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The Art of Failure and Why It's Good for You

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 02.01.2014 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Failure should not be a mark of shame, but a badge of honor showing the world that you are willing to try again. Here are some of my failure lessons that may help you navigate the next bump on your professional road.

Age Management: Best Employers Lead the Way

Bradley Schurman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Bradley Schurman

Access to employment is one of the most challenging issues facing older people today. However, organizations and nations have largely ignored the substantial demographic shifts over the past century. Humanity has increased life expectancy by nearly 30 years over the past century and this "longevity bonus" increases opportunities for individuals, as well as society.

10 Ways The Work Environment Is Nothing Like It Used To Be

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 01.24.2014 | Fifty
Helene Cohen Bludman

Oh my, how things have changed. That's what keeps running through my mind as my 20-something daughter describes the office culture at her brand new job. Long story short: her work environment bears little resemblance to my job when I was her age.

Can I Bring Cosmo to Work Today?

Erin Daruszka | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Erin Daruszka

A best practice is to have a contract with those employees wanting to bring animals to work. This isn't exactly 'fun,' spontaneous and informal, but that way an employee can determine whether it is appropriate to bring their beloved pet into the office.

Where Have All the Workers Gone?

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

To me, the most troubling jobs data is not the unemployment number but rather the disheartening decline in the percentage of Americans working or seeking a job. In 2007, that number stood at 66 percent.

Pass the Turkey, and the Career Advice!

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

If you dread the inevitability of well-meaning family members asking "How's your job search going?" consider tapping the wisdom and expertise of your friends and family and activate your warm network.

You and Your CV, Part I: Ineffective CVs

O'Brien Browne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Your CV is your life. A bad CV is like not washing your hair for a month: instantly noticeable and utterly revolting. Forming such an impression in the minds of managers and HR officials is, I'm sure you'll agree, not conducive to finding your dream-job.

Jesus, Poor Veterans and the Grass That Suffers (Luke 21: 5-19)

Billy Honor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Billy Honor

There is a popular African proverb that says when elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers. This proverb highlights the reality that too often while nations and powerful entities fight amongst themselves, the common people of the land suffer the most.

Jobs Report: Upside Surprise on Payrolls!

Jared Bernstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Jared Bernstein

These numbers paint a pretty different, and more positive, picture of recent job growth than even the last jobs report, which came out just a few weeks ago on Oct 22 due to the shutdown.

Connecting Qualified Veterans To The Jobs They Deserve

Scott Coleman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Scott Coleman

We expect 1.2 million veterans and reservists to enter the civilian job market in the next few years. While unemployment is high in general, it is even higher for veterans. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a 10.1 percent jobless rate for post-9/11 veterans and over 18 percent for veterans ages 18 to 24.

Shell, mulling a new Louisiana plant, turns to a community go-between

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.06.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Nov. 4, 2013 edition.) Shell might build a natural gas-to-liquids or GTL plant in Louis...

No Longer Leading: U.S. Lags Other Advanced Economies in Women's Employment

Eileen Appelbaum | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Eileen Appelbaum

It's past time to update the Fair Labor Standards and Social Security Acts for the 21st century. Today's workers need a minimum number of paid sick days in addition to a meaningful minimum wage.

It's Time to Pass a Trans-Inclusive ENDA (INFOGRAPHIC)

Jaime Grant, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jaime Grant, Ph.D.

As the Senate readies for a historic vote on ENDA this week, this dramatic infographic outlines the multilayered impact of job discrimination. Losing a job due to bias is like falling off a cliff for transgender and gender-variant people, with many more devastating impacts across the lifespan.

A Painful Truth About Career Gaps

Johanna Wise | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Johanna Wise

Interviewers, human resource professionals, and people with whom you network may not understand your life choices. All you can do is clearly and compellingly articulate what you've learned and translate that into a benefit to employers.

Kids Have To Think About Work-Life Balance Too

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. 20 year-old Jonathan Anabo takes on many ...

Veterans Day Nationwide Virtual Career Fair

Kevin O'Brien | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kevin O'Brien

On Veterans Day, Veteran Recruiting and dozens of leading, military friendly employers will host the third annual Veterans Day Virtual Career Fair. Since 2011, more than 37,000 veterans and spouses have been hired by the employers who participate.

Over 40, and Not Washed Up Yet

Sandi Vidal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Sandi Vidal

Telling people you have 15-20 years of experience is no longer impressive, it just makes you sound old. With the increase in technology at exponential speeds, older is not necessarily better and new does not mean it has no credibility.

5 Reasons Your Job Is Ruining Your Life

business.time.com | Posted 12.28.2013 | Business

Hate your job? The good news is you've got company -- lots of it....

RIP American Dream: Survey

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.25.2013 | Business

When asked, people can still explain how they define the American dream. The only problem is, most of them don't think they have a shot at making it c...

How Are Africans Responding to the Terror at Westgate

Digital Divide Data | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Digital Divide Data

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgNow in the aftermath of the assault, a question is posed to us Kenyans, a question I ask myself: Do I seek revenge?

What's a Liberal Arts Education Really Worth?

Steve Mason | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Steve Mason

The bottom line regarding a well-rounded, liberal arts education is that it has nothing to do with any kind of bottom line. It allows one to better appreciate music and art, history and literature. Very simply, it teaches one to live -- not to earn a living.

Let Youth Be a Part of Their Solution -- Entrepreneurship for Youth Unemployment

Child and Youth Finance International | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Child and Youth Finance International

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgThere is a need for widespread policy changes and global initiatives to tackle this problem.

Navigate a Conference Wisely to Get The Most Out of Your Professional Development Dollars

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Here are some tips to help you navigate a conference and enjoy the experience without getting overwhelmed.

Jobs Day: First Impressions (I Know... on a Tuesday?!)

Jared Bernstein | Posted 12.22.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

We're four years into a recovery that began in the second half of 2009, yet unemployment is still highly elevated, and job growth is once again decelerating. There should be no question that fiscal drag and general political dysfunction continues to hurt working families.

The Rise in Part-time Employment

Mehroz Baig | Posted 12.16.2013 | San Francisco
Mehroz Baig

Are millennials doomed? The numbers would suggest so, but that's not necessarily the case.