The Top 5 Stay-at-Home Careers

You’ve probably seen the ads. Certain companies will guarantee that thousands of dollars can be made by stuffing envelopes at home, or doing something equally easy. These scams are everywhere, and sometimes obscure the truth: A college degree can lead to real money made in real work-at-home jobs.

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Making the Best of a Bad Job Situation

Are you stuck in a rut and anxious to leave a job you used to like? Perhaps after receiving several promotions, you’re spinning your wheels in a role where there’s little room for further advancement. Maybe your company’s corporate culture has taken a turn for the worse, or a new manager is placing unrealistic demands

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Unusual Job-Search Tactics That Might Actually Work

Today’s competitive job market is causing job candidates to try creative approaches in order to grab a hiring manager’s attention and secure an interview. In fact, Robert Half recently polled executives, asking them to recall the most unusual job hunting tactics they’ve seen applicants employ. One candidate offered a money-back guarantee for the initial six

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Good Jobs Going Unfilled: 6 Careers in High Demand

With the U.S. unemployment rate now above 10 percent, millions of Americans are searching for new careers. A strange paradox currently exists, however. There are also many empty jobs that remain unfilled. So what’s the problem? According to economists and hiring managers, the main problem is finding candidates with the right career training for jobs

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Most Secure Jobs

Job security matters, especially during periods of high unemployment. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), unemployment rates at the end of 2010 hovered close to ten percent. Is there anywhere to turn for job security? Yes, there is, according to the experts. The following jobs should offer stability last year and beyond.

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Common Mistakes Made by Job Seekers

After 10 years as a state unemployment counselor, it’s clear to me that job seekers are wont to follow their same old routine every day, yet they expect it to yield different results. In doing so, they set themselves up for rejection. Most of us are allergic to rejection. The adverse reaction causes our thinking

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How To Get Your Career Change In Motion

Changing careers can be like taking a train trip. You plan it, start at one location and go to your ultimate destination, with stops in between. (Sorry, there are no non-stop career trains.) The basics for getting started are scheduling your departure time and showing up at the station. Here’s how to get yourself moving.

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Pass the Telephone Screen

Not all interviews are face to face. If you’re conducting a long-distance career search or need to talk to a manager who’s not in town, you may undergo a phone interview. By conducting preliminary phone interviews, employers save money and shorten the hiring cycle. An HR professional may call a candidate with a stellar resume

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Following Up After the Interview

When you leave an interview, you should leave the building as gracefully as you entered it. Make sure you’re as cordial to people on the way out as you were coming in. Then, as you decompress, take some time to review the interview while it’s still fresh in your mind. Because interviewing is a learnable

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