Posts tagged with 'jobseekers'
The Best and Worst Cities For Jobs In 2017The worst city for job hunting in 2017 is Detroit. WalletHub, a financial services site, ranked it at the bottom of its annual list of the best -- and the worst -- cities for jobs.Read the rest of this entry »
If Detroit coming in last was no surprise, Scottsdale, AZ coming in first might be. The tony Phoenix suburb is better known as a winter playground for well-heeled snowbirds. Replete with up-scale restaurants and spas, Scottsdale is ...
2017 Is Going to Be the Year of the JobseekerFor any job seeker who's fallen victim to recruiting's black hole -- submitting a resume only to hear nothing -- it may be hard to believe that a quarter of all employers get few or no applicants.Read the rest of this entry »
That's one finding in a massive global survey of some 42,000 employers. Couple that with a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics that job openings reached an all ...
We're Planning to Get Fit and Job Hunt In 2017Losing weight and its companion, getting fit and healthy, are the two most common resolutions people make. They are, also, among the most common resolutions that get broken.Read the rest of this entry »
In fact, according to Statistic Brain, fewer than two-thirds of us who make any resolution at all keep them past the first month. Six months after New Year's Day, only 46% of the resolution makers have kept them.
It's easier ...
What Looking For a Job In 2017 Will Be LikeWill you be looking for a job in 2017?Read the rest of this entry »
Even if the thought never crossed your mind, you'll want to take a look at this article from Career Sherpa. In it, 31 recruiting experts and career coaches offer their take on what the job market will be like next year.
Far from the usual predictions about a tight labor supply giving candidates the upper hand (true enough for some ...
How Volunteering Can Help Your Job SearchVolunteer work can open doors to job opportunities you might never have considered without the experience you get -- not to mention the good you do -- by giving your time to help others.Read the rest of this entry »
That's how Barbara Marbury wound up working for the University of Oregon’s Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence. She wasn't even looking for a job when she was approached by the university's vice president at ...
How to Make Your Elevator Pitch Stand OutHave you ever noticed how long it takes some people to say just what it is that they do?Read the rest of this entry »
It's one thing to bore someone with a 5 minute monologue at a family gathering, but quite another when you're at a networking event, even when you don't recognize it as a networking event. That's when you need a clear, concise and memorable elevator pitch.
Matchmaker eHarmony Launches Job SiteYou know eHarmony as a matchmaking site. Now meet its new job matching site, Elevated Careers.Read the rest of this entry »
Three-plus years in the making, the site launched last week amidst great fanfare and a launch party in Los Angeles. Whether it can win a share of the crowded job search / job matching field is anyone's guess. HR industry analysts at the launch party, most of whom had seen a beta version of ...
Job Ghosting Is No Halloween PrankHave you been the victim of "job-ghosting?"Read the rest of this entry »
This isn't some scary Halloween office prank. It's the ethically reprehensible practice of being led on by a hiring manager only to be ignored after the interview. Judging by the number of articles and blog posts, it seems to be on the rise.
Nor is it strictly an American phenomenon. Last month the ethics columnist of a leading Canadian newspaper weighed ...
To Interview Well, Try Being A ComedianThere's no question interviewing for a job is stressful. It's akin to the fear so many have of public speaking. Even recruiters who have conducted hundreds of interviews can freeze up when they're on the other side of the desk.Read the rest of this entry »
Dozens of videos and countless books provide all sorts of advice about handling an interview with confidence; whole sections explain how to best research the company and ...
Don't Make Your References An AfterthoughtEvery lawyer knows not to ask a question they don't already know the answer to.Read the rest of this entry »
That's good advice for job seekers. Yet many, probably a majority of job candidates offer up references without any certainty of what the person will say. With luck, the reference check will go well. But does it make sense to leave what might be the most important part of the hiring process to ...