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Diggings The big O: How to overcome the overqualified label
The more experience the better, right? If your employment history and education go above and beyond what is required in a job description, you might think you are a shoo-in for at least an interview. But don’t be surprised if you aren’t getting the quick responses you expected – or any responses at all. You are likely labeled as overqualified, which can mean your resume goes right in the trash. In last week’s blog we addressed the positives and negatives of hiring overqualified...
 Diggings - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 06:23
Diggings No ‘New Mediocre’ Here In The U.S. Labor Market; LinkUp Forecasting Job Gains of 293,000 In October; Q4 Looks Pretty Good, too
Despite serious and legitimate concerns about the emerging threat of the global economy entering an era of the ‘New Mediocre’ (Christine Lagarde), things in the U.S. look pretty decent these days, at least as far as steady job gains and declining unemployment go. Leaving aside for now the also serious and legitimate concerns about stagnant wages over the past 30 years, the ‘hollowing out’ of the middle class (David Brooks), and the fact that too many of the jobs added...
 Diggings - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 14:04
EmploymentMetrix Hire That Mustache!
Go ahead, hire the guy with the crazy mustache. After all, he's demonstrated some valuable things by participating in Movember.
 EmploymentMetrix - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 14:02
Diggings Hiring overqualified candidates: Big win or big risk?
A Ph.D. vying for a job that only requires a B.A. A candidate with more than three times the years of working experience recommended in the job listing. An experienced executive applying for a middle-management position. Despite a recovering economy, recruiters and hiring managers still see many overqualified candidates applying for lower-level jobs, particularly in competitive markets where unemployment is higher and quality jobs are rarer. The big question is: Should you consider hiring overqualified...
 Diggings - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:36
Diggings Ninja, warrior, guru: Why job titles shouldn’t be cute or clever
A job title is a few words that describes what you do for work. Most of the time, these words are pretty straight forward, however there is a fine line between being too generic to know what a job entails and too cute to be taken seriously. Most recently we have seen an upswing in creative-sounding job titles. Listings for ninjas, gurus and wizards have started to appear on job search sites like LinkUp. They may seem fun and lighthearted, but something too cute or too clever can backfire...
 Diggings - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 05:45
Diggings LinkedIn endorsements: worthwhile or worthless?
LinkedIn endorsements have been around for about 2 years now, and in that time they have had extremely mixed reviews. Some people view endorsements as a key way to build your personal brand and improve professional networking. Others think of them as meaningless – a skills popularity contest with no real connection to actual experience. What are LinkedIn endorsements? It’s when a first-degree connection rates you for having a particular skill. Those who dislike endorsements argue that...
 Diggings - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:46
EmploymentMetrix Recruitment Marketing: We're the Cool Kids Now.
The Recruitment technology ecosystem is changing, and it was more than evident based on the 286 interesting companies who displayed their wares at the recent HRTech event in Las Vegas earlier this month. Retargeting, Cost-Per-Applicant models, HR analytics...HR is catching...
 EmploymentMetrix - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:43
Indeed Top 10 Tech Skills Employers Are Looking For
The tech industry is one of the verticals hiring the most on Indeed today, and STEM jobs (those positions that require skills related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) make up 10% of jobs in the US. Despite national demand for these jobs, the median duration of a STEM vacancy is more that twice as long as for a non-STEM vacancy — and employers have the most difficulty hiring for jobs that require sophisticated computer skills. What are the technical skills employers are most...
 Indeed - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 13:30
Diggings 10 tips for keeping your office healthy this flu season
Cold and flu season is officially here, and as concerns rise about the potential spread of Ebola, Enterovirus 68 and other illnesses, keeping the workplace healthy is a top priority. “According to the CDC, nearly 111 million workdays are lost because of seasonal influenza, costing employers approximately $7 billion annually in sick days and lost productivity,” says Alan Kohll, CEO of TotalWellness, a corporate health and wellness solutions provider. It’s inevitable that employees...
 Diggings - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:34
Diggings Strong Jobs Numbers For September Were Not A Surprise To LinkUp
In today’s Employment Situation Report, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the U.S. economy added a very solid net gain of 248,000 jobs in September. The report also included upward revisions for both July and August, capping off a strong quarter and continuing the momentum we’ve seen in the labor market for most of the year. While the report was a surprise to the upside for many economists and pundits, coming in quite a bit ahead of the Bloomberg Consensus Estimate,...
 Diggings - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 21:22
Indeed What the September Jobs Report Means for Retail Employers
Following August’s weak job creation, many expected that hiring would rebound in September — a response to increased confidence in the economic recovery. Today’s jobs report reveals that rebound was even better than expected. Payroll employment is up by 248,000 and the unemployment rate is below 6% for the first time in over 6 years, meaning that consumer confidence may be growing, and that spending will likely get a boost as the holiday season approaches — great news for retail...
 Indeed - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 11:03
Diggings F@#% It, and Other Terrible Ways to Quit Your Job
6 Terrible Ways to Quit Your Job Guaranteed to Haunt You Later “(Expletive) it, I quit.” While there may have been times in your career you’ve felt like saying this to your boss, you probably haven’t. The Alaskan reporter saying that exact phrase on live TV may have made for a great viral video, but her choice to quit in such a manner won’t likely help her career in the long run. Even if she has impressive skills and undying passion, she’ll probably always be known as the woman who...
 Diggings - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 06:42
EmploymentMetrix Beyond.com Launches SmartMatch Technology to Improve Job Search Experience
The Career Network introduces an algorithm that learns from the user and offers more relevant job openings based on engagement
 EmploymentMetrix - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:05
Diggings LinkUp Forecasting Upward Revision Of August Numbers & Net Gain of 265,000 Jobs In September; Expect A Weak Q4 Unless We See AP (#28) and QE (#4)
As the leaves begin to turn up here in Minnesota and thoughts turn to once again to skating on frozen lakes and ponds, it also marks the time of year where one can hop on the roller coaster thrill-ride that is the Minnesota Vikings. With a seemingly endless supply of ups and downs and twists and turns, the Vikings never cease to turn stomachs, and this year is certainly no different. Just 4 games into the season, there have already been enough story lines with this year’s team to keep...
 Diggings - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:12
Diggings LinkUp’s Monthly Labor Market Update Webinar Is Scheduled For October 1st
Each month on the Wednesday before the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its Employment Situation Report, we provide a comprehensive analysis of the current state of the U.S. labor market along with a forecast of the monthly jobs numbers. Our insights and forecasts are based on our highly unique job search engine that only indexes jobs from company websites. With a current index of 2.3 million job openings sourced directly from 50,000 companies throughout the U.S., LinkUp...
 Diggings - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 14:19
EmploymentMetrix Stop hunting for purple squirrels and start recruiting the best candidates
The way we currently recruit talent for top positions is absurd. We need to accept that that perfect candidate doesn’t exist, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find an amazing person for the job.
 EmploymentMetrix - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 12:56
Indeed New Research Reveals Opportunities for Hiring in Transportation
This week we launched a new campaign that celebrates the role of every job. As part of the campaign, we created a commercial that features some of the industries hiring the most on Indeed and to make the whole ad come together, we used our own technology to hire the talented team we’d need to get it all done. Transportation is one of the industries we chose to feature in the ad, represented by the letter ‘N’ and by trucking specialist, Kzee Ziaee from Canada. Today, there are nearly 300,000...
 Indeed - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 15:33
Diggings 5 red flags an employer has terrible work-life balance
Employees today put a premium on good work-life balance, and as noted in our last blog, they rate it ahead of money, recognition and autonomy when defining career success. But many job-seekers avoid asking questions about work-life balance during the interview process for fear that they might seem lazy or selfish. As a job seeker, how can you learn which employers embrace a culture that balances work-life demands and which ones only claim to? A little detective work and strategic research can...
 Diggings - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 06:00
Indeed How the World Works
As the leading job site in the world, we focus on helping millions of job seekers and employers find the right fit every day. To let even more people know about the world of opportunities on Indeed, we’ve launched a global campaign – ‘How the World Works.’ Each creative element of the campaign tells the story of how diverse jobs combine to make something work – from a simple cup of coffee, to the complex workings of the New York City subway or even the global stock market. The campaign...
 Indeed - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 10:30
Indeed 78% of Candidates Would Apply to Jobs From Mobile
American consumers now own an average of four digital devices, meaning that we’re more connected than ever before. People are now accustomed to accessing any information at any time, wherever they are. This shift in consumer behavior has inspired innovation across all types of industries, including travel, retail and financial services, and now, the recruitment industry is being disrupted as well. A survey conducted by Censuswide on behalf of Indeed reveals how people are using mobile in their...
 Indeed - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 15:29

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