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Veteran Unemployment Falls To 7-Year Low

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.26.2015 | Impact

More and more Americans who've served in the armed forces are going back to work. The veteran unemployment rate dropped to 5.3 percent last year -...

5 Things You Need to Land a Job After Law School

Tamesha Keel | Posted 03.26.2015 | College
Tamesha Keel

The key takeaway is that being well-dressed and having a law school diploma isn't enough; you need substantive, actionable qualifications that make you more valuable than other candidates. And being well connected can't hurt either.

7 Signals of Turnover in Silicon Valley

Richard Moran | Posted 03.26.2015 | Business
Richard Moran

Great employees fuel the Silicon Valley engine. But keeping them can be a challenge. Like a card player who broadcasts the next move, maybe we can read the turnover signals in advance.

The Dollars and Sense of a Basic Education

Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD | Posted 03.25.2015 | Impact
Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD

When average length of stay is over a year and over half the families who leave shelter return, would it not make sense to address the gap in a parent's education while they wait for a viable housing option to become available?

Team Members vs. Employees: What's the Difference?

Erik Harbison | Posted 03.24.2015 | Business
Erik Harbison

Show me an organization that hires "employees" to achieve company goals and I'll show you a company that's low on morale and high in turnover. Sure, this is a rather blunt statement to make, but I'm glad I have your attention.

Has the Disability Rights Movement Stagnated?

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 03.18.2015 | Impact
Sarah Blahovec

Why don't disability issues generate mainstream attention? There could be a number of factors that contribute to its lack of momentum. First, there may be a greater perception that people with disabilities are less productive and able.

How to Get Hired in Tech, With ironSource's Dana Primo

Daniel Etcovitch | Posted 03.17.2015 | Business
Daniel Etcovitch

Joining the constantly evolving tech sector workforce can be scary, and many recent graduates are having trouble figuring out the best way to get noticed by the tech world or choose the best way to build a career in the industry.

3 Powerful Ways to Gain Control of Any Situation

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Some people live their lives as if they are passengers in an out-of-control car. Rather than doing something to control the situation -- by getting into the driver's seat -- they operate the car as passengers. They attempt to control what is out of their control, rather than what actually is within it. Here's how you can gain control when you feel like you have none:

12 Most Indisputable Signs You Need to Leave Your Job

Dr. F. Emelia Sam | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. F. Emelia Sam

Perhaps, most of us are not at liberty to immediately leave a job that pays the bills. However, if a few of these signs sound familiar to you, it may be time to re-evaluate your current circumstances.

Mulligan Time: 5 Foolproof Ways to Tap a New Career

Danielle Wolffe | Posted 03.12.2015 | Business
Danielle Wolffe

It turns out, taking a Mulligan, doing it over, is the key to survival in today's convoluted, fast changing economy. If you have chosen to give reinventing yourself a try, make sure you do it correctly.

The Future of Work Is Here and We Need to Deal With It

Gene Zaino | Posted 03.06.2015 | Business
Gene Zaino

I am convinced that it is time for a new framework that supports independent contractors. My belief is firmly validated by the nearly 18 million (and growing) who have chosen independent work.

February Jobs Report: First Impressions

Jared Bernstein | Posted 03.06.2015 | Business
Jared Bernstein

While there's no doubt the labor market is improving, and doing so at a faster clip than in recent years, there are still missing ingredients suggesting that the US job market is not as close to full employment -- a truly tight match-up between jobs and job-seekers -- as the low jobless rate suggests.

Here Are The Top 10 Part-Time Jobs For 2015

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 03.03.2015 | Business

As the country has slowly recovered from the Great Recession in recent years, many workers have been forced to take on part-time or temporary work, as...

Career Lessons I Learned From Kai Kight

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 03.02.2015 | Business
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Recently, I participated on a panel for the Council of Alumni Association Executives in Scottsdale, Arizona. A highlight during the event was a presentation by Kai Kight who identifies himself as an innovator, speaker, violinist, and entrepreneur.

Giving Caregivers a Raise

Irene Tung | Posted 02.27.2015 | Business
Irene Tung

Home care work is the fastest growing profession in this country. Home care workers bathe your mother and change your grandfather's bandages. They cook for your uncle and help your brother get around the house.

Good News for Happy Campers

Sam Slovick | Posted 02.26.2015 | Los Angeles
Sam Slovick

Some long-awaited good news for Los Angeles residents has finally arrived. LA is poised to see record employment numbers soon, says the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. and it just keeps getting better.

5 Types of Toxic Employees and How to Overcome Them

Reuben Yonatan | Posted 02.26.2015 | Business
Reuben Yonatan

While employees are hired so the boss can better spend his/her resources doing high-level decision making, bad employees can keep the boss busy all day putting out fires.

What Kind of Resources Are Your Humans?

Nesrin Everett | Posted 02.25.2015 | Business
Nesrin Everett

Do you invest in the organization you join, by bringing your best efforts to the table and having the right attitude for a long-term commitment, or are you simply doing the bare minimum and collecting a pay check?

Dear Hiring Manager: All The Disability-Related Skills I Can't Put On My Resume

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 02.24.2015 | Good News
Sarah Blahovec

Dear Hiring Manager, I am not my disability, but my disability is a part of me. It causes complications in my life, but the ways in which I have overcome those obstacles should carry more weight than the obstacles themselves.

Top 10 Tips for Job Seekers: A Public Service Announcement

Kristen Hotham Carroll | Posted 02.23.2015 | Business
Kristen Hotham Carroll

If you have submitted your resume dozens of times, and never seem to hear back, some of the tips below may help you to understand why

5 Things Older Workers Should Do To Keep Their Jobs

Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.19.2015 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

A friend confided recently that nary a day goes by when she doesn't expect to lose her job. It isn't just that she's in an industry that has shrunk dramatically during the past decade -- she works for a newspaper -- but that she is in her mid-50s.

Girls in Justice

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Why are so many girls, especially girls of color, confined in our nation's detention facilities, and what are we as a society going to do about it? We must all work tirelessly to give hope and a fair chance to these girls and all children by promoting policies, programs, and supports that help them and their families, especially those most at risk.

What I Learned From Doing a Job I Hate

Bri Seeley | Posted 02.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Bri Seeley

While my life has been slightly uncomfortable since becoming unemployed, I wouldn't trade it for the world. I have unlocked my undeniably passionate spirit, allowed space for great opportunities, and truly begun to enjoy waking up every day. Living a life in line with my purpose is definitely a life worth living.

Sound of Intellect: The Psychology of the Elevator Pitch

Wray Herbert | Posted 02.05.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

Scientists Nick Epley and Juliana Schroeder believe there is something about speech that conveys not just the content of a person's mind but the capacity for reasoning, thoughtfulness and intellect. If they are right, job seekers should appear more thoughtful and intelligent when given the opportunity to speak, rather than write, about themselves. That's what they set out to test.

The Major Divide: Humanities vs. STEM Majors

Elaina Provencio | Posted 02.03.2015 | College
Elaina Provencio

"Oh the humanity!" The popularity of Humanities majors is declining. Recent studies have found that the percentage of students earning degrees in this field is lower than it has been in previous years. What is to blame?