Q&A: Work, wages and women in the energy industry

Trained on the coal side of the law, Erin Magee, a labor and employment lawyer with Jackson Kelly, now juggles between fossil fuels, with oil and gas representing a growing part of her practice. "We move between industries but apply the same law," Magee said.

Your Office Coach: Resist temptation to blame co-worker for job exit

QUESTION: About a year ago, I quit my job in a small medical clinic because of a very unprofessional co-worker. "Jake" dressed inappropriately, accepted gifts from vendors, had an affair with a married patient, and sent sexual emails from our shared computers. The owner knew about Jake's behavior, but he did nothing to stop it.

Rex Huppke:

Communist Party leaders in a county in southwestern China recently received an interesting list of "10 Forbidden Behaviors."

Unconventional meetings take the 'bored' out of 'boardroom'

Sitting in a conference room has become a thing of the past for some companies that have turned to more unconventional meeting methods to spark creativity and innovation among their employees.

Wage increases include tipped workers in some states

Waiters, bartenders, hairdressers and other Minnesota workers who rely on tips got a big raise last week when the state guaranteed them the same $9.50 hourly minimum wage that other workers will get.


See how your resume compares to other job seekers that have applied for the same position

Ever send a resume to an employer and feel like it was lost in a black hole? According to a Personified survey of 250,000 job seekers, nearly 60 percent of job applicants reported they never received a response from employers they recently applied to for a job. CareerBuilder launched a free tool this week called hireINSIDER that helps to remove some of the guesswork from the application process by enabling job seekers to see how they stack up against other applicants for a job. By getting an inside peek into the qualifications of other candidates, job seekers are able to better assess if they are a viable candidate for the job and the likelihood of an employer contacting them.

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Website Makes Finding a Job in Dallas Easy

As a Dallas job seeker, finding the right job position means starting at the right website. There are ways to make your Dallas job search a little bit easier. Here are 10 tips from career experts to simplify your job search:

1. Learn how to get past the generic HR inbox

Typically e-mailing your résumé human resources or filling out an online application means it will get short shrift once opened on the other end. Most of the time it's being pre-screened by a software program for keywords that correspond with the job requirements. "People need to understand what an applicant tracking system is, what it looks for and how to maximize the odds that your résumé will pass through the [system], and move on to human eyeballs," explains Jenny Foss, a career expert who blogs.

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