Jerry Berg decided that the best way to deal with a layoff was to make a 20 minute video ( http://bit.ly/1oouacX ) lamenting how terrible it is to be laid off after 15 years at Microsoft. I personally feel for him as I’ve been laid off twice since the 2008 financial crisis. While his emotions are understandable, putting them out there in a public video was a bad choice.
I get hit up to take a lot of surveys from a lot of different sources.
Sometimes vendors of various products or services lure survey respondents with offers to take a brief survey and receive a free copy of their latest white paper, special report or e-book about the “War for Talent” or some other nonsensical topic.
While I’m not particularly tempted to participate due to publication prizes at the end, I do have certain geeky curiosity about…Continue
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on May 5, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments
A few of us non-traditional, mold-breaker, non-conformist, square pegs in a land of round holes occasionally jokingly refer to ourselves as unemployable. And, in certain ways that isn’t far from accurate.
If we look throughout history we find plenty of well-known business and leadership success stories that…Continue
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,…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Doug Douglas on January 7, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments
As 2013 comes to a close and we look towards 2014, overall signs of changes to the employment marketplace indicate that there may be a better picture for workers in 2014. But, upon closer inspection, the results appear to be mixed.
Added by Joe Stubblebine on December 20, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Obviously, every company culture is different and sometimes what hiring managers think and say they want is exactly the opposite of what they really mean by fit. Do you find this to be the case in your recruiting experience? If so, what's the main cause of this discrepancy?
In job opportunity listings, we often see terms such as:
The president of our company and I were recently invited to attend a keynote given by one the 50 most influential people in business internationally and I could go on and on with all their credits but will reframe. She was asked what bit of information she would pass on to someone just getting started. I could give you her answer but that was not the point of this post.
The more I thought about her speech the more I thought how there is really little difference in those at the top…Continue
Added by Jeff Dahlberg on April 14, 2013 at 3:44am — No Comments
This morning it was widely reported that the "unemployment rate" dropped to 7.8% - and that most of the drop was "the fact that many people simply stopped looking for a job." That comment is very disrespectful to unemployed people who are working harder than ever to find a job.
The rate that is reported as the unemployment rate by the Bureau of Labor Statistics…
Since moving to Texas a little over a year ago I have learned about a special partnership between Josh Hamilton and his “Accountability Coach.” Josh’s Accountability Coach is his father-in-law, and he actually travels with Josh and the Rangers in order to help Josh with his commitment to sobriety. The more and more I got to thinking about this type of relationship, the…Continue
For those of you who don’t know, Rich DeMatteo, AKA Corn on the Job, is a globally recognized Career Expert, Gen Y Career Coach, and Social Media Marketer. Rich has spent time in Agency and Corporate Recruiting, and has a Masters in Human Resources from Villanova University. Along with being featured on Monster.com and Reader’s Digest, he was also named one of the world’s Top 100 Most Desirable Mentors. If you are looking to learn about the job hunt through social media, check out…Continue
Post for those operating in Western Canada
April’s unemployment numbers came out today and there has been a flurry of activity as we see some giant gains in employment across most provinces. British Columbia (BC) made a particularly strong leap forward moving from a 7.0% unemployment rate to 6.4%. A six point jump is very strong and when looking at the sectors that gained, all most all sectors came out ahead. The health occupations category was the only one to suffer…Continue
Added by Darryl Moore on May 11, 2012 at 5:58pm — No Comments
In September 2007 Canada reached the lowest employment rate in over the last 35 years at 5.9%. By mid-year 2009 the national unemployment figure rose to over 8.5%. To put this in perspective, every percentage point change is approximately 180,000 people who no longer have a position. Today the national rate is 7.4%, lower than the national average for the last 36 years (8.5%) – and that should encourage us, however it is not because the unemployment rate is actually trending in the wrong…Continue
Added by Darryl Moore on March 16, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
With millions of Americans still out of work and the jobs report improving but far from healthy, many individuals have either done so or considered going into business for themselves.
In the event you are considering starting a small business at home, is now the time to pull the trigger on it?
Home-based businesses do present both challenges and opportunities, so list both when considering if you’re in…Continue
I was browsing my LinkedIn Groups this morning, and a colleague shared this 60 Minutes segment in which she was spotlighted. I'm sure each of you knows someone who is talented, college-educated, life-experienced, and willing to work, but unable to secure employment.
What can we do - as advocates and stakeholders in the community of recruiting - to help? Even if it…Continue
Added by Maisha Cannon on March 1, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Going on job interviews typically ranks right up there with going to the dentist, doing your income taxes and spending time with the in-laws.
You get the message; interviews can be very taxing to say the least. That being said, there are millions of Americans out there right now who are waiting for the interview call, passing their resume around here, there and everywhere, and going on interviews.
The big question at the end of the day following your interview is would you hire…Continue
Added by Dave Thomas on February 7, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments
It’s almost part of my daily routine – wake up, have breakfast, watch the news, read the paper, check the latest unemployment figures. The International Labour Organisation predicts that the number of 15-24 unemployed by the end of 2011 will be 74.6 million, a rate of 12.6%.
Although this number sits lower than the 12.7% of 2010, the ILO has suggested that since 2010 many young people have given up looking for work and dropped out of the labour market all together. In the month…Continue
My mother is on Facebook. I’ve been mildly amused by this until last week when that’s how I found out my mom lost her job. That’s right, my mom - who lives a mile away, who I see twice a week and talk to on the phone almost every day, told Facebook she got laid off before her recruiter daughter. My jaw dropped. My eyes watered. I immediately grabbed my phone and ran down the hall to call her. After two tries she finally picked up, in tears. My brother, 12 years younger…Continue
The game of “musical chairs” has begun as employees begin to jump ship for better employment opportunities. The aftermath of a recession is employee disengagement. Unfortunately, your key players won’t tell you they are dissatisfied until they are walking out the door. As well-performing companies start to cherry pick top talent, it begins a chain of employee turnover events that will affect many companies.
72% of employers restructured or laid off employees since the recession…Continue