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Job Outlook for 2014: Economists Predict a Spring Thaw

Posted by on May 2, 2014 in Economy, Employment News, Featured | Comments Off on Job Outlook for 2014: Economists Predict a Spring Thaw

Job Outlook for 2014: Economists Predict a Spring Thaw

Recent statistics have indicated the job outlook for 2014 is beginning to improve. In February, a hiring thaw began which economists believe will increase throughout the spring and continue during the remainder of the year. While many analysts are still being cautious, they are confident our nation won’t be experiencing another employment slowdown anytime in the near future. Sluggish hiring numbers during the holiday months of November and December led these professionals to fear another job market downturn. But now with the increased hiring numbers, they are revising these theories...

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How Employers are Using Technology to Make Hiring Decisions

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in Employment News, Featured | Comments Off on How Employers are Using Technology to Make Hiring Decisions

How Employers are Using Technology to Make Hiring Decisions

While the resume is still important, as new technology enters the market, employers are taking hold of it for the process of hiring applicants for their organization. Here is what you need to know about how you can take advantage of technology when it comes getting a job: Social Media – Sites like LinkedIn, Google Plus, and even Facebook can help employers validate your resume and application. Make sure all of your social media profiles are updated and identical to one another when it comes to dates and titles. Reputation Management – Having a positive presence on the internet is...

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Three Job Market Predictions for 2014

Posted by on Jan 22, 2014 in Employment News | Comments Off on Three Job Market Predictions for 2014

Three Job Market Predictions for 2014

There are numerous methods that job hunters can use to improve their chances of securing a position, but it is also important for them to keep track of the prevailing trends. Understanding economic conditions ensures that said individuals can tailor their job hunting strategies for the greatest success. Here is the 2014 job outlook: First, the unemployment rate is going to remain much the same in 2014 as in 2013. Bob Funk, who serves as CEO of Express Employment Professionals, predicts that the unemployment rate will fall to no less than between 6.7 and 7.2 percent. Compare this to the fall...

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Why Employers Are Looking for the Flexible Employee

Posted by on Jan 22, 2014 in Employment News | Comments Off on Why Employers Are Looking for the Flexible Employee

Why Employers Are Looking for the Flexible Employee

As the workforce changes so does the needs of employers. Employers are finding that flexible schedules produce a workforce that is healthier, productive and staff enjoy being at work. Here are some things to consider in regards to being a flexible employee when you are job hunting: Stress Reduction: Having the flexibility to balance work, home and play helps reduce stress. This stress reduction also promotes a happy work culture, as stress can play a major role in depression and general unease with ones work situation. Work-Life Balance: When an employee has time to enjoy things in life that...

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Staffing Agencies Pick Up Steam

Posted by on Jan 3, 2014 in Employment News, Featured | Comments Off on Staffing Agencies Pick Up Steam

Staffing Agencies Pick Up Steam

When it comes to staffing agencies and recruiting firms you may have noticed that there has been a great deal of growth in the staffing area. The past couple of years have seen the strongest growth in the hiring field since the 1970’s with a particular emphasis on companies using staffing agencies and recruiters. There is also a rise in temp hiring due to the economy since some companies are finding their workloads are picking up but are still unsure about the future. A temp employee can be the best solution to fill short term needs and short projects, but if you are looking for a long...

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How to Make Employers Respond to Your Online Applications

Posted by on Dec 2, 2013 in Employment News, Featured | Comments Off on How to Make Employers Respond to Your Online Applications

How to Make Employers Respond to Your Online Applications

Online applications are convenient, but face a serious problem in that fewer responses are sent out compared to their offline counterparts. Part of the reason is their impersonal nature, while the rest can be credited to heightened competition over the internet. However, the difficulties of getting a response to online applications are not insurmountable. Consider these methods for getting responses to an online application: Submitting more applications means more results, but most applicants are pressed for time. Rather than submitting applications as fast as possible, online applicants...

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