Working with a recruiter

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Have you ever been frustrated when a recruiter doesn’t call you back? The following information will help you set realistic expectations and hopefully obtain better results. It’s important that you understand the following realities about Staffing and Recruiting Firms: 1.  Most specialize in a specific industry, profession or geographic location. ACTION ITEM: You must identify… Read more »

Great Story about the modern American Steel Industry

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Evanoff: Donald Trump, meet John Correnti — he took a risk on jobs Ted Evanoff , USA TODAY NETWORK – TennesseePublished 3:44 p.m. CT March 1, 2017 | Updated 4 hours ago Buy Photo (Photo: Mark Weber/The Commercial Appeal) 1CONNECTTWEET 1LINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE You heard President Donald Trump on Tuesday night tell Congress — tell the world,… Read more »

Fed: Economic Growth Continues at Start of 2017; Brisk Business for Staffing Firms

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Reports from the 12 Federal Reserve districts indicated that the economy expanded at a modest to moderate pace from early January through mid-February, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s latest report on regional economies (known as the “beige book”). Manufacturing activity accelerated somewhat, with most districts characterizing the pace of growth as moderate. Employment grew… Read more »

ASA Skills Gap Index: Top Hard-to-Fill Jobs by Sector

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February 23, 2017 Most Difficult-to-Fill Occupations in Each Sector The American Staffing Association’s Skills Gap Index has identified the hardest-to-fill occupations in the U.S. for the fourth quarter of 2016. The two hardest-to-fill jobs in each staffing industry sector are Engineering, information technology, and scientific Computer and information research scientists Information security analysts Health care… Read more »

Prepare and Plan Daily for your Job Search

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You will conduct a much more successful job search if you are prepared and plan your calls at the end of each day. When you are in a job search, there are endless distractions, especially family members who are now comfortable putting demands on your time. When you are in a job search, you are… Read more »

Attracting, Retaining Talent Is No. 1 Concern in ‘Future of Work’ Survey

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Feb 14, 2017Laura Putre | IndustryWeek Talent management is the most pressing issue for human resources leaders at some of the largest U.S. companies, a new survey finds. A survey by the law firm Seyfarth Shaw of 717 in-house legal and business leaders between December 2016 and January 2017–in a cross section of industries including manufacturing—mentioned the “war for… Read more »

US Factory Output Rose In January For Second Straight Month

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by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer   WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturers cranked out more steel, machinery and electronics last month as factories appear to be rebounding after two years of stagnation. Factory output rose 0.2 percent in January, its second straight increase, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday . While modest, the gain is… Read more »

Small Business Optimism Index Surges by Most Since 1980

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Jan 10, 2017Bloomberg Optimism among America’s small businesses soared in December by the most since 1980 as expectations about the economy’s prospects improved dramatically in the aftermath of the presidential election. The National Federation of Independent Business’s index jumped 7.4 points last month to 105.8, the highest since the end of 2004, from 98.4. While… Read more »

Oil Industry Starts Revival as Project Approvals to Double

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The oil industry will shake off the effects of the biggest downturn in a generation this year as they more than double project approvals and increase exploration spending for the first time in three years, according to Wood Mackenzie Ltd. Companies will green-light more than 20 oil and gas fields for development compared with nine… Read more »

It can be extremely difficult NOT to take rejection personally.

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When you first embark on your job search journey, you are filled with anticipation, enthusiasm and high expectations. If your job search efforts continue over a long period of time, you may experience rejection, objections and frustration. Many job seekers feel that their resume just gets lost in some deep dark hole never to be… Read more »

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