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    Myth or Reality? The Gender Pay Gap

    Myth or Reality? The Gender Pay Gap
    In the second presidential debate, undecided voter Katherine Fenton took to the microphone and the national stage to ask President Obama and Governor Romney for their thoughts and policies on equal pay for women. Unfortunately, Fenton’s concern was downplayed in the weeks after as the country chose to focus on Governor Romney’s “binders full of women” comment instead of the real ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Millennials Trade Full-Time, 9 – 5 Jobs for Freelance Work

    Millennials Trade Full-Time, 9 – 5 Jobs for Freelance Work
    In an ideal working world, you would be able to set your own schedule and work toward the income you want and not the number set by your employer. Vacation days would be as plentiful as you like, and you could be your own boss. For many millennials, the ideal working world is their reality, and they’re making this possible through ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Looking for Seasonal Work? 700,000 Jobs Available Now

    Looking for Seasonal Work? 700,000 Jobs Available Now
    Christmas has come early this year for those of you looking for a job. ABC News reported last night that roughly 700,000 seasonal jobs will be available this year, and some companies are hiring right now. In fact, retailers are hiring more this year than they have in the past five years, according to a survey by Snagajob. ABC News pointed ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Law School Apps Are Down, Scholarship Money is Up

    Law School Apps Are Down, Scholarship Money is Up
    If you were thinking about going to law school, now is the time. The economy has not been kind to recent law school graduates, and as a result, the number of applicants to these schools, even top-tier institutions, has dwindled. The American Bar Association recently released its figures for the 2011 – 2012 school year, which showed that enrollment is down ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +11
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    The 411 on President Obama’s American Jobs Act

    The 411 on President Obama’s American Jobs Act
    If you’ve been tuning into the news for the past few months, you’ll notice that the unemployment rate has been steadily decreasing several tenths of a percentage point from month to month. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, that number had dropped to 8.3% in February. Good news for the economy, and good news for job seekers across the ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +19
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    10 Career Options with Equal Pay for Women

    10 Career Options with Equal Pay for Women
    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, women make an average of 81 cents to every dollar that a man makes. While women have been making less than men since they entered the workforce en masse in the 70s and 80s, the gender gap in pay has been steadily decreasing. But some career options have closed that gap to as ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +21
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    Get a Summer Job from President Obama, Bon Jovi

    Get a Summer Job from President Obama, Bon Jovi
    Have you spent the last few weeks frantically searching for a summer job only to find job openings at your local public pool or shaved ice stand? The problem is a common one for students, especially in this economy, when students are battling experienced adults for temporary or part-time job opportunities. President Obama’s Administration has grown increasingly concerned over this trend, ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +15
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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 about 7 years ago | Rated: +41
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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 about 7 years ago | Rated: +10
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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 about 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 about 7 years ago | Rated: +13
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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 over 7 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +27
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +6
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    5 Benefits of Creating an Online Portfolio

    5 Benefits of Creating an Online Portfolio
    Online portfolios aren’t just for certain fields or industries anymore. The importance of having a professional online presence is more important than ever, and an online portfolio will certainly increase your visibility and presence. Creating your portfolio website allows you to share and showcase your work easily with the employers you’d like to work for. 1. Professional way to showcase your ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Where the Jobs Are for Young Grads

    Where the Jobs Are for Young Grads
    If you’re young and fresh out of college, you’re unlucky enough to be graduating into one of the toughest job markets in history. But one economist aims to answer the question so many recent college graduates have: where can people like me find a job? Mike Mandel, the chief economist at Visible Economy LLC, compiled the data from analysis of the ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Young, Educated, and Unemployed: A New Generation of Kids Search for Work in their 20s

    Young, Educated, and Unemployed: A New Generation of Kids Search for Work in their 20s
    The Lost Generation: What it's like for 20-somethings to go in search of meaningful work—and not find it. Since January, for 35 hours a week, at a rate of $10 an hour, Luke Stacks has been working for a home-electronics chain. He answers the phone and attempts to coax callers into buying more stuff. This is not how he imagined he ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +50
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    The TRUTH About Not Qualifying for a Job

    The TRUTH About Not Qualifying for a Job
    By CAREEREALISM-Approved Expert, Joshua Waldman Joshua, I noticed you help MBA’s who are frustrated with their job search.  I’m not at that point yet, but I have dilemma. Although I earned an Executive MBA, I’ve worked in an operations environment for the past ten years. Most of the jobs that require an MBA ask you have 1-2 years experience in accounting/finance/P&L. ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Stop Your Resume from Becoming Spam

    How to Stop Your Resume from Becoming Spam
    Today’s more sophisticated e-mail systems often look for certain characteristics in e-mail text and in any e-mail attachments. Unfortunately, things like words or graphics that may be perfectly appropriate in some cases can cause spam filters to stop your email, thus rendering your resume “never received.” As crazy as it may seem, totally innocent words can create problems for spam filters. ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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    5 Key Steps to a Cover Letter that Opens Doors

    5 Key Steps to a Cover Letter that Opens Doors
    So…you’ve created a knockout resume, and you’re ready to wow employers by sending it directly to them. Don’t forget to send it under cover—a powerful cover letter, that is. While a great resume can open doors, a compelling cover letter can be an equal (if not MORE) important part of your pitch for employment. In fact, some surveys of HR professionals ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +10