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From the category archives: Career Planning

Career Planning

Your Goal is in Sight - Use Your Current Job to Gain Experience for Your Next One

Your Goal is in Sight - Use Your Current Job to Gain Experience for Your Next One

Setting career goals is an important step in having a successful career. When navigating the job market, you should have a direction in mind and an idea of what you need to accomplish in order to get there.

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Partnership Organizations: Where You Can Find Local Help for Finding a Job

In June 2012, Alice graduated with a degree from the Missouri School of Journalism, but she has not been able to get a job since then.

Born with cerebral palsy, she speaks very slowly and with much difficulty in person, on Skype and on her cell phone, but she ...

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Green Jobs: Where they are and how to get them

Earth-conscious individuals can find jobs in a variety of industries and occupations to satisfy their passion for all things green. According to the BLS’ Green Goods and Services...

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How Obama’s Trade Negotiations Could Affect Your Career Prospects

Getting hired is largely based on supply and demand.

If, as a jobseeker, you have the skills and experience that are in short supply within the particular industry and job sector you’re targeting with your job marketing campaign, you’ll likely have a range of opportunity

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Is Higher Education Needed for Your Job?

Higher education can certainly increase your employability and advance your career. The unemployment rate for people with a bachelor’s degree or higher was 3.9% in April 2013 compared to 7.5% for the entire population and 11.6%

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Why Do You Want This Job?

“Why do you want this job?” may sound like a lazy job interview question, but, as a hiring manager with 20 years of experience in staffing a Fortune 500 corporate communications department, I can tell you it’s hardly a softball topic.

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The Pervasive Income Gap Affecting People with Disabilities

Recently released data from the Census’ American Community Survey confirms the long-held suspicion that people with disabilities earn less than their peers. Across all occupations, 52% of workers with disabilities earn less than $25,000

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Developing Your Personal Brand

Branding plays a vital role in selling a product or service. Just as companies put a great deal of effort into branding their products, job seekers need to be aware of how they brand themselves, too. 

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Switch Into Today (and Tomorrow’s) Hottest Jobs

If you’re considering changing careers, you aren’t alone. Fifty-five percent of Americans are trying to switch careers and an additional 30% would consider changing if they could find a better career (Monster, 2012). 

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When to Discuss Your Disability With a Potential Employer

Deciding when to disclose your disability to a prospective employer depends on your type of disability, how you are positioning yourself for a particular job, your type of personality and temperament, and the type of employer you are targeting.

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