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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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Interviewing is Like Dating – Part III

Just when I thought there is no more to say on the above subject, an article appears in Newsweek (July 26, 2010) that points out once again…interviewing is like dating! Over 50% of Hiring Managers interviewed in this article by Newsweek[...]

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Will there be enough people for the jobs?

MSNBC.com had a great article today (7/19/2010) -Over 50% of large companies are starting to rehire and many will experience a shortage of skilled workers. Some of the individuals laid off during the recession have not kept up on new[...]

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Good news -jobless claims at 2-year low

The Labor Department just released some good news – unemployment claims dropped!  And it was lower than economists expected adding  to the recovery. According to the Department of Labor, jobless claims were the lowest in two years and it is[...]

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Counter Offers – here we go again!

It had to happen – the market is picking up in media and our candidates are receiving counter offers.  And I have to ask – why accept one after taking the time to interview, is it only about money or[...]

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Global AD Spending up 12.5% in 1st Quarter

Traditionally advertising has always been an economic indicator – and good news for the industry in 1st Q 2010.  Global revenue up 12.5% – Latin America and Asia saw the biggest increases. Here is a quick breakdown – TV up[...]

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Interviewing is Like Dating…Part II

I just read an article – interviewing is similar to selling a house – okay I get it – but really think there are more parallels to dating!  Even if the environment is casual, dress up – don’t over dress[...]

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Interviewing is like Dating…

I have said it many times and will say it again – interviewing is like dating – put your “best foot forward” and don’t book a place until you have a ring or a yes! How often we hear from[...]

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Slight Increase in Hiring in June….

June was a quiet month for hiring – perhaps leading into the summer and 4th of July holiday.  Private employers only added 13,000 jobs – obviously not enough to make a big impact on the economy/unemployment. However we are still[...]

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