Nowadays, simply having a degree doesn't guarantee a candidate an interview, so job seekers need to know what will make them stand out in the crowd. We'll take a look at the infographic beneath the cut to see how job-specific training makes you the best hire.
The latest unemployment data seems to show positive gains for women. The female jobless rate – 63 percent by the last count – is the lowest it's been for five years. Men's, in comparison, remains above 7 percent. Women are finding work, pushing down that unemployment rate, but the jobs they're landing aren't the most lucrative.
Going to college isn't just about being well positioned for a high salary after you graduate. Your years in college are also about having fun and cheering on your athletically gifted classmates. Find out which schools have both great post-graduate earning potential and an awesome sports scene.
The last thing college students want to think about is how to fit work into their already hectic schedules. As a result, many undergraduates lose out on valuable resume-building opportunities. Here are six schedule-friendly campus jobs that will help students get some studying out of the way, earn some extra cash, and boost their resume along the way.
Middle-market employers are looking for more workers with education – just not the four-year brand you'd expect.
If you find yourself hating the minutiae of your boring, everyday job, then why not try your hand out at one of these odd jobs that surprisingly bring home the bacon.
If you want to raise your paycheck, should you focus on increasing your sexy time? According to one study, the answer appears to be yes.
You spend years acquiring a specialized skill. You go to school, land the coveted internship and then, your professional coming-of-age. You get the gig. After some time in the field, there's some technological breakthrough. It's exciting, historic and ... it puts you out of a job. Sound familiar?
Women have fought tirelessly over the decades for equal rights and have, thankfully, made giant strides. So, how is it that in 2013 women are still not "equal" to men in the workforce? Sadly, too many articles have been written blaming men and the proverbial glass ceiling for this unfortunate state of affairs. But hasn't the ceiling been shattered long ago? We should stop pointing fingers at the opposite gender and figure out a solution to eliminate the imbalance once and for all.
May's national jobless rate released this week continue the slight, steady gains in employment. The economy added 175,000 jobs and the overall rate climbed up a tad to 7.6 percent. Nearly half those gains were by women. But don't celebrate just yet.
Does productivity decline with age? A recent study suggests otherwise, claiming today's generation is actually earning less and not as likely to obtain as many academic credentials as workers older than 60. Boy, how times have changed.
Science, tech, engineering and math (STEM) careers justifiably get a lot of ink as critical to the economy, the driving force of the future. Half of all those jobs don't even require a bachelor's degree, which is good news for the majority of working-class adults. Yet public policy and public spending doesn't prioritize that half of the STEM workforce. Of the $4.7 billion of federal cash spent on job training, only a fifth of it goes toward training for jobs that don't require a bachelor's.
A half-century after the advent of affirmative action, diversity in the nation's top professions appears to be stagnating. An analysis by the New York Times includes startling figures showing that the percentage of black doctors and architects, to name a couple fields, has remained the same for two decades.
Sheryl Sandberg famously instrumental in Facebook's success also struck up an important national discussion about gender equality in the workplace. The tech giant's chief operating officer recently spoke with the Wall Street Journal's All Things Digital about what's changed and what still needs changing after book "Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead" too the world by storm.