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Unemployment High Yet Jobs Remain Unfilled

Unemployment - Credit: NYTimes.com, Lucas Jackson/ReutersDuring the Democratic National Convention last week former President Bill Clinton touched on a pretty incredible statistic: there are currently over 3 million jobs that remain unfilled in the United States.

In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics that number is 3.8 million as of July 2012. With all the news about the economy and unemployment why are candidates having a difficult time finding jobs and why are employers having a hard time filling openings?

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Why You Should Unplug and Take Your Vacation Time

Don't Ruin A Getaway With WorkYou’ve finally reached that point where you get some time off. You’ve got some well-earned vacation time waiting in your reserves and you’ve finally decided to use it up for a little bit of time to yourself. Unfortunately, in this day and age of communication technology, taking a vacation is far from what it used to be.

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How to reinvent your career at 40 or even after 50

Working Past Our 40s and 50sWhen we enter our mid-life crisis years, there often comes a point where what we do for a living no longer makes us happy. While we’d hope this feeling goes away in a short while, as do most emotions of a mid-life crisis. The years between 40 and 50 often provide a very realistic look as to how much we actually want to be doing what we do day in and day out. If you’ve come to realize that you may not enjoy your job as much as you use to, there are several ways to find a different path through life. Here are a few tips on how to reinvent your career at 40 or even after 50.

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5 Smart Strategies For Building Long-Term Career Success

Building Towards Long-term Career GoalsWhen we finally lose our graduation cap and realize that it’s time to step into the real world , we begin to take a look at the possibilities of our career path. Any business oriented professional is out to build a name for themselves and become a vital piece of any company’s business model.

So when we think about success, we don’t think of things that we can do in the short term to be successful, but what we can do over several years. Here are 5 smart strategies for building long-term career success.

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How do you Define a Successful Career?

Corporate SuccessAs we enter the business world, we strive for shorter hours, more money, and greater benefits to help us grow a family and enjoy our life outside of work. This never ending circle repeats itself with every generation. It’s not uncommon for people to be forced to leave from one career and enter another, while striving to rebuild what they thought was success. It’s with this in mind that we need to think about how to properly define a successful career.

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