With summer in full-swing, many job seekers not only find it hard to stay motivated in looking for work, but many key decision-makers are taking vacations, which slows the hiring process as well.
Here are 3 ways to keep your job search moving in the right direction. Read More »
Whole regions are organized to reduce their energy consumption and improve their environment. Whole communities are engaged in healthy behaviors. Older adults live at home rather than in institutions because they have the help they need. Young children enter school ready to learn. Every immigrant is able to... Read More »
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 »
By Vicky Oliver
Believe it or not, there are still folks out there whose hands aren't soldered to their laptops or mobile devices and who'd rather network in a venue with real live people.
Social networking may be a great way to digitally meet potential new colleagues, clients, and customers. But... Read More »
By Derwin Dubose
This year's presidential race – along with hundreds of Congressional, state and local contests – will dominate the news until Nov. 6, spurring many young professionals to seek political jobs. Read More »
By Hank Stringer
Had lunch with a frustrated exec this week I've known for years. He has hired new college grads for years, has seen the process through the past three decades and is concerned that today's grads don't know how to work.
I frowned at such a broad blanket statement and he agreed that it's... Read More »
By Debra Wheatman
While unemployment for white collar workers still hovers at approximately 6%, many job seekers have been able to conduct productive searches that have yielded new and exciting roles. Some are even landing pay increases; but what about you? If you have been searching for a new opportunity... Read More »
By Rachel Farrell, Special to CareerBuilder
Everyone thinks they deserve a promotion. But how do you truly know if you deserve one?
"When it comes to career advancement, you want to stack the deck in your favor," said Rosemary Haefner, vice president of human resources at CareerBuilder, in a recent press... Read More »
This article was originally featured on OnlineDegrees.com.
Labor Day weekend doesn't just mean the end of white pants and the beginning of the NFL season. The holiday began in 1882 as a celebration of the economic achievements of the American worker. This year, you can use the long weekend to invest in some... Read More »
By Maryalene LaPonsie
With pink slips seeming to still lurk around every corner, many workers are anxious about their future job prospects. In fact, only 38 percent of workers expressed confidence in their ability to find a new job, according to the July Employee Confidence Index calculated by the SFN Group,... Read More »
After becoming unemployed twice in three years, I had had it. Done! At 40, I no longer wanted the corporate setting, the 9-to-5, or the job-robbing bosses. I wanted something of my own. But what was it? The "it" of freedom to be my own boss.
I live at the beach in New Jersey. I wanted my own ... what? What... Read More »
As I watch the coverage of the rescue and rebuilding efforts in Haiti, it brings a lot of thoughts and emotions.
Several years ago, when I was working in Miami and the military junta in Haiti was about to hand the government back to the elected president, I got sent there for a couple of weeks to help in our... Read More »
Rob Chilton, 34, suffered a fate that's the stuff of unemployment nightmares. He was laid off not once but twice from his job as a celebrity magazine editor. While he was reinstated two weeks after the first blow in January 2009, he was let go again in April. "It was an emotional rollercoaster to say the... Read More »
I recently read an article that claimed the unemployment rate is staying below 10 percent because we unemployed people have just packed it up and called it quits.
And according to the statistics, maybe this is a little bit true. Read More »
A recent New York Times/CBS News poll of unemployed adults pretty much confirms what we already knew: Unemployment stinks. Bad.
It can lead to emotional havoc, mental (and physical) health issues, relationship difficulties, poverty and foreclosures, even financial ruin. But what the poll doesn't... Read More »