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:


Careers: Trade jobs make comeback in employment market
Florida Today
ANSWER: There is no doubt about it; the job market for new college graduates has been especially tough these past few years. Meanwhile the ever-increasing demand for products "Made in America" is helping re-vitalize what, since the 1980s, had been a ...


Graphic: Best And Worst Cities For Jobs 2014
Forbes
The Florida economy was hammered during the financial crisis as tourism slowed, real estate prices plummeted and jobs disappeared, but the state has crawled back and continues to see heavy net migration into nearly every Sunshine State metro. People ...

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The Australian Financial Review

What universities won't tell you about getting an accounting job
The Australian Financial Review
But the employment data still shows that more than one in five accounting graduates seeking any type of full-time job cannot find one after finishing university. And the data shows the market has never recovered from the hit it took during the global ...
Graduate jobs rate worst in 20 yearsThe Australian
Graduates face toughest job market since 1993SmartCompany.com.au
Graduate employment worst in 20 yearsNinemsn
Business Spectator
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Wall Street Journal

Lower Job Churn Hurts Young Workers
Wall Street Journal
Quitting a job often can be a good thing. But not enough workers have been doing it. During and after the recession, the U.S. economy has been too weak for many workers to undertake the sort of job-hopping that economists say is critical to building ...

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The Buzz: S. Tier jobs available via state website
Press & Sun-Bulletin
In the Southern Tier region — which encompasses Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Delaware, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga and Tompkins counties — a little more than 4,500 jobs were available as of Wednesday. Employment areas with the highest number of ...


Construction hiring up in Broward and Palm Beach counties
Sun-Sentinel
With housing projects taking off, Palm Beach County added 2,700 construction jobs in June, 10 percent more than the sme month last year, the Associated General Contractors reported this week. Broward County added 4,200 construction jobs in June, a 13 ...

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nTIDE Jobs Report: Rising Tide Fails to Lift People With Disabilities
MarketWatch
WEST ORANGE, NJ, Aug 01, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Amid a rising jobs report for Americans without disabilities, people with disabilities continue to fall behind in finding employment, according to today's National Trends in Disability ...

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US employers extended this year's hiring surge by adding 209000 jobs ...
KTRK-TV
U.S. employers extended this year's hiring surge into July by adding a solid 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are shedding the caution that had marked the 5-year-old economic recovery.

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MarketWatch

Want a new job? Use an online dating site
MarketWatch
It will launch a new company, “Elevated Careers by eHarmony,” in December that will run a new version of its famous compatibility assessment — only this time for job applicants and their would-be superiors. The typical U.S. worker only lasts 4.6 years ...

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US Unemployment Report July 2014: Young Black And Hispanic Workers Still ...
International Business Times
Tucked in among all the data in the latest jobs report, released Friday, is one troubling metric that throws cold water on what looks like sustainable job growth. That statistic is called, in economics, the employment-to-population ratio, and it ...

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