Whether it’s because of the economy or just because you are looking for new challenges, reentering the work force after several months or years at home with your children can present a lot of challenges. How do you appeal to employers who want candidates with up-to-date skills and fresh experience? Can you compete with other […]
New Banking Jobs Section: Finance Jobs Are Coming Back!
The economic recovery may not be golden yet, but the jobs of America’s bankers seems to be. A few disgruntled Wall Street investment bankers aside, the job and role of banking in America is as vital and as vibrant as its ever been — yes, even in this day and age. And to prove it, […]
Non-Profits Can Be Profitable … For You!
There is a joke about working for non-profits that the jobs are low paying, almost to the point about being non-profitable. Very funny, right? Wrong! This myth about non-profits actually does the field more harm than good. It dissuades talented people like yourself from considering a career in non-profit work out of fear that your […]
Top 20 Highest Paying Jobs in America
If you are looking for a higher paycheck, CNBC had a great story recently about the highest paying jobs in America. As you may know, we have an entire section on six-figure jobs, from medical to legal to business to aviation…and more! According to the CNBC piece, health care jobs dominated their list of the […]
Work in the Farming Industry
From last year’s raid on an Iowa slaughter house to last month’s salmonella egg scandal, there is no doubt that America’s food sources are often the subject of some not very good news. But, farming in the U.S. is also the source of much good news. For example, did you know that the U.S. is […]
JobMonkey Celebrates Anniversary; President Obama Speaks for Labor Day Speech
Happy Labor Day, JobMonkey readers! Do you know that today is a very special day for our blog? We love Labor Day for a number of reasons. First, there is the obvious connection between what we blog about and what this holiday is about — labor, work, employment. Whether you’ve got the job of your […]
How to Sniff Out a Work from Home Scam
We’ve all seen the pop-up ads. Work from Home. Earn $5,000 or more for less than 2 hours of work a week. I did it, so you can you! or some variation on that theme. It sounds too good to be true, so you wisely stay away. But that pop up is far from the […]
Careers and 20-Somethings: Are the two mutually exclusive?
The New York Times Magazine featured a really interesting article this past weekend about careers and 20-somethings. The gist is this: The decade of your 20s was once seen as the beginning of adulthood — job, marriage and all the things that came with being a grown up. However, today’s 20-somethings, according to the article, […]