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Denver Job Fair Connects Marijuana-Related Employers With Job Seekers

Find a JobWe’ve just about seen everything but this is certainly a first in terms of hiring. Now that marijuana is legal in Colorado, is it really such a surprise that CannaSearch, a cannabis-related job fair, emerged?

According to local station KUSA in Denver, last month hundreds of job seekers stood in line for more than an hour to pursue a variety of opportunities.

Yes, you read that right — a marijuana industry-related job fair. Several marijuana-related employers attended to recruit candidates for their plethora of jobs. And when we say candidates we mean to the tune of 1,240 attendees!

As per the piece, Tim Cullen of O.PenVape explained, “We are actually hiring all across the board. We’re looking for receptionists, front of the house people, bud tenders, managers…and there are new opportunities. There are lots of sales positions [as well as] marketing, the bookkeeping the legal team, CPAs there’s a lot of behind the scenes that the public doesn’t actually see.” Read more

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CareerCast Announces List of Top 10 Jobs in 2014

happy signIn a new list from CareerCast, the job-search website has revealed top occupations in high demand.

To that point, we must say nothing media-related appeared in the top 10 list. Sadly, we must point out journalists are among the occupations sitting at the bottom of the list.

Mathematics took the number one spot and it’s no surprise that math-related jobs followed suit. Statisticians and actuaries also made the list as did computer systems analysts.

According to the site, mathematicians earn approximately $101,360 per year. In addition, the field is booming and anticipates a growth rate of 23 percent through 2022.  Read more

Job Market Hits Milestone as Per Department of Labor Statistics

Find a JobIt’s jobs report Friday! And that only means one thing. Data.

According to the latest job report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. economy added 192,000 jobs in March and the unemployment remained flat at 6.7 percent.

This is actually a milestone because the private sector has apparently recovered all of the jobs that were lost in the meltdown better known as 2008. Considering this signals a labor market at its pre-recession point, according to a piece on CNN, this is good news indeed. Read more

Four Unique Jobs for Millennials

love my jobHappy Friday one and all! If you’re a job seeker and you’re a Millennial, we have a treat for you. The folks at SheFinds outlined a few quirky jobs of potential interest to this generation.

1. Digital recipe producer. Like food? Good. Like to write? Great. Add some tech savviness to the mix and a pinch of HTML and you’re good to go. Read more

Good News! ADP Report Shows Uptick in Hiring

job searchWhile we’re awaiting the Department of Labor’s job report, there’s good news on the hiring front. According to payroll processor ADP, businesses have added 191,000 jobs in March — not too shabby!

This shows the job market may have bounced back from a weak winter and bad weather which significantly impacted businesses across the country.

According to a piece in USA Today, economists had forecasted a gain of 189,000 jobs in the ADP report. The same economists are expecting 195,000 gains according to the government’s report covering business, federal, state and local government jobs.

Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, explained in the piece, “The job market is coming out from its deep winter slumber. Even better numbers are likely in coming months as the weather warms.”

Labor Department Says Jobless Claims Fall to Four-Month Low

ImproveJobProspectsThere’s cause for a mini celebration as we close out the week.

As per Reuters, the number of Americans filing new unemployment benefits has fallen. Not only that but it’s dropped to the lowest level in almost four months.

 

Yesterday the Labor Department indicated the key number was 311,000 — the lowest number of claims for state unemployment benefits since November. Read more

Unemployed & Pounding the Pavement? Survey Says Only 11 Percent Will Land Full-Time Jobs

unhappy-computer-keyAs we roll into the weekend, we want to end the week on a good note. Alas, the economy doesn’t make that easy. Per a new study conducted by three Princeton University economists, Americans who have been unemployed for more than six months are in the minority of landing a full-time job.

That is, 11 percent of this population will regain steady employment. The number of long-term unemployed equates to 3.8 million people which is technically 37 percent of Americans who are unemployed.

Furthermore, the long-term unemployed are more than twice as likely to stop looking for a new job than to find one. Researchers also mentioned when this population leaves the labor force, they’re more likely to say they don’t even want a job any more. Read more

The Scoop on Employer Background Checks — What You Need to Know

interviewEvery now and then we have to cover a somewhat dry topic here at MediaJobsDaily. This post is one of them.

The government recently updated their site regarding background checks so it’s our duty as your friend to fill you in.

For starters, on the employment application or during an interview (or both), an employer may ask you about your employment history including dates, salaries and titles. They may ask you about your education, criminal record or your usage of social media.

In case you were wondering, no, it’s not okay for employers to ask you about medical information. They’re not allowed to ask you about genetic information either including your family’s medical history. Read more

Four Ways to Ask for an Informational Interview

job interviewWhether or not you’re pounding the pavement for a new job, expanding your network and asking for an informational interview is always a good move.

You’ll not only have key conversations about areas you want to pursue, you’ll simultaneously get a foot in the door by making that face-to-face connection. According to The Daily Muse, there are a few ways to make this happen.

1. Ask for help. Seriously. This is one of the fastest way to get ahead. Plus, people typically like helping for other people so if you ask for help, others will likely rise to the occasion. You can start by saying, “I hope you’ll be able to help me out.” Read more

The Key Ingredient to Negotiating Your Next Salary: Simply Ask

money bagsWhen we used to work in recruiting, we always used to cringe when we extended a job offer and the candidate excitedly accepted on the spot.

“Don’t you have any questions?” I would inquire. “Are you sure there isn’t something else you want to find out?” I would prod.

Ho hum, the answer was typically no. If they only knew they were leaving money on the table! Hiring managers often told me what amount I would be able to go up to and if there was an issue, there was typically sign-on bonus money available, too.

That’s why this piece from SavingsAccount.com really resonated. Read more

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