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It wasn’t long ago that job seekers would sink huge amounts of time and effort into polishing a resume. If they didn’t have the time or energy themselves, or if they didn’t have the verbal skills, they would spend hundreds … Continue reading
If you’ve been out of work for 6 months or more, and you’ve gotten discouraged by the constant rejections, and have all but given up, take heart: The economy is showing signs of improvement. First, the overall unemployment rate has … Continue reading
By a variety of measures, America’s corporations are experiencing record profits over the last couple of years. Indeed, profits to corporations amounted to 11 percent of the economy in the 3rd quarter of 2012, compared to 8 percent during the … Continue reading
The good news is there’s been a surge in hiring. The bad news is that they’re temp jobs. Recent employment surveys indicate that America’s retailers went into the holiday season expecting Santa to bring some brisk business. Analysts estimated about … Continue reading
2012 has put many Americans back on the employment path. As of this past November, the unemployment rate has dropped below 8 percent. Job growth as a whole has increased as has spending on recruitment and training. But negotiations between … Continue reading
A century ago, some idiot said “everything that can be invented has been invented. That was before the Airplane and the atom bomb. Well, now the slogan goes “there’s an app for that.” But apparently that’s not true either, because … Continue reading
The October jobs report was a doozy: The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the economy actually added some 114,000 nonfarm payroll jobs. Which actually isn’t much. But somehow, it was enough to cause the official unemployment number – the … Continue reading
Someone once wrote a joke news story headlined “Unemployment Rating Among Young, Hot Women Holding at Zero Percent.” It’s funny because there’s a ring of truth to it. Attractive people are far more likely to get hired in positions that … Continue reading
When Hurricane Isaac grazed the Gulf Coast states and hit Louisiana, unemployment also took a hit; unemployment numbers were at the highest point in two months. Nine states were affected by Isaac, and 15,000 more people than the previous week … Continue reading
The Veterans Job Corps Act (S. 3457), is a bill sponsored by Bill Nelson, a Democratic Senator from Florida. It is currently being considered in the Senate, though has yet to pass the House. The bill is a priority for … Continue reading
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With unemployment stubbornly sticking north of 8 percent, the prospect of self-employment becomes more and more tempting. A significant number of the unemployed or under-employed are forced into unemployment out of economic necessity. Some of you will jump at the … Continue reading
In my last post, we took a look at the psychological toll that extended periods of unemployment can have on those who are out-of work. So the last post concentrated on the mind. This one concentrates on the body: Research … Continue reading
During the American Revolutionary War, John Adams, America’s 2nd president, wrote in a letter to his wife: I must study politics and war, that our sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. Our sons ought to study mathematics … Continue reading
Just like that, the United States’ credit rating has dropped from AAA to AA+, according to Standard and Poor’s. Though AA+ isn’t bad at all, since it means that the country still has a strong capability to meet its financial … Continue reading
Todays’ guest post comes from U.S. News, written by Marty Nemko, known american career and education couch. When seeking your true love, you had better look for someone with a compatible personality. The same thing is true when choosing your … Continue reading
There are steps that work, and there are those that do not. If you are a jobseeker, it is important that you do not mess up your online work hunting. Thus, take note of the following: Find work at the … Continue reading
After a chilling year of wage freezes and modest bonuses, prospective employees need to take a fresh approach to salary negotiations. Overly aggressive salary negotiators could end up in the cold. Keep in mind that the gentleman on the other … Continue reading
As someone who is navigating around the social media world, I find the number of new sites cropping up to be intimidating. The same is true of online resume posting sites. Which ones do you target? Your time is valuable … Continue reading
On both sides of the Atlantic, surveys are reporting low job satisfaction numbers. According to a recent Conference Board survey, a low of 45.3 percent of US workers are satisfied with their job. YouGuv reports that only 35 percent of … Continue reading
BBC offers a short and fun test to find out what career choice suits your personality. You can take it at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/mind/surveys/careers/ The test itself is based on one of the best known theory of career choices – Holland Codes. To … Continue reading
A health club membership can be an attractive perk when evaluating a job offer but typically the position, job function and salary weigh heaviest in your decision. Today, a company’s health program could be the most important indication of your … Continue reading
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