Author: Nathan Cooper

10 American Cities With the Lowest Unemployment Rates (and Where You Should Look for Work)

By: Beth Braverman Employers in cities with tight labor markets are increasingly looking outside the local talent pool for the right fit. The percentage of people who moved for a new job is on the rise, with 12 percent of job seekers relocating for work in the second quarter. That’s the highest percentage since the fourth quarter of 2014, when the relocation rate reached 15 percent, according to a new report from outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. The trend reflects a tightening labor market, with more than 100 metro areas across the country experiencing unemployment rates below 4...

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A former Nike and Gatorade exec explains why she likes to hire job candidates who have failed

Sarah Robb O’Hagan By: Marina Nazario Sarah Robb O’Hagan knows a thing or two about failure. She also knows quite a bit about success. Robb O’Hagan, now 43, lost two jobs, back-to-back, when she was in her late 20s. “It was awful,” she recalls. ” I literally thought, ‘I am over.'” But she was far from it. She went on to become the Marketing Director/General Manager at Nike in 2002; the president of Gatorade in 2008; and the president of Equinox in 2012. She left that role in February to launch her own startup, ExtremeYOU, a platform that features inspirational and educational services...

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‘Grace And Frankie’ And Growing Old In Today’s Job Market

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 14: Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda attends the Tribeca Tune In: ‘Grace And Frankie’ – 2016 Tribeca Film Festival at SVA Theatre 1 on April 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival) By: Michael Bernick The second season of “Grace and Frankie,” which was released in May on Netflix, raises some valuable questions about emerging job market dynamics for seniors. The comedy-drama series features Lily Tomlin (Frankie) and Jane Fonda (Grace) as 70-something acquaintances who come to live together after their husbands announce that they have been...

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Why you should never ask the hiring manager these 5 common interview questions

By: Jacquelyn Smith You’re in the hot seat. The tables have been turned. It’s your turn to ask questions. This is your time to shine … or throw it all away. It’s up to you! You may be tempted to ask about salary, or vacation time, or perks — but you should refrain. Asking about these things will send the wrong message about your priorities and work ethic. “Your job interview could lead to a position that could change your life. So it’s worthwhile being prepared with good questions — and avoiding red flag inquiries that could keep you out...

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One Million Cybersecurity Job Openings In 2016

By: Steve Morgan If you are thinking about a career change in 2016, then you might want to have a look at the burgeoning cybersecurity market which is expected to grow from $75 billion in 2015 to$170 billion by 2020. A knack for cat and mouse play may indicate that you have an aptitude for cybersecurity. It is a field where the good guys — cybersecurity professionals — are pitted against the bad guys — cybercriminals a.k.a. hackers. Assuming you’d want to be a good guy – a career can mean a six-figure salary, job security, and the potential...

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For-Profit Colleges Are Driving the Student Debt Crisis By Preying on Non-Traditional Students

By: Abby Higgs A few weeks ago, I read a report about how people who attend for-profit colleges end up saddled with student loan debt. I posted about it on Facebook, wondering who would possibly attend a school like that. Moments later, a message from my friend Riley popped up. “Abby, I will beat you down if you tell anyone this,” she wrote, “but I have an MBA from the University of Phoenix.” Riley explained that her MBA degree is now such a source of embarrassment for her that she leaves it off her résumé (she also requested that...

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Programmatic needs people: The 3 kinds of talent a $22 billion industry needs now

With programmatic spending expected to top $22 billion this year, ad tech is hungry for top talent. Despite early fears of a man versus machine job market apocalypse, it’s clear the human element of tech is not going away any time soon. In fact, tech needs more human talent to continue that growth. This month, LinkedIn offered 2,700 open positions in ad tech alone. While the “start-up culture” is an appealing draw, ad tech companies are far from the only tech vertical on the prowl for new hires. Finance, healthcare and consumer technology companies–not to mention the guys with...

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Where Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and 18 more successful entrepreneurs started as interns

By: Helena Ball Inc. Bill Gates YouTube/Gates Notes We take a look at 20 successful entrepreneurs — and where they worked as lowly interns (sometimes unpaid) before making it big. Getty/Ben Rose 1. Katia Beauchamp The cofounder of cosmetics subscription service BirchBox interned at NBC Universal as a summer associate for digital distribution in 2010 — the same year she started her company while an MBA student at Harvard Business School. Getty/Noam Galai 2. Kayvon Beykpour The CEO and co-founder of Periscope, the live video-streaming app, completed two internshipsbefore starting college in 2007. He was a summer intern at a media agency and then spent a year...

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