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Another look at summer jobs

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May 31, 2013
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Last week I posted about the best summer jobs for teenagers, a list with all the usual employments like lifeguarding, nannying and retail....Continue Reading

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Unexpected High Paying Jobs

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May 30, 2013
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If you never made it down the lawyer, doctor, or engineering path — or into another classically well-paid career — you might consider a less well-trodden route to comfortable living....Continue Reading

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Finding good hires, not nice hires

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May 28, 2013
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You've looked over the resume and cover letter, found plenty of relevant experience, and held an interview with a candidate who turned out to be completely charming. Sounds like it's time to hire, doesn't it?...Continue Reading

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Hands-on CEOs in the Hiring Process

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May 24, 2013
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While hiring was once considered outside the realm of responsibility for the CEOs of mid-size to large corporations, more than ever before CEOs are taking a personal role in in the process....Continue Reading

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Are retail jobs doomed?

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May 23, 2013
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Retail is one of the largest sources of jobs in America, employing one in nine working Americans. But as the country's largest retail brands seem to be collapsing before our eyes — from Best Buy to Sears to JCPenney — the fate of those jobs may crumble with them....Continue Reading

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Staying put

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May 22, 2013
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There's plenty of talk nowadays about the changing patterns of careers, especially the fact that people no longer commit for many years, decades, or even their entire working lives to the same company or organization. But is the job market really as turbulent as that?...Continue Reading

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Later retirements and a distorted labor market

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May 21, 2013
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One of Yahoo's finance blogs has an interesting take on the struggle for new college grads to find employment: baby boomers are hogging all the jobs....Continue Reading

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The Best Summer Jobs for Teens

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May 20, 2013
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Summer vacation is a time when teenagers can get away from school to travel, relax, watch hours of television, or go to camp. But it can also be a perfect opportunity for teens to take on their first real job...Continue Reading

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The Mexican company that outsources to the US

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May 16, 2013
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As Congress comes close to passing immigration reform, much focus has been placed on the US's expanding Hispanic community. While the immigration debate has centered on issues of undocumented workers coming to the US, the need for some American businesses for a fix to immigration for different kinds of workers...Continue Reading

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Got a banking job? Don't tell your friends...

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May 16, 2013
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Is working a well-paid job at a successful big bank something to be proud of? A bright and lucrative career prospect? According to a British study reported in the Financial Times, it's not. It's something to be embarrassed by. That's why bankers in Britain are actually having a hard time recruiting new employees: the ...Continue Reading

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Job search pitfalls and how to avoid them

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May 15, 2013
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A pair of worried parents wrote to Stacy Johnson at Money Talks News about their son, who, despite having an MBA, hasn't been able to get a job for more than two years since graduating...Continue Reading

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Low-wage jobs with the federal government

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May 14, 2013
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If you had to name the largest employer of low-wage workers in the country, what would you say? Burger King? Walgreens? Starbucks and its league of angry teenage baristas? The real answer might surprise you: the federal government....Continue Reading

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The continuing struggles of recent college grads...

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May 13, 2013
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According to a recent study from McKinsey & Co., about half of recent college graduates are currently stuck in jobs that do not require a college degree. Most of those jobs are in service and sales, some of the only sectors that have seen job growth lately, and many are minimum-wage....Continue Reading

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State of the State of the Union

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May 10, 2013
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Do you remember way back in January, when Obama placed job creation front and center in his State of the Union? When he laid out some great ideas to fix the nation's rampant unemployment rate? Yeah, neither did we....Continue Reading

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Keeping the passion for a new job alive

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May 09, 2013
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Showing up for the first day (or even the first few weeks) of a new job can be as exciting as a kid's first day of school. The possibility of new friends, new work and new ideas help the hours fly by. Once this honeymoon period begins to wane, however, a new job can lose its spark...Continue Reading

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Bid adieu to your to-do list

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May 07, 2013
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To-do lists are tedious. As satisfying as it may be to celebrate the completion of a task with the decisive stroke of a pen (or an iPhone) to cross something off a list, the things still left "to do" always seem to multiply faster than they can be destroyed....Continue Reading

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Fault lines in citizen soldiers' employment rights

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May 06, 2013
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In 1994, Congress passed the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, a strengthening of employment protections first granted during WWII to citizen-soldiers. The law makes it illegal for returning National Guard and Reserve members to be denied the jobs they held before being called up for training, ...Continue Reading

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April jobs numbers are surprising (in a good way)

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May 03, 2013
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Ok, forget the trepidation and malaise of the day before yesterday's blog post. The government's jobs numbers for April came out today and the numbers are better than just ok — they're exceeding expectations....Continue Reading

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Cover Letter Advice - Common Pitfalls

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May 02, 2013
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Formal or conversational? "Dear Sir or Madam" or "To Whom It May Concern"? Times New Roman, Garamond or the dreaded Comic Sans? With a resume, there are templates to follow and simple lists to be made. There are only so many ways to go wrong...Continue Reading

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Lukewarm jobs numbers for April

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May 01, 2013
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Well, things are technically still getting better on the national-unemployment front, but ADP's April jobs report is being spun as a big disappointment. Businesses added 119,000 jobs in April, which is the slowest rate of jobs added in seven months...Continue Reading

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