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Obama pushes for tax breaks on small businesses

Obama pushes for tax breaks on small businesses

Following a populist State of the Union address last week that called for additional tax incentives to keep U.S. industry strong, President Barack Obama has thrown further support behind small businesses.

January 31, 2012 More
Unemployed graduates speak out against Sallie Mae

Unemployed graduates speak out against Sallie Mae

While the country’s unemployment rate has been steadily shrinking over the past few months – now at approximately 8.5 percent according a study by the Department of Labor – a large number of college graduates are struggling to find entry level positions.

January 31, 2012 More
Important career steps every student should take before graduation

Important career steps every student should take before graduation

Whether you’re a mere freshman or a junior staring down the barrel of your senior year, you may feel that graduation looms over you like an immovable deadline of adulthood. While post-graduate life and finding an entry-level job can seem overwhelming, there are a number of tasks that can help prepare you for the real [...]

January 31, 2012 More
Despite recent economic gains, many Americans remain cautious

Despite recent economic gains, many Americans remain cautious

Economists have been pleasantly surprised by the U.S.’s recent economic data.

January 30, 2012 More
The benefits that social media can bring to your hunt!

The benefits that social media can bring to your hunt!

If you’ve recently graduated from college and are looking for an entry-level position, chances are you’ve gotten plenty of advice from your parents and older relatives regarding career search techniques. However, they may not have informed you about the benefits that social media can bring to your hunt. Here are some tips to help you [...]

January 30, 2012 More
Your professional circle: Coworkers, Friends, Family and even your Parents

Your professional circle: Coworkers, Friends, Family and even your Parents

As a recent college graduate, there are a variety of strategies that can lead to your first entry-level position. Developing a circle of professional relationships is one of the most effective means of securing recommendations and advice that will become useful to your search. These professional connections can come from a number of different sources [...]

January 26, 2012 More
Post-grad Employment Hunt: “UGH! Difficult”

Post-grad Employment Hunt: “UGH! Difficult”

If you’ve recently graduated from college, the majority of your attention is likely focused on securing your first entry-level position. This post-grad employment hunt can seem like a difficult and complicated task for even the most organized and ambitious workers – a search that can last six months or more. While much of you effort [...]

January 26, 2012 More
State of the Union address reveals Obama’s populist intentions

State of the Union address reveals Obama’s populist intentions

Adopting a more aggressive tone than past years, President Barack Obama’s 2012 State of the Union address pushed for a populist economic policy seeking to rebuild America’s dwindling middle class.

January 25, 2012 More
Debate over further payroll tax extensions

Debate over further payroll tax extensions

President Barack Obama scored a major victory at the end of last year by extending the payroll tax cuts an additional two months.

January 25, 2012 More
The Benefits of Networking & Beyond

The Benefits of Networking & Beyond

If you’ve recently graduated from college and are just beginning your search for an entry-level position, the thought of sending out hundreds of applications over the next few months can seem overwhelming. Even if you have a diverse range of experience through internships, academics and student jobs, it’s likely that you’ll never hear back from [...]

January 24, 2012 More
Some thawing for Oregon’s hiring freeze

Some thawing for Oregon’s hiring freeze

In an effort to preserve dwindling revenue, Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber ordered a statewide hiring freeze across government agencies beginning on December 14 last year, according to the Associated Press.

January 24, 2012 More
CONNECTEDU INTEGRATES EXPERIENCE TO CREATE INDUSTRY-LEADING HIGH SCHOOL TO COLLEGE TO CAREER NETWORK

CONNECTEDU INTEGRATES EXPERIENCE TO CREATE INDUSTRY-LEADING HIGH SCHOOL TO COLLEGE TO CAREER NETWORK

Expanded network will serve 20 million students, more than 3,000 educational institutions, and 130,000 employers (BOSTON, MA) January 23, 2012 – ConnectEDU (the web-based leader in connecting learners to possibilities) and Experience (the largest university-endorsed career network bridging the gap between college and the working world) have merged to provide 21st-century learners the ultimate destination [...]

January 23, 2012 More
California bill seeks to eliminate unemployment discrimination

California bill seeks to eliminate unemployment discrimination

Slowly but surely, the American economy seems to be picking up steam.

January 23, 2012 More
2 Common Resume Mistakes To Avoid

2 Common Resume Mistakes To Avoid

In today’s competitive job market, there are a number of factors that can make or break your chances of earning that entry-level position you’ve had your eye on. Recent college graduates often lack the experience to know which mistakes to avoid, but even business veterans can be unaware of changes in the digital career search [...]

January 23, 2012 More
Rethinking the value of employee engagement

Rethinking the value of employee engagement

In the wake of positive economic news regarding small business growth, stock market gains and decreasing unemployment rates, many employers are beginning to rethink how they engage with employees on a regular basis.

January 19, 2012 More