6 Email Tips for Job Seekers: Don’t Overlook These Common Mistakes

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Your resume is polished, you’ve written your email cover letter and you’re about to hit send. Before you do, check these things off your list to make sure you stand out for the right reasons:

1. Email Address – Make sure it won’t provoke eye rolls.

Sign up for Gmail. It’s free and widely accepted as the best email service, and most people don’t have a negative opinion of it. Yahoo and Outlook are also acceptable. Just don’t use an AOL email address—no matter what your opinion of AOL, it can be seen as outdated and therefore only used by people who are technology-challenged.
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Retention Strategies: 3 Ways to Keep Employees From Job Searching on Snow Days

485207265The “winter blues” seem to be in full swing, and apparently it has some professionals giving their current employers the cold shoulder. For example, during the week of February 1, 2015 there was a 45 percent jump of job searches by professionals in the Philadelphia area – a spike concurrent with the area’s inclement weather.

Perhaps some of these individuals have reached their snow-shoveling capacity, but it’s more likely that the extra free time is giving American workers pause to think about their current work situation, and if they’re really happy in their roles. In fact, an estimated 2 million Americans are leaving their jobs on a monthly basis because they are unhappy with their corporate job.

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Job Market Update: U.S. Economy on Track to Have Best Job Growth Since 1999

Job-Market-TodaySource: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics “The Employment Situation – October 2014″ 

October marks another positive month for non-farm payroll employment. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its October 2014 unemployment report, showing an overall monthly gain of 214,000 jobs. This number is lower than the 230,000 that economists expected, but not bad considering the average monthly gains for the 12 months leading up to October were 222,000. January is now the only month of 2014 with job gains below 200,000. In total, since the beginning of the year nearly 2.3 million jobs have been added to the US economy.

The unemployment rate also declined by 0.1 percentage points, dropping from 5.9 percent to 5.8 percent, which is the lowest rate we’ve seen since September, 2008.

Revisions to prior months show that both August and September experienced more growth than was previously reported. The September payroll number was revised from +248,000 to +256,000 and the August number was revised from +180,000 to +203,000. That makes a combined 31,000 more jobs than initially reported.
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Retail sales and importation rose in November

As the end of 2012 quickly approaches, Asia Pacific’s economic forecast remains cloudy. Unemployment is still well above average in many nations, business and consumer confidence is lower than usual, and, as has been the case in recent months, Mother Nature continues to influence the region’s economic recovery. Within the last two months alone, typhoons Son-Tinh and Pablo have led to millions of dollars in damage – and potentially thousands of permanent and temporary layoffs.
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Regional economic recovery remains sluggish

Last month, economists were encouraged by EMEA’s fiscal figures, as regional business and consumer confidence rose in October, while consumer prices remained stable. Such news was certainly welcomed by global economists and regional governmental officials, in the midst of Europe’s double-dip recession.

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National inflation and unemployment remains high

On December 7th, the BLS released its final “The Employment Situation” report of 2012, just four weeks after Superstorm Sandy struck the northeastern United States. The hurricane was anticipated to negatively impact national employment figures, potentially leading to thousands of layoffs, but, according to the BLS’ latest jobs report, hiring remained robust in November.
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