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Thinking Beyond the Traditional Resume

It wasn’t long ago that job seekers would sink huge amounts of time and effort into polishing a resume. If they didn’t have the time or energy themselves, or if they didn’t have the verbal skills, they would spend hundreds … Continue reading

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Hope for the Long-Term Unemployed

If you’ve been out of work for 6 months or more, and you’ve gotten discouraged by the constant rejections, and have all but given up, take heart: The economy is showing signs of improvement. First, the overall unemployment rate has … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t Corporations Investing and Expanding?

By a variety of measures, America’s corporations are experiencing record profits over the last couple of years. Indeed, profits to corporations amounted to 11 percent of the economy in the 3rd quarter of 2012, compared to 8 percent during the … 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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Sustaining Job Growth: How the Fiscal Cliff Could Affect Employment

2012 has put many Americans back on the employment path. As of this past November, the unemployment rate has dropped below 8 percent. Job growth as a whole has increased as has spending on recruitment and training. But negotiations between … Continue reading

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Can You Make Money Programming Mobile Apps?

A century ago, some idiot said “everything that can be invented has been invented. That was before the Airplane and the atom bomb. Well, now the slogan goes “there’s an app for that.” But apparently that’s not true either, because … Continue reading

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Reality-Checking the Jobs Report

The October jobs report was a doozy: The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the economy actually added some 114,000 nonfarm payroll jobs. Which actually isn’t much. But somehow, it was enough to cause the official unemployment number – the … 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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Hurricane Isaac Hits the Unemployment Rate

When Hurricane Isaac grazed the Gulf Coast states and hit Louisiana, unemployment also took a hit; unemployment numbers were at the highest point in two months. Nine states were affected by Isaac, and 15,000 more people than the previous week … Continue reading

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Partisan Wrangling Veterans Jobs Program

The Veterans Job Corps Act (S. 3457), is a bill sponsored by Bill Nelson, a Democratic Senator from Florida. It is currently being considered in the Senate, though has yet to pass the House. The bill is a priority for … 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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Unemployment Takes Physical Toll on Workers

In my last post, we took a look at the psychological toll that extended periods of unemployment can have on those who are out-of work. So the last post concentrated on the mind. This one concentrates on the body: Research … Continue reading

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Education Must Become More Sensitive to Employer Demand

During the American Revolutionary War, John Adams, America’s 2nd president, wrote in a letter to his wife: I must study politics and war, that our sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. Our sons ought to study mathematics … Continue reading

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How the Recent U.S. Credit Downgrade Can Affect Job Hiring

Just like that, the United States’ credit rating has dropped from AAA to AA+, according to Standard and Poor’s. Though AA+ isn’t bad at all, since it means that the country still has a strong capability to meet its financial … Continue reading

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Career Chemistry: The Best Jobs for Six Personality Types

Todays’ guest post comes from U.S. News, written by Marty Nemko, known american career and education couch. When seeking your true love, you had better look for someone with a compatible personality. The same thing is true when choosing your … Continue reading

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The Best Do’s for an Online Jobseeker

There are steps that work, and there are those that do not. If you are a jobseeker, it is important that you do not mess up your online work hunting. Thus, take note of the following: Find work at the … Continue reading

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How to Make a Twitter Profile Popular

Do you know that you can actually use your Twitter to find a job? It is just a matter of bringing your profile a lot closer to prospective clients. To help you get the word out about your existence and … Continue reading

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How to Look for Your Dream Job on Twitter

Instead of spending the rest of your day tweeting about your newly bought Starbucks coffee or the annoying sound of your neighbor’s dog, why don’t you use Twitter to actually look for your dream job? Just when you think that … Continue reading

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Chill on Salary Negotiations

After a chilling year of wage freezes and modest bonuses, prospective employees need to take a fresh approach to salary negotiations. Overly aggressive salary negotiators could end up in the cold. Keep in mind that the gentleman on the other … Continue reading

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How to Become a ‘Super’ Job Connector

A number of recruitment professionals are among those with the highest number of connections on LinkedIn – the leading online business networking site. And not surprisingly, social media consultants – the people who can tell you how to network your … Continue reading

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The Online Job Board Market Can Be a Monster

As someone who is navigating around the social media world, I find the number of new sites cropping up to be intimidating. The same is true of online resume posting sites. Which ones do you target? Your time is valuable … Continue reading

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Multitaskers Wanted

On both sides of the Atlantic, surveys are reporting low job satisfaction numbers. According to a recent Conference Board survey, a low of 45.3 percent of US workers are satisfied with their job. YouGuv reports that only 35 percent of … Continue reading

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Take a career test and find out what job would fit your personality most

BBC offers a short and fun test to find out what career choice suits your personality. You can take it at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/mind/surveys/careers/ The test itself is based on one of the best known theory of career choices – Holland Codes. To … Continue reading

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Adding Up Health and Wellbeing Benefits & Perks

A health club membership can be an attractive perk when evaluating a job offer but typically the position, job function and salary weigh heaviest in your decision. Today, a company’s health program could be the most important indication of your … Continue reading

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