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How to Avoid a Depression: First Reduce Unemployment

Nake M. Kamrany | Posted 01.21.2013 | Business
Nake M. Kamrany

Despite the administration and the Congress's good intentions, economic theory predicts that reducing government expenditures and increasing taxes, especially during these recessionary times, will significantly shock aggregate demand and push up unemployment.

Evolved Leaders Beware: Employee Engagement Can Be a Trap

Edward Muzio | Posted 01.20.2013 | Business
Edward Muzio

Engaged employees work harder, produce more, lead happier lives, and create better societies. Lucky for your employees, you're sophisticated enough to grasp this, and evolved enough to want to create it for them. Actually, that may not be so lucky for them, or for you.

Your Employer Is Pulling Your Credit! Are You Ready?

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 11.20.2012 | Money
Jeanne Kelly

If you are job-hunting now or thinking about looking for a job next year, or if you are in a job that pulls credit reports, do your career a favor and take some time to look at your credit reports right now.

11 Steps to Make This the Best Week of Your Life

Robert Lockard | Posted 01.14.2013 | Good News
Robert Lockard

Every week can just keep getting better if you follow don't allow outside circumstances to determine your attitude. You don't have to be perfect to be happy; you just need to be trying to be a little better all the time.

Your Favorite Nonprofit Could Win Some Serious Cash -- But Only If They Apply Today

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

Do you have a favorite nonprofit? Does their mission involve helping unemployed people find work? Quick -- e-mail them right now and let them know abo...

Lost and Found in Translation

Geoff Cramer | Posted 01.12.2013 | Impact
Geoff Cramer

In 2011, post-9/11 male veterans between the ages of 18 and 24 faced an unemployment rate of 29 percent. Think about that for a moment. Think about that for a moment. Can you imagine a young person, after serving their country in very dangerous situations for a modest paycheck, coming home to an environment where around a third of his or her friends can't find a decent job?

Working 9-5: An Anachronism to End or Embrace?

Dr. Layla McCay | Posted 01.12.2013 | Women
Dr. Layla McCay

For many jobs, there is no real imperative for people to conduct their work during certain, specific hours, in certain, specific places. In fact, with more people working across time zones and our infatuation with emails, increased flexibility probably helps people do their jobs better.

How To Bridge The Hiring Gap

New York Times | Posted 11.12.2012 | College

MANY newly minted college graduates are filled with anxiety, fearing that they won’t find decent jobs despite their knowledge and skills, and that t...

Just Because Some People Are Screaming 'The Sky Is Falling' Doesn't Mean Your Name Is Chicken Little

Vaishali | Posted 01.09.2013 | Healthy Living

For every loss, we, as unlimited spiritual beings, have both the power and potential to invent a new wheel, create another source of fire, mine previously unexplored inner forms of gold.

Your Own Personal Brand Part II: Unforgettable You

O'Brien Browne | Posted 01.06.2013 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Your own personal brand should make you unforgettable. Winning job applicants are those who succeed in sinking a memory hook into the soft gray membrane of their interviewers' brains.

Private Companies Are Too Smart to Hire

Brian Hamilton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Brian Hamilton

People with illnesses take drastic measures to save their lives, and their families encourage and support them through the fight. In the same way, businesses and individuals of all political parties need to call on our elected representatives to lay out a treatment plan that touches every part of our economy.

My First Job (WATCH)

Posted 11.02.2012 | Home

When I was 17, I landed my first job as an actress in a mystery play called "Black Chiffon". I was the least experienced member of the cast, and I was...

The Hiring Guru: Job Hunting Obstacles... Are You Prepared?

David Jensen | Posted 01.02.2013 | Business
David Jensen

A great deal can be said for the oft-repeated motto of the Boy Scouts of America: Be Prepared. Every area of life benefits from meticulous preparation, the quest for landing a good job included.

The Daily Show Highlights the Daily Struggle for Unemployed Vets

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

This election season is not the time for rhetoric, it is a time for action. As a nation we've invested billions in making our men and women in uniform the best trained in the world. But when vets return home, these hard-earned skills are too often going to waste.

October Jobs Report: First Impressions

Jared Bernstein | Posted 01.02.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Given the acceleration in payroll growth, the upward revisions to prior months payroll gains, the trend decline in unemployment, and the pick-up in labor force participation, today's report is generally pointing to job market that's showing signs of improvement.

Accentuate the Positive in Your Career Quest

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 12.31.2012 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Throw the ladder down to help someone else get on solid ground. It's the right thing to do and it will help us put the spotlight on what is working.

Supporting the Workforce of the 21st Century

Kerry Sullivan | Posted 12.31.2012 | Impact
Kerry Sullivan

While our economy still struggles to recover from the largest economic downturn since the Great Depression, maybe it's time to look at ways to solve the problem through a slightly different lens.

Fire the Boss!

Marc Cenedella | Posted 12.29.2012 | Business
Marc Cenedella

How do you know when it's time to "fire the boss" and find a better home?

Why Does Neither Candidate Have A Real Plan To Fix The Jobs Crisis?

Peter S. Goodman | Posted 12.28.2012 | Business
Peter S. Goodman

The single-most important economic issue of our time has been largely ignored in the course of this dispiriting presidential campaign, namely, the need to generate tens of millions of quality paychecks in an economy now decades removed from having enough of them.

Minneapolis Acts on Employment Equity

Sarah Treuhaft | Posted 12.25.2012 | Impact
Sarah Treuhaft

Minneapolis recently became the first city in the nation to adopt a resolution promoting racial equity in employment.

10 Cities With The Fastest Job Growth

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 11.16.2012 | Money

Still struggling to find a job? It might be time to move to San Jose, Calif. A new study from CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists (EMS...

Reasonable Break Time Provided Amidst the Breastfeeding Media Craze

Marcy Karin | Posted 12.24.2012 | Parents
Marcy Karin

Not enough working moms or their employers know about these new breastfeeding at work rights (and their limitations).

Cracking the Unemployment Puzzle: Why Sector Initiatives Matter

David E. Thigpen | Posted 12.22.2012 | Business
David E. Thigpen

To be sure, the challenges faced by workforce development organizations of all types remain formidable, particularly as larger numbers of students do not receive the training they'll need to compete in a rapidly specializing workforce.

Employers Need to Stop Whining About the Skills Gap

Liz Ryan | Posted 12.22.2012 | Business
Liz Ryan

Managers want job applicants to be able to fly and see through walls. Managers want what they want, but as my husband's friends used to say on the southwest side of Chicago, "People in Hell want ice water."

The Hiring Guru: Don't Be a Fool on Facebook... While Job Seeking!

David Jensen | Posted 12.18.2012 | Business
David Jensen

If you didn't take the time to research the company, the job offering, and the responsible individual handling the hiring, why should that individual waste their time reading your résumé, contacting you, and arranging an interview?