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Jobless in US – Many reluctant to make significant changes poll finds

The poll Wednesday found that many jobless Americans are reluctant to make significant changes to boost their chances of landing a job.  Nearly two-thirds said they don’t plan to go back to school to make themselves more marketable; 44% said they wouldn’t relocate to another city for a job. Some 36% said they spent no … Continue reading

UK – Unemployed must sign on every day from now

Harsh rules to drive the long-term unemployed into work come into force today, which state they will only receive their benefits if they either show up at a jobcentre every day or commit to six months of voluntary work.  Those who fail to comply with the rules, which also offer signing up to a training … Continue reading

Eurozone jobless rate Gap widening says OECD average

The unemployment landscape in the eurozone worsened slightly in May, diverging further from the overall rate of 8.0 percent in advanced countries, the OECD said on Tuesday Continue reading

LinkedIn / Profiles for the out of work

There are no good euphemisms for unemployment. Job seekers often suggest they are “in transition” or “looking for the next great opportunity,” but experts say such phrases don’t really sugarcoat things. This dilemma has become even more important since the advent of LinkedIn, which has turned resumes into public, living documents. Career coaches are divided … Continue reading

The psychological dynamics of job-seeking | Ability to focus on goal resides within individuals

With a number of economic indicators providing hopeful news, a new study that probes the psychological dynamics of job-seeking offers an additional reason for encouragement for the unemployed. The new research in the current issue of The Academy of Management Journal provides a rare look at the ebb and flow of emotions among 177 jobless people over the … Continue reading

Canada | Fed Budget | Veterans Affairs to cut 800 jobs

A memo sent to staff at Veterans Affairs says 800 jobs will be cut over the next three years as a result of the federal budget. But in the letter, obtained by The Canadian Press, the department’s deputy minister says relatively speaking, Veterans Affairs is fortunate. Suzanne Tinning writes the department expects to manage the … Continue reading

Tips for a Job | Interviewers Aren’t Friends | Must-Ask Questions | Body Language Mistakes | Qualities In the Eyes of Hiring Managers

The week is rich in tips. Here are some articles chosen by Job Market Monitor. 3 Reasons Why Your Interviewer isn’t Your Friend | CAREEREALISM I’m going to tell you something that shouldn’t come as a surprise. Ready? Okay… Your interviewer is not your friend. But you already knew that, right? So, why do so many job … Continue reading

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