America’s small businesses haven’t had this much trouble finding workers in 17 years

View photos Hiring has become a major headache at America’s small businesses. According to the latest report on small business optimism from the National Federation of Small Business published Tuesday morning, 33% of all owners reported job openings they could not fill in April. This is the highest reading since November 2000. Ian Shepherdson, anRead More

Employment Summary for April 2017

The U.S. job market bounced back in April, adding 211,000 non-farm payroll jobs during the month, according to data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The gains exceeded Bloomberg economists' prediction of 190,000 jobs added, and followed a weaker-than-expected March that saw 79,000 jobs added, revised down from the previously reported 98,000Read More

Must Read For Job Seekers!!

Have you ever ordered from one of the 1,600 Jimmy John’s restaurants? There are important lessons job seekers can learn from this flourishing business. What makes Jimmy John’s different from the rest is their honesty, the quality of their products, the speed of delivery and reasonable pricing. The culture in the restaurants is the sameRead More

No One Returning Your Calls???

Job Hunting Advice: If no one is returning your calls, it’s time to change the message you leave. Too often your message is basically “Hi, I’m a salesperson and I want to SELL the idea of you hiring me, call me back!” Of course, that is not your actual message, but too often your voiceRead More

NABE Panel Reports Improved Profits, Moderating Sales Growth, and Rising Prices; Panelists Anticipate Steady Wage and Employment Growth

The April 2017 NABE Business Conditions Survey report presents the responses of 97 NABE members to a survey on business conditions in their firms or industries conducted between March 21, 2017, and April 6, 2017, and reflects first quarter 2017 results and the near-term outlook. COMMENTS: “The results of the most recent NABE Business ConditionsRead More

Job Seeker VS. Recruiters –Where is the disconnect? Why is there so much animosity?

Written by: Nicki Massman ★Professional Resume Writer ★Career Coach, Job Search and Interview Coach ★Owner Over the past couple of months, I have seen a lot of posts on LinkedIn from both Recruiters and Job Seekers with extreme frustration, to the point of attacking and criticizing each other. Since I have been on both sidesRead More

The Skills Gap is Costing Companies Nearly $1 Million Annually, According to New CareerBuilder Survey

More than two thirds of employers who said they were increasing their number of employees in Q1 currently have open positions for which they cannot find qualified candidates Apr 13, 2017 CHICAGO and ATLANTA, April 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- It's one of today's most vexing economic puzzles: Why can't employers find workers to fill theirRead More

Do Something!!!!

Everyone who is working could possibly open a door for you. They don’t have to be working in your profession to know someone who does! Often, your friends assume you already found a job. “Out of sight – out of mind” is not good, if you’re conducting a job search. Attend functions, networking events, jobRead More

Survey Reveals Top Reasons Jobs Go Unfilled

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (PRWEB) MARCH 22, 2017 Express Employment Professionals released new survey results today revealing the primary reasons jobs are left unfilled. In a survey of 1,951 businesses, respondents were asked, “What is the primary reason that your open jobs are not filled?” “Lack of experience” topped the list as the choice of 33Read More

Working with a recruiter

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 identifyRead More