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How do organizations prefer to receive résumés?

Here’s another reason why the U.S. Postal Service is struggling: No one wants anyone to mail in a résumé anymore.

Nearly one-third of employers expect workers to job-hop

Does job-hopping (working for various employers for a short period of time) carry the same stigma in today’s job market? Not necessarily, according to a new study from CareerBuilder.

Career ‘bootcamp’ guarantees each student a job interview

PayScale will soon welcome college seniors and recent graduates for a month-long career “bootcamp,” designed to teach them the ropes of the business world.

Keep watch for managers who seem to favor certain age, race or gender in hiring


A good HR department tries to keep tabs on managers and supervisors to make sure they aren’t establishing little fiefdoms that potentially discriminate against one or more protected classes. Remem­­ber, preferences that ex­­clude others based on their membership in a protected class are discriminatory, no matter which group is favored.

For young workers, what’s the new American Dream?

Job-seekers age 18 – 24 say passion, not paychecks, will define career choices that help them achieve their version of the “American Dream.”

Employers hiring new grads, and keeping fingers crossed

A new study from CareerBuilder and CareerRookie.com finds that 57% of employers say they plan to hire new college graduates. That’s up from 53% last year and significantly higher than the 44% of employers that said they planned to hire from the class of 2010.

What if…??? Imagine these hiring scenarios

What if you suddenly discovered the labor pool had completely dried up and no one would ever apply for your job openings again?

What Silicon Valley employee-raiding settlement means for you

Four major Silicon Valley-based tech companies—Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe Systems—announced a settlement in April in a closely watched lawsuit accusing them of conspiring to hold down salaries in the tech industry.

Government program gives Jamba Juice a hiring edge

Jamba Juice is finding summer employees with culinary skills through a government program that offers job training to youth.

The top 10 soft skills employers look for

A majority of employers (77%) say soft skills are just as important as hard skills when evaluating applicants, says a new CareerBuilder survey.