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Resume – The most outrageous resume mistakes employers have found

Finding a job can be stressful. Job seekers are often up against tens, if not hundreds, of other applicants for a position. The pressure to have their resumes jump out from the stack in front of employers is high, and that can often result in getting a little too creative or perhaps outright fabricating. According … Continue reading

Job Interview – 21 Best Tips (infographic)

There’s much more to a successful job interview than just knowing how to answer the most commonly asked questions. To make things easier for you, we’ve prepared some more tips that will help you prepare for everything else that comes with a job interview. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at  22+ … Continue reading

Job Search and Hiring – Seven facts every job seeker and employers should know

Although 76 percent of full-time, employed workers are either actively looking for a job or open to new opportunities, nearly half (48 percent) of employers can’t seem to find the workers they need to fill their job vacancies. A new study from CareerBuilder highlights seven important facts every employer and job seeker should know as … Continue reading

Requirements in Job Advertisements – Employers are demanding with Formal education remaining the most important criterion

This paper analyses a sample of approximately two million job advertisements obtained from an online job portal called “Burning Glass”, in order to identify employers’ demands for the 30 most-frequently advertised occupations in the United States. With this sample of vacancies, we investigate how demanding employers are for occupations of different levels of complexity (two … Continue reading

Job Search in US – Smartphones as a central part of the digital world

Smartphone adoption has grown rapidly in the U.S. Today, 68% of U.S. adults own smartphones, up from 35% in 2011. Beyond calls and texts, smartphone owners use their devices to accomplish a number of tasks – including getting directions, applying for jobs and getting health information. For some Americans, particularly younger adults, minorities and lower-income … Continue reading

Job Search – Lack of broadband can be a key obstacle

People without broadband at home can face substantial challenges navigating key life events, with difficulties looking for work or applying for a job among the most prominent. Despite a number of state and federal initiatives promoting increased broadband adoption, a significant share of U.S. adults (33%) say that they still do not subscribe to high-speed … Continue reading

US – 79% utilized online resources in their most recent job search

The internet is a top resource for many of today’s job hunters: Among Americans who have looked for work in the last two years, 79% utilized online resources in their most recent job search and 34% say these online resources were the most important tool available to them Online employment resources now rival personal and … Continue reading

Job Search for Millennials – A few best practice

Despite the unprecedented challenges facing our generation — unique challenges that no other generation has been confronted with — there are actions you can take to increase your chances of landing a job that will help advance your career and put a decent paycheck in your pocket. Here are a few best practices: 1. Cold … Continue reading

The ‘Relevant’ Résumé – Littered with your failures, bad references, and non-skills

How do you leave a lasting impression on a prospective employer? Jeff Scardino, senior creative at Ogilvy & Mather and professor at the Miami Ad School in Brooklyn, may have an answer to this classic job seeker’s dilemma. He designed what he calls the relevant résumé — a résumé littered with your failures, bad references, … Continue reading

Switching Jobs – Are the old advices right ?

We asked readers (and our own editors) what advice they hear most often about how to switch job and then talked with two experts to get their perspectives on whether the current wisdom holds up in practice and against research.  1. “Never tell your boss that you’re looking for another position.” In fact, many companies … Continue reading

Job Search / Recherche d’emploi – Jobs on Job Market Monitor – Des emplois sur le Moniteur de l’emploi

Looking for a job? Thousands of jobs, in U.S. and Canada are now available on Job Market Monitor. It is easy. Just click on the “JOBS / OFFRES D’EMPLOI” tab or on the image at the top right corner. Vous cherchez un emploi? Des milliers d’emplois sont maintenant disponibles, aux États-Unis et au Canada, sur … Continue reading

India – A new govn’t online employment portal

In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Digital India” programme, the government on Monday launched a digital employment exchange that will enable industrial enterprises to find suitable workers and job-seekers to find employment. The government initiative is aimed at strengthening communication between stakeholders and improving efficiencies in service delivery in the micro, small and medium … Continue reading

Online talent platforms could add $2.7 trillion McKinsey finds

Labor markets around the world haven’t kept pace with rapid shifts in the global economy, and their inefficiencies have taken a heavy toll. Millions of people cannot find work, even as sectors from technology to healthcare struggle to fill open positions. Many who do work feel overqualified or underutilized. These issues translate into costly wasted … Continue reading

China – A “Jingying” (elite) job-search platform

Market leader 51Jobs.com is investing heavily in a new aggressive strategy. In February, presumably in an attempt to move into the area of executive recruiting, it launched the beta version of 51JingYing.com, a job-search platform that targets the higher end of the recruitment spectrum and provides a platform to connect headhunters and more experienced workers. … Continue reading

Job Clubs in the US – Evaluations of FBO/CBO-sponsored clubs

Over the past several decades, job search support groups, commonly referred to as “job clubs,” have evolved into one of several important activities used by the public workforce system and faith- and community-based organizations (FBOs/CBOs) to enhance worker readiness and employability, as well as to provide ongoing support to unemployed and underemployed individuals as they … Continue reading

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