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The U.S. Quarterly Employment Forecast – Q4 2019

Things change and things stay the same. That’s the theme of this edition of our quarterly employment update. And that’s because job growth appears to be slowing but the unemployment rate continues to be impressively low. Of course, there’s much more to it than that, so let’s take a deeper look. Explaining the record-low unemployment […] Read Article “The U.S. Quarterly Employment Forecast – Q4 2019”

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The U.S. Quarterly Employment Forecast – Q3 2019

U.S. employers will likely continue to face challenges recruiting talent and filling open positions, despite signs that job growth is starting to slow, as well as more ominous warnings about the long-term health of the economy. That’s the upshot from the most recent second quarter employment data released from the Bureau of Labor Statistics as […] Read Article “The U.S. Quarterly Employment Forecast – Q3 2019”

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The U.S. Quarterly Employment Forecast – Q2 2019

As spring blooms across the country, the employment forecast for the second quarter of 2019 looks to be partly cloudy after a long stretch of ample sunshine. While the unemployment rate remains historically low, economists are raising some concerns based on recent data. Those worries stem from job growth nearly grinding to a halt in […] Read Article “The U.S. Quarterly Employment Forecast – Q2 2019”

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Your next job might not exist yet, but here are three ways to prepare for it.

“What do you want to do when you grow up?” We all remember answering that familiar question in our youth. (Some of us even answer it as adults!) Yet coming up with a viable answer is getting tougher for the up-and-coming generation of workers, and even workers interested in making career changes. After all, it’s […] Read Article “Your next job might not exist yet, but here are three ways to prepare for it.”

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10 Tips to Create an Effective Resume

Working on the executive recruitment team, one of the most common questions I’ve been asked was, “Can you look at my resume?” Unless a resume was truly in need of help, I could reformat it fairly quickly. Since I’ve been in this industry the resume always seems to have a cloud of confusion and mystery […] Read Article “10 Tips to Create an Effective Resume”

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4 Reasons Why Recruiters Want Your Resume in Word Format

Since Microsoft Office 2007 allows candidates the option to save files as PDF versions, I have noticed an increasing number of resumes in .PDF format. I’ve also noticed resumes that are scanned copies of a paper resume, often resulting in a .JPG or .PNG image file. Below are four key reasons to always send your […] Read Article “4 Reasons Why Recruiters Want Your Resume in Word Format”

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Staffing Industry Acronyms & Definitions

Naturally, over time, any industry develops its own set of words, terms and phrases that make their way into the vernacular. Their intentions are honest and innocent: to make things easier, more streamlined and to simplify the conversation. Sometimes they succeed. Sometimes they don’t. Industry jargon, particularly staffing agency jargon, can be like trying to […] Read Article “Staffing Industry Acronyms & Definitions”

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Apprenticeship: Old Idea Offers New Opportunity

Apprenticeships are a time-tested idea that is getting new life as employers seek better ways to develop and keep talent. In Italy where I grew up, and throughout much of Europe, apprenticeships have remained a staple of workforce development. In Switzerland, for example, 70% of high school graduates enter apprenticeships in “new-collar” fields such as IT, […] Read Article “Apprenticeship: Old Idea Offers New Opportunity”

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Managing the Mental Highs and Lows of Your Career

The current challenges faced by the 800,000 federal employees affected by the ongoing government shutdown is driving home a reality for all workers these days: Over the span of your career, there are bound to be many psychological ups and downs. With the constantly evolving job market (which is currently looking bright, fortunately) and the […] Read Article “Managing the Mental Highs and Lows of Your Career”

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10 Applicant Tracking System Resume Tips

Times have changed. Job applicants face an interesting challenge: creating a digital resume that is readable not only by humans, but by the machines that process it. Applicant tracking systems are being used more often by employers. With hundreds of resumes being submitted per job opening, this system allows resumes to be kept organized and […] Read Article “10 Applicant Tracking System Resume Tips”