When it comes to American workers’ biggest fears, it wouldn’t be a stretch to say that some workers fear public speaking, snakes, that maggot scene from “The Lost Boys” and inferior Elsa costumes on their children less than the scary jobs featured in a new CareerBuilder study of America’s 10 scariest jobs. Just in time for Halloween, we asked American workers to tell us the 10 jobs they found most frightful -- and they spilled their guts.
From claiming they need the day to fix some botched plastic surgery to saying they accidentally got on a plane, America’s workers have either had some sitcom-worthy misadventures this year, or they’ve simply gotten more creative with their sick day excuses. A new CareerBuilder survey looks at how many workers have faked being sick this year, as well as some of the strangest excuses they’ve used while doing so.
EMSI, a CareerBuilder company, recently released data about the state of manufacturing jobs in the U.S. — and found five manufacturing jobs that employers are struggling with filling the most. Although manufacturing production is growing at its fastest pace in over a decade, 302,000 manufacturing jobs remain unfilled today — and that number could rise to 875,000 by 2020 for many of these types of jobs.
A new Careerbuilder survey indicates that though the majority of Class of 2014 college graduates are currently working, 51 percent of that group are in jobs that don’t require a degree. What does this mean for the career trajectory of this group, and what other trends are we seeing? Let's take a closer look at what else is in store for the Class of 2014 -- and what that might mean for your business.
It's safe to say job seekers and employers are not always on the same page when it comes to interview do's and don'ts. If you ask a candidate and an employer what the ideal application looks like, whether jobs should be mobile-optimized, or what a great candidate experience means in the first place, you're likely to get very different responses. And therein lies the problem.
As a now 10-year resident of Chicago, I’ve withstood my share of weather woes. Everyone says “summers in Chicago make the terrible winters worth it!” Today is one of those days I agree — it’s absolutely beautiful, and after the winter we just got through, it’s really hard to be indoors right now writing this.
What’s getting me through? A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I raided his parents’ old record collection — some of which hadn’t been touched in years and years.
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