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Career Guidance

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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: 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
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: CareerCast.com
A red-hot summer of hiring cooled, per the August 2016 employment numbers released by the Department of Labor on Friday. The 151,000 new jobs added fell roughly 30,000 shy of economist estimates, and about 120,000 below the huge employment adds made in both June and July. The decent, if not disappointment employment numbers suggest the Federal Reserve could hold off ... More