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Tales from the Corporate Frontlines: Career Opportunity and Employee Retention


This article relates to the Career Opportunities competency and explores issues such as internal growth opportunities, potential for advancement, career development importance, and the relationship between job performance and career advancement. Evaluating the Career Opportunities competency in your organization will determine whether your employees believe they have a chance to grow within the organization.

Become A Personal Trainer


Every human body is different and a personal trainer will know exactly how to not just get a human body into proper shape but also shape the body into the desired form. A personal trainer knows that while guys may want to 'bulk up'; a girl might want to slim down.

Taking a Survival Type Job Is Good For You.


Ugh! Arg! How can a survivor type job be good for me? I'm barely hanging on to what I found and at minimum wage. (I have been promised a ten cent an hour increase in one month).

Job or Career


At this present time I have a job. It pays some of my bills, and again I have a job.

Cover Letter Magic: 4 Ways To ASK For The Job Interview - And Get It!


Just how important it is to ASK for the job interview clearly and directly in your cover letter?IT'S EVERYTHING!So the question remains: how effectively are you ASKING? The following four ways will help you nail down many more job interviews. Try them all and see which ones work best for you.

5 Characteristics of a Dynamic Loan Processor


Not everyone is cut out to be a mortgage processor. Find out if you or a team member has what it takes to be a dynamic processor.

Expose Lies on Resumes


Purpose: Learn about the new Polygraph for management hiresHis heart dropped when he saw his boss from his current company walk into the interview room with his prospective new employer. In a flash, every exaggeration on his resume was known.

The Dog Days of Job Hunting


Does a headline like this scare you? it should because the consolidation is not over yet.Don't despair just because we are in the "dog days" of job hunting there are action items you can do now to keep yourself primed for.

Working From Home - Could You Cope?


It is a well-known fact that more and more people are choosing to work from home rather than face the daily agony that is otherwise known as commuting. There are many companies that are even encouraging this practise amongst their permanent staff as a viable alternative to travelling to work.

Get a Life Why Dont Ya?!


It's okay to take your job seriously, to be a stickler for professionalism, and sure it's wonderful to take your responsibilities seriously. However, you have to be a bit careful when you allow your job to become your LIFE.

Look in the Mirror


Take a moment to step outside yourself. Now, be honest with me here? If you could be your own boss, how would you rate your own performance in the last three months? Would you get a raise, a day off as a treat, or would a big and brawny security guy kindly escort you to the parking lot?In order to be an effective marketer and a progressive human being for that matter, you have to take a breather and look in the mirror.

Recruiting Excellent Job Candidates


An independent recruiter, recruiting agency or executive search firm is charged with tracking down excellent potential candidates for available job positions. Despite the fact that there are innumerable people seeking positions of employment in the 21st century, it often seems to a typical recruiting agency that qualified men and women are few and far between.

Writing CVs and Resumes for Professionals with Examples


Tips on writing your Skills and Achievement Based CV (ABCV) by Mike Kelley at First ImpressionsConducting a job search is like marketing and selling a product -- with YOU as the product. The best way to market yourself is to go through this sales sequence.

Be Prepared for the Unexpected


How long has it been since you last had to search for a new job? These days it's not at all unusual to change careers or jobs several times in a lifetime. The idea of retiring from the same company after a lifetime of service is much less a reality in today's world than it was a couple of decades ago.

Why a Professional Resume?


As a job search tool your Resume is your main calling card. It explains who you are and what you have to offer.

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

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Student employment and the beginnings of an established career  The Aggie

How employment on campus can impact the trajectory of a student's future Many students first job experiences come during college. While.


UPS takes a different stance on seasonal employment  Business Insider

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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.


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

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5 of the biggest workplace trends to watch in 2019  CNBC

Demographic shifts and technological innovation have led to major changes in the workforce. These five trends will reshape the workplace in 2019. They are: ...


Scientists Don’t Stay for Long in Their Jobs Anymore: Study  The Scientist

Plus, more scientists nowadays spend their entire careers in supporting roles, rather than leading their own research programs.


New course to boost careers  Lancashire Evening Post

A Lancashire university is piloting a new qualification aimed at offering students a step up on the career ladder.


N-G Exclusive | UI report: Ex-professor engaged in 'predatory behavior'  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

CHAMPAIGN — An administrator in charge of undergraduate student services in the School of Architecture resigned from the University of Illinois in August 2017 ...


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.


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.


Postdoctoral scholars in Canada call for better recognition, funding and career training  University Affairs

Postdoctoral scholars are the backbone of academic research, and yet they face a number of serious challenges in Canada, including poor pay, uneven work ...


Your 2019 Guide to Social Security Benefits  The Motley Fool

Social Security is a vital source of income for millions of American retirees, as it makes up more than half of all income for the majority of retired households.


Employers struggle to anticipate when workers will retire  HR Dive

Only half of employers said they have a good understanding of when employees will retire, despite 83% of them saying a significant number of employees are ...


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.


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.


The cost of economics' lack of racial diversity  Quartz

Of the 539 economics doctorates awarded in 2017 to US citizens or permanent residents, just 18 went to African Americans.


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.


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.


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

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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.


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 ...


Warning: You Need to Reinvest in Job Training | On Careers  U.S. News & World Report

Afraid of losing your job to a robot? It's time to update your skills with skills training and job training to prepare for the jobs of the future.


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.


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 ...


Human Resources  JBU Athletics

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


Careers  Wake Forest University News Center

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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.


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 ...


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

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America Needs to Restore Dignity of Work  The Atlantic

The American dream is about the opportunity to earn happiness—and the government has a responsibility to facilitate that.


Chemjobber's mailbag  Chemical & Engineering News

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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.


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.


How Companies Recruit in 2018 | On Careers  U.S. News & World Report

Recruiters are marketing corporate culture fit and hiring via text messages to attract workers in a tight labor market.


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.


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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

Personality and culture fit are reasons qualified candidates don't get hired for jobs. Attitude, courtesy and interview mistakes also play into hiring managers' ...


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

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


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14 Santa Clara city employees will be losing jobs  KGO-TV

Fourteen people with 11 to 32 years of *service* will be losing their jobs next month. They say they're in the crossfire of a dispute between the Santa Clara City ...


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 ...


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.


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.


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 ...


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.


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.


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

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


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 ...


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.


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 ...


The 25 highest-paying jobs in America  CNBC

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


Current job openings  Doctors Without Borders

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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.


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.


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.


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 ...


Nearly Three-Quarters of Harvard Grads Pursued For-Profit Jobs in 2018 | News  Harvard Crimson

Despite administrators' repeated entreaties, Harvard is still struggling to convince its graduates to go into public *service*. Seventy-two percent of Harvard ...


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

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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.


Marijuana Employment: Is The Budtender Position A Dead End Job?  Forbes

Becoming a Budtender at a legal cannabis dispensary carries a certain level of prestige. But is this position the next dead-end job?


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

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A modern workforce needs a new take on careers  Quartz at Work

When American children are quite young, they're asked repeatedly by their parents, schoolteachers, and other adults what they want to be when they grow up.


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.


Cisco ranks No. 8, SAS No. 10 among 'World's Best Workplaces'  WRAL Tech Wire

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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.


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

If you are beginning a search for a new position, a valuable exercise will be taking the time to self-reflect. Bring your strengths, aspirations and personal brand ...


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

If you're job searching or networking, make sure you're taking full advantage of LinkedIn's new features and functions, such as "Find Nearby" and giving kudos.


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 ...


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.


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.


4 Things to Do When You Are Lost in the Job Hunt Wilderness  U.S. News & World Report

Have you been unsuccessfully searching for a job for what seems like an eternity with no success? You might be wondering why you feel like you are lost in a ...


Job seekers lined up for LA County Fair employment in Pomona  KABC-TV

The Los Angeles County Fair held a job fair Thursday at the Pomona Fairplex with more than 700 positions available.


These Are 15 of the Fastest Growing Jobs Over the Next 5 Years. Is Yours on the List?  Money Magazine

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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 ...


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.


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.


19 Part-Time Retirement Jobs That Pay Well | Second Careers  U.S. News & World Report

Taking on a part-time retirement job doesn't have to mean low pay and uninteresting work. Many older workers perform important and essential jobs, while also ...


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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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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.


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From Tim Cook to Ray Dalio and Sheryl Sandberg, the long list of leading executives with MBAs to their names can make business school seem like the fast ...


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.


MBA Career Paths  Yale School of Management

MBA graduates of the Yale School of Management go on to succeed in top positions across countless industries. The varied arcs of their careers, shaped by our ...


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 ...


3 Tips for Making a Successful Job Change | On Careers  U.S. News & World Report

Understand why you want to leave your current job, look for something that ignites passion and pick a job that will benefit you in the long term.


Do Longer Maternity Leaves Hurt Women's Careers?  HBR.org Daily

Career or child care? It's an unfortunate dilemma faced by every working woman with a baby on the way. Should she take a lengthy maternity leave, knowing ...


Ten Questions Employers Have About Your Employment Gap  Forbes Now

Employers do question your employment gap. However, they don't always ask everything they're thinking outright. You need to anticipate these questions and ...


Artists, therapists, event planners: The lowest-paying jobs for college graduates  USA TODAY

Each year, thousands of people begin college with the goal of earning a degree and becoming more attractive to employers when they enter the job market.


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