How To Avoid Becoming An 'Underemployed' Graduate

Career Realism

A recent report from Yahoo Finance indicates that the underemployment rate for college graduates is higher today than it was a decade ago, meaning more grads are taking minimum wage jobs or jobs that they're overqualified for in order to make ends meet.

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short answer Saturday: another job search edition — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager short answer Saturday: another job search edition January 29, 2011 We did a job search edition of short answer Saturday last week , but the questions keep piling up so here’s another one. which job should I take?

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Tips for Landing Your First Job as a College Grad

Career Alley

Finding your first job after college can be a daunting task. Both groups hit obstacles when long lists of job requirements aren’t met by their minimal on-the-job experiences. But it’s hard to create a beefy resume without any practical job experience.

To Freelance Or Not To Freelance: That Is The Question

Ms. Career Girl

There are several factors to consider when deciding whether or not to declare yourself an independent contractor as opposed to a company employee. Still, there are various reasons you may prefer to be an independent contractor. Many jobs rely on a laptop and the Internet.

TOUCH ON THESE 9 TOPICS IN YOUR NEXT INTERVIEW

Ms. Career Girl

Everyone knows that overwhelming feeling of going to a job interview. Address the following topics in your job interview to get a holistic picture of your potential job and work environment. If you work best in a 9 to 5 job, five days a week environment, way to go.

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Tips for Landing Your First Job as a College Grad

Career Alley

Finding your first job after college can be a daunting task. Both groups hit obstacles when long lists of job requirements aren’t met by their minimal on-the-job experiences. How can a recent college grad find a job in their field of study that pays a living wage and helps them gain the necessary hands-on experience, yet doesn’t expect skills honed extensively beyond the classroom? But it’s hard to create a beefy resume without any practical job experience.

short answer Saturday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions

Ask A Manager

Here we go… Figuring out pay as a contractor I have never worked as a contractor but was contacted about a potential contract job and asked to provide my pay requirements plus gas cost. I need advice about a difficulty with my job: gossip. which job should I take?

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Protect Yourself: Laws Every Employee Should Know

Career Alley

Some of us enjoy our jobs and like our employers, some of us really do not care for our jobs or our employers, and some of us fall somewhere in between depending on the day. Whether you like your job or not, there are several employment laws you should be aware of in order to protect yourself. The law states that your employer cannot withhold money from your paycheck for performing poorly on the job. Contractor Law. Good luck in your search.

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Desk or Labor Jobs Here Today, Consider Them Gone Tomorrow

Competitive Resumes

I don’t think experts think these two jobs (desk or labor) will exist for the long term. For right now, we still talk about white collar vs. blue collar jobs. Traditional labor and desk jobs are paying $100,000+ depending on location. Job Jobs

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3 Effective Tactics to Get The Job You Want Job Faster

JobMob

Think it’s hard to get a job these days? Despite recent reports of a surge in job growth and a lessening of unemployment since the recession of 2008 , the economy is still in a pretty dismal state in both the U.S. Saying that “any job works for me” won’t help you get work.

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update: a client sent me a thank-you check as a way to avoid paying my boss

Ask A Manager

My spouse had recently had some administrative changes at work, and unfortunately they dropped his pay to minimum wage ( a whole other letter) and that was the main reason we were struggling. These burglaries were also inside jobs. I thought I was going to be getting a small wage for this since the work wasn’t difficult and took me about an hour and a half each day, but he ended up matching what I make at my company per hour!

2018 71

Why Now Might Be The Perfect Time To Quit Your Job

Career Realism

QUIZ: Should You Quit Your Job? They all have a very negative attitude about their jobs and their careers. There’s no secret that the average person hates their job, but what I’m seeing and hearing goes way beyond just hating a job. 5 Ways To Avoid Job Burnout.

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Wanted: Telecommuting Urban Planner

Telecommuting Journal

This is a contractor position, and therefore no benefits are provided and you are responsible for reporting your own taxes. Competitive hourly wage depending on experience. This is a part-time job. This is a contract job. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster. Please, no phone calls about this job! Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

Employment Class Actions Survive Despite Wal-Mart Ruling

HireCentrix

Keyword Search HCX for your Favorite Author / Content. HCX Jobs. Search. But some employment class-action lawsuits, particularly those involving disputes over overtime and other wage-and-hour claims, are surviving and have even been strengthened by the ruling, as judges have issued opinions arguing the Wal-Mart decision does not apply to a given case. » Drive Your Own Bus Nailing the job is just the beginning. Today’s tough job market means that many.

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Justice Department Sues Nation's Largest Mortgage Insurance.

HireCentrix

Keyword Search HCX for your Favorite Author / Content. HCX Jobs. Search. » Meyer Tool will pay $325,000 to 60 African-American applicants to settle US Labor Department allegations of racial discrimination at Cincinnati plant CINCINNATI — The OFFCP has reached an agreement with federal contractor Meyer Tool Inc. » DOL Recovers back wages from two Technology companies for their Information Technology H-1B workers MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- SVK Systems Inc.

HR LunchBreak: Affecting the VALUE of Your Workforce

HireCentrix

Keyword Search HCX for your Favorite Author / Content. HCX Jobs. Search. The difference between qualifications and skills, in my mind, is that qualifications encompass workplace related attributes that are necessary to being a strong contributor to a specific organization within a specific role, while skills encompass specific knowledge and abilities that may or may not be related directly to the job description or employer- though I’m open to argument on this definition.

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I’m trying to resign but it’s not working, client is deducting fees for quick payment, and more

Ask A Manager

You’ll earn that until you find another job or we hire someone to replace you. I looked at the laws in the original state that they were paying us from and it sounds like deducting wages like that was strictly forbidden, but I’m guessing it’s not now that they’re paying us from another country? However, wage laws — including how quickly people need to be paid — refer to employees, not to contractors.

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EEOC is reconsidering their policy regarding Criminal Background.

HireCentrix

Keyword Search HCX for your Favorite Author / Content. HCX Jobs. Search. Removing Arbitrary Bars to Hiring People with Arrest and Conviction Records Improves Job Availability, Lowers Crime and Social Costs, Experts Tell EEOC. » 7 Costly Legal Myths in Contractor Workforce Management Businesses across the country are continuing to cut costs by replacing employees with independent contractors to save costs. Recruiting / HR Jobs. Search Jobs.

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Candidates will soon be in Control

HireCentrix

Keyword Search HCX for your Favorite Author / Content. HCX Jobs. Search. It’s important to complete daily recruiting presentations to build your database, as well as fill your current search assignments or contracts. Barbara Bruno is president and owner of HR Search, Inc. For the past thirty years, Barbara has worked in all segments of the recruiting and staffing profession including direct, temporary, contract, and retained search. Popular Searches.

Want to litigate in private? Opt for arbitration

HireCentrix

Keyword Search HCX for your Favorite Author / Content. HCX Jobs. Search. » Red flags to watch for in a social media search Individuals tend to be very open, honest and passionate about their online activities and interactions. Prepare for Your Job Interview Questions With a NEW Free iPhone o. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. But I Signed An Independent Contractor Agreement.

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Prove Your Performance in 2010 | ResumeToReferral.com

Resume to Referral

Home About Free Mags Jobs Resume Services Advertise « How to Write a Unique Cover Letter Secret Networking Tool » Prove Your Performance in 2010 Guest article by Eric Shannon As devastating as this recession has been for the laid-off and unemployed, it has also been a gut wrenching experience for many small business owners (recruiters) including the author. Have generated 64 percent of net new jobs over the past 15 years. Give us contractors!

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wee answer Wednesday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

Reaching out to a long-ago boss about a job he might be interested in. About 20 years ago, when I was an undergraduate, I had a part-time job on my college campus. My boss was truly an incredible boss: he knew the work we did inside and out, was supportive as long as you were doing your job (he always, always had our backs when we were doing what we were supposed to), and addressed it when people weren’t doing their work. I am looking for other jobs.

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my coworker insulted me in an email, sharing a bedroom with coworkers, and more

Ask A Manager

Am I obligated to apply to this job? A former contractor at my company has taken a regular position at another company in the same general field, a place where we have various ties / former companies in common—there is a lot of flow, over time, in this industry, and personal relationships can be very important. She knows that I am not actively seeking a new job, but could be open to new, better opportunities and may in fact need to job-search sometime in the not-too-distant future.

2014 59

coworker was arrested for DUI, asking for a different room assignment, and more

Ask A Manager

We drive rental vehicles as a regular part of our job. It’s not actually in any part of the handbook to tell our employer, but obviously he’s a liability and we’re also government contractors – I’m sure there’s a breach of contract somewhere in there. Yep, it’s fine to write recommendations for current and past employees at work — it’s part of your job as a manager, and it’s not a task you’d being if not for your work there.

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Friday night question queue

Ask A Manager

Disclosing a recent medical condition when job searching. I just finished my graduate program and have been interviewing for full-time jobs. Should I badmouth a friend who’s applying for the same job as me? If both me and a friend are going for the same job, and the manager happens to ask what I think of him, what should I say? Being an orthodox Jew in a community that has no idea what that means can be quite hard when in the midst of a job search.

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short answer Saturday: seven short answers to seven short questions

Ask A Manager

Do your job to the best of your ability, and let him be accountable for his own performance. I interviewed for the job, but did not get it. I applied and got an interview, but did not get the job once again. How I convey that I’m smart in job applications?

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Unemployment Extension Update

Corn on the Job

Corn on the Job Wisdom for Job Seekers Blog About Archives COTJ Blog Roll Corn Heads Contact Subscribe Unemployment Extension Update by Rich DeMatteo on October 29, 2009 Legislation Update On October 27th Senate agreed on an 87-13 procedural vote to extend unemployment insurance. At one time, I had a thriving business, was nominated Who’s Who’ in America & worked 18-22 hrs a day 6-7 days a week but know can’t find a job.

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terse answer Tuesday

Ask A Manager

Now a brand new board, two full years later, has hired someone new for my old job. I can’t figure out what you’d get out of contacting this person, who’s starting in a job two full years after you left on less-than-perfect terms. do I have to be perfect to get a job?

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3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession April 4, 2011 Last spring, I quit my job to go to work for myself. But as a result, when I wanted to quit my job and work for myself, people actually wanted to hire me.

short answer Sunday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

The job is an entry level job. I’ve already asked for a job so why did they offer me an informational interview? I’m angry about a pay disparity; can I walk off the job? I am currently working for a single company and paid as a contractor, not an employee.

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Announcing: Brazen Careerist Top 50 Places to Work | Penelope.

Penelope Trunk

About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog Announcing: Brazen Careerist Top 50 Places to Work Posted to: Job Hunt December 16th, 2009 Del.icio.us Anyone can go to a place like Payscale and find out what other people in a similar geographic location are getting paid for a similar job. So for Gen Y, going to a company that pays fair wages is like going to a company that hires people who aren’t white. Is this your first time here?

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