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Career Guidance

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By: CareerCast.com
Heading into the holiday season, job market growth continues at a steady rate. 2016 is on track to finish as an altogether strong year for hiring, with the Department of Labor reporting 161,000 new jobs added to the U.S. economy in October 2016. The unemployment rate has remained consistently at or just below 5 percent for the year, closing October ... More
By: Heather R. Huhman
Student debt is a huge problem in our country. But what many aren’t aware of is how the cost of college has created a nasty web that’s hard to break out of. Young adults want to continue their education in order to improve their professional opportunities. However, this often requires large amounts of student loans. Then, once the student graduates, ... More
By: Thuy Sindell
People complain about their “crazy” boss all the time. But what do you do when your boss actually suffers from a mental health condition? It sounds absurd, but it’s more common than you might think. The latest numbers from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that, in the previous year, 18.1 percent of adults had suffered from ... More
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: CareerCast.com
The U.S. economy added 156,000 new jobs in September 2016, per data released by the Department of Labor on Friday. That's a solid add -- not historic by any measure, but strong before the typical surge that comes with holiday hiring in October and November. The autumn months are often some of the best for employment. The last two years, ... More
By: CareerCast.com
The Washington Post recently published a great read on the remarkably non-glamorous job of running for Vice-President, using the CareerCast.com Jobs Rated report as a frame of reference for the rigors of the gig. Newspaper reporter's ranked at the bottom of our annual report on 200 jobs each of the last three years, the result of the job's high stress, ... More
By: CareerCast.com
Consumer confidence in the United States is at a nine-year high, per The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index . That's a positive reflection on the current job market, and vice versa. The 104.1 score approaches the Index's August 2007 peak, in part due to reported increases in job openings. The Labor Department's Sept. 2016 Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey ... More
By: Heather R. Huhman
The job market is becoming increasingly competitive as millennials start to take over the workforce and more and more people are getting a college education. What’s more, the gig economy is expanding and forever changing how people work and how companies hire. This begs the question -- what happened to the career path? The infographic below -- compiled by HonorSociety.org ... More