While the U.S. has struggled through 43 straight months of unemployment exceeding 8 percent, companies in industries such as advanced manufacturing and health care say they have job openings they can’t fill.
If you have that magical mix of skills and personality that a career in selling requires, you may be able to earn yourself a six-figure salary as a real estate broker or a sales engineer--but not all sales positions are nearly that glamorous.
Author Todd Wheatland explains how LinkedIn is a window into the changing nature of employment. Employers will no longer rely on your resume, but on your entire digital footprint–a trend LinkedIn is perfectly positioned to determine in the future.
Employers like to blame others--schools, government, supposedly unmotivated young people--for what they say is an increasingly critical skills shortage. But, in a Wall Street Journal article posted this week, Wharton School management professor Peter Cappelli argues that employers themselves are the real culprits.
With an abundance of unemployed workers to chose from, Cappelli argues, "Employers are demanding more of job candidates than ever before. They want prospective workers to be able to fill a role right away, without any training or ramp-up time."
Wondering why you're not advancing in your career more quickly, or why you always seem to be overlooked when it comes time for raises, promotions, or important projects? The answer might be that you're ...
The college class of 2012 is in for a rude welcome to the world of work. Another way to look at this is the glass is half full. If I were a recent grad looking for work, I would try to figure out what the 50% that got jobs did right.
Failings in the U.S. education system or other external factors usually get blamed. But the real problem may be that so many companies don't do training anymore or allow people any time to grow into a job.
So, the job-market recovery isn't going as fast as you'd like, eh? C'mon, this is America where anything is possible — our glass can be half full if we want it to! Here are 10 signs the job market is improving.