JobHunting

Forget Fountain Pens: 5 Gifts New College Grads Can Really Use

The classic graduation gifts are perfect for someone headed for an artist's colony or off on a vacation. But with half of recent college grads unemployed, the best gifts are ones that will help put them on the fast track to a job. Here are five smart options.

Worried About a Money Disaster? Here's Your Plan B

Do you fear something awful is around the corner when it comes to your finances? Given recent years' economic woes, it's not unreasonable. But you can turn your worries to your advantage by planning for the worst before anything goes wrong.

Tweak Your Major, Transform Your Job Prospects

Unemployment among recent college grads is at 9.3% -- but not for every major. The good news is, you can follow your skills and passions and still find a job. The highest-unemployment majors are often related to options that use the same skills, but offer much better odds of a job.

Job hunting? Start here first

A year ago, an old buddy of mine lost his job. I commiserated, but assumed, since he was a computer guy, that he was aware that many companies have...

Tax Tips: Job search expenses

You can deduct certain costs of looking for a new job in your current occupation, if you itemize deductions on Schedule A. You can deduct these costs...