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This holiday season, hope for the job market comes from an unlikely place: More companies are giving employees seasonal perks this year, a new CareerBuilder survey reports.

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Turn your seasonal work into a full-time jobupdated: Fri Nov 18 2011 15:04:00

The holiday season is quickly approaching, and with it brings the possibility of temporary opportunities for job seekers. With consumer confidence falling in October, retailers expect seasonal hiring to be relatively on par with last year's numbers. According to CareerBuilder's just released job forecast, 29 percent of retailers plan to employ extra help to weather the holiday season, down slightly from 33 percent in 2010.

Calling in sick: 15 weird excusesupdated: Mon Nov 07 2011 07:48:00

It's that time of year when the weather gets colder and people start missing work because of illness.

CNNMoney: Democrats: Don't discriminate against unemployedupdated: Wed Oct 19 2011 18:05:00

A group of Senate Democrats sent a letter to a big job-hunting website this week, asking the company to quit running help-wanted ads from companies that bar the unemployed from applying for jobs.

Why whiners don't win at workupdated: Fri Sep 23 2011 09:09:00

If you want to get ahead in your career, never let 'em see you sweat. Or yell. Or argue. And whatever you do, don't cry.

Are you suffering from summer fatigue or job burnout? updated: Tue Aug 16 2011 13:34:00

In college, one of my professors noted that the amount of absences that particular day was extraordinarily high. Despite it being a sunny, spring day, he wasn't surprised.

Job searching? Take a cue from 'The Price is Right'updated: Fri May 27 2011 11:11:00

Your job search is a lot like "The Price is Right."

Tech schools booming during bustupdated: Fri May 27 2011 11:11:00

Catherine Callaway reports many people are training for new careers as result of poor economy.

CNNMoney: College grads -- land that first jobupdated: Wed May 18 2011 12:55:00

There is some good news for college grads looking for that first job.

Summer hiring holds steady, experts sayupdated: Wed May 18 2011 03:30:00

The competition for summer jobs is expected to remain tough this year as more workers use seasonal work to get their foot in the door for long-term employment.

Graduating? Start your job search off rightupdated: Wed May 11 2011 08:57:00

Of all the parties the class of 2011 will be attending in honor of their graduation this spring, a pity party probably won't be one of them.

You may be boss' biggest challengeupdated: Mon Apr 18 2011 09:18:00

So you think you want to be the boss? Or, perhaps a better question is: Who doesn't want to be the boss? In addition to higher pay, managers typically experience more power, prestige and freedom than their junior-level counterparts.

What your pet says about your careerupdated: Wed Dec 08 2010 09:10:00

Job searches can eventually feel endless and thankless. Just reading news about job searches and the economy is enough to bring down your mood. Sometimes it's nice to have a fun distraction, such as the adorable puppy pictured above.

5 careers you might not have heard ofupdated: Mon Sep 06 2010 09:17:00

One of the many unfortunate effects of the Great Recession was felt by longtime professionals who found themselves looking for a job for the first time in decades. These skilled and experienced workers discovered that the job market was significantly different than it was 20 years ago, or in some cases, even just five years ago.

CNNMoney: Need a job? Look for freelanceupdated: Fri Jun 04 2010 15:43:00

Traditional full-time jobs with benefits may be a thing of the past. If you are having trouble nailing down a full-time job, here are some tips finding freelance work.

Students choosing price over prestige?updated: Wed May 26 2010 11:48:00

Some kids are turning down top-tier schools in the name of value. CNN's Alina Cho reports.

Class of 2010 -- hiring, pay surveyupdated: Wed May 26 2010 11:48:00

Between May and June, on college campuses throughout the country, you can sense a level of excitement that is usually reserved for $1 beer night or when parents finally drive away after a weekend visit.

6 job market trends to watchupdated: Thu Apr 01 2010 09:25:00

Since the start of the recession in December 2007, the United States has lost 8.4 million jobs. Yet, employers are finally feeling a renewed sense of hiring optimism, according to a new survey from CareerBuilder and USA TODAY.

CNNMoney: The 60-plus set can't afford to retireupdated: Wed Mar 03 2010 13:53:00

More people say they just don't have the money to retire these days.

Job hunt: How to stand outupdated: Thu Feb 04 2010 11:18:00

HLN Money Expert Clark Howard tells us a simple way to improve your chances of finding work.

Not getting hired? 10 reasons whyupdated: Thu Feb 04 2010 11:18:00

You don't understand. You updated your résumé, you're applying to jobs every day, you've cleaned up your digital dirt and you network every day.

CNNMoney: 'Working twice as hard for half the money'updated: Wed Jan 27 2010 18:30:00

Being out of work is taking a toll on job seekers. But even those with a job are getting fed up. Layoffs, diminished benefits, pay cuts and extra workload burdens are finally pushing many disgruntled workers right out the door.

CNNMoney: More employers to boost hiring in 2010updated: Tue Dec 29 2009 08:21:00

Job seekers may get some reprieve in the new year, according to a study released by a job search company Tuesday.

6 tips for lazy workers to get aheadupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 16:30:00

On a recent flight I sat next to a businessman who told me that, even at that young age, his children were exhibiting very different personalities.

Four obnoxious attitudes in the officeupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 13:11:00

If you ever arrive early to a holiday party or big family gathering, try to secure a spot where you can see guests walk into the room.

Work and class can mean better careersupdated: Wed Sep 23 2009 09:31:00

Today's economy has many people returning to school in lieu of working full time, while others have chosen to enhance their education to make themselves more marketable to employers.

Creative ways to avoid layoffsupdated: Mon Jul 06 2009 09:27:00

Entering the third quarter, employers everywhere are still feeling the effects of the current economic climate.

Men better than their dads?updated: Thu Jun 25 2009 13:17:00

Do dads think they're better than their dads? CNN's Josh Levs speaks with a diverse group about what they secretly wish.

Poll: Fewer fathers want to be stay-at-home dadsupdated: Thu Jun 25 2009 13:17:00

Over the course of this current recession, we've witnessed large corporations tumble, small shops shutter and layoffs affect workers of all walks. You can safely assume that most people are concerned about financial security right now, and working fathers are no exception, a recent CareerBuilder survey finds.

More job seekers resort to unusual tacticsupdated: Thu Jun 11 2009 11:22:00

With the economy in the tank, unemployment at its highest in 25 years and more than five candidates for each job opening in the United States, job seekers are resorting to some unconventional methods to stand out, a new survey says.

The 30 Second Pitch: Jacobsenupdated: Thu Jun 11 2009 11:22:00

The 30 Second Pitch: Eric Jacobsen. You may reach him at

CNNMoney: More work, same payupdated: Fri Jun 05 2009 08:15:00

Still lucky enough to have a job? You're likely doing the work of two or three people, working longer hours and not getting any extra pay.

Employers hiring the Class of 2009updated: Mon May 25 2009 09:25:00

As graduations are taking place across the country and the economy is remaining in a bad state, college graduates are faced with one of the most competitive job markets in years.

New pressures on working moms, familiesupdated: Thu May 07 2009 12:19:00

A mother's work is never easy, and for a mother who works outside the home, things are especially tough this year. In these trying economic times, moms are finding the balancing act between family and work is more challenging than ever, according to CareerBuilder's annual Mother's Day survey of 469 working mothers.

Five ways to make your resume stand outupdated: Wed Apr 08 2009 09:27:00

With a record 12.5 million people unemployed in today's labor market, it's apparent that now, more than ever before, the people looking for employment must work even harder to ensure that they stand out to employers through their applications.

Twelve amusing excuses for being late to workupdated: Mon Apr 06 2009 13:06:00

There is no worse feeling than waking up in the morning, rested from good night's sleep, and glancing at the clock, only to do a double-take: You're late!

To find a job, ignore doom-and-gloom news, experts sayupdated: Fri Mar 06 2009 08:40:00

If you're unemployed, you know it's a rough time to be on the job hunt.

Does your resume need new acronyms?updated: Wed Feb 11 2009 09:24:00

Have you ever seen "CMP," "CQM," or "PMP" behind someone's name and not had a clue what it meant -- or if it meant anything at all?

Internet tips to help you land a jobupdated: Wed Feb 04 2009 10:29:00

There's a wealth of career information on the Internet, and these resources are just a mouse-click away for any job seeker.

One-third of workers play hookyupdated: Mon Jan 26 2009 09:20:00

If you decided to stay home from work today because your psychic told you to, would you tell your boss the truth or make up an excuse?

CNNMoney: Getting a freelance gigupdated: Mon Jan 19 2009 11:27:00

Forget full time employment. We're becoming a nation of freelancers. So how can you go freelance?

Work from home in your pajamasupdated: Wed Jan 07 2009 11:31:00

Freelance work has quickly become a booming industry in its own right.

What really happens when you 'work from home?'updated: Wed Jan 07 2009 11:29:00

Americans really like the idea of working from the comfort of home... a lot.

Employers struggle to find skilled workersupdated: Wed Oct 29 2008 09:15:00

Employers looking for skilled candidates are feeling the effects of the uncertain economy as much as job seekers are.

Can birth order determine your career?updated: Wed Oct 22 2008 11:08:00

Ah, sibling rivalry. Relentless competitions, name-calling, hair pulling and blame shifting plague households with two or more children everywhere. Can't we all just get along?

Ten tall tales told on résumésupdated: Fri Aug 15 2008 10:41:00

Résumés are a critical part of any job search. They are the most effective marketing tool any of us have about who we are and what we can do. And all of us want our résumé to be the best possible representation of our work.

How to dress for success at workupdated: Wed Jul 30 2008 12:31:00

Company dress codes are a never-ending battle in the working world.

5 ways to stop working on your vacationupdated: Mon Jul 07 2008 09:54:00

Vacation is the oasis in the midst of your occupational desert, if you will.

On-the-job weight gainupdated: Mon Jun 30 2008 09:46:00

Americans' struggle with weight has been a popular topic for years now, and it's no surprise considering that the National Center for Health and Statistics estimates 66 percent of American adults are either overweight or obese.

Geek, jock or class clown?updated: Wed Jun 18 2008 15:26:00

Looking back on high school, some peoples' memories are fonder than others.

10 best excuses for coming to work lateupdated: Mon Jun 09 2008 10:24:00

Some people wake up each morning before the alarm rings, glad to see the glowing sun and excited to start the day.

What working moms miss and wish forupdated: Mon Jun 02 2008 12:55:00

If you're a mom who not only has beautiful children but also a job you love, plenty of people have probably said you "have it all."

Making the most of your summer jobupdated: Mon May 26 2008 09:46:00

When people look back at the summer jobs of their youth, most of them were probably means to earn a little spending money or save a down payment for a car.

Top 10 interview mistakesupdated: Mon May 12 2008 09:08:00

Hiring managers don't want to hear a lot of things during an interview -- confessions of a violent past, a cell phone ring, a toilet flush. Yet job seekers have committed these interview gaffes and worse, according to's annual survey of the worst interview mistakes.

Fortune: 30 best Web sites for job huntersupdated: Fri May 09 2008 10:44:00

Each year, Weddle's (, a major U.S. publisher of print guides to Internet job hunting, invites the public to visit its Web site and vote for their favorite job boards. The 30 sites with the most votes at the end of the year are declared the winners of the Users' Choice Awards. It's not a scientific survey, since those polled are a self-selected sampling and tend to feel strongly about certain sites, both pro and con.

Companies that hire home-based workersupdated: Mon Apr 07 2008 14:49:00

What's the worst part of your workday? Is it your job or all the work you do just getting to and from the office? Consider how much time you spend on packing your lunch, sitting in rush hour twice a day, deciding which grocery store is easiest to get to on the way home not to mention the money you spend on dry cleaning your clothes.

Top 10 April Fools' work pranksupdated: Tue Apr 01 2008 10:36:00

Does April Fools' Day (or the mere thought of it) strike fear in your heart? Do memories of walking into your aluminum foil-covered office still haunt you at the end of every March?

Office romances rarely kept secretupdated: Wed Feb 13 2008 08:45:00

Office romances are nothing new -- they've been around as long as there have been offices. After all, co-workers spend so much time together attractions are bound to occur. Today, however, workers aren't afraid to admit that, in addition to a paycheck, they're also looking for love at the office.

Fortune: 4 easy ways to beat stress at workupdated: Thu Feb 07 2008 11:35:00

Why did you quit your last job - assuming you left voluntarily? According to a recent study of 93 big companies by human-resources consultants Watson Wyatt (, the No. 1 reason why people quit is excessive stress. Yet employers seem unaware of this, or in denial: When asked why they thought employees were leaving, most HR managers gave insufficient pay and lack of career development, including promotions, as the main reasons.

Tiger urine, other reasons to miss workupdated: Mon Jan 21 2008 09:26:00

Did you hear the one about the woman who couldn't go to work because her chickens' feet were frozen to the driveway? It's not a joke -- it's an actual excuse given to a boss.

Tiger urine and other reasons to miss workupdated: Fri Jan 18 2008 13:48:00

Did you hear the one about the woman who couldn't go to work because her chickens' feet were frozen to the driveway? It's not a joke -- it's an actual excuse given to a boss.

Five reasons to find a new jobupdated: Wed Jan 09 2008 09:24:00

If you're like many professionals, you daydream about leaving your underwhelming job to find a more-fulfilling (or at least better-paying) one, but you never do. Here are five reasons why you shouldn't put off your job search one more day.

Predictions on paychecks, benefitsupdated: Mon Jan 07 2008 09:16:00

You've made up your mind. You're going to stop procrastinating, update that resume and (finally) look for a new job.

Major job trends for 2008updated: Fri Jan 04 2008 16:14:00

You've made up your mind. You're going to stop procrastinating, update that resume and (finally) look for a new job.

'Kidnap Day,' beer, massages among job perksupdated: Tue Jan 01 2008 10:14:00

Where can you grab a cold beer from the company keg when the clock strikes four? Where can you take in a yoga class during your lunch hour? And where can you do laundry for free?

CNNMoney: Hiring in '08: Slower but steady gainsupdated: Wed Dec 26 2007 09:27:00

Employers are trimming their hiring plans but still expect to add workers in 2008, according to a survey released Wednesday.

Generation Y: Too demanding at work?updated: Wed Dec 26 2007 08:56:00

Not too long ago, the generation gap meant parents didn't understand why ripped jeans cost twice as much as regular ones or why every other word coming out of their child's mouth was "like."

What really happens when you 'work from home?'updated: Fri Dec 21 2007 19:03:00

Americans really like the idea of working from the comfort of home... a lot. If you search the phrase "work from home" on Google, 1.8 billion search results appear and there are countless studies, books, chat rooms, message boards and blogs devoted to the subject. And why wouldn't anyone want a 30-second commute?

Gaining weight at workupdated: Fri Dec 21 2007 13:19:00

Every employee strives for a fatter paycheck -- but a recent survey shows that most are getting a plumper waistline instead. Cold weather, holidays and office parties can make the problem even worse.

Survey: Working dads want more family timeupdated: Fri Oct 12 2007 10:48:00

Don't be surprised if you see more dads on the playground with the kids during the workday.

How to handle an office romanceupdated: Wed Aug 29 2007 22:39:00

Turns out work isn't all about profit margins and PowerPoint presentations. A major aspect of office life is your social encounters: who you're working with, who you're sharing happy hour with and for some, who you're trying to woo the pants off of -- literally.

Fortune: Get paid to moveupdated: Wed Aug 29 2007 21:25:00

Friends, many of you have e-mailed me questions about whether, and how, to ask an employer to cover the cost of relocating to take a new job. So I thought you'd be interested to hear the results of a new study that suggests that, if you're not finding the job you want in your hometown, it might pay to expand your search to a different city or state.

How to keep sane as a working mom updated: Tue Jul 31 2007 22:43:00

Mother's day means something special to everyone.

How to quit working on vacationupdated: Tue Jul 31 2007 22:40:00

After months without a day off, it's official: You need a vacation.

Prospects good for job huntersupdated: Wed Jul 04 2007 21:22:00

Amidst a sub-par economic performance and slowing in productivity, employers remain cautious, but optimistic, in their recruitment plans for the third quarter.

Money Magazine: Land a Better Job in 10 Minutes or Lessupdated: Sun Jul 01 2007 00:00:00

Most hiring managers form an opinion of a candidate—for better or worse—within the first 10 minutes, according to a recent survey by recruitment service Robert Half Finance & Accounting. That's a lot of pressure for an already nervous job seeker. So how do you make those 600 seconds count? The people who do the interviewing have some ideas...

Business 2.0: The hottest salariesupdated: Tue May 08 2007 14:34:00

Business 2.0 Magazine identifies popular job categories in which wages are growing the fastest.

CNNMoney: The problem with TV adsupdated: Wed Mar 21 2007 08:39:00

Remember when commercials used to actually try and sell you something?

Money Magazine: Scam Alertupdated: Thu Mar 01 2007 00:01:00


Money Magazine: Scam Alertupdated: Fri Dec 01 2006 00:01:00

• THE PITCH "I have a job that's right up your alley. Before we bring you in for an interview, we'll need to do a background check. Can I get your Social Security number?"

CNNMoney: Hiring outlook to slow in coming monthsupdated: Wed Oct 04 2006 17:08:00

Less hiring managers predict they'll be taking on new employees in the fourth quarter, and more say they'll be reducing the number of workers on staff, according to a survey by

CNNMoney: How to get a raiseupdated: Wed Sep 27 2006 14:30:00

Median income for working age households fell a half percent last year, according to the Economic Policy Institute, which means getting a raise is about as hard as it's ever been.

CNNMoney: Take control of your vacationupdated: Mon Jul 17 2006 10:52:00

It's getting even harder for Americans to take a vacation. Almost 30% of workers plan to work while on vacation this year, according to a recent survey by

Fortune: A happy new year for job seekersupdated: Wed Jan 11 2006 16:20:00

Friends, it's that time again, a fresh new year -- which means that just about every human-resources consulting firm, outplacement specialist, salary expert and career guru in sight has come out with brand-new predictions for the 12 months ahead. This time around, almost everybody's crystal ball is bright and sunny, predicting job growth and increased hiring. That means companies will try harder to retain their stars, which translates to fatter raises and more perks like telecommuting and flextime.

CNNMoney: Monster Worldwide: Don't be afraidupdated: Thu Oct 06 2005 11:41:00

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - There hasn't been much of a roar from Monster Worldwide lately.

CNNMoney: Super Sinlessupdated: Mon Feb 07 2005 06:56:00

With a little help from a friend, Super Bowl advertisers reclaimed the water cooler Sunday night.

More Americans playing hooky from workupdated: Fri Dec 31 2004 07:11:00

Whether it's personal errands, catching up on sleep or simply relaxing, Americans are using sick time for many reasons besides a cold.

Will the new year bring a new job market?updated: Wed Dec 15 2004 10:15:00

After enduring a deflating recession, a stall in business growth and rampant downsizing, the U.S. experienced a rejuvenation in economic performance in 2004. Most recent reports show continued GDP expansion, an increase in business investment and consumer spending, a decline in energy costs and 15 consecutive months of job creation.

8 ways to improve quality of life at workupdated: Thu Nov 04 2004 13:52:00

Lies Can Kill Your Chances of Getting Hired

Equal pay for women? Not till 2050updated: Fri Oct 22 2004 09:13:00

A woman's work is never done. Though you might not know it to look at her paycheck.

CNNMoney: Stinky excuses for calling in sickupdated: Fri Oct 22 2004 08:23:00

More than one in three U.S. workers admit to playing hooky from work during the last 12 months, according to a survey by a job search Web site.

Waging war on work stressupdated: Fri Oct 08 2004 09:00:00

Come on, admit it. You've fallen victim to workplace stress at one time or another. You've probably even called in sick because of a stress-related illness.

Job burnout -- signs you need a changeupdated: Wed Sep 15 2004 08:10:00

There comes a time in every professional's career when it is best to make a change.

The anti-pink collar movementupdated: Thu Aug 19 2004 15:49:00

Forty-three percent of workers recently surveyed by reported they do not feel valued by their employers.

Staying in touch on vacationupdated: Tue Jun 08 2004 11:58:00

Although many business people say they will never fall into the workaholic trap of taking their laptop and mobile phone on vacation, some do.

CNNMoney: Don't fear this Monsterupdated: Tue Apr 27 2004 10:20:00

The unexpectedly strong March employment report was definitely a welcome development for the U.S. economy.

Fortune: A Scary Monster Monster Worldwide has a cute mascot, memorable Super Bowl ads, a rising stock price--and a host updated: Mon Dec 22 2003 00:01:00

Over the past six years one of the constants of the Super Bowl telecast has been the commercials. In 1999, even before a wave of cash-drunk dot-coms began spending far too much of their...

Fortune: The Exchange Economyupdated: Mon Feb 15 1999 00:01:00

Online companies such as bookseller and auctioneer eBay may be showing the Internet's potential to transform consumer retailing, but the real action is in a less-hyped area: business-to-...

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