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    Feds to Hire 600,000 Employees by 2012

    Feds to Hire 600,000 Employees by 2012
    600,000 over three years. 273,000 deemed mission-critical. That's how many people the Partnership for Public Service projects the federal government will need to hire by 2012 to fill growing needs as well as replacing a baby-boomer workforce set to retire. These numbers and other hiring projections are listed just in time for some Labor Day reading in the third edition of ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    10 Scientific Reasons to Get a Good Night's Sleep

    10 Scientific Reasons to Get a Good Night's Sleep
    Breathing. Eating. Sleeping. These are the necessities of life that humans need to sustain a healthy (not to mention, living) existence. Fact: Sleep is just as important as diet and exercise. (The National Sleep Foundation) This isn’t a secret by any means. We can actually feel when we're lacking in sleep. So, why do so many of us skimp on one ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +37
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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 7 years ago | Rated: +12
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    College Grads Must Work Even Harder to Find Jobs

    College Grads Must Work Even Harder to Find Jobs
    ALLENTOWN, Pa. _ College students graduating in December and May are likely to be the first in a generation to enter a job market featuring double-digit unemployment. That has colleges and universities across America scrambling this fall to revamp their career-placement offerings to help new grads land entry-level jobs. Autumn is one of the crucial recruiting seasons, especially for students who ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +7
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    5 Tips for Becoming an Entrepreneur

    5 Tips for Becoming an Entrepreneur
    A good friend of mine recently announced to me that she is going to take the plunge - she is finally moving from corporate employee to entrepreneur. Sounds exciting right? No-one standing over your shoulder, the ability to call your own shots, and being able to take on great projects that you will enjoy....well, becoming an independent consultant or solopreneur requires ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    The Lady Gaga Effect

    The Lady Gaga Effect
    A recent concept appearing on the Harvard Business Review’s HBR Blog Network caught a lot of attention: the value of a candidate’s “weirdness” in job interviews. The article posted discusses the idea that job seekers can benefit from displaying unusual and unique qualities, interests and conversations to distinguish themselves from the job hunt herd. The Lady Gaga Effect Dubbed the “Lady ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +18
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    State Budget Crisis Good for Private Colleges

    State Budget Crisis Good for Private Colleges
    Aug. 31--California's budget crisis is creating a business opportunity for private colleges and trade schools in the central San Joaquin Valley. [widget:crunch_apps_callout_] Students faced with class cuts at community colleges and California State University, Fresno, are finding -- and paying more for -- educational alternatives. It's more expensive, but in many cases it's easier to get into classes and faster to ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Five Holiday-Break Activities to Advance Your Career

    Five Holiday-Break Activities to Advance Your Career
    You're done with exams, and now it's time for holiday break. Three straight weeks of couch lounging and video games sounds great when you're up to your eyeballs in coursework, but it isn't very productive long term. Why not devote some time and energy to one or more of these five low-key activities that will leave you in better career ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Dressing for Interview Success

    Dressing for Interview Success
    You think it doesn't matter what you wear to a job interview? You’re wrong. When you walk up to your interview and shake their hand, they already have an impression of you. You haven’t even said anything yet! True, there are other factors like timeliness, politeness, etc. But, for the sake of this article, let’s assume you’ve done everything else perfectly. ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +17
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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 about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    35 Weird (But Cool) College Majors

    35 Weird (But Cool) College Majors
    Chances are, if you have a passion, you can get a degree in the subject. And, if typical majors aren’t your thing, there are plenty of unusual majors to choose from. The following list includes some weird-but-cool college majors, along with an example of a college that offers it, details of what students in the field study and the jobs that ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +28
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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 7 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Post-Holiday Job Hunting Strategies

    Post-Holiday Job Hunting Strategies
    For the unemployed, the holiday season can be especially stressful. Strained finances can make gift-giving something to dread. Potential employers are going AWOL in mid December, putting the brakes on even the most diligent job search. Even so, soon the holidays will be over and it's time to get your search back on track, even though it may take a week ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Avoidable Interview Mistakes

    Avoidable Interview Mistakes
    We’re not going to sugarcoat it: interviews can be tough. You’re a bundle of nerves and you really want that position. You don’t want to mess up or say the wrong thing. You think you’re doing everything to prepare but what if you’re making one huge mistake that’s ruining everything? After all, everyone wants to walk away from the interview with ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +16
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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 8 years ago | Rate This
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    All About Virtual Internships

    All About Virtual Internships
    While it may sound like something out of the Jetsons, virtual internships are a legitimate way to get resume experience. More and more companies are utilizing them because employers find them beneficial in a variety of ways from a larger applicant pool to saving time, space and money on utilizing workers only when necessary. In short, the virtual internship is growing ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +19
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    10 Highest & Lowest Paying College Majors

    10 Highest & Lowest Paying College Majors
    In this day and age, college is often considered a necessary investment in one’s future. But, are some students – perhaps even attending the same colleges – making better investments than others? Unbelievably, the answer may be yes, depending on their chosen majors. According to PayScale’s list of college majors and coordinating salary potential, certain majors pay off much faster, with ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +20
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    Grad School or the Real World?

    Grad School or the Real World?
    After finishing her journalism undergraduate degree in 2004, 24-year-old Laurie Duffy went straight to graduate school. On the other hand, 33-year-old Carolyn Kaufman worked in information technology for two years after completing her undergraduate degree and then went to grad school. Who made the better decision? It's impossible to be certain. Both Duffy, with a master's degree in corporate communication, and ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    No Credit Card Debt at Graduation: Priceless

    No Credit Card Debt at Graduation: Priceless
    Owning at least one credit card has become the norm on college campuses. Nevertheless, credit card ignorance continues to exist at universities throughout the nation. Credit card companies have historically targeted the college-age population. [widget:3_quiz_list_widget] “Credit cards are extremely useful for younger people,” business professor Glenn MacDonald said. “They solve a problem younger people have.” Among these problems are access to ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Valuable Life Skills Learned in College

    Valuable Life Skills Learned in College
    While everything you learn in college is important, there are some teachings that may come in handy more so in life than, say, how to balance the most complicated chemistry equations. Such lessons are actually not taught in courses, they’re learned throughout the experiences in college courses, social life and other daily activities. Here are some valuable life lessons you learned ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +38