8
Aug

Five Questions To Discover Your Dream Job

Day 2: Define your dream job. This post is part of Forbes’ Career Challenge: Get Job-Search Ready In 15 Days. You’ve found yourself in the job market. You’re likely tempted to start polishing up your resume, looking online, networking. Stop. Before you do any of this, start dreaming. An executive coaching client of mine recently found out...
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8
Aug

US Employers Add 157,000 Jobs in July

Unemployment Rate Hits 3.9% WASHINGTON — U.S. employers slowed their hiring in July, adding 157,000 jobs, a solid gain but below the healthy pace in the first half of this year. The unemployment rate ticked down to 3.9% from 4%, the Labor Department said Aug. 3. That’s near an 18-year low of 3.8% reached in...
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30
Jul

You Were Qualified for a Job But Not Hired. Why?

You can’t control every aspect of the hiring process. But you should influence these factors, if you can. The applicant looked great on paper. A fresh college graduate, he had strong skills, a good attitude and the right education and experience. But success in a sales job also requires a certain temperament. So the hiring...
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19
Jul

U.S. Jobless Claims Hit Lowest Level Since 1969

Initial claims fall to seasonally adjusted 207,000, lowest since December 1969’s 202,000 WASHINGTON—The number of Americans claiming new unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level in nearly five decades. Initial jobless claims, a proxy for layoffs across the U.S., decreased by 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 207,000 in the week ended July 14, the Labor...
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12
Jul

4 Ways to Jump-Start Your Job Search

Essential steps to defining your job search strategy. The very thought of having to start a job search can leave many professionals overwhelmed and feeling stuck in a job they don’t enjoy. With so much information available online and so many tools available to assist you with your job search, it can be hard to...
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