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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Wall Street Journal (blog)

Best Jobs for Women: Think Science or Management
Wall Street Journal (blog)
For young women setting out on their careers, the best path involves science and math or managing other workers, says employment website CareerCast. On Thursday, CareerCast released its list of the best careers for women in 2015. CareerCast looked at ...

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The Guardian (blog)

How to avoid the top five most common job interview mistakes
The Guardian (blog)
While it can depend on the job sector, the general rule of thumb is formal clothing. First impressions are vital and demonstrate how seriously you are taking the opportunity. If a graduate turns up in jeans and flip flops, they shouldn't expect a warm ...


U.S. News & World Report

Why You Should Take That Summer Job Seriously
U.S. News & World Report
That package includes skills and experience you're unlikely to gain in college alone, she says, but that you could pick up in a summer job, where "you're learning initiative, time management, integrity, teamwork and communication skills." And yes, she ...


Forbes

The Happiest Jobs For The Class Of 2015
Forbes
It's a piece of advice given to college grads by workers whose careers run the gamut: Do what you love. In practice, finding a career that provides joy and a paycheck can be challenging, particularly for graduates entering the workforce at a time when ...


The Cheat Sheet

The Jobs a Business Degree Will (and Will Not) Get You
The Cheat Sheet
Getting a degree in today's day and age is a necessity for most jobs. Some fields of study transition more smoothly, more predictably, or more consistently into careers that we can predict, while others are poured out onto a playing field that is so ...


Boston Globe (subscription)

Affluent teens twice as likely to find seasonal work
Boston Globe (subscription)
From her dorm room at Milton Academy, Mariah Redfern searches for a full-time summer job that will help her buy new clothes and pay for American University, which she will attend in the fall and where tuition alone tops $40,000 a year. Just 13 miles ...


Bustle

Wealthy Teens Are Much More Likely To Find Summer Work, Study Finds
Bustle
The income gap knows no bounds, and a fact that is particularly evident in a new study. According to research from Drexel University, affluent teenagers are much more likely to get summer jobs than their less well-off counterparts. Not good, guys. Not ...

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TechCrunch

Startup Job Offers And How To Interview Founders
TechCrunch
A job offer from a startup is no different when compared to any other employer or big corporation. Startups, like any legitimate business, need to follow labor and employment laws. Almost every startup offers equity compensation in addition to cash ...


NJ.com

Editorial: Job market better for new college grads
Dalles Chronicle
#This year's college graduates will enter the best job market since the early stages of the Great Recession, which officially started when this year's seniors - at least those who finished in four years — were freshmen in high school. #For a 22-year ...
The Class of 2015 could use a wakeup callYahoo Canada Finance - Insight

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Jobs.Jacksonville Career Event coming up next week
Florida Times-Union
WASHINGTON (AP) — As Congress wrestles over renewing the bulk collection of Americans' phone records, federal law enforcement officials are warning that legal authority is also at risk for lesser-known surveillance tools that are even more valuable in ...

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