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Who should we blame for poverty, debt, obesity & ROBOTS?

Poverty, debt and obesity are complex and serious societal issues with multiple potential causes and no simple solutions. That’s why society looks for easy targets to blame.

Robots are also complex and serious, yet in a dramatically different way. Depending on the perspective, robots are either credited…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on April 3, 2014 at 12:00am — 7 Comments

CBO: $10 Minimum Wage A Mixed Bag

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) recently released a report presenting mixed reviews for President Obama’s key initiative of raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour. On the…

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Added by Scott Sargis on March 12, 2014 at 8:51am — 8 Comments

Best Tech Jobs and the Best Places to Recruit Them

US News recently released their Best Jobs of 2014 which are based on employment opportunity, good salary, manageable work-life balance, and job security.

For the first time ever, an IT job ranked #1, as tech and healthcare jobs…

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Added by Ashley Rowe on February 27, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Web Design Careers The Clear Favourite Among Manchester Students & Graduates, Despite EU Mobile Apps Jobs Push

A digital career fair this week revealed that Web and Graphic Design is the most popular career choice among Manchester students and graduates.

Digital jobs board Bubble Jobs quizzed 100 students at the Manchester Digital Talent Day at the Town Hall on Thursday about their future career plans.

A third of all students and graduates surveyed said they would love a career in web or graphic design, with many…

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Added by Lauren Riley on February 14, 2014 at 10:06am — 2 Comments

6 Steps To Launching A Successful New Business

With the job market still in a malaise, many job seekers are now considering starting their own businesses. Even those who are still employed, driven by dreams of financial freedom, are increasingly considering launching their own companies. If successful, this would be good news for the U.S. economy especially…

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Added by Scott Sargis on February 7, 2014 at 9:30am — 9 Comments

Four Creative Tips for Finding a New Job

When looking for a new job, don’t limit yourself to traditional sources like newspaper ads, Craigslist, job websites or social networks. Broadening your horizons and getting creative with your job search will help you increase your chances of…

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Added by Cristopher Denton on February 6, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

How To Deal with Embarrassing Interview Consequences

You may often come across situations where you cannot cope with the stress of facing an interview. In such circumstances, you are likely to make mistakes or even worse, blunders.

An interview is always stressful for people who have a tendency to get panic attacks. Some people might have a…

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Added by Sharon Kaith on February 5, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments

Manchester Jobs Market Continues To Boom Despite Criticism – With Digital Leading The Way

The Manchester jobs market is continuing to go from strength to strength thanks to a digital boom, despite the city “under-performing”, says digital jobs board Bubble Jobs.

The jobs board advertised around 4,500 jobs in the city last year – representing just over 8% of the total vacancies advertised on the site.

Bubble Jobs MD Adam Butwilowski said: “Over the last 12 months, we’ve definitely seen an influx of digital…

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Added by Lauren Riley on February 4, 2014 at 10:21am — No Comments

Entry-Level Digital Jobs Could Help To Ease Youth Unemployment, Claims Jobs Board

Digital entry-level jobs could provide employment to young Brits struggling to find work, according to specialist jobs board Bubble Jobs.

The jobs board advertised just under 4,000 junior and entry-level positions in 2013 – seven per cent of the total roles posted,…

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Added by Lauren Riley on January 22, 2014 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Poverty & Jobs In America

While many of us have chosen to look forward toward to 2014 and beyond, I’ve chosen to briefly look backward to the recent 50th Anniversary…

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Added by Keith D. Halperin on January 16, 2014 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

The Ticket Scalper Version of Direct Talent Sourcing

When accepting those rapidly accumulating random LinkedIn connection invitations, I generally also scroll down to peruse my timeline. In doing so, I often notice plenty of job opportunities being posted. Some of these are blasted out by automation tools and others are manually added as a person's LI…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on January 7, 2014 at 11:00pm — 7 Comments

If This Then That

As I watched the news the past couple of days, the newest hot debate is over extending unemployment benefits. The previous extension has expired, and the politicians - as always - are looking for a "winning" argument to score political points for the next election. It seems like the easiest thing to do for a politician is go around saying that the pursuit of happiness includes a free…

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Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on January 7, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Engineering Innovation, The Real Way To Create More Jobs: Part 2 of 3

This is the second in a series of three articles I have created for you to help expand your innovation potential. Research has shown that innovation can be nurtured with teaching and training. Furthermore, with new ideas come new companies and a lot more new jobs.

In my last article, I shared research from the Small Business Administration (SBA) showing that 70% of all net new jobs in the U.S. over the last 30 years being created by…

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Added by Scott Sargis on December 20, 2013 at 10:34am — No Comments

HOW TO TURN TEMP JOB TO PERMANENT JOB

How to turn temp job to permanent job? Learn some tips on just how to do that. Keep in mind that the…

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Added by Vera Gavizon on December 18, 2013 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Engineering Innovation, The Real Way To Create More Jobs: Part 1 of 3

This is the first in a series of three articles I have created for you to cultivate your inventiveness. Research has shown that innovation can be nurtured with coaching. Furthermore, new innovations give rise to new companies and plenty of new jobs.

Many large companies like General Motors (GM) have had their “hands out” looking for bailouts during this and past recessions. However, research from the Small…

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Added by Scott Sargis on December 14, 2013 at 11:08am — 1 Comment

Exercise Our Nation’s Students Into More Engineering, Scientific and Technical Graduate Studies and Jobs

As I recently reported, the results from the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/pisa/, released last Tuesday, showed that U.S. teenagers lost ground in math, science and reading to the rest of the world! This included falling from 25th to 31st in math since 2009; from 20th to 24th in science; and from 11th to 21st in reading, according to the National Center for Education Statistics…

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Added by Scott Sargis on December 10, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Recruitment Skills

What are the skills required to get recruited? You might be very good at your technical but all of these can be showcased only after you get into a job. It is how you present your skills that impress the employers the most. For this the most important factor is your communication skill. You could be just average or above average at your technical but if it is backed up with good communication skills, you…
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Added by Neelam Mestry on December 9, 2013 at 2:31am — 1 Comment

Employment Picking Up Momentum: TIME TO ENGINEER A NEW RESUME!

According to today’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report, the unemployment rate dropped a staggering .3% to 7%. In the process 203,000 new jobs were created. This brings the total to 1,235,000 new jobs created over the last seven months!

 

Job creation was across the board in most sectors including:

  1. Transportation and warehousing creating 31,000 new jobs in…
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Added by Scott Sargis on December 7, 2013 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

The Best Person For The Job

In practically all cases, an organization strives to identify and select the best person for the job.

Ads for open positions are overflowing with lists of requirements for experience and education in an effort to prevent those that don’t meet stated criteria from applying. Nevertheless, various statistics reveal the low ratio of qualified applicants versus immense volumes of unqualified…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on November 26, 2013 at 8:00pm — 11 Comments

Asset Management Recruitment – The People Business, of the People Business

One of the things that has struck me over the years as a recruiter is the frequent reference to the industry as a ‘necessary evil’. While I don’t agree with the statement, I do understand where it comes from.

People potential

As recruiters our core assets are not stock or products, but people, or more accurately, people’s potential, so we have a huge responsibility to get things right. There are many firms who don’t acknowledge the same level of…

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Added by Rana Hein-Hartmann on November 22, 2013 at 6:54am — No Comments

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