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  • April 17, 2013

    NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Newly minted MBA...

  • April 15, 2013

    In the United States and some other developed economies, wages for the least well paid are too low. A mandatory living wage is the best way to redress this injustice.

    The idea of minimum wages is well accepted, but the American $7.25 an...

  • April 12, 2013

    This month marks an especially happy one for me personally. After about six months of working an entry-level job that wasn’t in my field, I was recently promoted within my company to a copywriting role — something I’ve wanted to do since...

  • April 2, 2013

    So I was laid off recently. I had a feeling it was coming, but the big corporate overlords kept mum about the whole thing. And even though I knew it was...

  • April 2, 2013

    Attention job seekers! One of the best ways to get your foot in the door for a job interview is to get a job referral, or two.

    And it doesn't stop there: according to StartWire.com, one of the web's top sites for job searching, "Referrals...

  • March 27, 2013

    So you're retired and growing bored with golf and travel? Maybe you want to get back in the game in a field you're passionate about.

    Or maybe you just need a paycheck to plug an income gap in retirement.

    Whatever the case, you’ll need...

  • March 27, 2013

    Department of Defense employees are bracing themselves for the upcoming furlough — a mandatory, unpaid day once a week for up to 22 weeks. The furlough reflects one of the many federal budget cuts enacted by the sequestration.

    Here are five...

  • March 26, 2013

    When it comes to crafting the perfect resumé, there is myth and there is reality.

    Come to think of it, saying there is no such thing as an actual “perfect” resumé. But there are...

  • March 25, 2013

    NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Let’s face it: Retirees may not want to hang up their work clothes forever.

    For seniors who want part-time work, a nonprofit agency called...

  • March 21, 2013

    NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Springtime has always been the ideal time of year to do a little life maintenance — dusting off the curtains, clearing out the garage — and giving your job search the...