According to our friends at job search engine Simply Hired, apparently the Super Bowl has already made an impact on job seekers. There’s a jump in interest for candidates searching for jobs in Denver and Seattle.
Since winning their division titles, Seattle saw an increase of 29 percent relating to unique job seekers. Denver saw a boost though it’s not as high (their spike was 3 percent). Read more
According to a new survey conducted by CareerBuilder, the long-term unemployed job seeker’s plight continues in the new year.
Per the survey encompassing over 300 people who have been unemployed for over 12 months, 44 percent indicated they look for jobs every single day whereas 43 percent said they look every week. Approximately 30 percent said they haven’t gone on any job interviews since they lost their job and the range is wide since another 30 percent revealed they’ve had five or more interviews. Read more
If you’ve hit the last straw in your job search, you may be among the number of candidates who resort to gimmicks.
Consider this — a job seeker sent a rather large box to his potential employer, One Fine Stay. The company sets up short-term accommodations in luxury homes and according to The Wall Street Journal, a queen-size pillow was nestled inside the box.
But that’s not all. A 24 by 33-inch resume was attached to the pillow. Although no one at the company can remember the candidate’s name, they can remember his moniker: “Pillow Guy.” Read more
It may be time to dust off that resume! That is, you may be in the same boat as nearly half of the people in an Accountemps survey who revealed they haven’t looked for a new job since 2009.
Better yet, 30 percent of survey participants indicated they haven’t looked for a new job since 2004.
The same survey revealed 19 percent of participants really want to job hunt this year and the majority of them expect their search to be challenging.
The numbers tell all — if you’re similar to survey participants, being out of the job search market doesn’t mean you’re less marketable but it does mean you need to brush up some skills to work it. (This reminds me of a couple who is recently divorced as they dip their feet into the dating pool again. The premise hasn’t truly changed but the game sure has been altered thanks to modern technology.) Read more
And the winner is…Ernst and Young!
Fortune has released its list of the best employers to work for this year. We have to admit, we were pretty surprised to find Google listed in the eighth spot. That is, until we realized the significance of this particular list.
Technically, Google has landed in the numero uno spot in Fortune’s list however this particular round up entails companies looking to make more than 1,000 hires in 2014. Read more
You know the drill as you prep for a job fair. Look the part, dress the part, act the part.
When you’re preparing for an online job fair though the same rules don’t always apply. Yes, you need to be articulate and present yourself in the best light but when you’re not exactly sporting a suit and able to read body language, other cues take front seat.
Have you ever caught yourself saying an expression that doesn’t exactly explain what you really mean to say?
Maybe it’s a nervous reaction to a question or simply a filler but regardless, during a job interview there are moments to seize silence as your friend instead of empty words.
Another day, another job site, right?
We feel the same way but this one sounds pretty unique in its approach. OneDegree is a site dedicated to match job candidates with companies based on the type of culture the candidate would be a best fit. That’s right, we said culture. We didn’t say resume, skills or experience. Focused on an audience of 18 to 29 year-olds, the site is currently working with Notre Dame to model their formula to college students.
Candidates are asked what they want. Do they want to work set hours or are they looking for more flexibility? A lot of feedback or very little? A lot of risk or relatively none?
They’re also asked how they live. Do they live to work or work to live? Do they want a steady routine or do they prefer to shake things up? And then they’re also asked what they know. Is their expertise public relations? Accounting? Sales? Read more
This just in…Enable America has launched their official online jobs board for people with disabilities. As companies continue to assemble diverse teams, they can provide their mission statement online and their latest career opportunities for candidates to review.