Archives: October 2008

Lunchtime Habits Change in Tough Economy

Posted by: Lindsey Gerdes on October 29

This just in from vault.com--80% of American workers are changing their workplace food and drink habits in the face of the current economic crisis....

Best of the Web: All Things Gen Y

Posted by: Lindsey Gerdes on October 23

Are you a young job seeker or professional who feels intimidated and overwhelmed by the many competing sources of information out there on the web? Here’s a tri-weekly rundown of...

Recent Grads May Flock to Government Sector

Posted by: Lindsey Gerdes on October 22

The job market is not looking rosy for recent college grads, according to a new National Association of College Employers (NACE) study. Unless they want to work for Uncle Sam,...

Job Hunter's Toolbox: Facebook Ads

Posted by: Douglas MacMillan on October 20

Wuests’s story doesn’t have a fairytale ending. But it does have an element he wouldn’t have found posting his resume on HotJobs: real people at a place he wanted to work reaching out to help him because they were genuinely impressed with his creativity.

Free Courses--from Yale, MIT, Tufts, and More

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on October 17

By Alysa Teichman Still looking for that dream job? Or did you lose yours in the economic downdraft? Either way, here’s a tip: Take a few courses until the job...

Entry-Level Job Creation and Presidential Politics

Posted by: Lindsey Gerdes on October 16

Not surprisingly, job creation is top of mind for Gen Y voters during this current presidential election. 77% of the 12,900 respondents said that entry-level job creation would be a...

Living Large: Where to Find High-Paying Jobs

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on October 14

By Dan Macsai Credit crunch notwithstanding, graduates who pursue careers in petroleum engineering and accounting are netting sky-high starting salaries, according to a recent article in the Kansas City Star....

The Good, the Bad, and the UGLY

Posted by: Tara Kalwarski on October 09

A “tri-weekly” highlight of comments from current and former employees about those companies that BusinessWeek has ranked among the “best places to launch a career.” The Wells Fargo and Citigroup...

Interested in Free Career Coaching?

Posted by: Lindsey Gerdes on October 07

Want free (and unlimited) career coaching? The folks over at blog CAREEREALISM are holding a contest, asking readers "what's YOUR career escapism daydream? (i.e. What Could You do With $1000)."...

Millennials: Worst Generation in the Workplace?

Posted by: Lindsey Gerdes on October 06

Career site Jobfox has surveyed over 200 recruiters about their perceptions of employee performance based on generation. And for the workforce's youngest members--often referred to as Generation Y or the...

Best of the Web: Surviving the Downturn (From Severance Packages to Seasonal Hiring Stats)

Posted by: Lindsey Gerdes on October 01

Are you a young job seeker or professional who feels intimidated and overwhelmed by the many competing sources of information out there on the web? Here’s a tri-weekly rundown of...

Party Schools: Lots of Fun, but Little Pay

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on October 01

Everybody enjoys Princeton Review's "Top 20 Party Schools" list. If you went to one of these schools, it brings back fond memories of drunken debauchery, and if you didn't, well,...

Help Wanted: Job Ads Way Down

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on October 01

If you've been scanning the want ads lately, you may have noticed--they're shrinking. The Conference Board today reports that online advertised job vacancies fell a seasonally adjusted 216,000 in September...

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