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America's Dying Industries

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 04.12.2012 | Business

Some industries just may not have what it takes to survive today's changing economic climate. Technological advances, offshore manufacturing and s...

Global Marketplace Stifles Youth Activism

The Daily Beacon | Posted 06.11.2012 | College
The Daily Beacon

Our environment and its expectations foster apathetic outcomes. Our time is inadequate to cite superhuman accomplishments, right society's wrongs, and have any semblance of a personal life.

Retirements Survey Finds Many Tripping Over Financial Hurdles

Richard Barrington | Posted 06.10.2012 | Money
Richard Barrington

Retirement confidence has taken a beating in recent years. One of the root causes suggested by the survey results is that the difficulty of meeting short-term goals might be so great that people never get around to focusing on long-term goals.

How to Un-Blind a Blind Job Ad

Liz Ryan | Posted 06.09.2012 | Money
Liz Ryan

You know those things -- they're the job ads that say "A growing organization in the northern suburbs seeks a yada yada something or other." The job ad tells you what the employer is looking for, but it doesn't tell you which employer it is.

What the Federal Government Can Learn From Florida

Job Creators Network | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics
Job Creators Network

The parties must come together to create a positive business environment, with established and common sense rules, a reduction in bureaucratic induced burdens, and the removal of uncertainty and ambiguity that comes from arbitrary and radical policies.

7 Tips To Create A Great LinkedIn Profile

One Thing New | Posted 04.06.2012 | Women

Kimberly Weisul | One Thing New One of the great things about being a reporter is that, quite literally, I learn something new every day. Here's ...

On-call employment: Good for retail business, bad for workers

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.06.2012 | Business
The Center for Public Integrity

By Joe EatoniWatch NewsLike generations of college students, Caprice Taylor needed a job to help pay her school and living expenses. For the 24-year-o...

What Is That Job Ad Trying to Tell You?

Liz Ryan | Posted 06.05.2012 | Money
Liz Ryan

Here's my list of five red flags most often seen in job ads -- the five clues that the employer behind the ad may not be as talent-aware as we could hope for.

Mark Gongloff

Sure You Can Get A Job, But It Won't Pay Much | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.05.2012 | Business

The job market these days is sort of like that old Catskills joke: The food is terrible, and the portions are so small. The jobs are lousy, and the...

The Downside To Being Pretty

Forbes Woman | Posted 04.05.2012 | Women

Would attaching a photograph to your resume help or hinder you on the job hunt? According to a new study, written up in the latest issue of The Eco...

Marketing Your Way Into College (or a Job)

Jayati Sengupta | Posted 04.04.2012 | College
Jayati Sengupta

As colleges become more competitive, prospective students need to leverage special talents, skills and experiences to gain admission to their top college choices. Students need to market their specialty wisely.

Employers Demanding Facebook Passwords? Perfect!

Liz Ryan | Posted 06.04.2012 | Business
Liz Ryan

How paranoid would an organization have to be, to doubt its own managers' instincts so severely that it doesn't trust them to hire smart people without resorting to KGB-type snooping tactics?

Signs Of Life On Main Street

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 04.03.2012 | Small Business

Small business employment in March rose 0.3 percent, the highest single-month growth rate in over two years, according to the latest Intuit Small Busi...

Suing School

The Daily Princetonian | Posted 06.02.2012 | College
The Daily Princetonian

Whether a school boasts an employment rate of 95 percent or 50 percent post-graduation, this does not guarantee that the numbers will stay the same from year to year. A great year for employment could be followed by a dismal one.

This Is Not the Boss I Ordered

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 06.02.2012 | Business
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Well-meaning individuals who land roles as leaders often make your work life hellish because as nice as they are (and some are not!), they are inept at leading. So what's a professional to do?

Answering the Question "What's Your Greatest Weakness?"

Liz Ryan | Posted 06.02.2012 | Money
Liz Ryan

Isn't all that the point of a job interview -- to get past the surface, far past what a resume would tell us? If so, why are we still wasting time with mindless, insulting interview questions?

Screening Job Applicants Through Facebook for Jobs Has Been a Dirty Little Secret for Years!

Stephen Viscusi | Posted 05.30.2012 | Business
Stephen Viscusi

Recent news stories have announced as part of your ability to gain employment with some companies, perspective employers are demanding your Facebook password -- and now everyone thinks it's a big deal.

How To Ace An Elaborate Job Interview

Reuters | Posted 05.30.2012 | Money

(The writer is a Reuters contributor. The opinions expressed are her own.) By Eileen Gunn March 30 (Reuters) - When Wil...

No Work for the Willing

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.26.2012 | Business
Marian Wright Edelman

Most young men and women today want to work hard, but for those under 25 years old, work has often been impossible to find.

"Homeless Hotspot" -- Right Meets Wrong at 4G Speed

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 05.23.2012 | Technology
Tiziana Dearing

We should set the bar even higher for avoiding dehumanizing experiences for our neighbors in poverty. Life is doing it enough as it is.

TweetMyJobs and Social Recruiting

2morrowknight | Posted 05.21.2012 | Business

As America climbs out of its worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, many platforms are being created that connect businesses with the prospective employees who can complement and enhance their workforce. One such platform is TweetMyJobs.

The Top Five Employers Of Twentysomethings

Posted 08.06.2012 | College

It's no secret that it is hard to find a job in this economy, especially if you are a millennial. However, if you are a young person and lucky enou...

It's Time to Expand Credit Unions' Member Business Lending: If Not Now, When?

Fred R. Becker, Jr. | Posted 05.15.2012 | Business
Fred R. Becker, Jr.

The nation's credit unions and their nearly 94 million members want to know: If not now, then when will the Congress get serious about real efforts to create jobs and improve access to credit for America's Main Street businesses?

Re-visiting The 'She-covery'

The New York Times | Posted 03.13.2012 | Women

Mike Konczal has a good post at the New Deal 2.0 blog, pointing out that much of the recent rise in female employment - the subject of my post on Frid...

Plan C Redefines the American Dream

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 05.09.2012 | Business
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

It's all about having choices. People have been creative and innovative with their careers since the economic downturn and the Plan C option empowers workers to design a scenario that taps their strengths and plays to their passions like never before.