Posts tagged "economy"

Tips For Dealing With Stress During a Job Search

Tips For Dealing With Stress During a Job Search
  Stress is something that we all live with, but for those involved in a job search after the loss of a job or a dead end career; it can be overwhelming leading to depression and despondent behavior that makes it appear as if nothing is going your way. It is difficult for friends and... Read more »

Stepping Up Your Job Search

Stepping Up Your Job Search
With unemployment at a stubborn 9.4% in Illinois, the quest for a new job is still a challenge for most.  The U.S.unemployment rate is at 8.3%; considerably lower, but still not an acceptable number for most Americans.  This economy is poised for a slow recovery, with the number of jobs lagging behind corporate profits. Many... Read more »

Finding the Hidden Jobs on Social Media-JobsMiner

Finding the Hidden Jobs on Social Media-JobsMiner
I just discovered a site that will aide your job search efforts by enormous proportions!  A common problem in looking for a job position, is finding what is available ahead of the curve before others do and the recruiter is inundated with resumes!  Social media is becoming a primary source for recruiting for many companies. ... Read more »
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(5) Tips for Staying Competitive in the Job Market

(5) Tips for Staying Competitive in the Job Market
With 2011 coming to a close, it’s time to reflect on the past year.  Whether you are employed, unemployed or underemployed, it has been a tough year navigating in a sluggish job market and a tumultuous economy. There’s not much you can do, but let our world economy sort itself out.  It will take time... Read more »

Finding the Hidden Job Market: Networking is Key

Finding the Hidden Job Market: Networking is Key
In a job market with more qualified candidates than openings, you need to be smart in your job search.  Networking is key to finding a job.  There are many ways to network besides going to networking events that are often filled with unemployed or underemployed job seekers all looking for job leads. As part of... Read more »

Small Businesses Start Hiring: Unemployment at 8.6%

Small Businesses Start Hiring: Unemployment at 8.6%
In what surprised economists, the unemployment rate for November went down to 8.6% from a stubborn 9%.  This is the lowest unemployment rate since March, 2009 and two months after President Obama took office.  The unemployment figure has been hovering around 9% for 2.5 years. The start-ups and small business that were skittish about hiring... Read more »
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How Not to Get Scammed On-Line: Protect your Money

How Not to Get Scammed On-Line: Protect your Money
With our economy sputtering, people struggling and companies trying to survive, the pressure is on for making money.  Have you noticed that you are getting bombarded with more e-mails from solicitors lately trying to sell you something?  Some are highly promotional; others hide their message by offering free networking, information or honoring you for your... Read more »

Is Our Economy Improving?

Is Our Economy Improving?
This is the question that most Americans are asking themselves?  Is our economy improving?  Are we headed in the right direction as a nation or are we floundering and headed toward a double-dip recession?  Even the economists can’t agree on what is actually happening here in the U.S.and the world economy. When the stock market... Read more »

S & P Rating Sends U.S. Stock Market into a Downward Spiral

S & P Rating Sends U.S. Stock Market into a Downward Spiral
The S & P agency that downgraded the U.S.from the top AAA rating to an AA+ rating after what was a “bloody” day on the stock market last Friday, proved to continue to cause the deepest drop in theU.S.stock market since the 2008 financial crisis! When I heard the news of the lower rating over... Read more »
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U.S. Part-Time Workers in Demand: The New Trend in Hiring

U.S. Part-Time Workers in Demand: The New Trend in Hiring
With the unemployment rate holding steady at just over 9%, it appears that the U.S. is going to be in for a long economic recovery.  Yet, many large companies have made money and have been stock piling it away to protect them from the uncertainty in our economy. This trend doesn’t help job seekers looking... Read more »