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The graduating class of 2009 is entering the worst entry-level job market since the dot-com bust with many colleges and universities reporting declines in on-campus recruiting of up to 50 percent. Jobs are hard to come by and competition will most likely come from much...

Fears of paycuts, layoffs and mergers -- Ravi Gupta has seen it all before. Before starting his own environmental consulting business 10 years ago, Gupta was the local manager for an international firm riddled with rumors of financial turmoil and internal politics. The company closed his office...

LinkedIn might be the number one recruiting website for reaching Generation X and older, but Troy recently learned that it works like number two when it comes to reaching Generation Y. According to a recent survey by Experience Inc., a top provider of...

MADISON - Energy independence and an educated workforce are critical to a prosperous future for Wisconsin. To respond, the University of Wisconsin-Extension is charging in with a bold new degree: the nation's first online Sustainable Management bachelor's degree. For the first time, UW-Extension...

Sure, IT jobs are difficult to find. But making matters worse, many IT professionals lack the personality traits that make career change easier, even exciting, for others. Are you an ISTJ? That's Myers-Briggs-speak for Introverted Sensing Thinking and Judging. The ISTJ personality refers to individuals who...

Job seekers often feel sensitive about their employment records for various reasons. There can be an attitude that the work background is inadequate or inferior. It could feel like a barrier to getting the kind of job the individual wants....

CIO.com has a good little primer intended to uncover the truth behind myths about job references and background checks, some of which really surprised me. The article is written by Jeffrey Shane who works for a professional reference checking service (Allison & Taylor), so it...

The three most critical issues facing Illinois today are job erosion, education and network infrastructure. These issues aren't unique to Illinois, James Carlini observed on last week's Comcast 'Newsmakers' program on the CNN channel. ...