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A New Season with New Opportunities

Tweet Fall is in the air.  For anyone looking for a job, it’s time to kick the job search into high gear. Although recruitment cycles vary, the numbers show that the highest rates of hiring are before and after holidays – fall and spring. Making contact during these periods may give you an extra advantage. […]

Job Statistics – Focus on the Positives

Tweet We’ve all heard how tough the job market is, but the truth is that people are still getting hired. Here are some numbers that might surprise and inspire you: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 4.3 million U.S. workers were hired in June 2010, including seasonal workers, part-timers, temps and contract workers. […]

Making the Most of Hiring Ebs and Flows

Tweet Have you ever heard that no one gets hired in August?  That’s not really true, of course, but there are seasonal recruitment cycles including peak and slow periods. Understanding them can give you an edge and improve your chances of getting hired. By knowing which months of the year are the most popular hiring […]

Sorting Through Reports on Job and Employment Trends

Tweet It seems every day there is a news item about unemployment numbers, hiring trends, layoffs or the possibility of recovery. Last week the Wall Street Journal reported “Job Gains Speed Up and More Seek Work”.  The New York Times had a similar report, Economy Gains Impetus as U.S. Adds 290,000 Jobs, showing that, although […]

New Job(less) Figures – What’s next?

Tweet New goverment report on job figures came out this morning.  There are several Wall Street Journal articles today reflecting on this new data.  Here are the links and some excerpts: Recession Jobs Losses Top 5 Million Unemployed Lose Fallback Options Some Employers See Hiring Opportunity The U.S. continued to shed jobs at an unrelenting […]

Thinking About Grabbing Top Talent In This Market?

Tweet Yesterday’s WSJ had a good article on star performers – “The Myth of the Lone Star: Why One Top Performer May Not Shine as Brightly as You Hope”. If you’re in that great position to be thinking about using this downturn as an opportunity to recruit some star performers, you should definitely read this article.  To […]