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What To Do If You Can't Find A Job

What To Do If You Can't Find A Job

Five alternatives to getting discouraged on an extended job hunt

Tried everything from networking to social media and still struggling to find work? Here are five steps you can take if your search isn’t producing results. Read More »

10 Job Search Tips For New Grads

10 Job Search Tips For New Grads

These 10 tips can help prepare new job seekers for success

The average starting salary for a bachelor's degree holder is expected to be $45,473. Read More »

It's a Living. Part I: David's Saga. Episode 15: Giving Wisely

It's a Living. Part I: David's Saga. Episode 15: Giving Wisely

Return on Monday for the final days of David's saga

David and Susan debate what charitable causes make the biggest difference. Read More »

It's a Living Part I: David's Saga. Episode 10: It Takes a Scare

It's a Living Part I: David's Saga. Episode 10: It Takes a Scare

The story resumes next Monday.

Would volunteering for a cause David believed in land him a good job? Read More »

Most Surprising Way To Land A New Job?

Most Surprising Way To Land A New Job?

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Have you ever noticed that the moment you stop looking for something, you find it? Your keys, your phone, the elusive shopping-list item at your local grocer, or even the love of your life. Sometimes, they seemingly appear out of nowhere at the moment you stop the search itself.... Read More »

Smart Reasons To Work For Free

Smart Reasons To Work For Free

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 »

Top 10 Jobs That Give Back Year-Round

Top 10 Jobs That Give Back Year-Round

After the pie, the stolen moments of football-watching, and the one-hour food coma, many Americans on Thursday will feel truly thankful. Some may even feel an urge, located somewhere between their turkey-bloated stomach and cider-smacking lips, to give back. Twenty-seven percent of Americans volunteer at... Read More »

3 Reasons Volunteer Work Is Great For Job Seekers

3 Reasons Volunteer Work Is Great For Job Seekers

By Anthony Cintron The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that approximately 62.8 million people volunteered through or for an organization at least once between 2009 and 2010. Even though not all of these volunteers were seeking full-time employment -- with 15 million unemployed, the professional value of... Read More »

Working At A Startup: Do You Have What It Takes?

Working At A Startup: Do You Have What It Takes?

How can I determine if I have what it takes to work at a startup? What one quality do I need to have? -- Rachel, Seattle, WA Read More »

9 Ways To Bounce Back After Losing Your Job

9 Ways To Bounce Back After Losing Your Job

By Alina Dizik, Special to CareerBuilder Rebuilding your confidence after a job loss can be difficult. It's easy to fall into the trap of feeling sorry for yourself, which can cause you to doubt your ability to land a new position. If that happens, make bouncing back your top priority. Read More »

Success Stories: I Found a Job after Long-Term Unemployment

Success Stories: I Found a Job after Long-Term Unemployment

Beth Braccio Hering, CareerBuilder writer Headline after headline about corporate downsizing and businesses folding can leave you wondering: Is anybody out there actually finding a job? Yes (though oftentimes not very quickly). Here are three real-life success stories of people who persevered through prolonged... Read More »

Volunteer Vacation: The Growing Trend of Charitable Traveling

Volunteer Vacation: The Growing Trend of Charitable Traveling

Zip through the bustling city of Hanoi on the back of a motorbike to teach English, discover Italy's ancient Roman coast, or play with the children at a local orphanage in Costa Rica. These aren't out-of-reach travel experiences -- these are volunteer vacations. Students and work professionals are changing their... Read More »

Why Volunteer? 4 Reasons Why Volunteering Can be Beneficial to Your Job Search

Why Volunteer? 4 Reasons Why Volunteering Can be Beneficial to Your Job Search

What's the image that comes to mind when you think of volunteering? Digging wells in a foreign country? Feeding starving children? Assisting the elderly at a local hospital? Certainly these are some of the most commonly thought of reasons for volunteering. However, landing a sweet volunteer position within... Read More »

How Volunteering Landed Me a Job

How Volunteering Landed Me a Job

This is what Troy Tillis got out of working as a Peace Corps volunteer: a great job and a graduate degree. Tillis is a planning and performance analyst with the federal General Services Administration. He helps manage and analyze the long-term direction of a major federal agency. And he credits both the work... Read More »

The Peace Corps Led to a Great Job

The Peace Corps Led to a Great Job

Can serving the world lead to a great job? Yes it can! In my last post, I talked about how volunteer work with federal organizations such as the Peace Corps or VISTA can help you gain job skills and contacts that will land you a job afterward, even in this tough economy. Todd Valdini provides a good... Read More »

Why Don't the Unemployed Volunteer?

Why Don't the Unemployed Volunteer?

According to a new report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployed people don't like to volunteer. Well, that may be jumping to conclusions-but the statistical fact is that the volunteer rate barely budged in 2009 despite numerous among us being unemployed. In fact, the report states that "during the... Read More »

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