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March 2018 Employment Snapshot

Posted By: Harry

The Snapshot shows gain/loss for the 16 employment groups, plus unemployment rates based on age, gender, ethnicity, and education levels

Plan B. Reach out to employers who are not hiring.

Posted By: Harry

Not getting a response from all the help-wanted ads and networking you’ve tried? Maybe you should try some old-school job hunting. See, employees change jobs all the time and managers are always on the lookout for new replacements. The key is to contact the manager before she advertises the job opening and attracts all of your competitors. Here’s the plan—

Starting salaries hit an all-time high for new college graduates.

Posted By: Harry Dahlstrom

In a study of 145,000 entry-level employment positions in the United States, researches found that the average starting salary for 2017 college graduates is $48,270. That’s three percent higher than last year and 14 percent higher than 2007, just before the Great Recession.

Why does it take so long for an employer to hire someone?

Posted By: Harry Dahlstrom

You spot a job opening and it’s perfect for you. You apply for the job. Then, you wait for a phone call. Then, you wait to get an appointment for a job interview. Then, you wait for them to make a decision. What’s with all the waiting?

Some people do the craziest things during a job interview.

Posted By: Harry Dahlstrom

Every year, the folks at Harris Poll and CareerBuilder conduct an online survey of 2,600 hiring managers and human resource managers. When asked about the most unusual things job hunters have done during their job interviews, the managers recalled that…

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