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A collection of stories and images covering today's changing job market, with a special focus on summer jobs.
HACKENSACK, N.J. _ The health care sector has been one of the better segments of the nation's slowly improving employment picture.
The economy has been tough for most people. Q: What challenges do today's young adults face that previous generations of recent grads did not?
Meredith Ballard is an economics major at Colorado College. "It got stressful," said Ballard, 22, of Green Oaks, Ill.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ Human resources professional Suzanne Johnson used to pick up the phone, call a company "and get honest feedback about an applicant." But that doesn't happen in most organizations today, Johnson said.
The recession may be over, but job seekers still need advice on how to land that perfect position.
Winter is just ending, but if a summer job is on your agenda, it's not too soon to start looking. _Jobs with Uncle Sam. _Hourly work specialists. _Disney bound? _Seasonal economics. _Lawn mowing for the Fed.
WASHINGTON _ Justin D'Heilly never saw it coming. He was working as a Domino's Pizza delivery driver in St. Paul, Minn., in 2009 when he pulled over to take a call from his manager, who told D'Heilly he could no longer drive for the company.
A professor at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management has coined a new term that I believe will soon be on the lips of employees in every workplace in America.
On any given day, you will find Brian Reynolds recruiting new hires at a job fair, military base or an employment-services office.
Question: Would you please describe the legal definition of salaried versus hourly employees? Answer: I thought I knew the answer to this question off the top of my head, but as it turns out, I'm not really all that smart.
CHICAGO _ In this rough and tumble economy, employers are quick to note that anything that sets a job seeker apart from the rest of the employment-seeking pack helps. That includes volunteering.
Young workers between the ages of 16 and 24 have one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation, but several businesses are committed to providing employment opportunities geared specifically toward youth during the summer jobs season.
When it's essentially possible to apply for a job in 140 characters, the concept of a cover letter may seem more obsolete than that case of floppy disks collecting dust in your file cabinet. Cover of what? And whatâ€™s a letter, for that matter?
In a rapidly changing employment landscape, continuing education is increasingly important. For individuals, it can be the necessary springboard for getting hired after an extended period of unemployment, especially if the job seekerâ€™s skill set is becoming obsolete. On the company side, providing learning opportunities for employees fosters engagement and ensures that teams are filled with people who have cutting-edge knowledge.
Networking can be done in many places but one of the most effective ways to get ahead in the job search is to take a co-worker, boss or industry peer out for a meal. Meeting over lunch â€” or breakfast or dinner â€” is more casual than meeting at a career fair or over the phone.
Career-related news, industry trends and job-search strategies.
Planning for a layoff; answering your "calling" and more
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