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    Occupy Wall Street – Coming to a City Near You?

    Occupy Wall Street – Coming to a City Near You?
    Occupy Wall Street is currently in its fourth week of sit-in protests. Since the inaugural protests on September 17 in New York City, Occupy Wall Street has spread to at least 1,470 cities worldwide, according to occupytogether.org. At the Occupy sites, protestors are camping out and literally occupying that physical zone 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Occupy Wall ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +12
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    7 Mistakes First Time Job Seekers Make: And How to Avoid Them

    7 Mistakes First Time Job Seekers Make: And How to Avoid Them
    The day you graduate from college may be one of the happiest days of your life. The sense of accomplishment, the acknowledgement of a job well done, the pat on the back from your family and peers elates you. The future looks so bright, until you begin to search for a new job and are met with rejection after rejection. Then ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +21
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    Recent College Grad? 10 Best Cities to Start Your Career

    Recent College Grad? 10 Best Cities to Start Your Career
    The International Business Times reported that the average job search was taking roughly eight months. But if you want to speed up the job search, you may want to look in one of the top 10 best cities for recent college graduates. These cities were determined by Apartments.com and CareerRookie.com “based on the ranking of the U.S. cities with the highest ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +41
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    Chicago University Offers Discounted Masters Classes on Groupon

    Chicago University Offers Discounted Masters Classes on Groupon
    It’s the Groupon deal that has everyone buzzing. On Wednesday, Chicago area shoppers were presented with a deal that was drastically different from the typical 50% off coupons for teeth whitening or sushi dinners. Instead, Groupon buyers had the opportunity to purchase a master’s level education course for 57% off the actual price. The course, Introduction to the Profession and the ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Don’t Be Such a Millennial

    Don’t Be Such a Millennial
    Earlier this month, CNN contributor and national columnist Ruben Navarrette, Jr. wrote an opinion piece on millennials in the job market, saying, “millennials are tech-savvy, highly educated and have incredibly high self-esteem even if they haven't done much to deserve it.” And he’s not alone. Needless to say, Navarette’s assessment was a bit controversial to both millennials and non-millennials. But is ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +10
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    How the Nation's Debt Crisis Could Affect You

    How the Nation's Debt Crisis Could Affect You
    It’s hard to miss the debates over the federal budget crisis. If the government doesn’t raise the debt ceiling by fast approaching August 2, 2011 the country will default on its loans. But what does that mean for you, the average fresh-out-of-college, American worker? It could mean everything from a freeze on student loans to higher credit card payments. If the ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Could a New "Social Media Background Check" Cost You the Job?

    Could a New "Social Media Background Check" Cost You the Job?
    It’s the not so “new” thing. Potential employers (or current ones) looking at your Facebook page to glean information about your personal life—and make a decision on whether or not to hire (or fire) you! Actually, companies have been doing it for a while now. Joe Bontke, outreach manager for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) office in Houston, said 75 ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Take Control of Your Online Image: How to Wipe it Clean

    Take Control of Your Online Image: How to Wipe it Clean
    The Internet is a dangerous place for employees and potential employees. That’s because employers are using information they find about you online to make hiring and firing decisions. A recent article in the New York Times said 75 percent of recruiters are required to do online research of candidates and 70 percent have rejected candidates because of what they found. And ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Unemployment Rises in June

    Unemployment Rises in June
    JULY 8, 2011 -- The Nation’s Unemployment rate rose to 9.2% last month – up from its two year low of 8.8% in March. The bad news is adding to spreading fears that the recession is headed for a “double dip”, where things could get worse again before they get better. In June, employers added almost no new jobs. Only 18,000 ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: -9
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    How to Travel on a First Job Salary

    How to Travel on a First Job Salary
    The best time to travel is when you’re young. Seeing the world changes you—and helps shape your world view. When you’re young, traveling is less about “vacation” and more about experiencing culture. Most likely you don’t have kids to worry about or a mortgage to pay. But…it’s expensive. And the catch is that most young people don’t have a lot of ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +21
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    Editor First Person: Why Traveling is Worth It's Weight in Gold

    Editor First Person: Why Traveling is Worth It's Weight in Gold
    Since I was a little girl, I remember hearing my parents talk fondly about their travels in a time when they were young. Before us kids were even a “glimmer in their eye”. A time when they were free and experiencing all life had to offer. Like the time they were chased through a Moroccan bazaar by a street vendor that ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Make the Most of Your Summer Weekends

    Make the Most of Your Summer Weekends
    Times are tough. Especially if you’re working your first job – which historically is not the highest paying gig you’ll ever have. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your coveted weekends. In fact, there are tons of things to do that will make you feel like you’re getting the most out of your summer, and not breaking the bank doing ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Paid Internship: Monster's Community Manager Bootcamp

    [photo:227284] Introducing the Monster.com (Paid!) Community Manager Bootcamp JUNE 23, 2011 — In 2 months, get trained by authorities on community management and help Monster.com build an engagement strategy for twenty-something professionals. What will you be doing? Participating in Community Management Bootcamps led by Kathy O’Reilly, Monster.com Director of Social Media Relations, and Ryan Paugh, community-building expert and Founder of BrazenCareerist.com. ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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    The Worker's Guide to Making the Most of Summer

    The Worker's Guide to Making the Most of Summer
    If you’re working this summer – a full time gig or an internship – chances are you’re longing for the days when you could sit in the park, go to the beach, enjoy a leisurely afternoon at Starbucks, or do the many other things people who don’t have to get back to work can enjoy. And beautiful weather makes it all ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Unemployment Rate Remains Even Over Last Month

    Unemployment Rate Remains Even Over Last Month
    JUNE 2011 — Unemployment for the month of May remains at 8.7%— the same as April, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The economy did gain jobs in May —54,000 —but that’s down from a 232,000 gain in April. Meanwhile, the number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits rose again remaining above the 400,000 mark for the ninth ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: -1
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    The Last Frontier: LGBT Protection in the Workplace

    The Last Frontier: LGBT Protection in the Workplace
    June is LGBT Pride Month (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender). And while 21 states currently have legislation in place to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation in the workplace—that means the majority of states still do not offer legal protection. In short, there’s still a lot of work to do. In several studies conducted by the Center for American Progress studies ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Majors and Earnings Segregated by Race and Gender

    Majors and Earnings Segregated by Race and Gender
    A recent study found that students’ choice of undergraduate major was strongly tied to their future earnings, with the highest paid making 300 percent more than the lowest-paid. No news flash there. But, the study also found something else: student’s choice of majors is highly segregated by race and gender. A recent article on NewsOne.com, detailed the study which was based ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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    How to Spin the Negative "Millenial" Label

    How to Spin the Negative "Millenial" Label
    If you’re interviewing for a job, you’ve probably gotten the “tell me about yourself” question. While everyone is an individual, there are certain characteristics being ascribed to Millenials—members of the generation born after 1980. Or rather, perceptions other generations have about Millenials. And unfortunately, not all of them are good. But, there’s a way to spin those “negative” attributes. Here, we ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    6 Ways to Stay on Top of Your Student Loans

    6 Ways to Stay on Top of Your Student Loans
    Graduating means it’s almost time to start paying your student loans. As much as thinking about it probably dashes your elation over finally being done with school, unfortunately, they’re not going away. And, if you still haven’t found a job, the thought of loans is no doubt a source of even more stress. But as much as you may hate to ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Student Loan Debt Rising

    Student Loan Debt Rising
    It's tough out there. And that shows when it comes to student loans. Students are borrowing more and more. According to CreditKarma.com, a consumer credit advocate, which recently released its U.S. Credit Score Climate Report with trend data for April 2011, student loan debt increased over last year. In fact, nationally, average student loan debt per consumer increased six percent since ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This