large number of people who lost their jobs during the recession and... Read More »