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Helpful Synonyms for All of LinkedIn’s “Most Overused” Words

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

LinkedIn users all sound the same. Here's a helpful guide to make you stand out.
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The Leonard Lopate Show

Surviving the Cube

Monday, November 10, 2014

Here are the do's and don'ts of working life, from job hunting to dealing with difficult bosses. Plus, Leonard admits to his own hiring prejudice: don't misspell liaison on a resume.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Undercover Job Seeker

Monday, June 16, 2014

Mary Gatta, senior scholar at Wider Opportunities for Women in Washington DC, an adjunct professor at Rutgers University, and author of All I Want Is a Job!: Unemployed Women Navigating the Public Workforce System, talks about her "undercover" work as a client in a New Jersey career center and what she found out about women's efforts to find jobs with a living wage.

EVENT: Mary Gatta will be speaking at Rooney’s Ocean Front Restaurant in Long Branch, NJ at 7PM on June 18th, sponsored by the Monmouth County Democratic Women’s Caucus.

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New Tech City

Advice and Resources for Seniors Rebooting Their Careers

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Tom Kamber, Founding Executive Director of Older Adults Technology Services, talks through a few guests on how to reboot their outlook on technology and working for people a generation older.

 

 

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New Tech City

Advice for Mid-Career Professionals

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Carmen Scheidel, Vice President of Learning + Development at Time, Inc., gives tips for mid-career workers.

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New Tech City

6 Tips for Recent College Grads

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Larry Harris, Chief Marketing Officer of ad-tech company PubMatic, offers his advice for recent college grads looking to make an impact during an interview and during their first years on the job.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Changing Workplace

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Co-Founders of Nextspace and co-authors of Rise of the Naked Economy: How to Benefit from the Changing Workplace, Ryan Coonerty and Jeremy Neuner, advise employees and employers on how to adapt to the changing workplace.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Scrub-A-Dub-Dub the Web

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Graeme Wood, contributor to New York Magazine and Atlantic Monthly, explains how a college classmate scrubbed his online record clean and the "black-ops" tools available.

 

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New Tech City

Climbing TheLadders: CEO Alex Douzet Explains the Online Job Search

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

TheLadders is a New York-based job site that charges subscribers, mostly professionals from the white-collar world, $25 dollars a month to search its database. CEO Alex Douzet says the goal is to pair people with appropriate jobs. It even tells job candidates who they’re competing against.  

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New Tech City

Job Applicants: How to Game Resume Scanners

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

More and more companies are relying on technology to weed out job applicants at the initial stage of the hiring process – using software that scans and screens resumes in what has become a multi-billion dollar industry.  

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New Tech City

New Tech City: The Resume in the Digital Age and Maker Faire Comes to New York

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

When President Obama and Mitt Romney take the stage in Denver for their first presidential debate Wednesday, the talking points will no doubt center on jobs and the economy.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Unemployed Need Not Apply

Monday, August 01, 2011

New York Times economics reporter Catherine Rampell discusses the recent trend of help-wanted ads specifically asking for only the employed to apply. Is this fair? Rampbell also takes calls about the experience of coming across such ads.

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The Takeaway

How to Get a Job After College

Thursday, May 12, 2011

The job market has been tough for college grads in the past few years. As we near yet another cycle of transitions, we’re taking a look at the current state of the job market, and checking in with recent graduates about what they’ve been facing. Takeaway contributor Beth Kobliner is here. Author of "Get a Financial Life,” she is also an appointee to the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability.

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The Takeaway

Is the Academic Job Market a Ponzi Scheme?

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Going back to school for a masters or doctorate degree may seem like a smart move in this economy. And universities are happy to get grad students, upon whom they rely for inexpensive, labor-intensive research and to teach undergraduates. But while getting a PhD might stave off the job search for five to seven years, the prospects for getting a teaching job at a university afterwards are slim. The long-term professional positions will be few and far between. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that while academic positions are expected to increase by 15 percent over the next ten years, most of those positions will be for graduate assistants and non-tenured instructors. Is it a "social trap", with academic hopefuls getting the short end of the stick? 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Help Wanted: Visit to a Job Fair

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Naomi Cohn is a job seeker and an author on the Brian Lehrer Show Facebook forum, Help Wanted. She writes:

This week I attended a job fair at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan that was sponsored by several Jewish organizations and synagogues. I didn't see any employers ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Help Wanted Goes On the Air

Monday, February 22, 2010

Meet Naomi, Alyson, Maryli, Ginger and Jim

Meet Naomi, Alyson, Maryli, Ginger and Jim

Well, they did it! Each of our first five Help Wanted Facebook Forum contributors spent some time getting to know Brian Lehrer and our listeners on-air. You can ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Covering the Job Market: Help Wanted

Thursday, February 11, 2010

You hear the numbers everyday: unemployment hovers over ten percent. Millions of Americans are out of work. We all get the scope and the magnitude of the situation, but we need to understand the impact on the individual. In the twenty-first century, what does it mean to be unemployed for over a year? What does it take to walk away from a job in this economy? How do you survive the crushing competition or navigate complicated procedures?

The Brian Lehrer Show is very pleased to introduce five job seekers who will help us explore the job market in this tough economy. These five have pledged to share with all of us the good and the bad moments on their journey to a new job. Their introductions are below. Their stories, as well as discussions, advice and helpful links, will remain on a new page in Facebook dedicated to this project. It's called Help Wanted. You can follow along and respond to the authors there.

Meet Naomi, Alyson, Maryli, Ginger and Jim

Meet Naomi, Alyson, Maryli, Ginger and Jim

Naomi
Commercial, landlord/tenant, and matrimonial litigation

I was born in Wisconsin and grew up in Vancouver, Canada. My parents, refugees from Germany and Poland, had first landed in New York and attended college here. I moved to the city on my own when I was nineteen, but spent long stints away before I settled down and became an attorney. I worked for an American exhibit traveling in the former Soviet Union (Moscow, Tashkent, Irkutsk, and Tbilisi), as a Russian-speaking resettlement counselor in Boston, and for the U.S. State Department program that admitted refugees from the USSR. My most recent position was as recoupment counsel for Fidelity National Title Group, a fortune 500 company. The carrier issues policies on property titles when there is a sale, so we were very hard hit by the recession. In January, 2009, the company announced that it was closing its claims offices in midtown Manhattan, Buffalo, Chicago, and New Jersey. I was laid off along with almost all the other counsel in those offices. Prior to Fidelity, I practiced motor vehicle accident litigation, mainly writing and arguing motions and appeals.

One good thing that has come out of my layoff is that I have been able to spend more time with my three daughters. Also, I have had the opportunity to work as a volunteer attorney for the city and the state. I did research and writing in the chambers of a Manhattan Supreme Court judge who handles international commercial litigation, represented low-income New Yorkers in court, sat as a volunteer arbitrator in small claims court, and did research for a city agency. Even though I don't have a paying job, on good days, I still get a thrill out of being at the heart of life in New York.

Alyson
Fashion Design

I am a 25 year old assistant fashion designer for a vendor in New York City. Disappointed with my employment, I am currently seeking a new job or possibly a new career. When I lived in Ohio, I had very high aspirations to move to New York City and work for major designer labels. When I was laid off from a large corporate brand in Ohio, it pushed me to move to the city earlier than I had planned. Employment opportunities in the fashion industry were already sluggish when I graduated college in 2007. Determined to remain in the fashion industry, I have worked for two less than satisfactory companies.

I started actively seeking employment five months ago and have not yet received one reply or interview. Quitting is not an option in this economy, so I remain employed. In the past year, I have attended resume and portfolio

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Your Stories On Air: When Work Isn't Enough, There's Plan B

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Your Uncommon Economic Indicators pointed us toward how the economy has compelled many of you to get creative about making ends meet. Getting the bills paid on time is rough, but Caitlin Kelley, our guest for YUEI: Plan B didn't mince words. She says, "get a grip and go ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

We Want You to WIKI!

Monday, February 16, 2009

At first, editing text on the internet for all to see can be daunting. But wikis are a convenient way for a group of people connected primarily by the internet to contribute to the same page—literally!

The Uncommon Economic Indicators project has a wiki bulletin board page where ...

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