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Are You Feeling Confident? We are…

About the economy ….we have seen an uptick in job openings and our clients are hiring again and again.  Today the Consumer Confidence Index was released for August and the numbers show improvement from July 2010.  And I recently read[...]

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Need a job – Electricians, Carpenters, etc are in demand!

The stock market is trending down, unemployment is stuck @ 9.5% or 9.4% in some cities but there is a shortage of skilled workers.  Recently I read an article on MSNBC.com stating that Carpenters and Electricians are in demand as[...]

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A Banner Year for Political Spending

A new report just released indicates political spending will reach 4.2 billion dollars this year – that’s a lot of ads for mid-term elections.  Does money buy an election, we will see when the results are in.  When I hear[...]

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What’s Hot/What’s Not!

Interesting article in today’s WSJ (8/23/2010) addressing the rebound in advertising and media dollars.  The industry is picking up and we have seen an increase in hiring especially digital.  But not all areas of media are picking up! Automotives are spending again[...]

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New York – Job Growth….July was a Great Month to be Hired!

Once again we are seeing an interesting scenario – unemployment figures across the country are very high.  However in NYC and other major cities, the numbers are going down. In fact, in July 2010 NYC had a great month.  It[...]

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Resume Rehaul

Though things are picking up in the media job market, it’s still tough to get a new job these days, and recent jobless claims only reinforces this.  Many people think that their experience should speak for itself and that they[...]

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How to Dress for an Interview…When Currently Employed!

Often we are asked is to okay to dress casually for an interview and most of the time, we respond of course.  But of course with a caveat – casually means business casual with a Capital B and C!  It is[...]

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The Myth and Mystery of Unemployment…

Every week we read about the jobless claims and the story is usually very grim.  However today the WSJ (8/9/2010) had an article entitled – “Firms Struggle to Hire Despite Unemployment.” And as media recruiters we too are seeing this[...]

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College Loans and bleak job prospects….

I read today the unemployment rate for adults 20-24 is 15.3% vs 9.5% in the overall population.  And for individuals 18-29, unemployment hasn’t been this high in over 30 years!  And of course we know the cost of college has[...]

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Let’s Talk About Integrity….

I just read an article on NYPost.com stating that over 50% of employees are going to start seeking new positions once the job market picks up.  Reason – lack of trust in current employers.  Interesting – I understand wanting to[...]

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