• Your next job: Virtual-workforce manager

    An ever-fragmenting workforce requires a maestro who can make everyone sing in harmony.

    By Alex Konrad, reporter

    FORTUNE -- Why it's hot: It's no secret that in this still-shaky economy, most job growth comes from temporary assignments. In the first quarter of 2012 alone, job site Elance added 80,000 employers seeking freelancers and 180,000 new contractors for them to hire. Both startups looking to scale operations flexibly and larger companies MORE

    Jul 25, 2012 5:00 AM ET
  • The vanishing law degree

    Law schools are under attack for overpromising employment. Don't blame the education, blame the economy.

    By David A. Kaplan, contributor

    FORTUNE -- Once upon a time -- assuming you didn't want to be a dermatologist -- you went to a fine law school, remained sentient in class, and got a job as an associate at a large law firm in a big city. You didn't know how to take a deposition or MORE

    Apr 18, 2012 5:00 AM ET
  • How to get a job: Work for free

    Employers increasingly are asking job candidates to perform work for them gratis as part of the interview process. Here's how to do it right - and win the position.

    By Jennifer Alsever, contributor

    FORTUNE -- For decades, George McAfee, a sales and business development expert in the tech industry, simply dialed a buddy when he was ready for a new job. So the 66-year-old executive got a big shock a couple of MORE

    Mar 14, 2012 5:00 AM ET
  • Fixing America: A CEO's master plan

    The tax code is archaic. The infrastructure is crumbling. We're doing our best to stifle innovation. What to do? Here's how I'd get the U.S. back on its feet.

    By Sandy Cutler, contributor

    FORTUNE -- Our nation is facing a crisis, a crisis of leadership. Decisions today are being based, sadly, on political dogma. The guiding principles that made our country great -- creating jobs, fostering innovation, and providing more economic opportunity MORE

    Mar 13, 2012 5:00 AM ET
  • The one job banks and hedge funds can't fill

    New regulations for banks and financial firms mean a booming market for experienced internal watchdogs.

    By Alex Konrad, reporter

    FORTUNE -- The banking industry has cried foul over the additional burden of Dodd-Frank regulations taking effect soon, but they mean a boom in business for compliance officers. "Prior to the crash in 2008, compliance was never viewed as a sexy area," says Mitchell Peskin, a partner at the ExecuSearch Group. "Now MORE

    Mar 13, 2012 5:00 AM ET
  • The great Mediterranean executive migration

    FORTUNE -- Given the troubles in the eurozone, it's little wonder that the number of executives in Greece and Italy seeking jobs elsewhere in the world is rising. According to the Cyprus-based firm One Hour Translation, the volume of résumés it translated from Greece and Italy rose sharply last year -- by 29% and 54%, respectively. The majority of the job applicants wanted their résumés translated into English or German, MORE

    Jan 27, 2012 5:00 AM ET
  • Your next job: Head of digital strategy

    FORTUNE -- Why it's hot: Simply having a Facebook and Google (GOOG) ad plan is not enough. Now the digital strategy leader must find, manage, and champion what's new -- before everyone else does.

    What you'll do: You'll have to truly integrate digital into your company. That means influence on the business side and an obsession with the future. Then you must help your colleagues understand -- and use -- what's new.

    What you need: A MORE

    Nov 15, 2011 5:00 AM ET
  • How to make a smart lateral career move

    Moving straight up the ladder is not as common anymore, due in part to the economy. Now companies are pitching sideways moves as a career enhancer. Are they?

    By Jena McGregor, contributor

    FORTUNE -- Five years ago Los Angeles-based headhunter Kirk Hoyle couldn't get candidates' attention unless he dangled a title change, a boost in the number of direct reports, and at least a 15% bump in pay. Today it's a different story: Many MORE

    Oct 13, 2011 5:00 AM ET
  • Your next job: Health/Wellness Coach

    FORTUNE -- Why it's hot: Coaches who help explain medical issues have been part of health care for a while. But with consumers taking more responsibility for their choices, and billing becoming more complex, companies now need coaches who get personal finance.

    What you'll do: Health coaches with a clinical background, usually registered nurses, advise on diseases and specific treatment. They will now be expected to help sort through both the cost MORE

    Oct 12, 2011 5:00 AM ET
  • The return of multiple job offers

    Jobs are still hard to come by - unless you're part of the elite group of job seekers who are fielding not one but several competing opportunities at once.

    By Vickie Elmer, contributor

    FORTUNE -- After he was laid off from his job as Burberry's director of construction in March 2010, Gary Rissler's outlook seemed bleak. "I was tired of hearing 'You're overqualified,' " he says. "I heard that over and over." MORE

    Jul 18, 2011 5:00 AM ET
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