A veteran navigates life amid job loss and high inflation

Sep 13, 2022
After being laid off, marketing professional Collin Cook has been pitching himself as a "Swiss Army knife." He's had mixed results.
"You literally go through the five stages of grief" after being laid off, said Collin Cook, who's had trouble finding the right job as a generalist in the marketing field.
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New research shows racial discrimination in hiring is still happening at the earliest stages

Evan Rose, co-author and Saieh Family Research Fellow at the University of Chicago, discusses how discrimination based on job applicant name is still pervasive
Job application forms await applicants for hospitality employment during a Zislis Group job fair at The Brew Hall on June 23, 2021 in Torrance, California.
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What's the best way to find a job? We ask a manager

Sep 15, 2017
Tip: Hand delivering a resume is not OK.
How do you stand out from the crowd when you're applying for a job? Gimmicks don't work, Green says. A solid resume and compelling cover letter do.
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Koch Industries 'Bans the Box'

Apr 28, 2015
Charles Koch's company won't ask applicants if they've been convicted of a crime.

Why don't employers make it easier to apply for a job?

Oct 17, 2014
Why don't employers make it easier to apply for a job?

The delicate art of rejecting a job candidate

Jul 9, 2013
Why some companies are trying to close the door on job candidates a little more politely.

The Purple Squirrel: Is the hiring process broken?

Jun 8, 2012
Author Peter Cappelli discusses the pitfalls of the online-based job application process and how it is preventing employers from capturing the elusive "purple squirrel."
Face-to-face interactions are becoming increasingly rare as more employers rely on computers to screen potential employees.
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Job applicants asked for social media logins and passwords

Mar 20, 2012
The Associated Press has found that some applicants have been asked to hand over their Facebook passwords and login information during interviews.

Is the era of the business card over?

Mar 16, 2012
Some experts claim that in a Web-savvy world, business cards are a thing of the past. We dug up one career consultant (no business card needed) to find out if they really are obsolete.

MID-DAY UPDATE: February job numbers, solar panels

Mar 4, 2011
We got big numbers today from the U.S. Labor Department. In February, U.S. payrolls increased 192,000 and the jobless rate fell to 8.9 percent --...

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