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Job Interview – Questions to avoid

Here are 17 questions you’ll want to avoid during the first job interview, as they may do more harm than good: What does your company do? What will my salary be? Will I have to work long hours? How soon can I take a vacation? How quickly could I be considered for a promotion? When … Continue reading

Stiglitz reiterates : Austerity Pushes Europe ‘Suicide’

Europe Pushed to ‘Suicide’ on Austerity, Stiglitz Says – Bloomberg Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz said Europe is in a “dire” situation as a focus on austerity pushes the continent toward “suicide.” “There has never been any successful austerity program in any large country,” Stiglitz, 69, told reporters in Vienna yesterday. “The European approach definitely … Continue reading

Foxconn’s Other Dirty Secret: The World’s Largest ‘Internship’ Program | Motherboard

In June 2010, a university student named Liu Jiang arrived in the southern Chinese city of Foshan to begin his summer internship, at a factory that produces LCD screens for laptops and cell phones for the manufacturing giant Foxconn. As a student at the Dongfang Vocational School of Technology in the northern city of Shijiazhuang, … Continue reading

USAjobs.gov struggles after feds take it back from Monster.com – Computerworld

User complaints mount as site’s availability takes a hit. Former operator Monster offers free job ad postings to government agencies “The federal government’s central website for posting thousands of federal job openings, USAjobs.gov, has seen performance problems and complaints about searches since the government took it back this month from Monster.com, which had been running the … Continue reading

LinkedIn | Most overused profile words | Most Important Part of Your Profile | Mistakes Killing Credibility

Most overused LinkedIn profile words of 2011: creative, organizational, effective – PC Advisor If you were really as “creative” as your resume claims, you’d use different terminology to showcase your skills, according to LinkedIn’s 2011 list of most overused words and phrases. The online professional network, whose membership has ballooned from 85 million a year … Continue reading

How Job Seekers Are Using Mobile Apps [INFOGRAPHIC]

The jobless rate is hovering above 9%, and job seekers have to be more savvy than ever to land a job. In fact, 77% of job-seekers are using mobile apps in their search. Why mobile? For one thing, people almost always have their phones on them, which means they can get job leads on the … Continue reading

91% of Employers Check Job Seekers’ Social Media: Infographic | The Savvy Intern by YouTern

According to a survey of 300 hiring professionals conducted by Reppler, a social media monitoring service for managing online presence, a job candidate’s social network is thoroughly examined during the hiring process by 91 percent of employers and recruiters. Consider the findings from the survey below: The most utilized social network to screen candidates is … Continue reading

Two-fifths of high school graduates are unprepared for college or the workforce | The Washington Post

Two-fifths of high school students graduate prepared neither for traditional college nor for career training, according to a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Arizona. College-preparatory programming has expanded dramatically in the past decade, with participation in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate more than tripling. Career-preparatory programs have evolved, as … Continue reading

Europe’s lost generation: how it feels to be young and struggling in the EU | World news | The Observer

Viola Caon left her Italian home to find work. Now she returns to see how her former classmates are faring… and in the week that shocking figures showed how badly Europe’s youth is being hit by the unemployment crisis, we also talk to hard-hit twentysomethings in Athens and Madrid Maybe being young is never easy. … Continue reading

Silicon Valley Gaining Back Jobs Lost In Recession « CBS San Francisco

A report released Thursday claimed it will take another two to three years for the Bay Area to regain all jobs that were lost in the recession. However, the report also suggested that the road to recovery runs right through Silicon Valley. The Bay Area Council Economic Institute expects Silicon Valley to recover all of … Continue reading

Filling the void Panel describes need for more skilled workers in Georgia – The Marietta Daily Journal

A panel of workforce and education experts said Thursday that there needs to be a collaborative effort among students, parents, educational leaders and businesses to create more employment in Georgia and fill the growing void of unskilled workers. “We’re at a unique time in our economy,” said Glenn Rasco, vice president of community and economic … Continue reading

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