While U.S. unemployment remains stubbornly close to 10%, job prospects for this year's class of MBAs are looking considerably brighter.
By John A. Byrne, contributor
(poetsandquants.com) -- While U.S. unemployment remains stubbornly close to 10%, job prospects for MBAs in the class of 2011 are looking considerably brighter. At Stanford Graduate School of Business, job postings are up 85% year over year.
Boston Consulting Group, one of the largest employers of MBA graduates, MOREJan 14, 2011 10:00 AM ET
Over 80% of employers now look for new hires on LinkedIn. Here's how to make the most of your online "personal brand."
By Anne Fisher, contributor
Dear Annie: I've been working for the same company for the past 19 years, but I just found out my department is being eliminated (outsourced) three months from now, so I'm job hunting for the first time in almost two decades. Obviously, lots of things have MOREJan 13, 2011 12:47 PM ET
If you want to be a boss, rather than painting you as someone who plays well with others, your references would help you more by saying that you excel at speaking assertively, influencing others, and initiating new projects.
Let's say you've asked a former colleague or boss you know is a fan of yours for a letter of recommendation. This person describes you with words like "kind," "helpful," "tactful," or "agreeable."
And MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Nov 23, 2010 1:22 PM ET
Demand for senior management talent is on the rise, especially at small and medium-sized firms.
If you're looking for signs that the economic recovery is picking up steam, here's one: The number of U.S. companies creating executive jobs is up for the tenth straight month, led by a steady increase in high-level hiring at companies with annual revenues between $11 million and $500 million.
That's according to the Executive Job Creation Index, MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Nov 16, 2010 6:49 PM ET
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