If you’re looking for a job in this current climate, the bad news is that you have a lot of competition.
Skimming through blogs this morning, I came across a startling post on Collegerecruiter.com . The whole post is worth reading but the gist is this: 34 percent said they found their last job through a job board and when asked where they expect to find their next job, almost 70 percent said a job board! I guess I shouldn’t have been quite so surprised.
I haven’t blogged for quite a while. That’s not because I ran out of things to say (My husband will confirm that I never run out of things to say) or because I just got lazy and spent the last month eating chocolate and watching reruns of The Golden Girls . I haven’t blogged because our site was being redesigned. Once the blog content had been moved, I had to wait for the new site to go live before adding any new posts
I’m happy to be one of CareerRealism’s Twitter career experts . We answer job seeker questions in 140 characters or less, but today’s question seemed to call for a more detailed answer. Here it is: I am in job search mode, and have decided to take the opportunity to transition into another field
According to the US Department of Labor, the average job seeker spends 18 minutes a day looking for a new job. It would be great if I could fulfill the promise of my title and tell you how to succeed doing the same, but of course I can’t
I’m watching 60 Minutes and they have on a really moving piece about a small town in Ohio, and they interview this guy who’s probably in his late 40s/early 50s and he’s explaining how he used to have a great job managing a hundred people, but then his company shut down and he can’t find work. There’s a video of him as a senior executive a year ago, and then they show him now, and he’s not clean shaven and he looks older and tired and he explains how his house is being foreclosed on and my eyes are filling up with tears for him and for all he’s lost. And then the interviewer asks him how many resumes he’s sent out and he said he thinks it is about one hundred and twenty-three. Wait. What?
Earlier this year, Susan Boyle became famous for being able to sing well even though she was neither young nor pretty (apparently we find this surprising!). Simon Cowell rolled his eyes when she first walked on stage to sing on his TV talent show The X-Factor, although he soon warmed to her when she began to sing
‘Money can’t buy happiness.’ It’s an over-used cliche that came to mind this weekend while I was reading this article in the New York Times about the increase in use of food stamps. It’s a heartbreaking read about people who have worked hard and contributed their whole lives, but who now find themselves struggling due to lost jobs or reduced overtime.