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1 - Health Care: Home health aide and personal aide top a Bureau of Labor Statistics list of job fields expected to grow the fastest by 2018. The pay is modest — median wages of roughly $20,000 for each in 2008. But caregiving work can be a good fit for... Continue »
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If you have a disability and are ready to work or return to work, 2012 offers an optimistic outlook for employment opportunities. With a surge in disability employment support from both the White House and President Obama, you can expect positive changes on the employment front. Below are some of... Continue »
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1 - Economist: The Federal government is the largest employer of economists in the country. More than half -- 53 percent -- of all economists in the U.S. work for declining government sectors, so Uncle Sam's not hiring a lot of economists just now. "Econ" is a hot college major,... Continue »
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Recruiters have one job: Find the right person for the position. Their performance is evaluated on how efficiently and effectively they match top talent to job requirements. Ironically, in the current economy, recruiters are finding their jobs harder than ever. WHY??? There’s too much talent for them to weed through.... Continue »
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No matter what your relationship is like, there are some things you should never, ever say to your superior. Unless your boss is your father or wife. Here are 5 to remember: 1 - "My daughter is selling Girl Scout cookies. Would you like to buy some?" Your boss probably... Continue »
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Another Blog Post on my Crappy series, hope you like it. Let me know in the comments. 1- Criticism of a Prospective Employer: Thumbtack.com, a San Francisco-based site that connects customers with small business services, asked potential employees to submit in their cover letters feedback about their website. One candidate,... Continue »
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I went to the source and surveyed a group of hiring managers. They shared the following tips—things they won’t tell you at interviews but sure wish you knew before you came in the door. 1- Don’t be Late: Allow yourself enough time to get lost or delayed in traffic. Make... Continue »
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Today's job market is as competitive (Crappy) as ever. You need to be able to effectively communicate your skill set so that you will give yourself the best competitive advantage to secure employment. During the interview process, you want to highlight as many of your Crappy strengths as possible. An... Continue »
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We've all done it, we are all guilty of making the call or making our spouse, kids and even dear old Mom make the call. You know the one, had a little to much partying last night or tried to hook up with a friend of a friend of a... Continue »
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Article from Forbes magazine: A recent survey of jobless Americans confirms what any unemployed person already knows: being out of work is depressing — very depressing. More than half of the 445 people surveyed between Oct. 19 and 25 in The New York Times/CBS News poll “said that they had... Continue »
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Guest Blogger: by Bob Williams, Associate Commissioner Office of Employment Support Programs, Social Security Administration Next week is Mental Illness Awareness Week. Designated by the U.S. Congress in 1990, activities and efforts to raise awareness about mental illness are planned for national and local communities, including efforts to promote awareness... Continue »
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By Guest Blogger Bob Williams, Associate Commissionerfor the Social Security’s Office of Employment Support Program “If we want more disability beneficiaries to go to work, we must offer individuals pathways and opportunities to earn their way out of poverty and to have a fair shot at entering or re-entering the... Continue »
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In a competitive marketplace it's harder than ever to stand out from others at interview. Especially if you are having a bad day like the guy on the right. Try getting hired using the fruits of psychological research on interview techniques. You should have followed all the usual advice: researched... Continue »
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Nobody wants to get fired. Most people avoid it by generally doing good work and keeping complaints about their jobs to themselves or close family. Unfortunately, it's not that simple. There are many things that can get you fired beyond the obvious; you don't have to burn down the office... Continue »
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Saw this RANT a website a few days ago, let me know what you think about it. I’m looking to hire three people to help me with my computer repair business. So, I ran a few ads in Craigslist and instantly got swarmed with people interested in the positions available.... Continue »