Career Guidance: Advice

Career Guidance: Advice

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By: Sarah E. Needleman
What does the economic stimulus package mean for job hunters ? The good news is that a broad range of employment opportunities are expected to open up nationwide, says Joanie Ruge, senior vice president at Adecco North America, a staffing company based in Melville, N.Y. The bad news: It's likely that they won't start opening up until the second half of this year.More
No Experience Required? The Value of Work History
By: Andrew Strieber
It's a classic Catch-22 for first-time job seekers: Getting a good job in today's market requires work experience, but it's impossible to gain that requisite experience without already having a job.More
By: Kingsley Kanu Jr.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 598,000 unemployed U.S. workers in January 2009, spiking job loss since the recession began in December 2007 to 3.6 million. Unemployed in August 2008, Kelly Mitchell, a financial analyst in prime brokerage sales and hedge fund consulting, expected to remain in finance. "I was exposed to all areas of hedge funds," she says, "and had done a lot of hedge fund business consulting.More
By: Peter Weddle
In order to achieve true career security in today's tough times, we must re-imagine ourselves as "career athletes." We must see ourselves as a new breed of worker-champion. Our model is not that of the athletes engaged in professional sports, but rather, the athletes who are most like us. Worker-champions are the workplace version of Olympians, at least Olympians as they were originally envisioned. These champions are not amateurs; they are athletic activists.More
By: Taunee Besson, CMF, CareerCast.com Senior Columnist
Q: A recent layoff put me in a job search mode again. The last time I looked for a new position , it was really hard to maintain my motivation. Do you have any tips on what I can do to stay positive and productive? –Heather, Jefferson City, Mo.More
college grad talking on phone
By: Tony Lee
Trying to find a job by calling people you don't know and asking them for help probably sounds dreadful, like a cross between telemarketing and door-to-door sales. After all, nobody likes rejection, and this job-search strategy is sure to provoke a rash of apologies and unreturned phone calls.More