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    April Unemployment Numbers More of the Same

    April Unemployment Numbers More of the Same
    The official unemployment rate rose slightly in April to 9 percent, due to a 200,000 person drop in the number of employed Americans. But according to PBS’s comprehensive number of the un- and underemployed (U-7) the number rose to nearly 18 percent. Even more depressing, last month's unemployment insurance claims shot up dramatically, numbers PBS says are more recent data than ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Health Insurance for Recent Grads

    Health Insurance for Recent Grads
    If you can’t find a job in this tough economy, there are lots of things probably running through your mind: will I fall behind my peers? How will I pay my student loans? Will I have to go back and live with mom and dad again? And finally, what will I do about healthcare? Well, even if you’re not living with ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The State of the Workforce for Grads

    The State of the Workforce for Grads
    MAY 2011-- According to the U.S. Department of Education, about 1.7 million students will graduate with bachelor's degrees in 2011 this spring. And while the job landscape is looking better than previous years, it will be no cake walk for the grads. Those who find jobs will be better off in the long run than those who don’t—research indicates that those ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Manage Your Student Loans After Graduation

    Manage Your Student Loans After Graduation
    You may be excited about graduation, but our guess is that all that excitement ends when it comes time to start paying your student loans. Paying student loans is never fun, but it’s especially tough in the current economic climate, where many graduates will have trouble finding a job, and others may be underpaid. Unfortunately, there are serious consequences to not ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Master The Long Distance Apartment Hunt

    Master The Long Distance Apartment Hunt
    If you’re lucky enough to have landed a job or internship after graduation in another city, you’ll need to find a place to live. As simple as it sounds, it can be tough looking for an apartment long distance. After all, what you see online isn’t always what you get. Here, some help in successfully finding an apartment from afar. Do ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Millenials: The Lazy Generation?

    Millenials: The Lazy Generation?
    A 2008 broadcast of 60 Minutes that was recently re-aired, says some damning things about you—or rather your generation—when it comes to work. They’ve labeled you as narcissistic, immature adolescents putting off adulthood. Workers who can’t take criticism or direction, who flippantly change jobs frequently and have a “me first” attitude -- a result of your parents and Mr. Rogers telling ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Get the Tools to Ace any Job Interview

    Get the Tools to Ace any Job Interview
    Whether you have an iPhone, a Droid, or an iPad, Monster has you covered. Now you can get access to Monster no matter where you are. Monster Job Search: Search for jobs anytime—anywhere • Search and apply for jobs in seconds • Save your job searches and get jobs emailed to you • Easy access to your Monster account Monster Interviews: ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Start Your Pre-Graduation Job Search Now

    Start Your Pre-Graduation Job Search Now
    If you’re graduating this year, you’ve got more on your mind that finals and theses. You’re probably also entrenched in your first real job search. And if you’re not, you should be. According to MarketWatch, 2011 year will be a better year for college graduates when it comes to finding work, but don’t expect to get a job right away. The ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Four Ways To Make Your Office Greener

    Four Ways To Make Your Office Greener
    APRIL 2011-- Earth day is fast approaching. If you’re looking for way to go green, you don’t have to look any further than your own office. Here, some tips and tricks to help you make your work life green every day of the year—and even make your lifestyle healthier in the process. Maximize Your Commute—Americans spend an average of 3.7 billion ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    10 Ways to Get Involved During National Volunteer Week

    10 Ways to Get Involved During National Volunteer Week
    National Volunteer week is April 10-16 this year. If you haven’t had a chance to do good yet, there’s still time. Volunteer your Saturday to helping those in need. An added bonus: volunteer work always looks great on a resume. According to the White House, over 63 million Americans volunteered their service last year. “Volunteers are the lifeblood of our schools ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    8 Places to Find Green Jobs

    8 Places to Find Green Jobs
    APRIL 2011 — Earth Day is April 22 this year. And if you care about the environment, and are looking for a job, you’re in luck. “Green jobs” has become a political phrase, tossed around by politicians. But there’s a practical side to it too—a growing job landscape, ripe for the plucking. With green jobs, you can help clean up the ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +27
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    Jobless Numbers Largely Unchanged from Last Month

    Jobless Numbers Largely Unchanged from Last Month
    APRIL 2011-- The nation’s unemployment rate was largely unchanged from February’s 8.9% , reported in March. And, new applications for unemployment benefits fell by 10,000 in the last week of March to 382,000, the U.S. Labor Department reported. However, a story in the Huffington Post this week calls attention to the “real unemployment rate”, which includes people who have been on ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How Oversharing on Facebook Can Get You Fired

    How Oversharing on Facebook Can Get You Fired
    So…here’s the thing. I am a big fan of social networking. Huge. Some might call me an addict. Facebook. Twitter. The internet in general. You don’t spend your time blogging, tweeting, and updating all day if you’re not a fan of the internet. But even I have to admit that sometimes being a product of the Facebook generation has its faults. ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    3 Good Things a Recession Does for Careers

    3 Good Things a Recession Does for Careers
    Are you sick of hearing bad news about the economy and job market? Well then, this post is for you. I’m not trying to discount the fact a lot of people are suffering professionally these days. Yet, the reality is a recession actually has some short-term and long-term upsides when it comes to how we view and manage our careers. That’s ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Private Sector Job Market Grows for 12th Straight Month

    Private Sector Job Market Grows for 12th Straight Month
    MARCH 2011 -- The nation’s jobless rate fell to 8.9% last month – its lowest level since April of 2009. According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, roughly 222,000 private sector jobs were added in February— which marks the 12th straight month of private sector job growth that has added 1.5 million jobs at private firms. However, the total net increase ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    9 Memorable Questions to Ask at Your Interview

    9 Memorable Questions to Ask at Your Interview
    The landscape for job seekers today is more treacherous than at any other time in recent memory. In other words, if you want a job today, the hard work starts when you prepare for the interview. That means not just nailing the questions you are asked, but actually asking the kinds of questions designed to make the interviewer sit up and ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Should Bashing Your Boss on Facebook Be Legally Protected?

    Should Bashing Your Boss on Facebook Be Legally Protected?
    Employees have been criticizing their bosses since the beginning of time. Until the birth of social media, these conversations generally played out in lunchrooms or restrooms, around the water cooler, over a few cocktails at the local pub after working hours, and in the smoker’s circle outside the office building. Regardless if the criticisms were true or not, the context remained ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    College Gives Women an Employment Edge Over Men

    College Gives Women an Employment Edge Over Men
    It’s a fact: those with college educations generally have a better chance of finding a job. But a recently released study on young adults indicates a college degree is even more important for women. Young women who have not graduated college have a tougher time finding a job than men in the same boat, the study found. But in contrast, women ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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    The Do-It-Yourself Gift Guide

    The Do-It-Yourself Gift Guide
    It’s the middle of December, and you find yourself with a gift-giving list full of friends and family members who already have everything. You’re dreading the gift search because you can never find the right thing—the perfect combination of unique, personal, and thoughtful for each individual. You always wish you were crafty and had the time, skill, and creativity to make ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    25 Gifts Under $25 for Your Coworkers

    25 Gifts Under $25 for Your Coworkers
    The holidays, when the weather gets cold, the malls get crowded, and you spend time with your family, friends and … coworkers? It's true, even though you have a whole lot of shopping ahead of you for your loved ones, gift-giving around the office is as popular as ever these days. When you take into account holiday parties and the whole ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1