Career Guidance: Advice

Career Guidance: Advice

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By: Michael Gleason
It’s time to face a harsh truth: This isn’t the job market of yesteryear. Your grandpa might love regaling crowds with the story of working his way from the mailroom to the boardroom, but that’s no longer a reality. The average U.S. worker today holds a job for about 4.4 years , though that figure appears to be lower for ... More
By: Valerie Veteto
A dream job should never feel out of reach. Whether you’re fresh out of college and searching for that first real position, find yourself without full-time employment, or would like to level up your current job title, these seven hacks will streamline the process. Employers are constantly tweaking and refining ways to attract the best candidates . Consider what employers ... More
Millennials are taking over the workforce, but they are often tagged with a myth that paints them in a negative light. There’s an underlying assumption that millennials are job hoppers who tend to seek out what is comfortable and easy. However, this myth is simply that -- a myth with no substantial backing. So what do millennials in the workforce ... More
By: Mike McCormick
Job-hopping has become the new normal for young workers. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' most recent data, today's average employee spends just 4.6 years at a job . But for jobseekers searching for professional homes, legacy companies offer a host of reasons to commit. Legacy brands are decades old, have weathered major industry and technological changes, and ... More
By: CareerCast.com
One common, simple goal among job seekers is landing the position that can earn the most money. And it's true that at the most fundamental level, the reason any of us works is to earn income. However, pay alone should not supersede all factors when considering a career move. Everyone's probably heard the adage money cannot buy happiness at least ... More
By: CareerCast.com
Summer jobs can be a rite of passage; a first step into the labor force for the young. But summer jobs also offer opportunities for some extra income to professionals with downtime as the days grow longer. Certain fields are staples of summer hiring. Increased travel historically fuels a jump in hospitality jobs, as well as industries tied to travel like food and beverage.More
By: CareerCast.com
May 4 unofficially marks Star Wars Day, a time of celebration for the beloved film franchise. The plot lines and characters of the series, which launched 39 years ago, can be applied to reflect the challenges of the job market. No, seriously. Consider the following lessons you can apply to your own job search or current occupation -- not just on May The Fourth, but the other 364 days of the year, as well. Don't Be A CloneMore
By: Erik Huberman
After four years of college classes and extracurricular activities — and with that sense of accomplishment that comes with graduating — it would seem the future looks bright for college grads. But the recession hit young workers the hardest: The unemployment rate for 18- to 29-year-olds rose to 13.1 percent in 2015.More