Archives: December 2008

2009 Pay Raises Will Mark a Three-Decade Low

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on December 17

For anyone who graduated from college and entered the workforce this year, now is the time when many begin the annual evaluation process and start contemplating their 2009 raise. Many...

MBA Students: Too Depressed to Interview?

Posted by: Lindsey Gerdes on December 17

There's evidence to suggest that some MBA students are so bearish on the job market right now that they're sitting on the sidelines hoping things will get better..or are just...

In-Demand Jobs Under Obama Stimulus Plan

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on December 17

A little terrified at the prospect of graduating in a few months into the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression? Well, you should be...it's nasty out there. But the...

Financial Services Professionals Want Out

Posted by: Lindsey Gerdes on December 15

Career networking site Doostang, which connects students and recent grads from top undergraduate and MBA programs with employers, recently surveyed several hundred professionals working in the financial services sector to...

Best of the Web: The Recession Edition

Posted by: Lindsey Gerdes on December 11

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...

Teach For America Applications Through the Roof

Posted by: Lindsey Gerdes on December 10

Teach For America, which dispatches recent college grads to teach in underserved communities for two-year commitments, is attracting an increasing number of students in these tough economic conditions....

Looking for a Job? Don't Hold Your Breath

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on December 10

BusinessWeek had an interesting story recently about a wave of recent retirees who are returning to work, and folks on the edge of retirement who are delaying it until the...

New York Event for the Recently Unemployed

Posted by: Lindsey Gerdes on December 09

Attention, young job seekers. An event called "Get Canned," billed as "a charitable networking event for those affected by the economic downturn," will be held in Manhattan on Tuesday, December...

College Grads May be Hit Hardest by Downturn

Posted by: Lindsey Gerdes on December 08

As reported by The New York Times, college graduates may be suffering most right now in terms of employment losses. Last month, the number of college grads who were working...

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly at GOOGLE

Posted by: Tara Kalwarski on December 04

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.” This week a Wall Street...

Employers Sound Off on the Job Market

Posted by: Lindsey Gerdes on December 01

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) reports that, not surprisingly, employers give an increasingly grim view of the job market. Although 26.9% of the 231 respondents to NACE's...

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