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Feeling a Bit Hefty Lately? Survey Shows Majority of Workers Gained Weight at Work

scaleYou may be feeling like your pants have shrunk but let’s face it, thanks to the polar vortex the threads may be slightly tighter this time of year.

A new CareerBuilder survey actually confirms that state of behind. More than half of workers categorize themselves as overweight. To that point, 39 percent revealed they’ve gained weight at their current job and 21 percent packed on more than 10 pounds (nine percent gained more than 20 pounds). Read more

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New CareerBuilder Forecast Shows Hiring on Track for Steady Quarter

ImproveJobProspectsOn the heels of the monthly job report and completion of Q1, CareerBuilder has released a forecast.

While the jobs outlook for the second quarter is similar to last year’s predictions, it appears that some industries are going to outperform the national average hiring numbers. For starters, manufacturing employers will probably surpass last year’s national average.

Informational technology, financial services, professional and business services and health care will also lead the pack in creating new gigs. Read more

New Survey Shows Educational Requirements on the Rise for Hiring

graduation capJust when you were getting concerned our country is dumbing down a la the new changes to the SAT, educational requirements for employment is putting faith back in America again.

Okay, kinda.

Per a new survey on CareerBuilder, an associate or bachelor’s degree is becoming the new high school diploma. Read more

New Survey Reveals Retirement’s Still out of Reach for Workers

moneyUgh. According to a new survey conducted by CareerBuilder, 58 percent of workers over 60 years-old are saying they’re delaying retirement.

As for the good news? This is down from 61 percent in 2013 and 66 percent in 2010.

A sample of 433 full-time workers over the age of 60 and 2,201 hiring manager and human resources professionals were surveyed. Ten percent of the group revealed they’ll never be able to retire. Half of them indicated they will be able to retire in four years. This is up three percentage points compared to last year’s survey. Read more

Escaped Zebras and Must-See TV Rank as Top Tardy Excuses

midnightIf you’ve ever arrived late to the office, raise your hand!

And if you’ve ever gotten caught by your boss, maybe you’ve simply been honest and chalked it up to oversleeping or really bad traffic.

Well, if you’re among the 3,008 survey participants for a CareerBuilder poll, you’re sharing the most unique excuses revealed by your employees. Considering almost 25 percent of employees in the survey have admitted to being late at least one time a month, we bet there are plenty of excuses going around! Read more

Decrease in Number of Self-Employed Workers Since Recession

LifeAsFreelancerAccording to a new survey conducted by CareerBuilder, self-employment grew tremendously between 2001 and 2006 but has been on the decline lately.

There are approximately 10 million self-employed jobs in our country representing 6.6 percent of all jobs but that number is down from 7.2 percent in 2006. Read more

New Survey Examines Plight of the Long-Term Unemployed

relocate jobAccording 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

Rock it With Blue: New Survey Reveals Best Color to Wear During Job Interview

suitPreparing for your next job interview and not sure what to wear? We mean, of course you’ll wear a suit, but not sure what color to wear?

A new CareerBuilder survey makes the connection between colors and employers’ impressions of them. Over 2,000 hiring managers and human resources professionals from a variety of industries and company sizes were surveyed during the latter part of summer. Read more

CareerBuilder Compiles High Paying Jobs for 2014 (Media Gigs Noticeably Absent)

moneyThis year hasn’t even concluded yet but our eyes are laser light focused on the prize. As in, 2014!

A new CareerBuilder survey points to the most lucrative occupations in the new year and sadly, we couldn’t find media jobs among the top 10 contenders. Essentially, they worked with Economic Modeling Specialists International for hot jobs that pay well and are rapidly growing. Read more

Thanks to Social Media, New Survey Reveals Employers Discover Reasons Not to Extend Job Offers

By now we all know the importance of cleaning up our social media profiles since it’s not uncommon for recruiters and hiring managers to search but a new survey seconds that notion. In fact, CareerBuilder’s new study shows that a questionable profile can cost job seekers the potential job.

Reflecting an increase from last year’s survey, more than two out of five hiring managers who actively research candidates online indicated they discovered information that caused them not to move forward.

As for the content itself, hiring managers and recruiters found a variety of questionable content such as proof of inappropriate behavior as well as information which contradicted the job seekers’ qualifications for the job. Furthermore, some candidates bad mouthed previous employers and others demonstrated poor communication skills. Read more

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