Careers & Employment Information


Careers & Employment Information

Three Ways to Transition to a New Career


As a Certified Personnel Consultant working for Find Great People International in Greenville, South Carolina, I receive telephone calls from people who are considering a career change. For some, transitioning to a new career is easier than others.

My Career is in the Doldrums - Do I Need a Coach or a Therapist?


Is Monday the worst day of your week? Can you hardly remember when you enjoyed going to work? Do friends ask why you seem so down? Maybe this has been going on awhile, and you're realizing it's time to do something. But where do you turn? At one moment you tell yourself "It's just my career?Change that, and everything will be OK".

Certification for Freelancers and Home-Based Business Owners


When we think of technical certification, most of us think of the seemingly endless jumble of letters that follow the names of information technology experts-MCSE, MCSA, A+, CCNA, etc. These certifications serve as standardized, objective validations that the person holding them possesses a certain set of skills and a certain level of professional competency.

Federal Job Search Strategies: 7 Tips to Help You Succeed


Despite constant calls by politicians and policy makers to reign in government spending, the federal government remains the largest employer in the United States. According to the U.

Nine Ways to Tell Youre Ready for a Promotion


So you noticed the new job board posting on your way back from lunch. They finally decided to fill the assistant manager spot in your department! Trouble is, you've only been in your current position for about eight months.

Getting Past Fear


Have you gotten tons of career advice, solicited and unsolicited? You nod when you hear it and think, "Yeah, I know this stuff." So, what else is new?But what have you done with the advice? Fess up.

Outsmart Other Job Seekers by Showing These 5 Key Strengths


Getting an appointment for an interview these days is an accomplishment. It indicates that you have a good resume, and/or that networking has paid off.

Job Interview Preparation - What Employers Are Looking For


When an employer decides to conduct an interview with you, there are certain things that they are looking for from you. Naturally, you are likely to focus on these things during an interview, but you should remember all of the tips in this manual because following those tips is what is going to make the employers see all of those things in you.

Find Free Resumes Online


Have you been spending money on countless job boards, only to find that they don't offer the types of candidates you need? If the answer is yes, don't fret any longer, you're about to learn crafty techniques to help you find free resumes on the net. There are numerous free resources online that offer resumes.

Writing Powerful Resumes - 10 Golden Rules


Your resume is your sales letter. It may not get you the job.

Business Dress for Women: Making Impact


Buying a suit can be an important investment when you are trying to improve your look for business or career advancement. Wearing a standard off-the rack suit for business or a job interview does not always mean success.

Telephone Phobia: Make the Phone Your Job Search Friend


You're pretty comfortable using the phone. It's something you do every day in your working routine; so why is it that as soon as you need to use it for career change or job-search it becomes too difficult?Your reluctance to use the phone in your career change or job-search probably stems from anxieties about what might happen.

Make A Lasting Impression With Interview Etiquette


(Des Moines, Iowa - February 2, 2005) Behaving appropriately during every course of an interview is just one way to increase your success with finding a job. Here are some tips to consider before you're seated across from your interviewer.

Interview Thank-You Letters


The number one etiquette tip for interviews is writing a thank-you letter. This is not a tool commonly used by job seekers right now.

Turning the Table: Questions for Your Interviewer


(DES MOINES, Iowa - January 26, 2005) The fateful final question of all interviewers may carry more weight than you would think. Upon hearing "Now, do you have any questions," you are given a chance to show the quality of your character and interest in the company.

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NC Commerce: For Veterans Seeking Jobs in North Carolina  NC Dept of Commerce

Our team at the Division of Workforce Solutions provides experienced help to veterans, transitioning *service* members, and eligible spouses seeking a job.


For new Ph.D. recipients, postgraduation employment numbers are on the rise  Science Magazine

Last year saw an uptick in the percentage of U.S. doctorate recipients who had firm employment plans postgraduation. That's one of many takeaways from the ...


Why a postdoc might not advance your career  Nature.com

Two studies reiterate that very few postdoctoral researchers land academic posts — and suggest that the skills postdocs learn are not sought by employers ...


You're more likely to lose your job by 2026 if you're working in one of these 10 disappearing occupations  CNBC

There are more than 7 million job openings in the U.S. right now. Still, many occupations are expected to shrink significantly in the near future. Positions like ...


NC Commerce: NCWorks Training Center  NC Dept of Commerce

The NCWorks Training Center's mission is to create and sustain a high-impact culture throughout the North Carolina workforce system. A learning culture is a set ...


November jobs report: Automation is changing industries, but workers don't need to panic  CNBC

Concerned about your job security? Economists say that now is the time to prepare for a change. Data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows ...


San Joaquin Co. offering unemployed workers an opportunity to learn new skills  ABC10.com KXTV

Job training and support services will be provided to those who have lost jobs in industries affected for example by automation.


Silicon Valley is betting on one Iowa town's efforts to bring tech jobs to rural America  Des Moines Register

It's important for our economy, country and society "to have ladders of opportunity for people everywhere," says venture capitalist Greg Sands.


Dream Center colleges closing at year's end  Inside Higher Ed

About 30 colleges are shutting their doors at the end of this month, nearly a year after becoming the latest group of for-profit institutions to convert to nonprofit ...


How having children puts many off changing career  Independent.ie

More than three-quarters of working parents said their family responsibilities have dissuaded them from changing careers.


A profession in crisis: Addressing recruitment and hiring practices in law enforcement  Police News

Departments are competing with other departments, as well as the private sector, for the best and brightest employees.


When Co-Curriculars Spark Careers: Over 80 Years, How 'Career and Technical Student Organizations' Have Evolved From Bricklaying to Business Management to Robotics  The 74

As a high schooler, Kieron Kohlmann knew more about cars than the average person. But even then, he had no idea just how far that knowledge could take him.


Ambitious Step Ahead for School Leavers  2GB

NOVA Employment offers young people with a disability an ambition step ahead in their careers. Are you a recent school leaver with disability? Do you want a ...


Minnesota manufacturers worry most about long-term worker shortages  Star Tribune

They are pitching high school kids on jobs that involve advanced training, including paid college courses, as an alternative to launching into college.


The Best States For Business 2018: North Carolina Leads The Way  Forbes

Low business costs and a highly-educated labor supply propel the Tar Heel State to the top of Forbes' 13th annual look at the business climates of the 50 states.


CollegeAmerica campuses in Phoenix and Flagstaff placed on probation  AZCentral

CollegeAmerica campuses in Phoenix and Flagstaff are on probation with their accrediting body because the schools focused more on adding students than on ...


20 jobs with the largest gender pay gap for women  USA TODAY

Gender equality has taken a more central role in the American political and cultural discourse in recent years. One of the chief targets in the fight for gender ...


Looking to Double Your Salary? Try an M.B.A.  The Wall Street Journal

Yes, the cost of business school is soaring, but a new survey shows that career-switchers can reap substantial financial rewards from getting their masters of ...


Companies Are Attracting Millennials By Paying Off Their Student Debt  Black Enterprise

By offering student loan repayment benefits, companies and firms are helping to close the wealth gap between black and white Americans.


Facebook no longer the top place to work in America  CBS News

The social network has lost its standing as the country's premier workplace, based on a survey of employee reviews.


Employment opportunities: Best US cities for job seekers in 2018  USA TODAY

According to a recent study, there are particular U.S. cities that are most benefiting from the current unemployment low. Here are the 10 best cities for job seekers ...


Careers & Opportunities | Human Resources  Baylor University

Consistently ranked as one of the nation's “Great Colleges to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education, Baylor is a rewarding place to build a career.


Job growth in the U.S.: Cities adding the most jobs in every state  USA TODAY

Changes in total employment in 381 metro areas were reviewed from August 2013 to August 2018 to identify cities adding the most jobs in every state.


Employment trends: 20 jobs that are now dominated by women  USA TODAY

In 2000, women held approximately 40.5 percent of all jobs in the United States. That number increased to 43.1 percent in 2016.


How to Make the Most of a Seasonal Job | Careers  U.S. News & World Report

Seasonal jobs employ temporary and gig workers in the retail, hospitality and logistics industries in time to meet high consumer demand during the holidays.


Your College Major Does Not Define Your Career | Applying for a Job  U.S. News & World Report

Wondering what you can do with a liberal arts major? There are no useless college majors. Find out how to make yours valuable by selling your skills.


How a Low Unemployment Rate May Affect your Job Search  U.S. News & World Report

While a low unemployment rate is good news for job seekers, it can spell trouble for employers because the competition to hire and retain talent is fierce.


This Veteran Seeks To Reinvent The Employment Ecosystem For Salaried Careers  Forbes Now

This veteran is working to reinvent the hiring process for skilled labor, especially in the growing tech sector. Working with formerly incarcerated, he's finding ...


GM plant closing not expected to stall Detroit's rebound  NBCNews.com

Experts say that GM plant closing in Detroit is not expected to stall the city's auto industry rebound.


Not Ready to Retire? Find a Bridge Job or Second Career.  U.S. News & World Report

Phyllis Matsuura needed a new purpose. She was offered an early retirement package after 34 years in the electronics industry, but at age 57, she was not ready ...


8 Careers for Creative People | Best Jobs  U.S News & World Report Money

These are careers for creative people who want to find best jobs for writers, best jobs for artists and best jobs for actors.


These are the jobs with the best – and the worst – job security  USA TODAY

While much of the U.S. workforce has an easier time finding a job than they did nine years ago, there are dozens of jobs with high unemployment rates.


Outdoor Jobs: Careers That Take You Beyond the Cubicle | Best Jobs  U.S. News & World Report

Cubicle life isn't for everyone. If the prospect of sitting at the same desk every day makes you squirm, you may be better suited to a job you can perform outside.


Human Resources  JBU Athletics

Job Opportunities and Careers at JBU, Human Resources, Faculty, Staff, & Graduate Assistants, Careers.


Jobs at Tulane  News from Tulane

Tulane is situated in one of the most amazing cities in the world. From scenic uptown neighborhoods to the historic downtown area, there are no shortages of ...


HELP WANTED: This is who's hiring in Houston  KTRK-TV

Whether you're looking for full-time or part-time work, or you just want a career change, here's who is hiring in Houston.


Careers  Wake Forest University News Center

If you are currently employed at Wake Forest University please view and apply for open positions by accessing the Internal Career Portal via desktop computer ...


Chemjobber's mailbag  Chemical & Engineering News

For faculty hires, do departments typically send out rejection letters to all candidates or just those that received Skype/phone/in-person interviews? There isn't a ...


Breaking Into the Weed Business: Everything You Need to Know  U.S. News & World Report

How to get a job selling marijuana and how to work in the cannabis industry.


Dreaming of a career break? Here's why it might not be so bad for your resume  CNBC

Some days, the thought of taking a career break can make you want to turn in your notice and dash out of the door. But then, just as quickly, the prospect of ...


Wawa hiring 5,000 new employees this spring  6abc.com

Wawa is looking to hire 5000 new employees during the next three months.


How to Benefit From the Blockchain Job Boom | Applying for a Job  U.S. News & World Report

Career advice about how to find a job in the blockchain industry, how to find a job in the bitcoin industry and how to find a crypto job.


Think We've Achieved Gender Equality in the Workplace? Think Again: This Year's Figures Tell A Different Story  Training.com.au

When it comes to gender equality in the workplace, we've come a long way since the 1950s. Or have we? In the Australian workforce, gender discrimination is ...


December 6, 2018 Closing the Skills Gap in STEM  Diplomatic Courier

When it comes to STEM, closing the skills gap means several different things. It means closing the gender gap, closing the gap between educators and ...


Labor shortage: More businesses are mellowing out over hiring marijuana smokers  USA TODAY

Marijuana testing — a fixture at large American employers for at least 30 years — excludes too many potential workers, experts say, at a time when filling jobs is ...


How To Bounce Back When The Job Search Gets You Down  Forbes Now

Day 15: Don't let adversity get you down. This post is part of Forbes' Career Challenge: Get Job-Search Ready In 15 Days. With a dream job in mind, an updated ...


These are the best jobs in Australia right now  CNBC

Tech, construction and health care all feature, but the most in-demand job may surprise you.


Settling for a survival job right out of college can hurt your career for years | Produced by Advertising Publications  The Seattle Times

Nearly 43 percent of recent college graduates are underemployed — that is, working in jobs that don't require a college degree.


The economy is strong, so why can't I find a job? | Produced by Advertising Publications  Seattle Times

With the jobless rate about as low as it ever gets, unemployed workers might wonder what's wrong with them.


Japan's chemical industry struggles to find people with science backgrounds, especially bilingual ones  Chemical & Engineering News

In September 2015, a few months after earning a bachelor's degree in business management from Tokyo's Hosei University, Miyako Nakayama began studying ...


Suspect Your Job Is Pointless? You May Be Right.  U.S. News & World Report

Advice about how to find a meaningful job that makes you happy instead of a pointless job that makes you bored at work.


16 Low-Stress Jobs | Best Jobs  U.S. News & World Report

These low-stress jobs tend to offer a calm environment and lack urgency.


Think You're Ready For A Change? The Right (And Wrong) Reasons To Leave A Job  Forbes Now

Americans are more optimistic about the employment landscape than ever before, with 65% saying that now is a prime time to find a job. Before you decide to ...


Hot Jobs for College Grads | Best Jobs  U.S. News & World Report

Congratulations are in order for the class of 2018. Among the gifts arriving soon to graduating college seniors to acknowledge their accomplishments, perhaps ...


The 12 Best Jobs That Help People | Best Jobs  U.S. News & World Report

These are 12 jobs that help people and jobs that do good in the world.


Life Sciences: MSD reflects upon 50 years of excellence in biotech  Irish Examiner

In association with MSD Brinny. We sat down with Barry Mulcahy, site lead, MSD Brinny and asked him some questions. Barry Mulcahy. Can you tell me a little ...


You Were Qualified for a Job But Not Hired. Why? | Interviewing  U.S. News & World Report

The applicant looked great on paper. A *fresh* college graduate, he had strong skills, a good attitude and the right education and experience. But success in a ...


How to Volunteer Yourself Into a New Job  U.S. News & World Report

Volunteering can help you gain new skills, help the common good, show you have interests outside of work and fill space on a resume when not working full ...


Are You Ready For A Career Disruption?  Forbes

No matter what the reason, there is a good chance you will experience an employment disruption at some point in your career.


The 25 highest-paying jobs in America  CNBC

Each of these positions comes with a salary of $95000 or more.


There are 77 US occupations that average six-figure salaries. Is yours one of them?  USA TODAY

A new report from 24/7 Wall Street found 77 jobs that according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, pay in the six figures. Buzz60's Sam Berman has the full story.


Follow the dollar signs: 12 jobs with the highest starting salary  USA TODAY

Want to start off making some serious bucks? Here are 12 positions with strong starting salaries that'll make your entry into the working world far more lucrative.


Center for Career & Professional Development  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

The CCPD provides comprehensive career preparation, enabling you to take charge of your future. We can help you perfect your résumé, hone your interview ...


Life Sciences: Novartis using innovative science to help a billion people globally  Irish Examiner

In association with Novartis. As a leading global medicines company, Novartis uses innovative science and digital technologies to create transformative ...


3 Secret LinkedIn Job Search Tips | On Careers  U.S. News & World Report

Boost your insider knowledge, use the right keywords when searching for jobs and network with a specific purpose in mind to find the right roles.


Current job openings  Doctors Without Borders

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has exciting opportunities in our New York office for individuals who are passionate and dedicated to ...


Your next job interview could be with a robot  CNBC

Interviewing with a robot helped a pizza delivery guy bag a job as a San Francisco Bay software engineer.


The Good News for Today's Job Seeker | On Careers | US News  U.S. News & World Report

The tide is beginning to turn for job seekers and employees. Since the Great Recession, job seekers have had difficulty landing a good-paying job, but it seems ...


10 jobs that won't exist 20 years from now  Business Insider

As technology continues to evolve, the world evolves with it — which means that some of the careers that exist today probably won't be around 30 years from ...


4 Reasons To Consider A Temp Job Or Contract Job  Forbes Now

If you're looking for work, this career expert says, it may pay to look into a temp job or a contract job. Here's why and how to find one.


3 ways LinkedIn can help MBA grads bag their dream job  CNBC

Completing your MBA is one thing, but there are other ways to set yourself apart.


Passion, necessity drive career changes in Duluth and beyond  Duluth News Tribune

After decades as a small business owner, Annette Beaufeaux had reached a pressure point. It was time for a change. "I don't want to look back and say I just did ...


Scam Alert Job scams showing up on legitimate career sites John Matarese 3:15 PM, Jul  KTNV Las Vegas

Looking for a new job? Warning signs that great offer is a scam.


Why (and How) You Should Be Exploring Your Career Options This Year  U.S. News & World Report

Ready for a new job? Even if you think you're *content* with the current pay and cohort of co-workers in your current gig, maybe it isn't exactly what you dreamed ...


Employers Seeking To 'Try Before They Buy' Will Change Career Paths For College Grads  Forbes

Reducing Hiring Friction means proving to employers that candidates for entry-level positions can do the job. The need to reduce Hiring Friction is giving rise to ...


How to land a great job when you are over 50  CNBC

More than half of baby boomers plan to work past age 65, studies reveal. Experts explain how job seekers over 50 can overcome stereotypes and land their ...


7 careers in high demand in Utah  KSL.com

It feels good to be wanted, even if it's by the police. (They are hiring by the way.) But if a career in public *service* doesn't glaze your donut, don't worry. There are ...


Three Career Development Professionals Weigh In On The Recent Rise Of Job-Hopping  Forbes Now

With so many other professionals undergoing career transitions, it is easy for one to believe a leap to pursue the job of one's dream is simple.


How to Beat Age Discrimination in Hiring Practices  U.S. News & World Report

Demonstrate your work stability over time, learn new technologies, use your age to your advantage and other tips.


Storyboarding Your Career: How to Get a Job in Animation | Applying for a Job  U.S. News & World Report

Job: Lead 2-D Animator Salary Range: The minimum weekly wage set by the Animation Guild is $1,888.80, or roughly $98,000 per year. Supervisors command ...


5 College Seniors Share Their Job-Hunting Stories | Applying for a Job  U.S. News & World Report

College seniors figure out how to get a first job after graduation.


How To Fill An Employment Gap On Your Resume  Forbes Now

While it may be tempting to fake things a bit to make it easier to close this gap, you'd be making a huge mistake.


What are the 20 worst paying jobs for women in the US?  USA TODAY

Gender equality has taken a more central role in the American political and cultural discourse in recent years. One of the chief targets in the fight for gender ...


Ten Questions Employers Have About Your Employment Gap  Forbes Now

How do employers react to that employment gap on your resume? Is it always a negative reaction? Will employers give you a chance to explain what happened ...


26 Careers With the Most Job Security | Careers  U.S. News & World Report

Talk about job security. Some fantastic careers offer rock-bottom unemployment rates and robust job growth. In fact, 26 jobs among U.S. News 2017 Best Jobs ...


How to Make the Most of Your College Career Center | Applying for a Job  U.S. News & World Report

Employers look for college graduates who have strong soft skills and balanced resumes.


Colleges Say They Prepare Students for a Career, Not Just a First Job. Is That True?  The Chronicle of Higher Education

About 60 percent of executives and hiring managers think that most college graduates are prepared to succeed in entry-level positions. But only a third of ...


Cards Against Humanity hiring card writers for $40 an hour  WABC-TV

Cards Against Humanity is looking for new writers - do you have what it takes?


8 Reasons Career Fairs Are Helpful for Older Job Seekers  U.S. News & World Report

Job fairs are an important tool for older job seekers, who can take advantage of networking opportunities with hiring managers.


15 Ways To Inquire About A Job Opportunity Without Actually Asking  Forbes Now

Finding open job opportunities is never easy. You may have your eye on a company but can't seem to find out if they have a position available that may be right ...


Rethinking retail: Once-maligned industry aims to lure career-minded workers  Des Moines Register

Retail employment has grown 20 percent in the Des Moines metro since 2011 and accounts for nearly a quarter of all jobs.


These Common Reference Myths Are Hurting Your Job Search  U.S. News & World Report

In the job search process, everyone recognizes the importance of having an up-to-date resume, a great cover letter and a professional LinkedIn profile page.


How to Explain Your Unemployment in a Job Interview  U.S. News & World Report

Being unemployed raises red flags with new employers, so think carefully about how to explain your work history during a job interview.


Robotics, A.I will create 58 million jobs, decimate middle-class careers: World Economic Forum  The Internet of Business

The World Economic Forum predicts that the global economy may benefit from a net increase of 58 million new jobs by 2022, thanks to the Fourth Industrial ...


Why don’t these girls work?  Livemint

In the recent batch of Bollywood films set in bright, 'mithai'-loving small towns, the heroines are assertive and sexually confident but rarely have careers or career ...


Wage potential: Highest paying jobs you can get without a college degree  USA TODAY

Though a bachelor's degree greatly increases an individual's earnings potential, there are still many high-paying jobs that do not require higher education but ...


Three key elements of a successful job search mindset  Science Magazine

As an advanced-degree holder in the sciences, you don't have to be on the job market to feel beat down. All you need to do is listen to the job search horror ...


Until academic careers do us part  Science Magazine

For dual-career academic couples, the challenges are real—but the situation isn't hopeless.


Should I Relocate for My Job? | Company Culture | US News  U.S. News & World Report

To answer the question, 'Should I relocate for my job?' think about relocation financial assistance, the cost of living and job opportunities.


The Key to Career Growth: Surround Yourself with People Who Will Push You  HBR.org Daily

When thinking about how to develop in our careers, most of us tend to focus on promotions, projects, courses, certifications. We seek out expanded roles, more ...


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