CEO CONFIDENCE AT SIX-YEAR HIGH

CEO confidence rose sharply in the fourth quarter after a slight retreat in the prior quarter, according to The Conference Board’s measure of CEO confidence. In the fourth quarter, the measure jumped to a level of 65, up from 50 in the third quarter of 2016. A reading of more than 50 reflects more positiveRead More

Steel moves a step closer to retirement ‘bomb’

Jan 03, 2017 | 10:23 AM | Dom Yanchunas NEW YORK — Now that 2017 has begun, the U.S. steel industry finds itself one year closer to a potentially devastating wave of retirements that could wipe out its vital leadership and knowledge base. Companies and recruiters have realized for years that the steel community has aRead More

Who Should Be in Your Network??

Over 50% of job seekers find their job though their networking efforts. Most of your time should be spend increase your network while you keep in touch with your current personal and professional network. The following are eight groups of people most job seekers include in their network: Employers Co-Workers Subordinates Customers Family Members FriendsRead More

Yellen Sees Economic Gains Boosting Workers in Strong Job Market

by Christopher Condon and Jeanna Smialek December 19, 2016, 1:30 PM EST Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said economic gains are finally raising living standards for most Americans as a healthy labor market contributes to higher wages. “After years of a slow economic recovery, you are entering the strongest job market in nearly a decade,” YellenRead More

RESUME|CV TIP FOR THE WEEK

Toward the top of your resume|CV should be a list of key skills employers are looking for and that align with the positions you’re seeking. Not only does this quickly convey your abilities to employers, it also appeals to resume scanners. Make sure to include exact match keywords from the job opening.

Actively Search Through The End Of The Year

It is very tempting to delay your job search efforts until after the Holidays or first of the year. In fact, most job seekers either consciously or unconsciously make that decision. That is one of the reasons, why it is critical that you escalate your efforts right now. Other reasons include the following: Hiring AuthoritiesRead More

Be Thankful and Gracious

It is easy to get depressed or frustrated when you’re conducting a job search. This is especially true when your job search is taking much longer than expected! A Job Search can be extremely isolating and if you are not a sales person, the entire process can take you out of your normal comfort zone.Read More

The Tech Gender Gap Is Getting Worse: Data And Ideas From Girls Who Code’s Reshma Saujani

Despite all the attention being paid to tech and diversity, the gender gap in computing is getting worse. That bit of unwelcome news—and a call to action to triple the number of women in computing by 2025–comes from Cracking the Gender Code, a new report from Accenture and Girls Who Code. “The attention to codingRead More

Thinking about moving to a new industry? Are you mad?

Some people will tell you the very thought of changing to a new industry is defeatist – a thought bordering on treachery to yourself and others (at worst) or, at best an act downright disloyalty or stupidity. They’ll tell you things like ‘you’re throwing away your career’ or ‘once you leave, you won’t be ableRead More

Americans are working longer, harder and craving job skills

If you’re not up-to-speed with the latest skills, you’re running behind Still on the fence about whether it pays to invest in job training midcareer? Then consider this: According to The State of American Jobs, a new, mammoth Pew Research Center survey conducted with the Markle Foundation, the majority of U.S. workers see continuous trainingRead More