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Seattle's Biotech Is Desperate For WorkersRead the rest of this entry »
One of the nation’s premier biotech centers is finding it so hard to fill jobs the state's trade association has launched an ambitious marketing campaign to lure workers to Washington state.
“Our industry has jobs. We have jobs at all levels,” said Leslie Alexandre, CEO of the trade group Life Science Washington. “We eagerly welcome people to come and join our ecosystem or to be trained from our schools and …
Tech Writers Code In EnglishRead the rest of this entry »
There’s a tech job that pays well, is growing fast and is in such demand that it’s taking employers weeks to fill an opening.
And it typically doesn’t require knowing any language besides English.
With the number of devices and applications mushrooming and their capabilities increasing just as rapidly, explaining to users how to make everything work is the job of technical writers. “They’re vital players when the time comes …
Why Is Hiring So Difficult?Read the rest of this entry »
With unemployment at a historic high, filling jobs shouldn’t be difficult. Yet employers say it’s hard to find qualified people to hire.
The National Federation of Independent Business says a third of its members report having jobs they couldn’t fill. In the organization’s June survey, 84% of business owners hiring or trying to hire workers reported finding “few or no qualified applicants.”
The Federation’s members are small business owners who, …
How to Build a Resume For a Career In BankingRead the rest of this entry »
Across the nation, accounting, finance and business majors are locking in this summer’s internships. Some were lucky enough to accept offers in the fall. Most are doing that now.
There’s one group, however, that is looking ahead to summer 2021. Those are the undergrads intent on a career in investment banking, where internship recruiting by many of the largest banks and firms starts earlier than almost any other industry sector. …
Dumb Mistakes That Will Cost You the JobRead the rest of this entry »
It is amazing how many perfectly fine candidates sabotage their chances at getting the job.
Matthew Ross, co-owner of two e-commerce sites, tells of a time a candidate volunteered she had lied to her employer about having a medical condition so she could get more time off.
“I couldn’t believe that someone would admit to lying to their former boss to what could have been their new boss,” Ross told …
Survey: Half Of All Companies Expect to Hire This YearRead the rest of this entry »
Despite concerns the economy may be stalling, half of all companies still plan to add staff this year.
Global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas says of the 150 companies it surveyed, 46% said they've been hiring throughout last year and intend to hire more workers in 2020.Another 5% of them said they expect to up their headcount "significantly."
Tempering the news is that far fewer companies …
Clothes Won't Get You the Job But We Worry It Might Cost Us OneRead the rest of this entry »
If you worry about your appearance before an interview, you're not alone. A new survey says most of us do. We spend at least an hour deciding on an interview outfit and still 54% of us worry there's some part of how we look that could cost us the job.
The survey of 1,997 workers found 86% believe it's important to look attractive to an interviewer; 63% believe they've benefited …
Tech Centers Top the List For JobsRead the rest of this entry »
Wallet Hub is out with its annual list of the best places to find a job. If you're in IT, you've got your pick. Not surprising, tech hubs rank high in the scoring. Out of the top 10 places with the best job prospects, half are in or around tech centers like Silicon Valley.
Most of these also made the top 10 cut when factors like family incomes, housing costs, …
IT Jobs Top 'Emerging' Jobs ListRead the rest of this entry »
Nurse, software developer, physical therapist, cybersecurity specialist and truck drivers are perennially among the most in-demand jobs, meaning employers struggle to fill these openings. And there's every indication these jobs will continue to be hard to fill.
But what about the new jobs being created and existing ones that are seeing growing demand? LinkedIn recently released its third annual list of the top 15 emerging jobs ranked by how fast …
Don't Start a Search By Updating Your ResumeRead the rest of this entry »
Gift shopping and holiday partying may be what most people are thinking of just now. Give it a few weeks though, and we'll be making resolutions to lose weight, get in shape or -- always among the top resolutions -- find a new job.
If changing jobs is on your list, then the place to start is not with your resume. Career coaches will tell you the place to start …