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Almost 40% of all unemployed people have stopped trying to get a job


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Today’s economic climate is definitely recovering and on the upswing compared to where it was a few years ago.

Are there curently layoffs at big companies? Sure.

But are all those newly unemployed people panicked today about their prospects of finding a new position at a new organization?  Also yes, but not as much as there was a few years ago.

Unlock the Hidden Job Market: 6 Steps to a Successful Job Search When Times Are Tough
Unlock the Hidden Job Market:
6 Steps to a Successful Job Search When Times Are Tough
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Top Cities to Start Your Career


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As you prepare to graduate from college and move into The Real World (you know, that place “where people stop being polite and start being real”), you’ve spent a lot of time thinking about what JOB you want to be doing.  What COMPANY you want to do it with.

Maybe you need to also spend some time thinking about WHERE you want to work as well.

The Secret to Getting a Job after College: Marketing Tactics to Turn Degrees into Dollars
The Secret to Getting a Job after College:
Marketing Tactics to Turn Degrees into Dollars

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What are the MOST and LEAST stressful jobs?


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How stressful is your job?

Sure, there’s pressure to do the best you can at your current position, and maybe you are responsible for guiding others to be better themselves, but in the real world — how much of the stress you feel is self-imposed versus stress that is a natural component of the job you’re doing?

Success Under Stress: Powerful Tools for Staying Calm, Confident, and Productive When the Pressure's On
Success Under Stress:
Powerful Tools for Staying Calm, Confident, and Productive When the Pressure’s On

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Life in the air: Funny Airplane Pilot Stories


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Not every office is as entertaining as others, but a job is only a job if you aren’t able to find some humor in it.

Some jobs lend themselves to storytelling more than others, and this is one story-filled website (and book!) that we’ve stumbled upon for your amusement.

4-Day Follies
4-Day Follies: A year in the life of an airplane pilot

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What day of the week are you most likely to get a job?


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Applying for jobs can be stressful, especially if you’re sending out resume after resume, cover letter after cover letter, and not getting any nibbles of interest back.

You’ve reviewed your resume. You’ve rewritten your cover letter countless times.  You’ve rehearsed your elevator speech in front of the mirror until you’re blue in the face.  But you’re still not getting any leads back from the applications you’ve put in.

Maybe there’s absolutely nothing wrong with your paperwork.  Maybe all that’s wrong is the way you’re going about applying for jobs in the first place.

Get The Job You Want, Even When No One's Hiring: Take Charge of Your Career, Find a Job You Love, and Earn What You Deserve
Get The Job You Want, Even When No One’s Hiring:
Take Charge of Your Career, Find a Job You Love, and Earn What You Deserve

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The Three People Most Likely to be Fired from Any Job


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How many companies have you worked for over your career?

Some people find one company and stay with them for years until retirement.  It’s rare to find them, but it’s possible to stick with a single organization for 25-30 years or longer.

Then there are some resumes you run across where people flip from company to company every 2-3 years without batting an eye.  They aren’t looking for long-term stability and career goals, but rather are just moving on to the next great hit.

So let’s look at this from the boss’ viewpoint:

The Prodigal Executive: How to Coach Executives Too Painful to Keep, Too Valuable to Fire
The Prodigal Executive: How to Coach Executives Too Painful to Keep, Too Valuable to Fire

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The average phone user checks their phone 150 times per day


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How many times a day do you check your phone, whether it be for messages, emails, Twitter, Facebook status updates, Instagram, or actually making a phone call to someone?  We’re not even talking exclusively smartphone users, who have those things glued to their hands at all times.  We’re including all mobile phone users here.

Heck, you may even be reading this Web Watch post on your phone right now.

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Today’s Challenge: Survive on Minimum Wage for One Month


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How long has it been since you were in college?

Remember how awesome it was to just head out to the university cafeteria and eat everything you wanted, just because you could?  Hey – it was like an unlimited Las Vegas buffet, but without the cover charge.  Unlimited pizza. Unlimited ice cream. Unlimited single-patty burgers (double-patty burgers only allowed on your first trip through the grill line).

Yeah, there’s a reason it’s called the Freshman 15, and it has nothing to do with the free beer you’re sucking down on weekends, either.

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Who does all the work?


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Hopefully, you’ve been on the Internet long enough for someone (likely, a parent) to have forwarded to you the following old meme about how tired you are from being overworked:

Yes, I’m tired.

For several years I’ve been blaming it on getting older, lack of sleep, weekend projects, stale office air, poor nutrition, carrying a couple of extra pounds, raising a family, recent ailments, and a dozen other reasons that make you wonder why life is getting tough.

But now I found out what’s really happening! I’m tired because I’m overworked.

The population of the USA reached 300 million last October.

79 million of the population are retired. That leaves 221 million to do the work.

There are 19 million toddlers and 76 million students in schools, which leaves 126 million to do the work.

Of that total, 21 million are unemployed leaving 105 million to do the work.

Then you take away 34 million in hospitals and that leaves 71 million to do the work.

43 million are in prisons and that’s 28 million left to do the work.

Now take away 14,683,468 federal, 5,344,722 state and 5,370,743 city workers who run our government and you’re left with 2,601,067 to do the work.

Take away the 2,601,065 people in the armed forces and that leaves just two people to do the work, you and me.

And you’re just sitting there reading this!

No wonder I’m tired!!!

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6 Government Agencies to Avoid Working For


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Some say that the ideal job is one with the government. Not a lot of oversight, great (or at least reasonable) benefits, retirement is taken care of, relatively stress-free, etc.

In other words, once you have a job with the government, you’re pretty much set.

But there can be a downside to working for the Fed.

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What’s the one job perk 40% of all workers want?


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How happy are you in your current job?

If you’re not that happy, what would it take for you to consider leaving your current place of work and joining a different company?

Would more money make you happy, or are you so miserable that you would take a pay cut just to get out of the situation you’re in?

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80% of office workers hate the same person


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The workplace can be a stressful place.

The job aside, there’s the whole political game going on, where everybody is jockeying to be in the next position available for career advancement.  Yeah, it may be a jungle out there, but the office jungle can be a pretty rough place too.

Some get in trouble for not speaking up enough; others get in trouble for speaking up too much.  How do you find the balance between the two?

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What job has the lowest (or highest) unemployment rate?


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Some people love the job they have, and would never leave it for anything.

Others will work a job for as long as they have to until something they perceive is better comes along.

Web Watch knows one person who quit their job, just because.  Didn’t have a go-to position, but just didn’t like what they were doing and then decided to try to “find themselves”.  They ended up taking a non-professional job just to get their foot in the door of an industry that interested them, and then quit that one a few weeks later.  For these types of people, a job is not a lifelong dream of a career built on love, but just as a means for bringing in some money to survive until the end of the week.

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The 11 Worst Companies in America to Work For


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Everybody has a career line item that you’ve considered leaving off your resume for various reasons.

For some, it’s because you don’t want to acknowledge ever having worked at that company.  For others, it’s because the job was so horrible that you didn’t even make it an entire year.

Maybe you were asked to leave, as a mutually beneficial decision.  Maybe you just left your ID badge on your desk, walked out without a word to anyone, and quietly slipped out while nobody was watching.

Regardless of your reasons for hating your job, you should rest happy knowing one thing:

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Top Paying Jobs for Women


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Laurie Anderson released the song “BEAUTIFUL RED DRESS” (from her album Strange Angels) in 1989. Some of the lyrics included these lines:

well they say women shouldn’t be the president
cause they go crazy from time to time
well push my button baby here I am
yeah look out baby I’m at high tide

I’ve got a beautiful red dress
and you’d look really good standing beside it..

ok! ok! hold it! I just want to say something
you know, for every dollar a man makes a woman makes 63 cents
now, fifty years ago that was 62 cents.
so, with that kind of luck,
it’ll be the year 3,888 before we make a buck

 

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