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Indeed How 3-Day Weekends Disrupt Job Search
Labor Day serves as a transitional weekend in several ways. School is back in session, fall is in the air and it’s a time to relax before diving into the next season. In the midst of this short week, we took some time to reflect on the past holiday and how three-day weekends change our daily patterns and habits, job search in particular. In a normal week, job search activity peaks on Tuesday and slopes down to Saturday, when it begins to pick up again. This pattern is roughly the same across...
 Indeed - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 12:07
Diggings The top 5 job titles that can mean anything or nothing at all
A few concise words that describe what a person does – a job title is seemingly straight forward, right? Wrong. Between keyword stuffing and wordsmiths blending terms to make positions sound as attractive as possible, there are a lot of cluttered phrases being used to create fanciful-sounding job listings. These job titles can have so many different meanings that sometimes they end up having no value at all, which is a disservice to the job hunter and the company seeking new talent. Here...
 Diggings - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 09:00
Indeed Are You Ready for the Mobile Job Seeker?
Around the world smartphones are transforming how people seek out and apply for job opportunities — half of all searches on Indeed now come from mobile devices. To gain a deeper understanding of mobile job search, Harris Poll conducted a survey on behalf of Indeed, asking either unemployed or working people how they use their cellphone, smartphone or tablet to identify job opportunities. The findings of the survey reveal that modern candidates want to take their job search with them —...
 Indeed - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 16:19
Diggings This Year, Things Will, In Fact, Be Different; August Jobs Report Will Surprise To The Upside; Labor Market Will Maintain Momentum Through The Fall
News from around the world has been pretty miserable of late. It’s tough to open up the paper these days (yes, as a news junkie I still read newspapers) and not feel like the world is falling apart. From Syria and Gaza to Libya and Liberia, it’s been a horribly grim end to the summer. In the U.S., things haven’t been much better between Ferguson, severe droughts in the west, and perpetually expanding dysfunction in Washington. Perhaps the only bright spot in the news these...
 Diggings - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:46
Indeed 4 Dimensions for Understanding Who’s Searching for Part-time Jobs
Last week in Jackson Hole, Wyo., Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen spoke about the nation’s economic recovery and noted that despite signs of improvement, the labor market still faces many challenges. Among other things, Yellen touched on the high number of Americans working part time for economic reasons — 7.5 million people would like a full-time job but can’t find one, a figure that’s roughly 60% greater than the prerecession level. Part-time jobs and the people who work 35 hours...
 Indeed - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:20
Diggings What’s a CV and when should it be used instead of a resume?
Many people don’t realize that there is more than one way to apply for a job. Depending on the position, a resume isn’t always the most suitable option. Choosing incorrectly may negatively impact your chances of getting an interview and ultimately getting hired. So what are your choices? Everyone is familiar with the resume – that one page document that highlights your skills and employment history. A resume is used the majority of times when applying for a job in the United States. Another...
 Diggings - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:00
Diggings LinkUp’s August Jobs Report Webinar Scheduled for 10AM CST On Wednesday, September 3rd
Our August jobs report is scheduled for 10AM CST on Wednesday, September 3rd. We normally host our monthly jobs webinars at 4PM CST on the Wednesday before the jobs report is issued on the first Friday of the month, but we had to change the time for the September 3rd webinar. In terms of this month’s webinar, with the increasingly intense spotlight on the U.S. labor market and the implications for the Fed’s policy and guidance around interest rates and the timing and pace of tightening,...
 Diggings - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 18:38
Diggings Jawbone’s Perspective On The Napa Earthquake
One of the more fascinating examples of the emergence of powerful alternative data sources was highlighted by Jawbone following the earthquake in Napa this past weekend. The chart below (which can be seen here with a complete write-up) shows the percentage of Jawbone UP wearers in northern California who were woken up by the earthquake. Amazing.
 Diggings - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:16
Indeed How Indeed Became the Leading Job Site Around the World
Job search is different all around the world, which is why launching the world’s leading job site in 50+ countries and 28 languages didn’t happen overnight. Over the last 10 years, Indeed has steadily grown into these markets, with careful consideration for the needs of local job seekers and employers. Today, of the 140 million unique visitors that come to Indeed each month, 58% are visiting from outside the US. At a recent talk, Davide Novelli, Director of International Online Operations,...
 Indeed - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:13
Diggings LinkedIn company page revisions guaranteed to attract fresh talent
More than 3 million companies have a LinkedIn company page, and this number represents a multitude of different industries. Do you have a company page, and if so, is it actually useful and compelling to job-seekers? Today, it’s just as essential for companies to have a LinkedIn page as it is for professionals. Fortunately, making a creative and informative company page doesn’t have to be a difficult task. Consider these tips for creating a LinkedIn company page that will catch the...
 Diggings - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:00
Diggings From the Intern: 8 Questions to Ask in an Interview
A job interview is stressful and nerve-racking for many people. It’s important to prepare and be ready for anything the interviewer throws your way. One of the ways to stand out among the competition is to ask intelligent, thoughtful questions. You will be a stronger candidate and you will appear more in demand. If all is equal between you and other candidates, the right questions can give you an edge over the competition. The best questions are specific to the role and/or company. Make sure...
 Diggings - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:00
Indeed Which States Would Job Seekers Relocate To?
What motivates people to look for jobs in a new place and where are they looking to go? These questions are at the heart of the latest research from the Indeed Hiring Lab — a global research institute committed to advancing the knowledge of human resource and talent management professionals worldwide. In examining aggregated, anonymized data on where job seekers are currently located and where they’re directing their job search, we discovered that 27.8% of people are currently looking...
 Indeed - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:48
EmploymentMetrix The 50 EASIEST Places to Hire Employees
It's easy to say that the best places to source candidates will be in the largest cities, but that's not necessarily true. Some of the places on our list may surprise you. If you're in the market to recruit candidates check out the list of the easiest places to make a hire.
 EmploymentMetrix - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 14:53
Diggings Say hello to a superior job search with the new LinkUp app
Goodbye old school newspapers and career fairs! Today a whopping 77 percent of job seekers use a mobile app to find employment opportunities. The right app can make it easy to find your dream job, but the wrong app can make the process a nightmare full of headaches, lost time and missed opportunities. Fortunately, LinkUp has raised the bar again for job seekers by announcing a new and improved version of its popular iPhone application. Sure, there are a lot of job search apps out there, but not...
 Diggings - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 09:00
Indeed The Importance of Service at Indeed
In Client Services at Indeed, our promise is to deliver quality to our clients, partners and teammates worldwide. This brand promise purposely has a lot of meanings – we strive to deliver a high quality of applicant for our clients so those candidates will convert into hires, and we have a culture of providing high-quality support for one another in making Indeed a great place to work. The team members pictured above are just a few of the hundreds of Client Services professionals at Indeed who...
 Indeed - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:58
Indeed Mobile Now Accounts for Half of All Job Searches
Mobile job search traffic to Indeed has increased dramatically over the past year, growing from 33% of total traffic in 2013 to 50% today. As smartphone ownership accelerates, job search has evolved from a desktop activity to a mobile one. Job seekers now take their search with them, browsing opportunities when it’s most convenient for them. And, the way people access jobs on mobile is varied — while some search within an app, others click on job alerts from their email on a device. Mobile...
 Indeed - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:52
Indeed Employer Branding is a Journey & Other Secrets to Attracting Top Talent
Technology companies today face unique hiring challenges. Not only must they compete against some of the world’s most recognized brands, but also disruptive start-ups with big ideas and lofty ambitions. Regardless of size and stature, a strong employer brand helps businesses attract the best candidates and increases retention. Lisa Chartier, Global Head of Executive Service Programs and Marketing at Philips, recently shared insights on employer branding and discussed how her team used consumer...
 Indeed - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 13:23
Civil Engineering Central Potable Water…From a Billboard?
To kickoff its application process last year, The University of Engineering & Technology of Peru addressed a serious problem while providing a message of hope. With a poor economy and an annual rain fall of next to nothing, many citizens lack potable water. With an atmospheric humidity of 98%, the University created a billboard that not only advertised UTEC, but also captured the humidity producing potable water accessible via spigots at the bottom of the structure. This project helps hundreds...
 Civil Engineering Central - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:29
Indeed Low Local Unemployment Attracts Job Seekers from Neighboring States
Across the country, local economies range from rural to urban, tech-centric to industrial, and everything in between. From state to state, labor markets offer diverse options to workers of all kinds. Recently released unemployment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveal the variation in unemployment rates nationwide, providing a look at what those markets look like in each state. The data show the national unemployment rate standing at 6.1%, but differing significantly between states....
 Indeed - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:06
EmploymentMetrix When Sourcing Candidates, Don't Rely on your Gut
A call from a client; an unhappy one. After a quick glance, it's clear we did our job; it was the customer's perceptions that were wrong. How do you delicately and respectfully handle bad expectations?
 EmploymentMetrix - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 15:57

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