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Help Me Write a Great Resume Bullet!

Liz Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Liz Ryan

The good news is that we don't have to puff ourselves up in a resume. We can tell stories. The story lets the reader know what we've done and lets him or her decide whether we're a good fit.

Living Wage Law Would Create Benefits for Business, City's Economy

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

The principle behind the living wage bill is simple: the city should only use taxpayer dollars to create high-quality jobs. Subsidizing the creation of poverty-level jobs makes little economic or fiscal sense.

Goodwill Launches "Donate Movement" and Calls on People to Donate with a Purpose

Jim Gibbons | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Gibbons

Today, Goodwill® launched the "Donate Movement" to encourage people to donate used clothing and other items to their local Goodwill. Through this ini...

Six Jobs Created by the iPad

Beth Pinsker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Beth Pinsker

WalletPop's, Josh Smith, gives his take on the humorous, yet possibly necessary jobs, that might be coming to a home near you. And they're all created by the iPad.

Governor Schwarzenegger's Budget Is a California Job Killer

Pedro Nava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Pedro Nava

Republicans say their number one priority is jobs. What about the jobs of the people who teach our children and care for the sick and elderly? How come their jobs don't matter?

Lies, Damned Lies, & Immigration or: How Our Immigration Policy Hurts Startups and Hurts America

Jose Ferreira | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jose Ferreira

The new anti-Hispanic law in Arizona makes Thomas Friedman's excellent 4/3/10 piece Start-Ups, Not Bailouts worth another look. Two data points he cit...

More Stimulus Needed to Reduce Unemployment

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

Those who think that the federal deficit and the national debt preclude a stronger stimulus should take a look at the facts.

Answering the Dreaded "Tell Me About Yourself" Question

Liz Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Liz Ryan

The interview question "Tell me about yourself" is a trap, a trick question. What could we say that would be sure to hit the bulls-eye?

Paul Nawrocki, Sandwich-Board Job Hunter, Finds Work After 2 Years

AP | SAMANTHA GROSS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — When laid-off toy company executive Paul Nawrocki hit the streets of Manhattan wearing a sandwich board and handing out his resume, h...

Support the Troops: Hire Them!

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

Last month, unemployment among Iraq and Afghanistan-era vets was an astounding 14.7%. It's an issue that impacts every sector of our country -- from the economy to national security.

The Post-Recession Brand Reshuffle

Jenny Darroch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jenny Darroch

I think we could find a reshuffle among brand leaders in the next 12-24 months with some historically strong brands finding that they are no longer relevant to the market.

Unemployment Fell in 37 states in May

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — A majority of states saw their unemployment rates drop in May. But the widespread declines were mainly because people gave up looki...

Lie of Omission on a Job Application?

Liz Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Liz Ryan

There is no legal requirement for you to include every job you've ever held throughout your career.

Eager To Please at Job Interview?

Liz Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Liz Ryan

One of the big shifts that we teach job-seekers is that we don't go to an interview to please the interviewer. The more we grovel and plead and aim to please, the less impressive we become.

Unemployment Makes Self-Employed a Necessity, Not a Dream

Grant Cardone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Grant Cardone

It is said that necessity is the mother of invention, and while the self-employment is not for everyone, neither is unemployment. I know because I faced the same situation many years ago.

PHOTOS: 10 Cities That Are Beating The Recession

Huffington Post | Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

This recession has been particularly brutal on American cities. Nearly one in five Americans are unemployed -- or can't find enough work --- housing p...

College-Educated Flock To Skilled Manual Labor | Carol Morello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

They started out studying aerospace engineering, creative writing and urban planning. But somewhere on the path to accumulating academic credentials, ...

America's Self-Employed: Not So "Bunny"

Kristie Arslan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kristie Arslan

The Obama Administration is trying desperately to create jobs and boost our sluggish economy. But the public increasingly thinks the President's econo...

Middle-Skill Jobs Are Disapearing, A New Study Finds

Huffington Post | Nathaniel Cahners Hindman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The American labor market is becoming increasingly polarized between skilled, well-paid workers and low-skilled, low-wage workers, according to a new ...

Homelessness Myth #1: "Get a Job!"

Christine Schanes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Schanes

"Get a job!" is an easy expression to say. However, for some homeless people, getting a job is an impossible dream.

Homelessness Myth #2: "They're All Bums!"

Christine Schanes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Schanes

I have found that approximately 25 percent of homeless people are children. Together, women and children make up close to 40 percent of homeless people and are the fastest growing segment.

A Dumbbelled Recovery

Max Fraad Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Max Fraad Wolff

Our recovery remains very vulnerable and unevenly distributed. It remains too early to be as confident the pundits and prognosticators are today.

Government Workers Earn $12 MORE Per Hour Than Their Private Counterparts

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Government jobs may not sound lucrative, but state and local government employees make $12 more per hour than private workers, according to a recent r...

Wage Theft Swamps Chicagoland: Workplace Protections Are Failing Cook County's Low-Wage Workers

Amy Traub | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Amy Traub

What if we had a minimum wage, but nobody felt constrained to pay it? What if day-long shifts never came with a meal break?

Job Openings Actually Increased In April (CHART)

Huffington Post | Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For job seekers, it turns out April wasn't the cruelest month. According to the latest findings from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary (JOLT...