Few things will give you a sense of greater pride (and momentary euphoria) than receiving a job offer from a hiring company. Not only does it make you feel valued and “wanted”, but in a shaky economy like the one we continue to experience, it provides welcome relief to anyone that has had to cope […]
Let’s face it….for the past four years the economy and job market has sucked. But with the start of each new year is the hope that this year will be different..that this year that it all comes together, and that we in turn will make great strides to move forward, whether in our personal or […]
It’s beginning to look like a lot like Christmas, Staff in every store. And this year the outlook looks rosy for those looking for holiday work. According to the National Retail Federation, it is estimated that Retailers alone will hire 585,000 to 625,000 seasonal employees, and let’s not forget Hospitality, Tourism, Travel, Transportation and Manufacturing, […]
Freelance Nation: Tough Finding Full Time Work (via NewsLook) Just last month over 8.5 million Americans seeking full time work were stuck in part time jobs.
This week I came across a great (and well-timed) article by Kevin Kruse that appeared in Forbes entitled “Temps: 3 Reasons to Hire Them Right Now“. It was well timed because for the last few weeks I’ve been out on the road talking up Hourly and trying to explain to the powers that be, the […]
June 14, 2012 WorkForce 1 Career Blog By Angie Kamath Having recently staffed a few career fairs, I wanted to share some thoughts about what can make the experience more meaningful for jobseekers. While it is difficult to generalize about all fairs – I do think they offer value to jobseekers around networking, learning which […]
Memorial Day. For many it marks the official start of summer, the time when its acceptable to wear white, a day to kick back with friends and family and take it the hometown parade. It’s these local parades that help to remind what so many of us forget which is that this day is dedicated […]
This week I was sent an interesting blog piece from the Harvard Business Review Network entitled “Projects Are the New Job Interviews” by Michael Schrage. In this piece Michael points to a growing trend among large businesses and corporations to “field test” potential job candidates, before they are awarded/offered the big full-time position. As we all have […]