We all know someone who is unemployed. Being unemployed is frustrating especially when there are thousands of job listings out there. Even with a large pool of job seekers, there are plenty of hard to fill jobs. A study by Careerbuilder shows that at least 1/3 of companies have positions that haven’t been filled in […]

Looking for a job and feeling like no one is hiring? Good news from our nation’s capital is just around the corner. According to a report released late last week, the federal government is poised to hire 273,000 new workers by the end of 2012. This 41% hiring bump is being necessitated by a combination […]

Becoming a registered nurse or RN takes a good amount of specialized education to be sure. First you get your undergraduate degree. Then you must get into a nursing school. And before you can do that there are a number of prerequisites needed. It’s a process! But most nurses agree that it’s a great profession […]

Every Thursday, the JobMonkey blog answers your burning questions about your job search. So far, we have covered how to negotiate a salary offer, how to write a cover letter for a nursing job, and how to find a summer job at Disney World. Do you have a question about your job search? Send me […]

Every Thursday, the JobMonkey blog answers your burning questions about your job search. In past weeks, we’ve talked about negotiating a salary offer, pursing a nursing career, and supporting a laid-off spouse. Do you have a question for the JobMonkey? Send me an email or leave me a note in the comment section. Dear JobMonkey, […]

Newsweek online has a great piece this week about ten recession-proof careers.  Here’s a look at four of the job fields that are still hiring (Halleluyah!) and links to corresponding sections about these career options from JobMonkey. 1) Security Jobs with the Defense Department and America’s Homeland Security are on the rise. According to a […]

Dear Job Monkey, I am a 28 year old about to graduate from nursing school. A friend of my mom’s works at a large, local hospital and they are having a hiring fair next week. There will be representatives from all the different departments and they will be doing informational sessions as well as scheduling […]