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Diggings The real cost of job hunting might leave you in shock
It’s no secret that searching for a new job takes a lot of time and energy. Beyond dedication and determination, finding a new position often requires a financial investment as well. So how much cold hard cash do you need to land the job of your dreams? While the numbers vary from one person to the next, here’s some insight into the expenses that many people incur as they seek out a new job: Resume writing services Cost: $100-$500 A resume is a critical marketing tool when finding...
 Diggings - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 12:00
Diggings LinkUp’s 2014 Track Record In Forecasting the Monthly Jobs Numbers
Earlier this week when we published our forecast for Friday’s December jobs report and I sent out a few Tweets with the always-entertaining hash-tag #NFPGuesses, Joe Weisenthal of Bloomberg asked what our track-record was in forecasting the monthly jobs numbers. I provided him with a brief response that we were off 1.9% from the YTD BLS numbers, but indicated as well that I would write a blog post that provided a bit more detail regarding our 2014 track record in forecasting the monthly...
 Diggings - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 11:02
Diggings Is it time to retire annual reviews? Effective alternatives to consider
If it’s time for your annual review, it probably goes something like this: you meet with your supervisor in a private room, he or she rates your performance using a variety of scales, you talk about where you need to improve in the future, and at the end you learn if you get a pay increase. It’s no wonder most workers dread this process! Beyond being ineffective, annual reviews can actually have many negative consequences. These one-sided conversations can diminish the employee-manager...
 Diggings - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:17
Diggings Despite Strong Job Gains Of Late, Labor Market Remains An Enigma; LinkUp Forecasting Weaker Jobs Numbers For December
With Alan Turing much on my mind these days (being knee-deep in Andrew Hodges’ outstanding book and having just seen the phenomenal movie it inspired), it’s hard not to apply the word Enigma to todays’ labor market. Without question, the overall trend of the labor market has been positive for quite some time and momentum has recently been accelerating. The U.S. economy added 2.65 million jobs in the first 11 months of 2014 (as compared to 2.25 million jobs through November...
 Diggings - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 18:27
Diggings 10 career-boosting New Year’s resolutions too simple to ignore
Will you be making New Year’s resolutions for 2015? While 50 percent of us make resolutions each year, just 8 percent are actually successful at achieving those goals. This year, it’s time to do something different. When it comes to your career, there’s no better time to take stock and set goals than the start of the year, but that doesn’t mean setting the bar so high that the outcome is virtually impossible to achieve. These 10 resolutions will supercharge your career...
 Diggings - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 16:41
Diggings Precation: Will this awesome new benefit be on the rise in 2015?
Imagine receiving a job offer for a new position at a company, but there is one stipulation you must meet before starting: take a two-week paid vacation. Say, what? Yes, precations are a growing requirement at companies across the country, and some argue this requirement benefits the new employee and company alike. You may have never heard of it before, but I bet if you were offered a precation, it certainly would catch your attention. Innovative companies and those in highly competitive industries...
 Diggings - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 06:30
Indeed Best of 2014: Top Takeaways & Insights
Every day, we’re fortunate to work with millions of job seekers and thousands of employers — talented people who make the world work. Connecting the candidates who come to Indeed for their next opportunity with the employers who are looking for their next hire has always been our driving force. And this year is one in which we can truly celebrate those connections — unemployment is down and the economy is growing. Here are some of our highlights from 2014: the key takeaways and top...
 Indeed - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:05
Diggings Holiday survival guide: Secret Santa edition
The holidays are typically a welcome time of year at any office. The hustle and bustle of closing up Q4 paired with tree decorating, holiday parties and other breaks from the norm can all combine to help people bond and get to know each other outside of the day-to-day routine. In fact, you may be feeling as jolly as Old Saint Nick himself with all the good cheer in the air… until you realize that your workplace does an office Secret Santa exchange. If you’ve never participated in one...
 Diggings - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 06:53
Indeed How 3 Dynamic Generations Search for Jobs [Infographic]
Unemployment is down and job seeker confidence is high for the first time in years. This is great news for the economy but it poses some challenges for employers — job seekers of all ages will be carefully considering their options and organizations will need to work all the harder to make their opportunities stand out from the rest. The latest report from the Indeed Hiring Lab takes an in-depth look at how Millennials, Gen Xers and Baby Boomers are searching for jobs, enabling employers...
 Indeed - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 12:13
Indeed The Most Important Mobile Lessons from 2014
This year it became exceedingly clear that mobile recruiting is not a thing of the future — it’s a reality today. Each day on Indeed mobile job seekers submit over 200,000 applications and in 2014, mobile was an integral part of job search around the world. As we reflect on the end of the year and plan for hiring in 2015, here are the most important things we learned about how job seekers are using mobile. 1. 50% of all searches on Indeed are from a mobile device Mobile job search traffic...
 Indeed - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 13:04
Indeed New Research on How Millennials, Gen Xers & Baby Boomers Search for Jobs
In 1966, Time magazine named an entire generation as Person of the Year, saying, “Never have the young been so assertive or so articulate, so well educated or so worldly…This is not just a new generation, but a new kind of generation.” That generation, the Baby Boomers, became an exceptional economic force — over the next 40 years, they hit homeownership highs, unprecedented consumer spending and record rates of labor force participation. Today, we expect each new generation to...
 Indeed - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 11:34
Diggings 10 hot industries positioned to hire in 2015
The new year is just weeks away. As we look ahead to 2015, many industries have a positive outlook toward growth and hiring. Here are 10 hot industries positioned to hire exponentially in the next 12 months: 1. Health care The health-care industry continues to grow, and many areas have a hiring demand that surpasses the available qualified talent. Thanks to an aging boomer population and a variety of governmental regulations aimed at the industry, this growth won’t slow down any time soon....
 Diggings - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 07:35
Diggings “The Economy, Stupid” – James Carville (1992)
In 1992, James Carville hung a sign in Bill Clinton’s campaign headquarters in Little Rock with the 3 key messages for the campaign. Those messages were: 1) Change vs. more of the same 2) The economy, stupid 3) Don’t forget about healthcare Of those, the second became the defining theme of Clinton’s campaign and the relentless focus on the state of the economy under Bush helped Clinton win the White House that year. Carville’s mantra highlights one of the great truisms...
 Diggings - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 06:08
Indeed Celebrating 10 Years of Helping People Get Jobs
Ten years ago, Indeed was created to help people get jobs. By offering relevant, high-quality jobs in a simple, fast and comprehensive search, we’ve connected millions of job seekers with employers worldwide. Today, Indeed is a core part of recruitment across the globe, serving 150 million unique visitors each month in more than 50 countries and in 28 languages. What started as a job search engine has become a destination for job seekers and employers, a place where people share resumes, learn...
 Indeed - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 13:38
Diggings Job search autopilot: How your lazy job search is hurting you
You think you’re doing everything right. You’ve spruced up your resume, you’ve set job alerts and you’ve applied online to as many applicable positions as you can. So why does it seem like it’s taking forever to see any interest? If your job prospects seem depressingly low despite your frequent activity, it can be easy to blame a recovering economy, fierce competition or simply poor timing. But it might not be that simple. The problem could actually be you! So many...
 Diggings - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 04:49
Diggings Purple squirrel hunting: tips for finding the perfect candidate
A purple squirrel is an elusive job candidate with the exact skills, experience, education and training required for your toughest to fill position. Some would argue they also ride unicorns, save babies from burning buildings and can double your revenue with a single click. Ok, not really, but it is a common recruiting industry term used to refer to the perfect candidate. The existence of the purple squirrel is often argued, and perfect is a strong word, but I am certain those candidates who offer...
 Diggings - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 06:00
Diggings Can the evergreen jobs concept win the battle for top talent?
The economy may be improving, but the battle for top talent wages on. Recruiters are all too familiar with the situation, as they are always fighting to fill those critical positions that always seem to be in demand. There just doesn’t seem to be enough adequate candidates to fill all the necessary roles, and this makes competition fierce. A unique approach to hiring strives to change this problem, and it involves creating evergreen jobs programs. If you don’t know what an evergreen...
 Diggings - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 06:35
Indeed Two Opportunities for Job Seekers & Employers This Holiday Season
Whether ramping up for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday or Cyber Monday, retailers of all kinds are anticipating good tidings from holiday shoppers this season. The National Retail Federation predicts retail sales in November and December to increase 4.1% from last year, a total of $616.9 billion — the first year-over-year gain greater than 4% since 2011. In response, businesses are planning to hire between 725,000 and 825,000 seasonal retail employees for the holidays. This is consistent...
 Indeed - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:19
Indeed How People Get Hired
Over the next ten years, more than 50 million jobs will be created. The key challenge for you will be finding the right talent for those jobs. The infographic below combines data from SilkRoad and Indeed to illustrate how the best candidates search for jobs and how they get hired. Learn more about how Indeed can help you hire:
 Indeed - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:33
Indeed Unfilled Jobs Cost Employers $160 Billion Annually
In the US, 33% of job vacancies remain open for three months or more. The cost of these unfilled jobs reaches $160 billion each year, a significant cost to the nation as a whole, businesses and individuals. These findings come from a study conducted by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) on behalf of Indeed. The study explores labor market conditions in the US and focuses on the productive potential represented by unfilled jobs. It illustrates the cost to the economy when businesses...
 Indeed - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 14:37

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