Employment

Survey Reveals Top Mistakes Job Seekers Make on Social Media
Are you looking for a job? Do you have a Facebook account? Twitter? Instagram? Be careful what you post. That's the word from a new survey out from staffing firm OfficeTeam, which reveals the top social media mistakes HR managers say take job seekers out of the running for a posi…
Missouri Unemployment Increased
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri unemployment rate increased slightly in January to 5.5 percent while the state's nonfarm employment went up 14,300 jobs. The state Department of Economic Development says seasonally adjusted jobless rate increased from 5...
US Job Openings Reach 5-Year High, a Hopeful Sign
WASHINGTON (CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer) — U.S. employers advertised the most job openings in more than five years in October, and the number of people quitting also reached a five-year high. The figures are an encouraging sign for the unemployed.
5 Bad Work Habits That Can Get You Fired
Nobody's perfect, but even the best of us is occasionally going to come up short at the office. But there’s a difference between the occasional missed meeting and a career full of bad work habits that remain unbroken. And that difference could cost you your job.
Employment Laws You Should Know Before Taking a Job
All employees have basic rights. We can't be chained to our desks or held as indentured servants, for example. But do we actually know enough when it comes to the federal laws that govern our workplaces? You may have rights you didn’t know you had, particularly wh…
How to Get Hired After Being Unemployed Long-Term
The economy is continuing its long, slow recovery from the massive financial crisis and recession just a few years ago, and the labor market is improving. But one problem above all can prevent you from getting a new job: If you've been out of work for six months or more, it makes it much harder…
When Switching Jobs, Remember These 5 Things
The job market is pretty tight right now, so most days you’re probably thankful just to have a job that pays. But somewhere down the road that may not be enough. You may find yourself looking for a new position, even as you continue to hold down your current one. There are certain th…

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