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College-age Americans face permanent hit with few job prospects

America’s youngest workers started the year with a rare opportunity to slingshot their careers in the hottest job market in decades.

They’ll end 2020 facing some of the nation’s bleakest employment prospects and the most volatile job market ever for recent college graduates.

The unemployment rate for young people age 20 to 24 was 12.5% in September, the highest among adults. Joblessness for them peaked at nearly 26% at the height of the pandemic in April — quadruple the level two months earlier — a bigger jump than in any previous recession back to the 1940s.

Although the overall U.S. labor market is gradually improving, it remains far below its pre-pandemic health. Jobless claims fell to 787,000 in the week ended Oct. 17 at the same time that the number of Americans on extended unemployment benefits rose, according to Labor Department data.

Economists say the longer that young people are

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How to navigate job hunting amid COVID-19: 4 tips from a career expert at LinkedIn

For many recent graduates, the job hunt was put on hold when the pandemic hit.

This year, millions of people around the world have missed out on big milestones or have had to postpone important events like weddings due to COVID-19.

The same has happened to college seniors who missed out on their graduation ceremonies and were unable to kickstart their careers by finding their first jobs.

For Caitlyn Martyn, a recent graduate of Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, job prospects seemed attainable before the pandemic hit.

“I was having a lot of interviews, I was pursuing some really exciting opportunities that were, in my opinion, like dream job type situations,” said Martyn. “I was really like moving along in the interview process.”

But then, when the pandemic began, the job hunt was

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Report forecasts major small business job losses in Denver and beyond as winter chill sets in

The “Game of Thrones” tagline “winter is coming” is especially ominous for small businesses in this COVID-19 battered year.

A new report from online payroll and benefits platform Gusto predicts dire outcomes if more government relief funding is not made available to help businesses through the cold weather months.

The report, authored by Gusto economist Luke Pardue, outlines a scenario where retailers and leisure and hospitality businesses including restaurants hemorrhage 1.4 million jobs as cold weather makes pandemic adaptations like outdoor dining and queuing outside shops with capped capacities untenable in large swaths of the northern and western U.S.

If coronavirus cases spike, as they already are in Colorado and other parts of the country, and economic activity slows even more, Pardue predicts that small businesses in those sectors could shed 2.8 million jobs.

Denver would not be spared. Gusto, which has a large office in the city, predicts that

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The potential impact of your online footprint on your career and job search

Dear Sam: My daughter graduated from college, started her first job, and was recently fired from her role as she made some disparaging remarks about her employer on her Facebook page. Needless to say, she is embarrassed and concerned about the impact this will have on her employment search. She needs to make her Facebook page completely private — or delete it entirely, in my opinion — but beyond that, what should she do to curtail any additional fallout from her actions? — Catherine

Dear Catherine: What a shame, Catherine, an opportunity vanished in the stroke of a few keys. This is not the first time I have heard of this happening as candidates are just really learning that what they do “privately” can affect them “professionally.” First, as you know, but to reinforce for readers, everything on Facebook is the property of Facebook, so know, even if you have

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DeVos says it isn’t Department of Education’s job to track schools’ coronavirus reopening plans

Education Secretary Betsy DeVosElizabeth (Betsy) Dee DeVosOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Trump creates federal council on global tree planting initiative | Green group pushes for answers on delayed climate report | Carbon dioxide emissions may not surpass 2019 levels until 2027: analysis Trump creates federal government council on global tree planting initiative Private schools prove reopening learning institutions safely can be done MORE said Tuesday it is not the job of her department to track school districts’ reopening plans or the number of coronavirus cases they are grappling with as districts look for guidance as to how to conduct classes safely during the pandemic. 

“Well I’m not sure there’s a role for the Department of Education to compile and conduct that research,” DeVos said Tuesday at an event hosted by the Milken Institute in response to a question about the role of the federal government to boost confidence regarding in-person schooling. 

“The

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Boston College tackles job of improving its defensive shortcomings

The improvement the Eagles’ defense has shown through its first five games has been enough for Hafley to start seeing some light.

In 2019, BC’s run defense was 11th in the Atlantic Coast Conference and the pass defense was 14th and dead last. This season, the run defense is 10th, but the pass defense has jumped to fourth best.

“Of course, it’s gonna be a process learning a new defense,” said defensive end Marcus Valdez. “We’ve just been working and we know it’s not going to be easy. We haven’t played our best D yet, and I think when we do play our best, it’s going to be scary.

“We’re in position to make plays right now, but we’re just not making them. So we got to, we got to work on finishing and executing. Defense, we got to execute as a team. And that’s been the focus: execute, finish.”

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Why a 40-year-old quit his job of 18 years to resell items on Amazon

  • “Retail arbitrage,” or the practice of buying items in physical stores and reselling them on Amazon for a premium, has become increasingly popular, especially during the pandemic.
  • One 40-year-old who started arbitraging as a side hustle in July has already brought in over $40,000 in sales on Amazon, according a screenshot of his Amazon seller account viewed by Business Insider.
  • He learned the trade via paid membership to an exclusive group of nearly 500 arbitrageurs on Discord, where members have sold over $400,000 worth of goods since May.
  • This arbitrageur, who asked to remain anonymous for privacy concerns, recently made the decision to resign from his job in insurance after 18 years to pursue reselling full-time.
  • “If you’re going to sell through Amazon, you need to be committed,” the Amazon reseller said. “You need to run it like an actual business.”
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Side hustles

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Types of Careers Listed by Industry, Job, and Salary

Are you checking out career options, looking for a new career, or thinking about changing jobs? The more you learn about possible options, the easier it will be to decide whether you’re interested in a particular job or industry. You might discover that you love a job, or you might find that it’s something you’d never want to do. It’s always a good idea to take time to explore career opportunities, regardless of whether you’re just starting out or at mid-career looking for something different the next time around.

Here’s some information on a variety of different careers, organized by industry. You can also check out lists of careers organized by other categories, such as type of position (seasonal, part-time, etc.), and explore jobs that pay particularly well.

You will learn the steps you need to take to enter a particular career field, what types of qualifications you will need

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Career Day and Job Events

Why Mines?

If your organization is looking for great engineering, technical, applied science, and/or economics and business talent then this is the place to come! Career Day is a signature biannual event that will connect you with current students, recent grads and alumni. Career Day also offers a great opportunity to connect with other working professionals from your industry. If you need more ideas on branding your company on campus during Career Day, please see our employer’s guide to campus branding. Our Career Day events are held at the Student Recreation Center (SRC) on the Colorado School of Mines campus in Golden, Colorado accessible via Denver International Airport and close to downtown Denver.

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The Best Career Tests and Quizzes to Find Your Dream Job

Sure, BuzzFeed quizzes are a fun distraction. But what if we told you that you could spend your time taking easy tests and quizzes that are actually beneficial to your career?

We’ve gathered some of the best career quizzes and personality tests on the web. Whether you need help finding the right path for you or want to learn a little more about your working style to help you improve the job you already have, there’s sure to be a career test for you.

And, while no test is likely to be able to tell you exactly what your dream job might be, these can certainly help point you in the right direction.

Applicable across all areas of your life, the MBTI is probably one of the most-used assessments by career centers and managers alike.

The MBTI gives you a sense of your personality preferences: where you get your energy,

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