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20-Somethings Asking, “Help Me Get a Job!”

January 1, 2013

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Tweet There’s a growing number of 20-somethings asking the same question: “Can’t anyone help me get a job?” There’s a reason for this: Unemployment rates among job seekers in this age group are high. And these young job seekers often face the huge financial burden of thousands of dollars of student-loan debt. It’s clear that […]

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Even with Employment Gains, Plenty Still Need Help Finding a Job

December 31, 2012

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Tweet If you need help finding a job, know this: You are far from alone. And don’t let positive headlines regarding the nation’s unemployment rate convince you otherwise. It’s true that the national unemployment fell again in November, ticking down to 7.7 percent, the lowest this rate has stood in more than three years. At […]

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With Job Creation still Sluggish, Finding the Right Job Search Advice Remains Key

December 28, 2012

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Tweet The economy is adding jobs every month. But it’s not adding enough to dramatically reduce the nation’s unemployment rate. This means that competition for open jobs remains fierce. It also means that finding the right job search advice remains key. A recent story by CNNMoney illustrates this well. Slow Job Growth As anyone who […]

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Want to Run a Professional Media Job Search? Act Like a Professional Online

December 26, 2012

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Tweet Few job seekers today would dispute the value of a social media job search. Those conducting a career search today need to be active on sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Recruiters, after all, are more frequently turning to these sites to vet potential candidates for job openings and to find qualified individuals […]

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Need Help Finding a Job? The Fed Understands

December 24, 2012

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Tweet The Federal Reserve Board in mid-December took a step to help spur the economy and create more jobs: It agreed to keep a key short-term interest rate near zero until the country’s unemployment rate falls to 6.5 percent or lower. What does this mean for you if you need help finding a job? Plenty, […]

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Don’t Ignore Job Search Strategies Because It’s the Holidays

December 19, 2012

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Tweet Your favorite radio station is playing Christmas songs 24 hours a day. You can’t stop in a department store without running into dozens of smiling Santa faces. Your street’s actually brighter at night thanks to the towering light display put on by your neighbor. Yes, it’s the holiday season. This doesn’t mean, though, that […]

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Some Job Stats are Frightening: Millions Stand to Lose Unemployment Benefits

December 14, 2012

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Tweet Some job stats are simply more frightening than others. And one of the scariest? About 2.1 million U.S. residents who receive unemployment insurance might lose their benefits at the end of this year. You can blame this on the seemingly unending Congressional negotiations over the impending “fiscal cliff.” If legislators can’t agree on a […]

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A Successful Job Search Might Take You to a Compliance Post

December 12, 2012

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Tweet The Reuters news service recently ran a feature story on the growing demand for compliance, risk, and legal officers, professionals whose job it is to make sure that banks and other financial institutions are operating legally and safely. As the Reuters story says, these jobs used to be considered some of the least-glamorous jobs […]

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How the Job Search has Changed

December 11, 2012

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Tweet If you’ve recently lost your job or if you’ve decided to begin looking for a more rewarding position, you might be shocked at how dramatically the job search process has changed in recent years. Behind the changes are the Internet and an economy that is still largely sour for many employers. Alison Green, a […]

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Unemployment Stats not Falling Fast Enough for All Job Seekers

December 5, 2012

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Tweet The nation’s unemployment stats have become more positive. The unemployment rate in October was 7.9 percent, an improvement from the days when the rate hovered near 10 percent. But not all groups of job seekers are seeing the same employment gains. African-Americans in particular are seeing distressingly high unemployment stats, according to a recent […]

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