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To Thy Own Self Be True: What I Learned About Work From My Dad

To Thy Own Self Be True: What I Learned About Work From My Dad

'Nothing happens until someone sells something'

Sam Kilberg was a child of the Great Depression and constantly preached the importance of hard work as a requirement for success. Read More »

Job Descriptions Decoded: Sales/Customer Service Position

Job Descriptions Decoded: Sales/Customer Service Position

Do it right and your phone will be ringing off its hook

How to apply for a job in sales and customer service. Read More »

For The Retail Industry, (Changing Their) Image Really Is Everything

For The Retail Industry, (Changing Their) Image Really Is Everything

A sector in transition offers more than just sales positions

The retail industry supports one in four American jobs. It's a sector that gets a rap for low-paying work, but offers much more than that. Read More »

In Today's Economy, We All Need To Be Salespeople

In Today's Economy, We All Need To Be Salespeople

Says author Dan Pink: "We're persuading, convincing and influencing others to give up something they've got in exchange for what we've got." Read More »

Telemarketer Makes Bomb Threat After Homeowner Hangs Up, Police Say

Telemarketer Makes Bomb Threat After Homeowner Hangs Up, Police Say

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 »

9 Great Second Careers That Don't Require 4-Year Degrees

9 Great Second Careers That Don't Require 4-Year Degrees

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 »

Are These The Worst Jobs In America?

Are These The Worst Jobs In America?

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 »

Nokia Cuts 10,000 Jobs, Blames Tough Competition

Nokia Cuts 10,000 Jobs, Blames Tough Competition

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 »

Want To Join A Startup? 5 High-Paying Jobs For Non-Techies

Want To Join A Startup? 5 High-Paying Jobs For Non-Techies

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 »

Top 20 Jobs That Don't Require A College Degree

Top 20 Jobs That Don't Require A College Degree

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 »

Hot Entry Level Jobs For Recent Grads

Hot Entry Level Jobs For Recent Grads

What are some hot entry-level jobs that recent grads should be seeking out this year and why? -- Jennifer E., Philadelphia, PA Read More »

Strong Holiday Sales Boost Online Ads, Hiring

Strong Holiday Sales Boost Online Ads, Hiring

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 »

Shopping On The Clock: Cyber Monday In The Workplace [Infographic]

Shopping On The Clock: Cyber Monday In The Workplace [Infographic]

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 »

Sample Cover Letter: Retail Employee

Sample Cover Letter: Retail Employee

Claudia Murphy Owner, The Little Boutique 509 Brick St., Chicago, IL 60601 Read More »

Top 10 Jobs Employers Can't Fill In 2011

Top 10 Jobs Employers Can't Fill In 2011

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 »

10 Cover Letter Mistakes That May Cost You The Interview (But Earn You Some Laughs)

10 Cover Letter Mistakes That May Cost You The Interview (But Earn You Some Laughs)

Getty Images/PhotoAlto 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 »

10 Jobs For Foodies: Turn Eating Into Earning

10 Jobs For Foodies: Turn Eating Into Earning

By Beth Braccio Hering, Special to CareerBuilder For those who don't just eat to live but live to eat, here are 10 jobs where a passion for food is a prerequisite for success: Read More »

Eight Occupations Boom as On-Line Job Openings Increase

Eight Occupations Boom as On-Line Job Openings Increase

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 »

Why Sexy Girls Sell

Why Sexy Girls Sell

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 »

10 High-Paying Entry-Level Jobs

10 High-Paying Entry-Level Jobs

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 »

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