Career Development & Job Searching

chef and student

Ever watch the Food Network or other cooking channels and say to yourself, “I want to do that?” Perhaps you have an interest in cooking, but you’re lost as to where to begin. No matter what the state of our economy,...

Jose Becerril standing next to his taxicab

José Becerril found practical help to maintain and grow his business when his local public library opened a branch near his home.

Becerril owns B&B Taxi Service in Mount Prospect, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago near O’...

Businessman doing research

So life threw you a curve and you are looking for a job.

Ever thought of starting your own business?

You are not alone. About 6% of the adult population is engaged in trying to start new firms, says the Ewing Marion Kauffman...

According to the U.S. Small Business Association's Office of Women's Business Ownership, about one third of privately owned businesses are women-owned.  What does it take to get an enterprise off the ground?  Although their...

job applicant

I arrived home one day and spotted my daughter’s teen magazine lying on the floor. I cringed at the messages with which those magazines tend to inculcate young girls, but while paging through it, I came across an article listing dating tips...

How to Build Your Online Portfolio (and no, it’s not just a resume)

For many professions, an online portfolio has replaced the resume as the best way to showcase your work. And thanks to the miracle of user-friendly technology, there’s no need to pay someone with technical expertise to create one....

New Year's celebration

If career strategist Cynthia Shapiro predicts correctly, this holiday season will be the peak hiring period of the entire year.

The holiday job-search angle is “a little-known secret,” she says. “Most people stop job...

Training session

As companies cut jobs to eliminate costs, extra job training can be helpful for many jobless to get back on their feet. It often comes with no price tag at all.

If your skills need a boost, why not look into free job training?

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Health care worker

Whether you’re looking for direction in choosing a career or interested in trying something new, checking out the following industries may be a great place to start.

Classified ads

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a recent grad, in the middle of your career, or at the top of the ladder — a job hunt in these times is still a daunting task. Find out how these people used free resources to step up their game...