Lots of homeowners get frustrated by unsolicited phone calls from salespeople trying to sell them something that they don't want. But it appears it was a telemarketer's turn to let off steam last week, after he allegedly threatened to blow up the house of a Mead, Colo., homeowner who turned down the offer of... Read More »
By Susan Ricker
You want to make a career change, but you don't have a bachelor's degree and don't have the funds or the interest in getting a four-year degree. Here are nine good jobs that don't require a bachelor's. Some of them offer on-the job training, too. Read More »
By Vivian Giang
If you happily get out of bed every morning for work, you're one of the lucky ones - not everyone is satisfied with their current job.
These people feel stuck for a variety of reasons, including low pay, irregular hours or the inability to move upward, says a report published by CareerBliss. Read More »
By Matti Huuhtanen
HELSINKI -- Nokia Corp. will lay off 10,000 jobs globally and close plants by the end of 2013, the company said Thursday, in a further drive to save costs and streamline operations.
Nokia said it will shut some research and development projects, including in Ulm, Germany, and Burnaby,... Read More »
By Julie Steinberg
The tech scene is red-hot and the proliferation of start-ups is attracting people with all sorts of skills. Is there room for those who don't have an engineering or tech background, but still want to get in on the next Facebook?
Absolutely, say recruiters and industry professionals. Here's... Read More »
By Aimee Groth
In a tough economy where just about half of graduates are landing jobs in their fields, there's been a lot of debate lately about the value of a college degree.
Careercast.com put together a list of the top 20 jobs that don't require a college degree, ranked by average starting salary, income... Read More »
Improved retail sales show that Americans are willing to spend this holiday season, despite the sluggish economy. Shoppers on Black Friday spent on average of $399, 10 percent more than last year, while online sales on Cyber Monday surged by a third.
The holiday shopping spree not only bodes well for... Read More »
Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is typically the busiest shopping day of the holiday season -- at least at the mall. Online merchants, on the other hand, herald the arrival of Cyber Monday -- the Monday following Thanksgiving, when consumers swarm the Internet to find once-a-year deals with a few... Read More »
With nationwide unemployment still hovering around 9 percent, it may come as a surprise that employers have job openings, but can't fill them.
According to Manpower's annual Talent Shortage Survey, about 52 percent of the employers surveyed reported difficulty filling jobs. This is up from 14 percent in... Read More »
By Sindhu Sundar
It's never too early to make a bad impression.
A cover letter or introductory email is often the first thing a potential employer sees when reviewing a job applicant. It's the first opportunity to impress recruiters and hiring managers and, therefore, the first... Read More »
Unemployment numbers may have gone up in May, but at least there's some good news from the job front: Online advertised vacancies were up 148,800 in May to 4,471,200, with thousands of new openings listed in eight occupations including sales, office and administrative support.
According to the latest... Read More »
News flash: Single men buy more expensive items from sexy sales girls. OK, that's not exactly an earth-shattering revelation, but you might find the reasons for it, as revealed in a recent study, to be rather interesting. Read More »
A well-paid, entry-level job sounds like an oxymoron. But finding one would certainly help with the piles of student loans that many young people face and the heavy financial pressures sending many stay-at-home parents back into the work force. Fortunately, PayScale.com has found a few.
Online salary... Read More »
What do Lauren Bush's engagement ring, and the Icon CJ3B Army Jeep have in common? They're two of the things you can buy with $80,000. And while most working stiffs can only dream of plunking down that kind of cash -- the median family income in the U.S. brings in only around $50,000 according to the Bureau of... Read More »
Frances Cole Jones, author of "The Wow Factor"
Here's the thing: Sometimes we're selling our ideas, sometimes we're selling our products and, these days, many of us are selling ourselves as the best candidate for the job. With this in mind, here's the proven formula for selling your best self to anybody,... Read More »