Career Planning

Get Ready for Graduation, Seniors!

Congratulations to everyone who is graduating within the next six months. This transition is scary and exciting at the same time. Embrace it. You're starting a new phase of the rest of your life, and you're finally going to start doing what you've been preparing for since you were young. Some of you were lucky enough to secure full time positions through on-campus recruiting -- congratulations!

Streamline Higher Education Costs

When we think about responsible careers in education, we may think of teaching opportunities, fellowships, and volunteer opportunities. We think of career paths that enable us to empower the next generation of leaders. Teaching is tough work, and what keeps educators going is the motivation to do good work. For this reason, the field of education relies on people.

Responsible Advertising for Responsible Business

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) exists to protect consumers and to promote responsible business. In the Internet industry, the FTC has taken action against false advertising. On December 22, 2010, the FTC announced a suit against a major Internet enterprise that was scamming consumers--out of millions-- for products that they never ordered.

Social Media: Make it More Responsible

In the past, corporate public relations have been very one-sided. You could read about a person or company in a press release, newspaper, or magazine, but until the days of web 2.0, it was very difficult for the public to reach out, converse, and respond. Yes, you could send an email or letter, but for the most part, the majority of responses remained behind closed doors.

Responsible Careers: Beyond the Idea of "Charity"

Recently, Forbes released its list of the top-200 United States - based charities. On this list are the Academy for Educational Development, the American Cancer Society, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the American Heart Association.

Mozilla's CSR Vision Inspires Free Courses

Career responsibility means more than just social entrepreneurship and commitment to a cause. The concept also applies to individual career growth. A job can challenge you and teach you new skills, but it's also important to push yourself beyond status-quo work. Do you feel like you're continuously learning? Have you been able to take a class since you were in school?

The Office: a Good or Bad Working Environment?

Last week, CNN Opinion ran a piece by Jason Fried, who argued that the office is one of the worst places for productivity. He says, that if you ask people where they prefer to work, they tend to have one of three responses: "a place, a moving object, or a time." Given that companies spend substantial amounts of money on facilities, ergonomic furniture, and office perks, it's definitely important to consider whether the office does its job as a positive work environment.

CSR: It's the Little Things Too

CSR, responsible business, and social entrepreneurship are topics that have been trending among professionals at all levels from entry-level to mid-level and experienced.  Take Justmeans for instance -- a hub for people who want to see business done better and responsibly. While we emphasize the importance of income and profits, we're not willing to make an extra buck at the expense of some greater good.

October 2010 Job Openings Reach Post-Recession High

Earlier this week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that October 2010 job openings reached a record high since August 2008.


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