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

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The Daily Advertiser

Oil prices low but hopes high at LAGCOE job fair
The Daily Advertiser
More than 1,000 job seekers pressed into the Cajundome on Wednesday for a Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil & Gas Exposition career fair, many expressing confidence that the longterm outlook for industry employment remains bright, despite a recent steep drop in ...

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Jobs Report: U.S. Economy Added 248000 Jobs In September, Unemployment ...
Forbes
“Finally we've got some balance back in the U.S. economy, ” said Dr. Patricia Buckley, director for economic policy and analysis for Deloitte, pointing out that job adds are on a clear acceleration path average 227,000 jobs added in the first nine ...

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The Atlantic

How Companies Kill Their Employees' Job Searches
The Atlantic
The days of working for only one company for a whole career are over. As a worker moves from one job to the next, their value to their next employer stems, at least in part, from the skills and knowledge he or she gained at work. It may seem like an ...


AOL Jobs

Flexible Jobs: How to Find Success - Not Scams
AOL Jobs
We are no longer a nation where "work" means going to an employer's site, putting in your 40 hours over a five-day period, returning home and not worrying about your job at night or on weekends. You might not realize it, but the nature of how and where ...

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10 best jobs you can get without a college degree
Chicago Tribune
Here are 10 thriving careers you can pursue without a college education. The occupations we identified promise generous salaries and long-term job security, based on 10-year employment projections. None of the jobs require a college degree, though some ...

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Avista sees range of job openings over next five to 10 years
The Spokesman Review
When Josh Burnside got laid off from a sawmill job, he used retraining money to attend electrical lineworker school. Now, the 30-year-old is a journeyman lineworker, teaching others the trade as an instructor at Avista Utilities' Jack Stewart Training ...

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Green Bay Press Gazette

How can you get into marine manufacturing?
Green Bay Press Gazette
Amy Myska, an employment and training counselor with the state of Wisconsin Job Service, is answering questions throughout the State of Opportunity series. Q. How can someone explore careers in Marine Manufacturing? A: If you are a high school student ...


USA TODAY

Where the jobs are: The new blue collar
USA TODAY
By 2017, an estimated 2.5 million new, middle-skill jobs like Poole's are expected to be added to the workforce, accounting for nearly 40% of all job growth, according to a USA TODAY analysis of local data from Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. and ...

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New rankings system from LinkedIn based on employment outcomes of a huge ...
Inside Higher Ed
LinkedIn has officially joined the jam-packed college rankings party. And with 313 million users, the job networking site has a big data sample both for creating the rankings and for marketing them. The new ranking system tracks the success of college ...

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The Oshkosh Northwestern

High school students explore a career working with wood
The Oshkosh Northwestern
During the last three years, 93 percent of students who completed the wood manufacturing technology program were able to find employment while 87 percent of residential building construction program students got jobs, according to FVTC's annual ...

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