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|July 16, 2006|
Here’s a review of the occupations expected to have the largest growth.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, here are the 10 occupations with the largest projected gains in employment through 2014:
- Retail salespersons
- Registered nurses
- Post-secondary teachers
- Customer service representatives
- Janitors and cleaners
- Restaurant waitstaff
- Food preparation and serving workers
- Home health aides
- Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants
- General and operations managers
|July 7, 2006|
June job growth in the U.S. slower than expected, but unemployment stays at record low.
The Labor Department reported that 121,000 new jobs were created in June, which was well below the forecasted 160,000 — but still better than the revised 92,000 gain posted in May — and the three-month average of only 108,000 new jobs a month added to payrolls is seen as s less than what is needed to keep pace with population growth.
Still, the good news is that the unemployment rate stayed at 4.6 percent, in line with forecasts of economists, who had predicted the rate would remain unchanged from the May reading.
|July 1, 2006|
If you’re suffering with a bad boss, now is the time to let off some steam.
Workers can submit bad boss nominations until July 19th. Submit a story about your bad boss — it can be your current boss or someone from a previous job. There is no need to include the name of the company or any personal names or other personal identifiers with the story. My Bad Boss website readers then vote on their favorite posted stories.
There are weekly semi-final prizes for the best bad boss stories, and one grand prize chosen from among the semi-final winner. The grand prize is a certificate worth a seven-night stay in a condo vacation.
Submit your story today at My Bad Boss Contest, sponsored by Working America, 815 16th Street N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006.
All fun and kidding aside, if you are stuck working for a bad boss, please consult this article published on Quintessential Careers: Dealing With a Bad Boss: Strategies for Coping.
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|Other Career/Job-Hunting Blogs|
- Quintessential Resume & Cover Letter Tips, a blog from our sister site, with new resume and cover letter tips daily. A must-see for any active job-seeker.
- Job Stuff, A Blog for Your Career, from Stephen Harris. Stephen’s blog is a great resource for those job-seekers who find yourselves in transition, searching for guidance and reassurance.
- The Occupational Adventure Blog, from Curt Rosengren, a Passion Catalyst. Curt’s blog is great for finding encouraging ideas (and resources) for moving forward with your career… a career that lights your fire.
- Blue Sky Resumes Blog, from career expert Louise Fletcher, a general career and job-search blog that covers all aspects of the job-hunt.
- Career Transition Discussion, a blog that deals with the issue of mid-career change… for job-seekers 40+.
- LifeWork Design — a conversation about topics related to career counseling and coaching.
And for our entire list of favorites, go here: Career-Related Blogs for Job-Seekers.
|Quintessential Career and Job Resources|
Other topical resources for job-seekers:
- QuintZine: A Career and Job-Hunting Newsletter
- Q-Tips: Quick and Quintessential Career & Job Tips
- Q&A with Career & College Experts
- The Career Doctor Career Advice Column
- College, Career, and Job-Related Articles
- Career and Job-Related Tutorials