Seven Tips to a Job-Winning Interview

These days, interviews don't come easily. When you get The Call, make the most of your time -- and go for it!1. Investigate the company's culture, markets, and finances. But resist the temptation to show off what you've researched: "I just read that you're about to embark on a new... Read More

10 Steps to Getting the Most Out of Job Fairs

Many job seekers tend to overlook job fairs. They can be crowded, busy, competitive and confusing events. But they offer you the opportunity to contact many potential employers all within one place, and they can help you land a job. Here's what you need to do to get the... Read More

Hot Business Trends for 2004? And Beyond: Maybe One Will Turn Into a Creative Business Idea for You

I always look forward to the December issue of Entrepreneur magazine. That's the issue that features the publisher's annual pick of hot businesses, markets, and trends for smart entrepreneurs ? or those who aspire to be. Some of the high tech businesses cited like mobile gaming or... Read More

10 Steps to Escape the Job World and Create the Life You Really Want

1. GET THE POINT ? OF LIFE, THAT IS. How many of us will look back in our old age and wish we'd gone to more meetings or put in more overtime. The point? Despite pressure to "play it safe" by sticking with your day job ("...but dear, you... Read More

Stacking The Deck In Your Favor

Many people do not bother to look at their own magnificence and without that view it is not likely that we will recognize the need for strategies to maximize our strengths. When we buy an outfit for a special affair, we automatically try to coordinate each piece so that they... Read More

Your Goals Must Be Within Your Reach

FIRST STEP -- Set short-term, incremental goals. Work up to larger plans later. Never put yourself under the gun right from the get-go. If you do... discouragement will be right at your doorstep. You'll quit! Remember your New Year's resolutions? Set incremental time frames. Short-range goals are... Read More

Defining Success Your Way!

In my career advising practice, I often find that my clients are not clear about what success means for them. Our society defines success primarily around three elements: power, money and fame. Many of you reading this may be saying, "wait a minute ?those elements are not the most important... Read More

What Turns Potential Employers ON; What Turns Them OFF?

According to an annual survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, these are the most important qualities that employers are looking for in a job candidate, in priority order: (1) Communication skills; (2) Honesty/integrity; (3) Teamwork skills; (4) Interpersonal skills; (5) A... Read More

Six Factors That Can Cost You the Interview/Job

Most job seekers know that an unprofessional appearance will count against them at an interview. Here are six MORE factors that can help you remain in the unemployment line: (1) Being unprepared for the interview. Prepare, plan, and practice! In today's tough job market, you MUST do everything... Read More

Job Interviews & the Magic of Music

Can music help you with your next job interview? It just might! Here's how. First, it can help you during your research, preparation and practice. While it doesn't appear to work for everyone, some studies suggest that having classical music playing softly in the background as you study... Read More

In The News:


NBCNews.com

Here Are the Worst (And Best) Jobs in America in 2015
NBCNews.com
Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be newspaper reporters. Or lumberjacks, or firefighters. All three ranked among the 10 worst jobs of 2015, among 200 considered, according to a new report from job site CareerCast.com. The annual assessment ...

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U-T San Diego

Teens tackle tough job market
U-T San Diego
Nineteen-year-old Jessica Dupre began working at Wysh Boutique last summer, then picked up a second part-time job at the Gaia Gelaton ice cream store in Carlsbad Faire to make ends meet. She plans to attend Palomar College in the fall. — Don Boomer ...


The Idaho Statesman

Job Corps names Idaho judge Sergio Gutierrez one of its 'Graduate Heroes'
The Idaho Statesman
Judge Sergio Gutierrez of the Idaho Court of Appeals will be honored Tuesday in Washington, D.C. Gutierrez earned his GED from the Wolf Creek Job Corps in Glide, Ore., and credits the program for playing a major role in shaping him as a man. “I began ...


Ravalli Republic

Employers to turn out at Missoula Career Fair
Ravalli Republic
“Things have totally bounced back,” Ametsbichler explained. “Now, we have almost the opposite problem. Employers are screaming to attend. We have changed the advertising slogan from 'Need a job?' to 'Need a new job?' because everybody has one.

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Ohio means jobs for everyone
Troy Daily News
No matter whether you are a student, a veteran, or simply looking for new career ideas, Ohio has a great resource to help everyone with their next move. Ohio's employment and resource website, OhioMeansJobs.com, is a one-stop shop to connect Ohioans ...


Wall Street Journal

Today's Personality Tests Raise the Bar for Job Seekers
Wall Street Journal
Steven Davis, a University of Chicago economist who has studied the gap between job openings and hires, found the annual sum of hires and separations—called labor-market churn—has declined by more than 25% since 2000, suggesting, he said, that as ...


Albany Times Union (blog)

Searching for a new job mid-life
Albany Times Union (blog)
I'm not sure where I imagined I'd be at 49 but sitting in a career center class designed for people over 40 who are looking for work wasn't it. Yet here I am in a room full of women ranging in age from mid-40s to mid-60s, who didn't expect to be here ...


Military Times

Positive trend for post-9/11 vet jobs
Military Times
In fact, between the time that the Bureau of Labor Statistics started keeping records on post-9/11 veteran employment in September 2008 and the end of 2013, only one monthly jobs report showed an unemployment rate below 7 percent. For veterans of all ...

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MLive.com

Dow Chemical recruiting Michigan veterans for apprenticeship program
MLive.com
Through partnerships between Dow and community colleges the apprentices are to receive three years of training and on-the-job experience, the release states. During this time, Dow will fund the apprentices' tuition. In addition, the apprentices will ...


Tulsa World

John Stancavage: Jobs outlook good for most college graduates
Tulsa World
A great way to diversify your career exploration is to volunteer. You can discover what you like and what you don't like, as well as learn new skills that can be used in future jobs. Increase your skills. While you have some “free time,” it's not a bad ...

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