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Learn From The Best: Zappos Wants to Show You How To Build a Billion-Dollar Biz

Zappos.com is the  $1 billion a year e-retailer that’s not only won the hearts of its customers, but also become the darling of the business world and business press.  On its face, Zappos.com sells shoes, clothes and accessories via mail order.  But, it’s actually an ingenious customer service and logistics company powered by big ideas [...]

Are You Ready For Radio Resumes?

KMEL 106.1, a radio station in the San Francisco Bay Area, is offering its job-hunting listeners an opportunity to “use this airtime to promote YOU if you’re currently seeking employment”. KMEL has partnered with Peninsula Works (a one-stop career center in San Francisco) to give job-seekers in the radio station’s listening area the chance to [...]

Best MBA Programs for Career Switchers

The recession has not only wiped out parts of our economy, but it has also wiped out many jobs and career fields–for good.  Many of the jobs that have been outsourced overseas during the downturn will not likely return, at least not in the near future.  And, because many businesses cannot hire due to financial [...]

Career Profile: Physician’s Assistant

What is a Physician’s Assistant? A Physician assistant (PA) is a health professional licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision.  They are not doctors, but they are near enough to smell (and reap) the six-figure salaries. What do Physician’s Assistants do? Physician’s Assistants must be supervised by medical doctors, but the law does allow PAs [...]

Can’t Fill Hard-to-Fill Jobs? Fill the Next Best Jobs.

A recent article in the Huffington post, entitled “As Layoffs Persist, Good Jobs Go Unfilled” identified job positions that are available, high-paying, and hard to fill because so few people are qualified.  The article lists the following hard-to-fill jobs: Nurse Pharmacist MRI technician/ultrasound technologist Data analyst Physical therapist Electrical engineer Plant scientist Geotechnical engineer A [...]

5 Things Adult Interns Should Know

A lot has been said about a mini trend that has adults who graduated from college 5 or more years ago working as interns, or externs, to ride out the recession.  The trend was born of the fact that the job market has been slow to add all but entry-level jobs.  Many experienced workers have [...]

Colleges Offer Free/Discounted Tuition to Unemployed

Colleges throughout the country have stepped up to offer free or discounted tuition to laid-off workers.  The programs are designed to help workers prepare for in-demand careers when the job market thaws. State College Financial Aid Illinois Oakton Community College Waives tuition for up to 12 credit hours of courses in five in-demand careers Kentucky [...]

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