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Posted August 18, 2014 by

Are You a Recent High School Graduate Searching for Jobs? 20 Well Paid Positions for those without a College Degree

While getting a college degree can help boost your career, if you’re a recent graduate of high school there are jobs you might be interested in.  Learn 20 positions that pay well without a degree in the following post.

In several of these jobs, workers may need to attend vocational school or other non-college-level training programs to achieve licensure or certification. Additionally, entry-level requirements will vary by state, locality, and…

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Posted August 07, 2014 by

Not Hired for an Entry Level Job? 15 Reasons Why You Were Beat Out

If you were hoping to land an entry level job, but ended up losing out to another candidate, check out the following post for 15 reasons why.

You’ve worked hard; you’ve done everything right. And now, you find yourself neck-and-neck with another candidate; the job will go to one of you. When you’re in this position, what makes the difference? How does an employer know who to choose, and who to disappoint?

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Posted May 12, 2014 by

Writing Resumes for Entry Level Jobs? Best and Worst Terms to Use

When writing resumes for entry level jobs, recruiters and employers will likely appreciate some keywords, while dismiss others.  In the following post, learn some of the best and worst terms to use on a resume.

In a recent CareerBuilder survey, over 2,200 recruiters and hiring managers were asked to rank the terms they like, and don’t like, to see in your resume. Check out this list, and then review your resume (at least) one more time…

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Posted April 10, 2014 by

25 Things Not to Do When Interviewing for an Entry Level Job

Now that you have earned an interview for an entry level job, don’t blow it by doing these 25 things in the following post.

Job seekers work hard to get a job interview. Once they get the interview, though, it is clear many don’t understand the need to impress, to fit into an existing culture or to compete well. A recent CareerBuilder study of over 2,200 hiring managers and human resources representatives showed some amazing behavior on the part of

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Posted April 03, 2014 by

CareerBuilder LLC Voted #37 in Best Places to Work Survey

CareerBuilder logoIt is important to most of us that we enjoy our work but difficult to know when you’re looking for a job whether we’ll be happier working for one employer versus another. A great way to know if an employer offers a great place to work is to ask the people who know the organizations best — their employees. For the past six years, Glassdoor has awarded its Employees’ Choice Awards to honor the 50 best places to work.  For 2014, the 37th best place to work was CareerBuilder LLC. (more…)

Posted January 14, 2014 by

What Factors into Getting or Not Getting that Entry Level Job

If you’re wondering what might increase or decrease your chances of getting that entry level job, the following post shares some factors that might determine the outcome.

When considering candidates for competitive job opportunities, you might be neck and neck with other equally qualified candidates. So what makes the difference? CareerBuilder conducted a study to determine the factors that play into determining who gets hired. According to the study, having a sense of humor, being well-dressed, or

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Posted November 22, 2013 by

47% of College Grads Start Work In Field Different From Their Major

Rosemary Haefner of Careerbuilder

Rosemary Haefner of Careerbuilder

Choosing your college major is a significant life decision, but a new study from CareerBuilder suggests it may not necessarily define your career path. Nearly half (47 percent) of college-educated workers said their first job after college was not related to their college major. Thirty-two percent of college-educated workers reported that they never found a job related to their college major. Among more seasoned workers – those ages 35 and older – that number is 31 percent.

The national survey was conducted online by Harris Interactive© from August 13 to September 6, 2013, and included a representative sample of 2,134 workers across industries and company sizes who graduated from college.

“A college education will give you a significant advantage in the job market. In a tough economic climate, college graduates must be flexible and open to taking positions outside their area of study. Taking the knowledge gained in college and branching out with it in unexpected directions is common after graduating,” said Rosemary Haefner, vice president of Human Resources at CareerBuilder. “In most cases, workers who went into a new field ended up liking the new industry. Odds are you won’t get that dream job right out of school, but it’s important to remember that there are many different paths.” (more…)

Posted August 16, 2013 by

10 Ways To Stand Out In Your Job Interview

Rosemary Haefner of Careerbuilder

Rosemary Haefner of Careerbuilder

I often speak with job seekers who tell me that they’ve applied to dozens or even hundreds of jobs yet are still either unemployed or stuck in a job they hate. Overwhelmingly they believe the problem is with their resume yet one question that I’ll ask often reveals the problem — if there is one — has more to do with their interviewing skills and less to do with their resumes. The question that I ask is whether they’re getting interviews and how often. If they’re getting an interview for every five or so jobs to which they’re applying, that’s a reasonable ratio so their problem likely has nothing to do with their resume or the jobs to which they’re applying. If they’re getting an interview for every 100 jobs, then there’s a good chance there’s a problem with their resume, the jobs to which they’re applying, or both. But what if they’re getting lots of interviews but those interviews are not leading to job offers? Then the problem likely relates to their interviewing skills.

Some job seekers believe that they must stand out to potential employers during the interview stage and, to an extent, I agree. If an employer interviews 10 people for one opening and can’t remember anything about you, the likelihood of you getting the offer is pretty slim. But just because they remember you doesn’t mean that they will want to extend a job offer to you. The key isn’t just standing out. It is standing out for the right reasons. You don’t want them to remember you as a fool or a jerk, for instance. You want them to remember you as someone who struck them as being very likely to succeed in their workplace. (more…)

Posted July 19, 2013 by

10 Hardest To Fill Jobs

Brent Rasmussen of Careerbuilder

Brent Rasmussen of Careerbuilder

More than a third (35 percent) of hiring managers currently have positions that have remained open for 12 weeks or longer, according to new research. Which jobs are the hardest to fill and in need of workers now? Which professions are experiencing strong job growth and present good opportunities for the unemployed, underemployed and workers looking to make a career change?

“Although the recession created an abundant pool of readily-available, unemployed talent that still exists today, employers are struggling to find new employees for technology-related occupations, sales, healthcare and a variety of other areas,” said Brent Rasmussen, President of CareerBuilder North America. “Two in five employers (41 percent) reported that they continuously recruit throughout the year, so that they have candidates in their pipeline in case a position opens up down the road. The skills gap that exists for high-growth, specialized occupations will become even more pronounced in the years to come, prompting the need to place a greater emphasis on reskilling workers through formal education and on-the-job training.” (more…)

Posted May 31, 2013 by

8 Worst Professions for Gaining Weight

Rosemary Haefner of Careerbuilder

Rosemary Haefner of Careerbuilder

A new study has found that more than half (55 percent) of workers consider themselves to be overweight, and 41 percent have gained weight at their present jobs. Of those who say they’ve gained weight, 59 percent gained over 10 pounds and 30 percent gained over 20 pounds. Conversely, 16 percent of all workers say they’ve lost weight while at their current job.

The national survey, which was conducted online for Careerbuilder by Harris Interactive© from February 11 to March 6, 2013, included more than 3,600 full-time workers.

Professions that often involve high stress levels or long hours behind a desk had a higher percentage of workers putting on extra pounds. Among those most likely to report weight gain: (more…)