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Trends – 5 once-prestigious jobs

Lawyer Overall enrollment in law school has plummeted to a 27-year low and enrollment of first-year law students to a 40-year low, according to a report on annual enrollment released in December by the American Bar Association. That’s likely because those considering becoming lawyers know two things: 1) they’ll likely face relatively dismal job prospects … Continue reading

Bridging the Gap Between Employer and Job Seekers

(Guess Posts by by Rebecca Gray) If you happen to be unemployed and have been seeking a position for some time, but have met with little success, you might find yourself confused by recent statistics that indicate a steady decrease in unemployment claims, not to mention the frequently published projections of a rosy employment picture … Continue reading

Some jobs that weren’t around in 25 years ago

Social media manager/strategist/marketer  This occupation may not have its own BLS designation yet, but there’s no denying its emergence in the age of Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram. “Anything that has to do with social media, companies having a social media strategist—that was a job that never existed, because there was no social media,” Barrington … Continue reading

Canada – A job more than a career says 58% to

A majority of Canadians feel their employment is just a job, according to a survey.  The survey finds that 58% of workers feel that they have a job as opposed to a career (42%). Nearly one-quarter (23%) of Canadian workers say they plan to change jobs this year, up from 17% last year. via … Continue reading

10 jobs that didn’t exist 5 years ago (Infographic)

The workplace is constantly changing and how we define what we do is no exception. Since we just welcomed the new 2014, we thought it’d be fun to see how much our work has changed in the past few years. We examined the data of over 259 million members’ profiles to determine the top 10 … Continue reading

Job Search / Bad credit can cost a job

Credit cards. Mortgages. Car loans. These are the types of things that typically come to mind when thinking about your credit. But a bad credit history can do more than ruin your chances of getting a loan or landing a great interest rate — it can cost you a job Continue reading

Apprenticeship in the US / Work and learn at the same time

Many people work and learn at the same time In the US. But in addition to getting a paycheck, apprentices like Schmitt are also getting a career boost: their on-the-job experience and technical instruction are part of a formal program to help them master an occupation Continue reading

Job Search / Overqualified: What to Do During the Interview

Here’s what you need to do when you’re overqualified for a job Continue reading

Europe Summit / Youth unemployment / Is a guarantee of a job, training or apprenticeship enough ?

While the EU agreed in April to re-target 6 billion euro to offer a “guarantee” of a job, training or apprenticeship within four months of someone becoming unemployed or leaving formal education, many think the measure alone isn’t sufficient enough Continue reading

Entrepreneur / 60% Less Likely To Get a Job after Unsuccessful Stratup

A study shows that employees who leave their jobs with regular pay to start a business have a higher risk of not being able to resume their employee status if their business venture became unsuccessful
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Job Search / Volunteering is valuable

It took me longer than I thought it would to discover my passion and career interests. Of course, I know that I will grow and change, but as I approached graduation and prepared to enter the workforce, I needed a focus. Fortunately, after four years of undergrad, two years of grad school, plus several internships … Continue reading

LinkedIn / Revamped Jobs tool

LinkedIn has some good news for job seekers. It is making it easier to find and get jobs using the online professional networking service. According to the LinkedIn blog, over the next few weeks the company will begin rolling out the revamped Jobs tool, which will start showcasing open positions at companies where you have … Continue reading

Teachers Quit Their Jobs Because They Hate Their Bosses

What’s the reason so many new teachers quit the profession or move to a different school? The heavy workload? Low salary? A paucity of classroom resources? An absence of autonomy? The “always-on,” continually demanding nature of the work? None of the above. The main reason is their principals. To find out what factors influence novice … Continue reading

Job Search | How To Stay Positive

Looking for work can be extremely frustrating – especially in this economic climate. That’s why it’s more important than ever for job seekers to stay positive when looking for work. When your search feels futile and your hard work doesn’t cash in, you need something to help you keep going. But what can you do? … Continue reading

Directory of Twitter job feeds

For the United States @jobs_now – all kinds of jobs @37jobs – high tech jobs @jobsintech – more high tech jobs @robojobs – even more high tech jobs @sfmobilejobs – Jobs for the Mobile Web and Digital Media in Silicon Valley, Seattle, LA and NYC. @medical_jobs – medical jobs or just adjacent, like special education @hrcrossing – human resources jobs @fish4jobs – all … Continue reading

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