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December 21st, 2014

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Medicine isn’t just a job, it’s a mission: Saving lives and spreading goodwill at home and abroad

Demand for civilian health care professionals, such as doctors, registered nurses, dentists and certain allied health professionals such as clinical psychologists, will grow by double-digit percentages from now until 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The armed forces, including the United States Navy, are also facing a critica...

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Choosing the right holiday greeting for your business

The spirit of the holiday season doesn’t stay outside the workplace. While the season is often marked with at-home celebrations with family, it’s also a lively time around the office. As the end of the year approaches, projects are being wrapped up and things get busy – but it’s important to remember to send out professional...

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Out of work? How job hunters can fight the growing stigma of unemployment

Forty percent, or 5 million, of unemployed Americans are considered “long-term unemployed,“ according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, meaning they have been jobless for at least 27 weeks. With so many people facing long-term unemployment it’s inevitable that the topic is raised as they seek and interview for jobs.   T...

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The internship hunt: What students should know about landing a great position

This is the time of year when companies converge on college campuses looking for the best and brightest students. Recruiters – from financial services firms to high tech companies – battle it out to lure potential interns to their branding and recruiting events in hopes of enticing them to intern at their company. For students, it...

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Six ways to use social media in your job search

Resume? Check. Cover letter? Check. Now you’re ready to begin that job search, right? Wrong. There may be some very important things you’re forgetting about that could dramatically enhance your job search. Nowadays, job searches involve much more than simply submitting hundreds of resumes and cover letters. “Today’s job sear...

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Small-business owners show cautious optimism about 2013

There’s no doubt that small businesses are a driving force in the American economy. And because they feel the shifts in the economy so acutely, the insight of small business owners can provide a real-time picture of what’s going well and where potential problems lie. The semi-annual Bank of America Small Business Owner Report explores t...

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Top communities providing support for returning veterans

When veterans return home from serving overseas, the support found in family, friends and the community can make a huge difference for a smooth transition. Pittsburgh ranks as the top place in the nation for veterans to transition from combat boots to civilian shoes, according to a study commissioned by USAA and Military.com. The “Best Places...

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Seven things employers must provide reservists returning from military service

Since Sept. 11, 2001, more than 800,000 reservists and national guardsmen have been called to leave their civilian life to serve the military full-time, with more than 250,000 pressed into active duty more than once. A federal law, The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), is intended to give reservists and others in t...

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Three-year degree programs shorten the path to rewarding careers

Three-year bachelor’s degree programs are gaining popularity as many students look for ways to enter the workforce faster. Though these programs are common in Europe and Canada, condensed programs are now attracting greater interest in the United States as students and education providers realize the unique benefits. Students might identify t...

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Let technology make this holiday season and 2013 the happiest of all

If you run a small business, you know that the holiday season is a busy but exciting time of year. It’s a time to reflect on the past year’s successes while considering ways to improve your processes for the coming year. As you look forward, it makes sense to take some time to consider how making a few technology upgrades can make the n...

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