The Orion

Unemployment slows, new jobs created

Civilian Unemployment rates from 1948-2017 Photo credit: Jacqueline Morales

Jacqueline Morales

February 7, 2017

The U.S. Department of Labor announced that unemployment rates slightly changed to 4.8 percent for Jan.According to the Bureau of Labor statistics, 227,000 new jobs have been added in the last month.The main areas include retail trade, construction and financial services. "It is a really encouraging...

Beware: Social media blunders can sink career chances

Illustration by Trevor Moore

Joseph Rogers

April 4, 2015

Graduation is just around the corner, job fairs are sprouting like the pollen-spewing plants that stuff up my nose and resumes are being written to entice employers into a job offer. But in the 21st century, we have advanced communication tools and employers know it. Facebook, Twitter and Google+ are...

Professionalism comes at a steep price

Matt Murphy

October 24, 2014

I'm a sellout. At least, that's what it feels like. I have a professional Twitter account where I tweet about relevant newsworthy topics and retweet exciting tidbits about journalism and other tedious things.I have a Wordpress blog supposedly devoted to all things "Professional Matt", albeit I don't use i...

Visible tattoos jeopardize jobs

Veronica De La Cruz

February 23, 2014

Anyone who's ever wanted a tattoo knows how exciting it is to finally turn 18 years old.I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that it's finally something we can do that many have been told not to for such a long time.The day I turned 18 years old, I couldn't wait to get my first tattoo. I made an...

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