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    Recession Over? Kinda Sort of, Economists Say

    Recession Over? Kinda Sort of, Economists Say
    Oct. 31--DURHAM -- Economic experts weighing in on some Friday morning pronouncements that the recession likely ended this summer agreed with the assessment, but said high unemployment and job losses will also likely continue. The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis announced that gross domestic product increased by an estimated 3.5 percent in the third quarter on Thursday largely a result of ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 about 6 years ago | Rate This
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    FLOTUS Michelle Obama & SNL’s Jay Pharoah Star in a Rap Video about Going to College

    FLOTUS Michelle Obama & SNL’s Jay Pharoah Star in a Rap Video about Going to College
    Is there anything that FLOTUS Michelle Obama isn’t good at? The First Lady wants to encourage students to go to college so much that she created a rap video with Saturday Night Live’s Jay Pharoah about why you students should go to college, supporting her “Better Make Room” campaign. The campaign encourages young American students to commit to better lives by ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +22
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    Loan Gifting: A New Way to Help Pay Off Student Debt

    Loan Gifting: A New Way to Help Pay Off Student Debt
    When you know you have debt up to your ears that exists in your student loan account, the stress is constant. In terms of gifting, that's what you really want - and need. Understandably, family members and other loved ones may not want to give you cash because they may feel it’s boring, would prefer to see the tangible gift that ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +25
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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 7 years ago | Rated: +7
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    5 Myths of Holiday Job Searching

    5 Myths of Holiday Job Searching
    When people consider the “holiday job search” many will use “The Holiday” as a reason not to look for employment, for they believe no one gets hired during the holidays. I once heard it described as a scene out of Charles Dickens, “A Christmas Carol” where a job seeker is trudging through the snow, pausing now and then to press his ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    3 Ways to Land a Job Before Graduation

    3 Ways to Land a Job Before Graduation
    Whether you’re facing college graduation with gusto or fear and trepidation, it’s coming. And after the cap and gown, you have to face the reality of the real world. Are you ready? Deep breaths – it’s ok if you’re not. But if you want to be ready – or even more than ready, at that – you can take steps now ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +22
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    How to Create the Modern Resume

    How to Create the Modern Resume
    Your resume doesn’t just provide a look at your professional experience, it speaks volumes about who you are as a potential employee and person. A modern resume says that you’re fresh, flexible and willing to try new things or work a little outside the norm. So what does a modern resume look like? Replace the objective with a summary. It might ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +24
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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 6 years ago | Rate This
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    What to Do If You Have a Job Before Graduation (And If You Haven’t)

    What to Do If You Have a Job Before Graduation (And If You Haven’t)
    Congratulations! You’re one of the lucky few that’s landed a job before graduation! Time to kick back and relax, right? Think again. When you have a job secured before graduation, there is even more incentive to do well in classes. For just as quickly as you’ve landed your job, you can just as quickly lose it. Expectations from Employers Many employers ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +27
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    15 Companies Hiring Now

    Times are tough. And these days, it seems like everyone is looking for an entry-level job. But don't be discouraged by all the depressing news. Work smarter not harder. How? You just need to know where to look. Luckily, MonsterCollege's done the research for you. We've identified fifteen companies that are hiring near you -- even now! Read the descriptions ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +32
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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 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Top 25 Best Jobs in America - 2016

    Top 25 Best Jobs in America  - 2016
    When deciding where to take your career path, it can be beneficial to know your options – like, say, the top jobs that are available. To aid in this decision-making process, people look to their interests, studies and rankings from studies across the globe. So, in order to help with your career prospects, here’s one such list. Glassdoor releases an annual ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +25
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    Private Colleges' GPAs Rising Faster Than Public Ones

    Private Colleges' GPAs Rising Faster Than Public Ones
    The New York Times' Economix blog featured a study out of Furman University, which shows that beginning in the 1960s, GPAs at national colleges and universities rose at a pace of one-tenth of a point per year, from an average of 2.52 in the mid-'50s to 3.11 in the mid-'00s. Interestingly, during the past 50 years, GPAs at private schools have ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 6 years ago | Rate This
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    5 Best (and Worst!) Things About Moving Back in with Your Parents

    Sweet? Not always... By Juliet Perrachon | Excelle So you’ve just been laid off. Or maybe you're a recent graduate who hasn't found an entry-level job yet. As if joblessness weren’t enough of a blow to your self-esteem, you find yourself with no other choice but to move back home – back to the place you thought you'd managed to ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +8
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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 about 6 years ago | Rate This
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    More Attractive Students Achieve Higher Grades, According to Study

    More Attractive Students Achieve Higher Grades, According to Study
    We’re all familiar with the idea that life can be easier for more attractive people. Whether we agree on it or not, we’ve heard the theory. Yes, the theory that attractiveness impacts pretty much everything in life exists. But is it true? And, if so, we can still all agree that your grades should only reflect academic performance, right? Well, that ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +42
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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 6 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 about 6 years ago | Rated: +3