What could be better than a Friday afternoon than one that heads into the weekend on a positive job note?
Employers added 203,000 jobs in November which exceeds the target of 180,000 anticipated by economists. As for the unemployment rate, well there’s reason for good cheer on that front as well. The unemployment rate dropped slightly to seven percent and the labor force participation rate increased a tiny bit to 63 percent. Read more
Sure, you may get the opportunity to interview a potential colleague but a future boss? Rare. But it’s not to say it won’t happen.
Here are some tips, courtesy of The Daily Muse, to amp up your mojo and get ready to interview your potential manager.
1. Raise your hand. That’s right, ask to be involved. If leadership is open to it, why not have you interview the boss if you know your department and the inner workings of the company really well? The piece points out, “You have valuable input, and it’s not at all unreasonable for you to ask to get involved. As soon as you discover the hiring process for your future boss has begun, let whoever is in charge know you’d like to meet with the top candidates, if appropriate.” Read more
This just in…if you’re in school and you’re cheating, the media doesn’t have a spot for you. You know what vocation does?
Per researchers from Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania, there’s room in the government.
Yes, we’re completely poking fun here so please don’t take this too seriously and second, this is based on a real study! In the experiment, 662 students in India were given several tasks to perform which ended up being predictors of corrupt behavior by government officials. Read more
This just in…CareerBuilder has released its projections in conjunction with Economic Modeling Specialists International (ESMI) for the fastest growing jobs over a five-year period by occupation, salary group and education level for the 52 largest metropolitan areas as well as the country itself.
The good news is the labor market looks bright and there’s significant growth in certain jobs that require a college education like health care, technology and energy.
The not-so-good news? Um, how shall we put this? Media is nowhere to be found on the list. Read more
The U.S. Department of Labor released its monthly job report this morning and although the unemployment rate increased to 7.3 percent, the good news is that employers have added 204,000 jobs.
This number of job addition was significantly higher than original estimates.
A new study conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research reveals that nine out of 10 workers age 50 or older are very or somewhat satisfied with their job!
Yes, this result deserves an exclamation point.
Regardless of gender, race, educational level, political ideology and income level, most of the participants said they are pretty darn satisfied on the job. Now, of course there were some grumblings in the report from participants who reported unwelcome comments about their age or maybe they were passed over for raises and promotions.
Let’s look on the bright side, shall we? The bulk of the report points to happiness in this demographic despite a few rumblings which is to be expected. In fact, six out of 10 survey participants mentioned that colleagues reach out to them for advice more often and four in 10 mentioned they were getting more respect at the office. Read more
We’re not big fans of promoting doom and gloom but alas, after today’s belated jobs report was issued, we’re not exactly kicking up our heels with excitement.
In September, employers added 148,000 jobs. Keep in mind economists were anticipating 180,000 jobs; that’s quite a difference! As for some slightly better news, the unemployment rate dropped to 7.2 percent. In August, the rate was 7.3 percent.
This report was long overdue since it’s original release date of October 4 was absent, courtesy of the government shutdown. Since last year, the economy has added an average of 185,000 brand new jobs each and every month.
That said, the size of the labor force grew by 73,000 as more people are pounding the pavement looking for work. Furthermore, he mentioned this is “the right reason” for the unemployment rate to drop; the man may be onto something.
If you’re looking for a job today, per a new study, you’re definitely onto something.
Bright released a report after analyzing more than 500,000 job applications and more than 15 million views on its site. At least 30 percent of job seekers move onto the next round in the hiring process when they applied on a Monday. The least successful day? Saturday.
Keep in mind the study excludes jobs that don’t even need resumes such as jobs in construction. Also, although many job seekers (37 percent) apply for a new gig on Tuesdays, 20 percent advance to the next round. Although the results don’t explain why Monday job seekers have a high success rate, their numbers simply report they do.
Perhaps it’s a case of the early bird getting the worm. The sooner the job is posted, the sooner applicants should get on it and hit submit! As time goes on, resumes tend to accumulate in the applicant tracking system and are easier to get lost in the shuffle from other resumes previously submitted.