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How to Achieve the Executive Position that You Really Want

Looking for a job is never an easy task. There is a lot of work involved in getting your name out there and searching endlessly for the right position. It can be even more difficult if you have your heart set on an executive position. You will have to work twice as hard to compete successfully for executive employment. MORE

Resume Distribution For Your Job Search

If you're stuck in the rut of job searching, we know how you can get out. The two major things you need to do are preparing a great resume and cover letter, and getting them sent out to as many employers as possible. You can get your resume to be much more effective by defining your Unique Selling Proposition (USP). Follow some of our other great resume writing tips, carefully compare and research employment agencies before you choose to work with them, and you can continue your job search with confidence and land the job you want in no time. MORE

5 Biggest Attorney Job Search Mistakes

With a fluctuating economy, the job search is becoming more difficult and competitive. In order to understand the dos and donts of job searching, there are a few misconceptions you must avoid and important tips you should know. We suggest that you expand your options by making yourself available to more employers, take the time to prepare the application materials you mail, conduct precision marketing based on understanding and experience, dare to make yourself vulnerable to rejection, and realize that most private companies are in business to make money. By understanding these principles you will have a better knowledge of the inner workings of the employment world. MORE

Commercial Banking

In the fast changing world of commercial banking, it is easy to get down when looking for a job in this field. There is no need to despair: there are still plenty of jobs available, especially in mortgage banking. There are also newer innovations that contribute to the industry like the internet, telephone banking, and e-based banks. Here we also bust two common myths people have about commercial banking: that banking is a low hours, high workload position, and that an MBA is crucial to land a good banking job. Both of these statements are false and here we explain why. MORE

Health Care/Biotechnology

In a booming industry like health care, competition can be fierce. However, there is a large variety of jobs available and most people find that the humanitarian and service aspects of the industry are rewarding. It is an industry that is always evolving, therefore, so will you. There are a few common myths, like how you need a medical degree to work in this industry that we have demystified in this article. Basically, if you have a desire to serve and good interpersonal and communication skills, there's a position that's perfect for you. MORE


High-tech and telecom positions are constantly evolving with rapid progressions of software and hardware and other modern technology. Those with an MBA typically work in management, business development, marketing, or product development. This is clearly an industry for people who love this kind of competition and technological development. The rate of promotion is usually very high. Some common misconceptions in the industry are that the industry is currently high-hit and not hiring, or that you have to be an engineer to get a job. We have demystified these myths in this article and provided tips on how to best secure a high-tech or telecom position. MORE

Internet/New Media

The internet has become a very large part of everyone's lives. So much so that there are many job opportunities available to anyone who has the ambition to work with this medium. Nowadays, anyone who has an entrepreneurial spirit can make a living off of using the internet. Motivation and technical knowledge are keys to success. Don't make the mistake of thinking it's easy to get into the business, however. There is a lot of competition, and a lot of research and skill is required before you can successfully take you place in the world of internet. Read on to read the truths about some common myths in this industry. MORE

Investment Banking

The risks are high when you get into investment banking, but that's exactly how you want it to be. It takes a lot of commitment and work, but can be extremely financially rewarding. You can break the industry down into three main categories: Corporate finance, Sales and Trading, and Research Analysts. If you do things right, you have the potential to make a lot of money in a short amount of time. Be aware that this isn't as glamorous of an industry as some may make it out to be. Read on for some common myths about investment banking and what the truth is. MORE

Investment Management

Investment management is a low-risk, high-reward industry, as managers are generally rewarded a percentage of the entire amount they handle. Especially in a failing economy, investment management can be a very smart field to get into. Investment managers are usually older and close to retirement, so this is not generally a job for younger people. One nice thing about this job is that success is measured objectively, meaning if you make money, you move up. Read on for some common myths about investment management and what the truth is about this industry. MORE

IT Consulting

If you're looking for a company who would hire an IT specialist, you shouldn't have to look very hard. That's because everyone is affected by technology, therefore every company is in need of an IT specialist. A lot of people think that only technology companies hire IT consultants, but this simply is not the case. This can be a very financially rewarding industry to get into — specialists with 1-2 years of experience generally earn between $50,000 — $60,000 a year. This could increase to a six-figure salary with experience. Read on as we demystify some of the common myths associated with IT consulting. MORE

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Forbes Reports 151,352 Layoffs for January Itself; Employment Authority Proposes Alternative Job Search Approach

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Forbes Reports 151,352 Layoffs for January Itself; Employment Authority Proposes Alternative Job Search Approach

Pasadena, CA — According to a compilation by Forbes recently, there were 151,352 layoffs at America’s 500 largest public companies in the month of January. MORE

"There are always vacancies. Organizations are born, organizations expand, workers become restless, quit, change jobs, move, become ill long-term, or become handicapped, retire, or die. There are always jobs out there waiting to be filled. The fact that you can't find those jobs only means the vacancy hasn't been advertised, or you're not using the right method to find it. When the Internet or job-postings, or agencies, or ads, or resumes, don't work, there are other ways of turning up the job you want. So, if you're coming up 'empty,' you need to change the search method you've been using. ... To speed up your search for one of the jobs that are out there, go after many different organizations, instead of just one or two."

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