Career Planning

Career Planning: Is Failure the Key to Success?

Especially during these tough economic times, career planning is tough on morale, no matter who you are. Those of us who are lucky enough to receive job callbacks face exponentially more rejections.

Job Hunting Tips: Teach Yourself a New Marketable Skill

If you've been reading through job hunting tips, you know that you need to present yourself in the most marketable light possible. Especially if you're applying for competitive positions, you need to have at least a few marketable skills. Not only do skills add to your value as an employee (in any field), they also equip you with a unique vantage point to help you work effectively and efficiently.

Negotiating: Why the Economy Shouldn't Stop You

The 9.6 percent unemployment rate is enough to scare many into a beggars can't be choosers attitude. Especially for entry-level job applicants, it's a terrible time to be graduating and looking for a job.

Job Hunting Tips: InterviewStream Could Revolutionize Recruiting

If you're on the verge of graduation, you're probably hearing job hunting tips from absolutely everywhere. Exactly two years ago, I was in your position, and the most important lesson that I learned was humility.

Bureau of Labor Statistics October Outlook

In a report released on November 5, 2010, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that unemployment remains unchanged between September and October, and the national unemployment rate remains stagnant at 9.6 percent.

MBA Recruitment Is Up, but Changes Are Minimal at Best

Thinking about getting an MBA within the next two years? Think again before you make a six-figure investment, and don't expect a rags-to-riches academic experience. Right now, you may be better off staying exactly where you are. Even though prospects are starting to improve, they are nowhere near pre-recession levels.

Conscious Capitalism: New Career Choices For Responsible Professionals

The Conscious Capitalism Institute aims at transforming companies into the future Stonyfield Farms of their industry.

The Top Occupations with Over-Educated Employees

Once upon a time, people believed that a bachelor's degree was the ticket to a rewarding, high-paying, and sophisticated job. If you had a graduate degree, your competitive edge in the workforce was even higher. Of course, there were the few and far between who fell through the cracks, but one thing was for sure -- people thought that hard-work in school would reward us with a good job.

A Roundup of Salaries From New Industries

In May 2009, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the average annual salary for all occupations in the United States was $43,460. This figure includes all types of professionals from any field or geographic location, with any type of education or training level.

Career Advice From the North America Annual Net Impact Conference

Career advice and insights on the direction of CSR at the Net Impact Conference


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