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Which Career Paths Lead to the Best Opportunities? A Data-Driven Answer
The Great Recession officially ended in 2009 but 55% of Americans don’t think the economy has recovered, according to a recent Economist/YouGov poll. With stagnating income, a shrinking middle class and a widespread lack of well-paying jobs, it’s no surprise many people still feel this way. Recently, the Indeed Hiring Lab analyzed Indeed and other global data sets to map out the career pathways that are leading away from the global wage crisis and disappearing middle. As part of our research...
 Indeed - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 15:25

How Employers Can Uncover Opportunities in a Changing Labor Market
The world of work is changing fast. Automation, an aging workforce and an increasingly complex global economy are profoundly affecting markets for jobs and talent. Every day we see new evidence of industries in flux and struggling to keep pace with shifting hiring trends. What will the opportunities and talent pools of tomorrow look like, and how can you position your company for growth and innovation? Understanding the dynamics of three key ingredients in today’s changing labor market is one...
 Indeed - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 09:38

What Are the Hardest Jobs to Fill in Tech?
The tech industry has one of the most competitive job markets, and finding the right talent to fill key positions is never going to be easy. In fact, for some roles, it sometimes feels like it’s getting tougher by the day. But just how tough is it exactly? After all, whether you’re an employer recruiting for a high priority role or a job seeker hunting for the perfect fit for your skills and interests, it’s important to know what you’re up against. Fortunately, Indeed has the data that...
 Indeed - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 12:22

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A/E Leaders Make Changes: Staff Should Take Note!
When I began recruiting within the A/E industry in 1986, consulting firms purported the ability for staff to choose between a technical track or a management track. In reality, if you were a competent engineer and personable, then you would be pushed up the management track (whether you wanted to or not). If you weren’t as outgoing as your employer desired, then you were encouraged to follow a technical career path. Consequently, I witnessed many staff rise to positions in firms that they...
 Civil Engineering Central - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 14:18

Is the Cost of a Top College Worth It? It Depends
A degree from a top university still holds allure for many, but with the average cost of college tuition jumping 179% over the past decade, it’s fair to question whether a bigger educational investment will pay off. A four-year degree from a top-tier private university can set you back more than $200,000, while a degree from a public university costs on average less than half as much. One study found that elite college degrees can mean higher earning potential in fields like business and other...
 Indeed - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 10:20

Beyond the Hype: Do You Really Need a Data Scientist?
In 2012, Harvard Business Review named data scientist as the “sexiest job of the 21st century,” and for good reason: They offer a unique combination of skills that neatly fit the needs of companies looking to leverage big data to make business decisions. After all, these days, data sets aren’t always so simple. This is particularly true when it comes to big data, which is characterized both by the volume of information but also the variety of data sources involved. More skills are needed...
 Indeed - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 11:37

Study: Which Companies Offer the Fastest Online Job Application Process?
Chances are, at some point in your career, you’ve filled out a grueling online job application, cycling through endless drop-down menus, text fields and document-upload prompts, wondering when that final “submit” button would appear. You might have even given up out of frustration and moved on to a different opportunity. Lengthy and complicated online job applications are more a norm than a rarity, but many employers underestimate the impact these frustrating processes can have on their...
 Indeed - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 10:49

Where Do Tech Salaries Go the Furthest? A New Report from Indeed Reveals the Answers
Today’s hyper-connected digital economy means that tech workers are in huge demand. As a result, salaries in this sector are high, with firms in the major tech hubs of Silicon Valley and Seattle frequently offering six-figure sums to individuals with high-value skillsets. However, before you pack your bags and head west for that lucrative dream job, pause a moment to consider what that extra money is going to cost you in terms of quality of life. As the Indeed Hiring Lab reveals in its new report,...
 Indeed - Thu, 08/11/2016 - 09:55

The Impact of the Rio Olympics on Job Search, in 4 Charts
On Friday, the Brazilian long distance runner Vanderlei de Lima lit the Olympic cauldron in Rio de Janiero, kicking off the biggest sporting event in the world. Over the next four weeks, the eyes of the world will be watching the best athletes alive today as they compete for gold in everything from archery to wrestling to rugby sevens. It’s undeniable, however, that the run-up to this year’s Olympics was dominated by news of controversies, scandals and crises rather than feats of athleticism....
 Indeed - Wed, 08/10/2016 - 11:35

10 Brené Brown Quotes to Inspire Success and Happiness at Work
Dr. Brené Brown knows what it means to put yourself out there and join the conversation. As one of the world’s leading researchers on courage, vulnerability, shame and empathy, Brown has risen to fame through her wildly popular TED Talks, three bestselling books and speaking engagements around the world. She has interviewed hundreds of people from all walks of life about what it means to step into the arena, take risks and open oneself up to the possibility of pure joy. And she believes that...
 Indeed - Tue, 08/09/2016 - 10:22

How Olympic Athletes Can Inspire Your Own Career
With the 2016 Summer Olympics kicking off this Friday evening, we’ve been reminiscing about past Olympics and wondering what incredible stories will come out of this year’s games. And then (because we can’t help ourselves) we started thinking about how Olympians actually have a lot to teach us about navigating our own careers.
 EmploymentMetrix - Thu, 08/04/2016 - 17:10

Red States Lag Blue in Opportunity Work, Muting Impact of Job Gains Nationally
We expect Friday’s jobs report to show continued strength in employment gains, but will these added jobs satisfy and provide opportunity to American workers in the long run? Last month, the US economy added a surprising 287,000 jobs and promisingly, we saw roles being added in areas with higher wage growth and salaries, namely, healthcare and financial services. There were job gains in other areas, like hospitality, which is good, but these roles tend to be lower paying, so the lasting impact...
 Indeed - Thu, 08/04/2016 - 15:43

When Data Drives Transformation: Insights From 3 Talent Leaders
Whether you work in a seasoned data-driven organization or are just starting to track your hiring metrics, by now you know data is the new currency of modern business. By asking the right questions and deploying the right measurement tools, you can unlock powerful insights from your recruitment data — eureka moments that can transform your talent strategy. Three industry leaders who have done just that joined us at Indeed Interactive to share their stories of using data to make smarter decisions....
 Indeed - Tue, 08/02/2016 - 10:00

Where Are the Highest Paying Cyber Security Jobs?
Today, cyber crime is a major concern for every type of business or government organization. A series of high-profile breaches has highlighted the apparent ease with which hackers can steal sensitive information — so it’s little surprise that demand for cyber security professionals is rising. In fact, according to a recent analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics figures from Stanford University, demand is expected to grow by 53% through 2018. But it’s not easy to fill those roles. A recent...
 Indeed - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 10:07

The Secret Weapon For Your Millennial Retention Strategy
Human Resources leaders now have a new secret weapon for solving the millennial employee retention issue.
 EmploymentMetrix - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 07:54

How 3 Companies Use Mission and Purpose to Inspire Top Talent
When your own values and goals align with your employer’s mission, you’re motivated to do your best work — and that’s good for business. One study by Deloitte found that mission-driven companies have 30% more innovation and 40% higher employee retention. In our latest research, Indeed found that the highest-performing individuals in the workforce, who often have many job opportunities at their fingertips, are especially intent on finding a company whose mission excites and motivates them....
 Indeed - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 10:40

Hire Those Job Seekers That Are Doing Creative Things to Get Noticed
As a recruiter we know you spend countless hours sitting in front of a screen with what seems like a thousand tabs up, scouring the internet for the perfect candidate. But sometimes, you need to do something different. And who knows it could pay off big
 EmploymentMetrix - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 10:36

In the Age of the Shrinking Middle Class, What Are Today’s Best Opportunities?
The future isn’t what it used to be. Politicians and pundits fret anxiously about the plight of the shrinking middle class, while anti-establishment movements are surging in popularity around the world. Wages are stagnant or even declining, and what lies ahead is uncertain: For employers and job seekers alike, these are troubling times. When economists survey this landscape they see an increasingly polarized labor market in which a handful of high-skill, highly paid people reap the benefits...
 Indeed - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 09:50

Video: SafeSplash Makes Waves Using Indeed Sponsored Jobs
Swimming is more than fun — it’s a true life skill. Teaching it requires both technical ability and less tangible qualities known as “soft skills” like patience, tenacity and reliability.  According to a recent survey by Indeed, businesses struggle to find enough candidates with this important combination of qualifications. Safesplash, a swimming school based in Dallas, Texas, has refined the art of sourcing instructors with the right mix of experience and soft skills. At the heart of...
 Indeed - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 08:55

5 Expert Tips to Writing Better Job Titles and Descriptions
A compelling job description can be the difference between inspiring top talent to apply or losing them to a competitor. But let’s face it: There’s a lot of job content out there that’s too long, too technical or just plain boring. The best job content is concise, uses plain language and embodies your employer brand. Content strategy expert Kristina Halvorson joined us at Indeed Interactive to share her advice on how to improve the strategies and processes that go into writing job titles...
 Indeed - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 14:23

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