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6 Tips on How to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

It’s not good to live in the bubble. At some point, you have to step up the game and get out of there if you want to see a huge positive change in your life, such as land a much … Continue reading

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Studies Prove: Networking Increasingly Key to Job-Hunt Success

With reporting by Emily K. Fuller In an increasingly competitive job-market, standing out amongst the masses is key. A stellar resume serves as a great example of your accomplishments and capabilities, of course. All things being equal, the resume can … Continue reading

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Get Paid to Change the World

Wouldn’t it be nice to change the world for the better… and get paid to do it? When looking for work, many folks often consider entering the non-profit sector. Whether it’s a particular mission you are already passionate about or … Continue reading

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Getting Health Insurance after Open Enrollment Period

If you were planning on using the federal exchanges (or your state’s equivalent) to get health insurance coverage, it’s now too late to get in under the open enrollment period. That deadline came and went at the end of March, … Continue reading

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Half of States Don’t Offer “Work-Sharing” Benefit to Ease Underemployment and Prevent Layoffs

According to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, some 7.4 million people are stuck involuntarily working part-time for economic reasons. That is, they simply cannot find full-time employment. Meanwhile, the federal government is trying to give away $100 million in grants … Continue reading

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IT Specific Resumes

Every job seeker knows that a resume is his passport to get into a country “JOB INTERVIEW.” That is why your resume should be well-organized, clearly written, and formatted using the industry standards. Note that often before they get to … Continue reading

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: Employment Scammers and How to Spot Them

Times are tough out there. Which means a lot of workers are getting less picky about what they apply for – and many of them have let down their guard to trust someone – only to be disappointed. Increasingly desperate … Continue reading

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Veterans Struggle to Enter Tight Job Market

While there has been some good news for job seekers in recent months as the economy sputters along in a halting “recovery,” one group has still been largely left behind: Younger veterans. According to this NPR report, the unemployment rate … Continue reading

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Will Temp-Worker Surge Translate to Lasting Employment Gains?

The good news is there’s been a surge in hiring. The bad news is that they’re temp jobs. Recent employment surveys indicate that America’s retailers went into the holiday season expecting Santa to bring some brisk business. Analysts estimated about … Continue reading

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The Union Assault on Freedom of Association

The State of Michigan – the Ground Zero of America’s union-strangled zombie legacy car manufacturing industry and the modern-day Mordor of union orcs – turned against its oppressors this month. The lame-duck legislature passed a “right-to-work” law. In a nutshell, … Continue reading

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Big Data: We’re Looking for a Few Good Nerds (And When We Say “Few,” We Mean 4.4 Million of Them)

10 or 15 years ago, it was all about bandwidth. ‘Rich, golden fields of bandwidth, waving in the wind,’ went one well-known technology company. Back then, the major difficulty for the IT industry was preparing an infrastructure that would support … Continue reading

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Florida Workers to Lose Substantial Unemployment Benefits

The good news is the unemployment rate has finally fallen in Florida. The bad news is that while it hasn’t fallen all that much, even that modest improvement in unemployment rates will result in a massive decrease in unemployment insurance … Continue reading

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Obesity Discrimination Becoming a Fact of Life

Someone once wrote a joke news story headlined “Unemployment Rating Among Young, Hot Women Holding at Zero Percent.” It’s funny because there’s a ring of truth to it. Attractive people are far more likely to get hired in positions that … Continue reading

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Will Smoking Cost You Your Job?

It’s simple economics. It costs employers more to keep a smoker on board than a non-smoker. And ObamaCare doesn’t change that. Indeed, it may make it even easier for employers to calculate what employees who smoke cost them – not … Continue reading

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Study – Veterans Struggling to Transition to Civilian Work Force

Over six out of ten veterans report their post-discharge transition to civilian life as “difficult,” according to the Veterans Employment Challenge Survey. This study, conducted by Prudential Financial, surveyed some 1,845 veterans of all services. According to the survey, 69 … Continue reading

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Vitaver & Associates, Inc. Listed Among The Top 5 Companies Hiring by Fox News

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Self-Employment’s Hidden Costs

With unemployment stubbornly sticking north of 8 percent, the prospect of self-employment becomes more and more tempting. A significant number of the unemployed or under-employed are forced into unemployment out of economic necessity. Some of you will jump at the … Continue reading

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Making Yourself More Employable: Finishing High School

Dropping out of high school seemed like a good idea at the time. You weren’t doing so well, or perhaps had family obligations, so off you went to join the ranks of the employed. Now the economy isn’t as good … Continue reading

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Military Spouses and the MyCAA Program

You’ve taken the plunge, tied the knot, attached the old ball and chain; whichever way you phrase it, you’ve gotten married. However, your marriage includes one extra member; a branch of the United States armed services. Along with the traditional … Continue reading

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Job Hunting for Older Workers

A lot gets written about how much harder it is to find gainful employment once you’ve got some gray hairs. And it’s true – it’s probably tougher to get work through the want ads when you’re over age 50 or … Continue reading

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6 Steps on How to Get Your Job Back

For some reason, your new job is not working too well for you, and you are feeling that tinge of regret why you decided to leave your previous one in the first place. Then you start to wonder, “Is there … Continue reading

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Reaching the Boss: A Lesson from Fly-Fishermen

Years ago, you could lick a stamp and send a resume, and you had a reasonable chance that someone in a position to at least get you in the short pile of resumes to be reviewed would actually look at … Continue reading

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Leaving the Military: What Do I Need To Do?

If you are about to ETS from an active duty military assignment and transition to the civilian workforce, first of all, thank you for your service to our country. Here are some things you have going for you: • Employers … Continue reading

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How Can I Turn an Interview into a Job Offer?

In today’s tight employment market, it’s easy to get so focused on securing the next job that you lose sight of the big picture. But an employee/employer relationship is a two-way street. The employer does not want to have to … Continue reading

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Greener Pasture: Finding a Job While Still Employed

Looking for jobs within your field while still employed does not necessarily mean you want to quickly jump off to another company to grab better opportunities. Sometimes, by exploring you will be able to decipher your current market value. Most … Continue reading

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How to Survive (and Get a Job) in a Job Fair

Job fairs can lead to profuse sweating, shortened patience, and very long queues. However, these are nothing compared to the prospect of getting a job on the spot or exposing yourself to several potential employees in one day. All you … Continue reading

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Great Jobs to Take after Retirement

Not all retirees buy a farm in Oklahoma, travel to Europe, or settle in Bali. A lot of them do take jobs just to relive boredom. There are others who do simply because they are not used to having a … Continue reading

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How to Send Your Resume in an E-mail

These days companies prefer applicants who send in their resumes and cover letters via e-mail. This allows HR managers to weed out unqualified candidates without going through the process of interviews and examinations. For the potential employee, though, it’s really … Continue reading

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Holiday Job Hunt: Reasons Why You Should Go for It and How to Do It

Did you know that besides preparing gifts for your loved ones you can also use the holiday season as a good time to look for a job? In fact, there are a number of reasons why you should do your … Continue reading

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Social Networking and the Peeping Tom

Is it okay for managers to spy on their employees’ social networking profiles? The popularity of social networking websites did not happen without a rough ride and several controversies. Social networking media, such as Facebook and Twitter, have been used … Continue reading

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How to Go Up the Career Ladder

Many people are unhappy with the progress they have made in their careers. They look back and say ‘maybe I should have done things differently’. But there are a lucky few who seem to have the Midas touch. They have … Continue reading

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Top 20 Career-Enhancing iPhone Apps

This great review of iPhone Applications comes from The Undercover Recruiter, written by Jeff Norman, a student at Stanford. In his spare time, he enjoys writing articles about technology and tech schools  for Guide to Career Education. These days, if … Continue reading

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Top 5 Psychometric Tests for Your Career Success

Today’s review of top psychometric tests comes again from The Undercover Recruiter, written by Nisa Chitakasem, an all-round specialist in start-ups and business building. To make a successful career change, you have to know what type of career is going … Continue reading

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What Companies Are Looking for in New Graduates

If you are a graduate and you are still unemployed despite your fervent efforts, you may want to take a look at your resume and the career path you are taking. It is either the former is poorly made, or … Continue reading

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Old School Job Search Tips You Ought To Use

Another great guest post comes from The Undercover Recruiter, written by Kevin Donlin, Career Coach and Columnist for the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Some of the best employment advice you can get is as true today as it was back in … Continue reading

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Steps for Job Seekers to Protect Their Identity Online

The Michigan Department of Consumer Protection is reporting an increase in identity theft from online job seekers.  Given the large amount of personal information that is provided in resumes, it is not surprising that job seekers are being targeted. The … Continue reading

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Victimhood

Believe it or not, some people come to a job interview as victims. Victims of previous bosses, of the last crisis, of luck, of ‘unfair’ promotion practices that left them behind, of colleagues that had no ‘team spirit’, etc. etc. … Continue reading

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The Bright Side of Salary Cuts

The news headlines are full of reports of salary cuts across all industry sectors. CEOs are not the only ones who have taken salary cuts over the last two years. The median pay of CEOS fell 18 percent from 2008 … Continue reading

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Developing Experience and Skills Through Internship Opportunities

Internships provide a valuable opportunity to gain work experience, sharpen your skills and acquire references and contacts in the field you choose to work in. With the number of internships to choose from increasing, you can choose an opportunity that … Continue reading

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The Latest Job Trends in the IT Sector

When the global economic recession hit around two years ago, a lot of business sectors were affected. The IT sector was one of them. That is why most of the companies these days don’t just hire the cleverest geek out … Continue reading

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