Careers

Do's and Don'ts of Social Networking When Looking for Work

Perhaps nothing in the last decade has more revolutionized how people interact than the advent of social networking media. Be it through Facebook or Twitter or their respective counterparts, nowadays more and more people are using the Internet to interact with friends, family and even strangers.
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Career Choices on the Rise

As any professional knows, the job market is as fluid as ever. The uncertain nature of the economy as well as advancements in technology have changed the way business is done.

As a result, those seeking employment or those simply hoping to switch careers would be wise to consider which fields are on the rise. In general, job seekers with no ties to any specific locale tend to look for work in larger cities, including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.
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Finding Work in a Still Struggling Economy

Finding a job is rarely easy. Oftentimes, job searches can take anywhere from several weeks to several months. And as millions have learned over the last couple of years, that process is even more arduous when the economy is struggling.

While there's no guarantees when it comes to looking for a job, there are steps men and women can take to increase their chances of finding a fulfilling career.
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Treat a Job Search Like Selling a Home

Finding a job in the current economy is difficult. But savvy seekers can employ different tactics to find work, and that could mean thinking like a real estate agent.
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Explore Green Careers

One of the fastest-growing segments of the job market is environmentally friendly careers, or green jobs. As the number of people interested in protecting the environment continues to grow, so does an industry devoted to going green.
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Farm Workers Face Dangers

Many occupations are hazardous, few more so than agricultural labor. Farmers recognize that they must be diligent in their efforts to prevent nonfatal and fatal injuries.

According to the most recent statistics, farmers face a fatality rate of 25.1 for every 100,000 workers. In 2008, 456 farmers and farm workers lost their lives to work-related injuries. What's particularly risky about agricultural work is that it tends to be a family profession. That puts all members of the family at risk for injury. On average, 113 youth under the age of 20 die annually from farm-related injuries.
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Getting a Freelance Career Off the Ground

Office workers and other professionals with 9-to-5 jobs often dream of leaving the office behind and pursuing a freelance career of their choice. While many have succeeded at freelance work in the past, many more have failed, discovering along the way that perhaps the security and steady paycheck of their office jobs wasn't so bad after all.

As difficult as it can be to make a freelance career successful, there are ways to make it less like jumping out of a plane with no parachute and more like a calculated move that's both fulfilling and financially successful.
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Ways to Make Your Career Change a Success

There was a time when professionals would spend the bulk, if not the entirety, of their careers with one company. Chances are, many of today's young professionals had grandparents who spent decades working with the same outfit.
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