Careers & Employment Information


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Four Important Questions to Ask Your Interviewer; Do You Really Want to Work for This Person?


Many job seekers miss a golden opportunity when they are asked towards the end of an interview if theyhave any questions. If they feel the interviewer adequately explained the position, they make the mistake of answering "No" to this question.

Are Your References Ready?


One of the most common forms of background check performed by companies hiring new employees is the reference check. They typically request that candidates provide them with three names of previous bosses.

The Background on Background Checks


In one of my past lives I held a Top Secret clearance as a Civil Service employee working for the Air Force. So I am familiar with background checks.

How to Overcome Being Overqualified


Have you ever gone through the interview process, felt confident that you'd performed extremely well, and then heard these dreadful words: "I'm sorry, but we feel you're overqualified for this position." Arrggh!! When I was told that after an interview, several thoughts went through my frustration-fogged mind.

Top 10 Tips for Career Advancement


Here's a list of the top 10 tips you can use to advance your career: 1. Don't be afraid to say "I don't know.

The Chicken or the Egg?


Even before I checked my calendar on Monday morning, I knew the appointment would be there. Passed over for promotion again, Ralph wanted specifics on why I hadn't chosen him for the position.

Taking Your Words Seriously


When we ordered the stained glass window as an accent piece for our home, the artist-proprietor told us he was a bit behind. "So," he said, "to be on safe side, plan on six months.

Updating Your Plum Job Now That Youre a Parent


It's startling to discover how having kids changes the way you see the world. Just compare your "before kids" vs.

15 Tips for Writing Winning Resumes


The thought of writing a resume intimidates almost anyone. It's difficult to know where to start or what to include.

5 Key Factors to Consider When Selecting an Outplacement Firm


With today's economy, more and more companies are finding themselves faced with the situation of having to reduce headcount to remain competitive. Here are five key factors to consider when selecting an outplacement firm if your company is ever faced with a workforce reduction.

The Changing Values Landscape of the U.S. and How It Impacts Midlife Job Searchers


Imagine a huge river that has been flowing for centuries: See the thick underbrush that has grown up on either edge of the river's expansive banks and the moss-lined stones that litter its shallow edges. Feel the power of water so deep and so strong because it has been pulsing through this landscape since the Renaissance, yet now this mighty river approaches a "Great Divide" such as has never been seen before in human history.

The Changing Values Landscape of the U.S. and How It Impacts Midlife Job Searchers, Part Two


The values landscape of our nation is changing, and with it your personal values landscape is changing as well. What does this mean and what does it have to do with midlife? Researcher Dr.

The Perfect Resume


The perfect resume presents hiring managers with a four-fold vision of who you are and what you bring to the table: The perfect resume offers Logical Proofs: Facts Quantifiable data Logical conclusions Achievement and success statements Relevant professional goals/accomplishments Limits the use of jargon Maximizes use of occupation/industry-specific key words Your capabilities and skills Clear, specific, measurable, and quantifiable words and phrases Sells you based on your achievements to date The perfect resume offers Your Vision & Creativity: Balanced white space Visually easy to read A resume style and paper consistent with your self-marketing vision Clear big picture of who you are Sells you based on your potential Examples of your creativity relating to your targeted position Your vision of your role and your capacity to contribute The perfect resume offers Sensible Organization: Easy-to-follow resume structure Presents relevant historical information in reverse chronological order Places the most relevant/marketable data early in the resume Omits what cannot be proved Is error-free Is neatly laid-out and word processed Stretches to the appropriate length for someone of your experience (one page for up to 10 years of experience; 2 pages for up to 15 years of experience, and 3 pages for senior-level positions demanding over 15 years of experience) Sells your past The perfect resume offers Your Personality and Values: Stresses your interpersonal/written communication skills Describes your teamwork skills and cites examples of your cross-functionality Highlights your work-related values Showcases your work-related personality Previews who you are Emphasizes your uniqueness Is enjoyable to read Sells who you are Why not review your resume by comparing it with these four critical categories? You may discover why your resume isn't winning you the interview response you'd hoped for with hiring managers.Cheryl Lynch Simpson is a Spiritual Director and Solutions Coach who helps women discover and create the life they've always wanted to live.

Crafting A Stellar Career Summary For Your Resume


Are you a career changer? Or, are you satisfied with your stable career but interested in updating your resume? Are you aprofessional who has tried different things but are still searching for the kind of work that best suits you? Whatever yourcareer situation, what your resume most needs is a stellar career summary. What difference can a career summary make for you? Here are 4 reasons why you need one in your resume: 1.

Managing Emotions During Career Change and Job Search, Part One


How can you manage your emotions during your career change or job search? To answer this practical and wise question, let's first define what emotions are. Emotions, also commonly referred to as feelings, are energy released in your body in response to perceived events, that is, to data received via your five senses.

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Students from across Indiana gathered Saturday morning in Greenwood for the Indiana Tooling and Machining Association High School Competition.


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Our educational system is not set up to provide students with enough opportunities to learn the skills a 21st-century economy demands.


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"Girls in STEM:" Eight-grade girls experience GFPS' first STEM centered career day  Great Falls Tribune

On Friday, around 400 middle school girls gathered at C.M. Russel High School STEM Center for “Girls in STEM.”


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A disabled infantryman who served three tours in Iraq and was exploited by a Department of Veterans Affairs official looked across a courtroom and called on the ...


Bill Aims To End Decades-Long Waits For High-Skilled Immigrants  Forbes

Due to the per-country limit, Indians can wait 10 to 20 years or longer for an employment-based green card. A new bill could change that.


Sun Sentinel launches expanded Excalibur Awards to recognize future leaders in Broward, Palm Beach counties  Sun Sentinel

After four decades, the South Florida Sun Sentinel is launching an expended version of its annual Excalibur Awards to include young future leaders in business ...


The Manor Royal careers expo is back and open to everyone in Crawley  Crawley News 24

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DOJ Employees Sent A Letter Highlighting The Lack Of Gender Diversity In Top Positions  BuzzFeed News

Of 50 senior posts across 11 offices at the Justice Department, one is held by a woman, according to a letter sent to DOJ leadership by an internal gender ...


Opinion: Let's continue the economic boom  The Detroit News

Walberg writes: "After two years of the Trump presidency, America's economic engine has been reignited."


Greg Fishel out at WRAL. The TV station calls it a ‘personnel matter.’  Raleigh News & Observer

Longtime chief meteorologist Greg Fishel no longer works for WRAL-TV, the station announced in an on-air statement Wednesday evening. The company cited ...


Should We Retire 'Retirement'?  Forbes

Reframing the 21st century arc of life can lead to more realistic and healthy retirement plans.


Japan's workforce will be 20% smaller by 2040  World Economic Forum

Adopting family-friendly policies could help Japan tackle its enormous demographic challenge. But society also needs to overcome entrenched attitudes towards ...


How to future-proof your career for the digital industrial revolution  The Irish Times

Prepare yourself by becoming a lifelong learner, say workplace experts.


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.


What Job Hunters Should Expect in 2019 | On Careers  U.S. News & World Report

If you're looking for a job in 2019, learn about applicant tracking systems, networking, LinkedIn best practices and how to figure out your market value.


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.


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.


Employment Statistics  Tuck School

Tuck graduates continue to enjoy great career success, with employment levels and compensation rates for Tuck's class of 2018 at or near the highest of those ...


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.


Burned-Out Millennials Need Careers, Not Just Jobs  Bloomberg

Mapping out a professional path has never been harder as old-line work vanishes.


5 Career Moves You'll (Probably) Make in 2019  Fortune

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After years of disrupting Hollywood, Steven Soderbergh finds an unlikely ally in Netflix  Press Herald

PARK CITY, Utah — At the Treasure Mountain Inn, home to the Slamdance Film Festival, Steven Soderbergh arrives at the top of the stairs leading to the ...


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.


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.


How to Land an Entry-Level Job | Applying for a Job  U.S. News & World Report

Wondering what entry-level means when it comes to jobs? This article explains what level of experience you need for your first 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 ...


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

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

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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.


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

If you're looking for a job now, you're in luck: It's a job seeker's market. In May 2018, the national unemployment rate was 3.8 percent – the lowest since 2000.


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 ...


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 ...


Jobs outlook 2019: Seattle, state can expect ‘still-strong’ growth  Seattle Times

This is a very innovative workforce, and no one wants to miss the party,” says regional labor economist Anneliese Vance-Sherman.


This job challenge should scare older workers  CNBC

For workers in their 50s, the career trajectory to retirement can start to look less like a straight track and more like the lift hill of a roller coaster — just before a ...


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.


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.


Predictions for the US chemistry job market in 2019  Chemical & Engineering News

With 2019 just around the corner, you might be wondering what the chemistry job market in the US will look like next year. If I knew, I wouldn't be working in the ...


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


Singapore hits top spot in Asia-Pacific as preferred millennials' destination  The Independent

ValueChampion, a research company, has recognised Singapore as Asia-Pacific's most millennial-friendly city. Tokyo placed second while Hong Kong ranked ...


Stanford MBA Class of 2018 Chose Careers Where They Could Make a Difference  Stanford Report

The MBA Class of 2018 broke records for salaries for the fourth consecutive year, yet their career choices were not about chasing the money.


How to land a job at Amazon  CNBC

Amazon is everywhere. The behemoth tech company dominates the e-commerce industry and is taking on sectors like groceries and pharmaceuticals. Amazon ...


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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 ...


How Our Careers Affect Our Children  HBR.org Daily

What working parent hasn't felt guilty about missing soccer games and piano recitals? When there are last-minute schedule changes at work or required travel to ...


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.


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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 ...


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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.


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

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The 25 highest-paying jobs in America  CNBC

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


5 Ways to Use Networking to Land Your Next Job  U.S. News & World Report

Informational interviews, connections and general networking can all help in finding a dream job or company.


New Job Hope For Adults In Drug And Alcohol Recovery  NPR

Many in recovery go long periods without work, and face stigma against addiction. A new hiring site, just for job seekers in recovery, aims to change that.


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.


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How to Deal With Job Search Rejection | On Careers  U.S. News & World Report

When you're rejected from a job, take time to analyze your professional strengths and weaknesses and practice your interview techniques.


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MBA Career Paths  Yale School of Management

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How To Find Career Clarity Using Three Top Career Theories  Forbes

Career change is about finding fulfillment for you. Now you will understand your career journey a little deeper and have practical insights to get unstuck.


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If a potential employer calls former employer for a reference, how much information is former employer allowed to share? HR expert offers an answer.


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NCWorks Training Center  NC Dept of Commerce

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


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Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 24/7 Wall Street reviewed female weekly earnings as a percentage of male weekly earnings in full-time wage and ...


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At a time when America's new workforce entrants consider benefits like flexible work arrangements to be just as important as hefty paychecks, companies have ...


The Harvard Guide To Your Job Search | Sponsored | The Crimson Brand Studio  Harvard Crimson

Many opportunities for both junior summer and post-graduation arise in September - don't miss out on all the programming that begins the first week of classes.


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The very thought of having to start a job search can leave many professionals overwhelmed and feeling stuck in a job they don't enjoy. With so much information ...


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Hourly associates can earn certificates and associates degrees in high-demand fields — and Amazon will pick up the check.


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

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting a Job Search  U.S. News & World Report

Think about your unique blend of skills, accomplishments and passions to determine your personal brand.


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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 ...


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McDonald's Launches Career Advising Campaign for Employees  QSR magazine

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


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5 New LinkedIn Features to Boost Your Career | On Careers  U.S. News & World Report

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'Employees will not be left high and dry': Donnie Wahlberg responds to Raleigh Wahlburgers' troubles  WTVD-TV

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