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Archived employment related stories in the mediaBiggest villain in the application drama. The resume, a once exclusively professional device that has become so common among teenagers that it is beginning to corrupt college applications ...More from the Washington Post
Changing jobs? Watch out for these mistakes. Thinking about making a career move? Many people are their own worst enemies when it comes to changing jobs. Here are some common mistakes and some suggestions that will help you get the job you want in half the time ...More from Biz Journals
You're never too young for the real world. "They expect to get a big job and get promoted immediately," a manager answered. I had asked a group of managers what experiences they have had with young people in the workplace ...More from Biz Journals
Teachers: Stressed or stroppy? Are teachers overworked? Or have they got a cushy deal? BBC education correspondent Mike Baker investigates ...More from the BBC
Students 'need protection of unions'. It is claimed students who work in bars or fast food restaurants need union protection more than any other employees in the UK. TUC president Tony Young has told the annual conference of the National Union of Students that too few students are members of a union. He claims fewer than one in five workers under the age of 29 belong to a union, with students not bothering to sign up once they leave college ...More from Ananova
'Hands-on' teacher training is booming. A record number of people sign up for an "on-the-job" teacher training programme designed to get the over-24s into the classroom ...More from the BBC
New push to get British workers reading. Employers are urged to help the many workers in England who cannot read, write or add up properly ...More from the BBC
Jobs: 80,000 UK teachers 'have never taught'. More than 80,000 qualified teachers have never taught in a school, it has emerged. Official statistics show that 83,400 people held teaching certificates they have never used. John Dunford, general secretary of the Secondary Heads Association (SHA), has told the union's annual conference shortages were destined to be a problem for "many years to come" ...More from Ananova
National Union of Students says students would be better off on the dole. A student outside London living on the largest available loan has to survive on £29.11 a week, reports The Guardian. By comparison, the jobseekers' allowance for 18-to-24-year-olds provides £42 a week ...More from What The Papers Say
Heading out of the classroom. Claire Owens - who quit teaching after six years to go back to the classroom as a journalism student - tells BBC News Online why she did it ...More from the BBC
UK working class students leaving university with heavier debts. The National Audit Office says working class students leave university with bigger debts than their middle class counterparts. They say the Government should do more to help poor undergraduates cope with the cost of doing a degree. In addition they want universities to set up "job shops" to help them find part-time work ...More from Ananova
Supermarket sweep nets four new teachers. A UK headteacher has recruited four new teachers after setting up a stall in his local supermarket. David Wilmot spent two days collecting applications from shoppers. He followed up every lead and has now filled all but one of the vacancies ...More from Ananova
Computing students downgrade their desires. With the sector in crisis, the next generation of IT professionals are fearing the worst. Some are beginning to rethink their career priorities ...More from the Financial Times
Bad spellers should search elsewhere. Job seekers have misspelled the word secretary an amazing 15 times during searches of an online careers website. Spellings ranged from 'secreatarie' to 'sectary', while the words receptionist and manager were also incorrectly typed in, often as 'recepshionist' or 'managar'. Online careers publisher Fish4jobs said more than 1,000 people spelled common job titles incorrectly in recent weeks ...More from Ananova
UK teacher shortages `worst for 36 years'. Teacher shortages are at their worst level for 36 years, Ofsted chief Mike Tomlinson claims. Four in 10 teachers now leave the profession before they have completed three years in the classroom, he said ...More from Ananova
Some job hunters are stupid says recruitment expert. A recruitment agency manager says some job-hunters are stupid after a massive increase in bizarre answers on application forms. One would-be lorry driver said he could drive a truck, as long as it was not orange. Steve McMahon, a manager with recruitment agency LMR, says silly answers like this could stop you getting a job. Another candidate gave a window cleaner as his reference, but when asked for a contact number said the man had died ...More from Ananova
UK Teachers' leader John Dunford says it has been the "worst year on record" for recruitment. Following a study of all 168 local education authorities in England and Wales by The Independent which found 4,600 vacancies in state schools, Mr Dunford, of the Secondary Heads' Association, has warned that it will be impossible to fill all of the vacant posts ...More from What The Papers Say
Employers, business schools honing in on workers' e-mail writing skills? Chain letters and silly jokes aren't the problem: It is the incomplete sentences, misspellings and rambling thoughts flying through cyberspace in the name of doing business ...More from the Los Angeles Daily News
Employers 'not childcare friendly'. The majority of working parents say their employers still do not help them with childcare provision, a survey suggests. Only 11% said their employer helped with childcare, while 31% viewed their employer as "not family friendly", a Mori poll of 587 parents of children aged 0 to 14 years showed. ...More from the BBC
UK Department for Education and Employment to merge with Department of Social Security to become Department for Work. "We want to show the link between receiving benefits and finding work. We have got to move away from the passive payment of benefit to active help for people to be more independent" - an unnamed minister, quoted in The Mirror ....More from What The Papers Say
UK Education Secretary David Blunkett admits he made teacher recruitment crisis worse. In an interview with The Independent Mr Blunkett says "If I had my time again I would have liked to have had the package of measures for recruitment at least a year earlier." ....More from What The Papers Say
Luton university is just the job for employment. The first official ranking reveals a number of institutions with a 100 per cent employment rate in the graduate jobs market ...More from the Times
I hear a lot of people say that they have to stay in a job
they dislike because there are no available jobs today.
They tell me to look around and see the layoffs, see all
the people out of work, and see the companies whose
earnings are lower. How can they possibly look for
something else? They should just be grateful for what
Yes, the economy is worse today than it was 2 years ago,
but is that a reason to stay in a job that is making you
unhappy? You can give into the notion that it cannot
happen for you, or you can do something about it.
Which way do you want it to go?
So, how do you find a job in this economy? Follow these
Each person's search is different and your experience may
be more positive that those who are afraid or have had
trouble. Once you have this perspective, you can see that
that there is no real evidence that no jobs exist, just
other people's opinion about what the job market has been
for them. You are not out to save the world, you just need
So, what will it be? You only have one life to live
so it might as well be a life you love.
I hear a lot of people say that they have to stay in a job they dislike because there are no available jobs today. They tell me to look around and see the layoffs, see all the people out of work, and see the companies whose earnings are lower. How can they possibly look for something else? They should just be grateful for what they have.
Yes, the economy is worse today than it was 2 years ago, but is that a reason to stay in a job that is making you unhappy? You can give into the notion that it cannot happen for you, or you can do something about it. Which way do you want it to go?
So, how do you find a job in this economy? Follow these easy steps.
Each person's search is different and your experience may be more positive that those who are afraid or have had trouble. Once you have this perspective, you can see that that there is no real evidence that no jobs exist, just other people's opinion about what the job market has been for them. You are not out to save the world, you just need one job.
So, what will it be? You only have one life to live so it might as well be a life you love.
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