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Job openings hit two-year peak: DOL

Job openings hit two-year peak: DOL

Posted by RJ & Makay on April 14, 2011

Good news from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL): In February, businesses posted the largest number of job openings in more than two years, suggesting hiring is on the rise.

According to the DOL, employers advertised 3.1 million jobs in February, the most since September 2008 (the height ...

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Jobless rate keeps falling, now 8.8%

Jobless rate keeps falling, now 8.8%

Posted by RJ & Makay on April 1, 2011

The jobs market is continuing its gradual recovery in spite of Middle East turmoil, the disaster in Japan, and layoffs by local governments. Indeed, the economy added a net of 216,000 jobs in March and unemployment fell to a two-year low of 8.8%, the Labor Department reports.

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The top 5 jobseeker complaints about employers

The top 5 jobseeker complaints about employers

Posted by RJ & Makay on June 25, 2010

With 46% of the 15 million plus unemployed in America being so for 6 months or longer it's easy to have frustration build from the interviewing process. Interviewing is stressful enough in the short term and many months of it can put a jobseeker on edge. In March we ...

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Executive recruiter confidence at 22 month high

Executive recruiter confidence at 22 month high

Posted by Darin Manis on May 4, 2010

ExecuNet just published their 2010 Executive Job Market Intelligence Report, and the executive recruiters they surveyed have identified the top high growth functions for executive job seekers in 2010:

  1. Business Development
  2. Sales
  3. Operations Management
  4. Engineering
  5. Marketing
  6. General Management
  7. Finance
  8. Consulting
  9. R&D;
  10. MIS/Information Technology

Of the 186 search firms who ...

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What's going up? Hiring, spending, incomes, GDP and hours worked

What's going up? Hiring, spending, incomes, GDP and hours worked

Posted by Darin Manis on May 3, 2010

Although the economy and the job market have a long grueling road ahead of us, recent data suggest we at least have started our journey.

Going up
Economists are projecting the U.S. economy added 185,000 jobs in March. This is an increase of 162,000 jobs in March ...

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Six Employment Trends for Q2 2010

Six Employment Trends for Q2 2010

Posted by Darin Manis on May 3, 2010

CareerBuilder and USA TODAY's latest nationwide survey of employers found six employment trends for Q2 2010.  For example, hiring contract workers is a trend, as employers seem to be hesitant to accelerate hiring of permanent staff, 25 percent of employers anticipate hiring contract workers or freelancers in the second ...

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The 4 Resume "Must Haves" - Getting Beyond the 20 Second Scan

The 4 Resume "Must Haves" - Getting Beyond the 20 Second Scan

Posted by Darin Manis on October 22, 2008

In this highly competitive job market, hiring managers, recruiters and HR are overwhelmed with candidates’ resumes.  While we would like to think that each resume will be thoroughly reviewed, printed out and truly READ, the cold reality is that every resume will first  be scanned by software, with those having ...

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Smoking Hot, NOT!

Smoking Hot, NOT!

Posted by Darin Manis on July 13, 2008

I smoked either multiple cigars or cigarettes for just over 7,300 consecutive days. Quitting was easily the hardest thing I have ever done. Even now, almost 1,000 days later, I can't believe I don't smoke anymore. I will let the doctors and other experts speak as ...

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