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Size Matters for Corporate Boards

Companies with fewer board members outperformed their peers, while those with more directors underperformed, according to data analyzed for The Wall S... More

In Negotiations, Everyone's an Amateur

Executives master the art of the deal when negotiating on behalf of their companies, but many stumble when it comes to landing a raise or promotion fo... More

Sneaking Away to Email? Why CEOs Loathe Vacation

Many top bosses say they can't afford to unplug even for a short time. Some balk at the thought of putting big projects on hold. Others don't want to ... More

Can 'Warcraft' Skills Help Land a Job?

A handful of job seekers are betting that listing their achievements in videogames such as the role-playing platform "World of Warcraft" on their rés... More

Returning to Wal-Mart: Human Cashiers

In an attempt to lure more customers this holiday season, the world's largest retailer is promising to staff every cash register from the day after Th... More

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RECAP: SkillsUSA 2012 Championships

Sep 17, 2012 • by Jim Babson • US Careers Online
After another thrilling week of competition the 2012 SkillsUSA National Championships for CNC Milling, CNC Turning, and Precision Machining Technology are now complete and a total of eighteen medalists have been named. More

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Young people need more help moving from education into work

Aug 21, 2014 • New Statesman
Careers education and guidance play a crucial role in ensuring a smooth transition from education to work in those European countries that have low rates of youth unemployment. Careers education should be embedded in the curriculum from primary school ... More

Small Talk: Many young people are entering the jobs market without the right ...

Aug 24, 2014 • The Independent
This begins at school, where young people should have access to careers education from an early age. Teachers need to be aware of the benefits and opportunities of vocational education so they can encourage young people into training that is relevant. More

Dallas Businesswoman Used Education To Search For New Career

Aug 4, 2014 • CBS Local
As a former registered diagnostic cytologist, a person who reads microscope slides to determine if they are cancerous, Karen Hopkins enjoyed this profession but wanted to branch out and try something else. She decided to return to school with the ... More

Jim Raftus: Count on Rhode Islanders to be friends for decades

Aug 23, 2014 • The Providence Journal
We've served in the military, Vietnam and Alaska. We've had careers: education, finance, insurance and marketing. We've attended each other's weddings, our children's weddings and funerals for our parents, all now gone. It has been a long, mostly ... More

Cambridge House: Progress of a school with problems

Aug 14, 2014 • BBC News
Urgent improvements were said to be needed in careers education, and in the standard of learning and teaching, as well as leadership and management in sixth form. In June 2011, Cambridge House became the first grammar school in Northern Ireland to be ... More

Economic recovery won't solve youth unemployment, report claims

Aug 15, 2014 • TES News
It says careers education and guidance plays a crucial role in ensuring a smooth transition from education to work in European countries that have low rates of youth unemployment, but argues that it has been badly neglected in England. It recommends ... More

Annual fest gets kids ready to go back to school with supplies, screenings

Aug 16, 2014 •
"The primary reason it is held there is that it opens the door to other possible thoughts about careers, education, and exposes [participants] to a campus environment," she said. "The atmosphere is one you can't beat." More than 7,300 people attended ... More

Technology Background Helps Houstonian Strategize Online

Aug 11, 2014 • CBS Local
With the internet becoming more and more integral to everyday life, careers in technology are in higher demand than ever. Consumers are more likely now than ever to make purchases online, with 70 percent of shoppers preferring the ease of online ... More

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