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10 Job Search Websites and Other Resources

Online Job Search Websites CareerBuilder : As the U.S.’s largest online job site, puts over 1.6 million jobs in front of poised job seekers wherever they are “at home or work “  in print and on the Internet. More than 49. 23 million unique visitors come to the site every month to check out … Continue reading

Employees vs HR – Top 5 Reasons for Leaving

There are some definite areas that both HR and employees say are reasons people leave companies. And the reasons aren’t really shocking. We keep hearing about employee disengagement being at an all-time high. What conversations are companies having about these identified reasons for employees leaving? For some of the reasons, there’s quite a noticeable difference … Continue reading

Behavioural Interviewing – A Guide

WHAT IS BEHAVIOURAL INTERVIEWING? Behavioural interviewing is based on the premise that relevant past behaviour is the best predictor of future behavior. So instead of asking how candidates would behave in a particular situation, a behavioural interview question will ask how them how they did behave. For example, instead of asking “How would you resolve … Continue reading

Calling in Sick – The Top 10 Excuses

…Here are the top 10 unusual excuses given for calling in sick: Employee’s 12-year-old daughter stole his car and he had no other way to work. Employee didn’t want to report it to the police. Employee said bats got in her hair. Employee said a refrigerator fell on him. Employee was in line at a coffee … Continue reading

Engineer – A ‘job for life’ is no longer relevant for today

Employers need to offer more than long-term job security if they are to attract today’s pleasure-seeking skilled workers. Bosses are being warned that the concept of ‘a job for life’ is no longer relevant to the modern workforce and businesses wanting to attract the best talent should invest in creating a fun and socially-active workplace. … Continue reading

Job Search – How to Use Your Public Library

Don’t believe it? Here are nine great ways in which your public library can enhance your job search. 1. Free Job Hunting Books 2. Computer Classes 3. Resume Writing and Interviewing Services 4. Free Internet 5. Job Search Workshops 6. Job Clubs 7. English Language Classes 8. Assistance When Transitioning to a Different Career 9. … Continue reading

In The News | US Labor Market Is In A Full-Blown Depression, Joseph Stiglitz on The Price of Inequality, States with the widest income gap, Certificates pay off, Layoffs, layoffs and a bit of hiring plus Much More

The US Labor Market Is In A Full-Blown Depression – Now that stocks are back to reflecting nothing more than expectations of how many times the Chairsatan dilutes the existing monetary base in a carbon copy replica of not only 2011 but also 2010… … JobMarketMon Joseph Stiglitz on “The Price of Inequality: How Today’s … Continue reading

In The News | World growth and U.S. employment,India, layoffs at BAE, GM and Hewlett Packard, IT Hiring, Employment Insurance in East Canada, Zambia and More

World growth at risk as U.S. employment stumbles – WASHINGTON/LONDON – The world’s economic outlook darkened on Friday as reports showed U.S. employment growth slowing sharply, Chinese factory output barely growing and European manufacturing fallin… JobMarketMon BAE Systems to axe 600 jobs | Business – BAE Systems has announced plans to close an historic factory … Continue reading

In The News | Labor Market Mismatch and, Job Cuts Surge 67% in U.S., Teachers Layoffs Continue, Olympus Cuts 2,500 jobs, Benefits Cuts For Seasonal Workers in Canada and NJ and More

Unemployment is a labor market mismatch – Economics – AEI – After an unexpected upswing at the beginning of this year, the labor market appears to be back in the doldrums again. The month-on-month employment increases of 200,000-240,000 workers in December,… JobMarketMon US May Job Cuts Surge 67% From A Year Ago -Challenger – … Continue reading

In The News | SMEs in Gulf economy, Africa, Skills Gap, Layoffs, Flat U.S. Wages, Sunday papers axed, Improving EI and More

SME role in Gulf economy, jobs growth ‘woefully low’ – Small and medium enterprises’ (SMEs) contribution to the overall Gulf economy and employment sector is woefully low and need  a big push for the region to enhance its economic diversification, the … JobMarketMon Flat U.S. Wages Help Fuel Rebound in Manufacturing – – Joey … Continue reading

In The News | Baby Boomers and the Unemployment Rate , Skills Gap, EI Changes, Layoffs, Older Workers and Plastic Surgery for a Job and More

Jobs: The number of baby boomers retiring is holding down the unemployment rate – – President Obama can thank baby boomers at least in part for the drop in the U.S. unemployment rate, with the first post-World War II generation hitting retirement age at a rate of 10,000 a day. Une… JobMarketMon Macau labor … Continue reading

Unemployment in the U.S. | What Can Policy Do?

The U.S. labor market has been reeling since the onset of the Great Recession in December 2007. Public concern has largely focused on the unemployment rate, which rose to double digits and has stalled at more than 8 percent. This rate is unacceptably high, and macroeconomic policy efforts have been unsuccessful in bringing it down write Robert … Continue reading

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Sub-Saharan Africa | A better chance for finding jobs (Video)

Three out of five unemployed in sub-Saharan Africa are young. This video explores the importance of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in giving young people in Africa a better chance for finding jobs. It is published by UNESCO’s Regional Office for Education in Africa, based in Dakar, Senegal (2011).

India | Five realities of a teacher job

Here are five common misconceptions about teaching that students sometimes have: MYTH #1: Teaching is not a dignified profession MYTH # 2: Those who can’t do anything, teach MYTH #3: Teaching is very easy and doesn’t require much skill MYTH # 4: If you went to school, then you know how to teach MYTH #5: … Continue reading

Why immigrant professionals are under-employed

The federal government’s new plan to hire a private firm to assess the educational credentials of potential immigrants is wise. The significance of degrees and professional certificates varies widely and wildly from place to place (country to country and sometimes even city to city) across the world and across disciplines and specialties. The federal bureaucrats … Continue reading

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