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Weakness in U.S. labor, unemployment data send sour signals

The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits unexpectedly rose last week while U.S. manufacturing improved only slightly in August, worrisome signs for an economy struggling to create enough jobs. unemployment Initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose 4,000 to a seasonally adjusted…

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Career fairs

Should I go to a career fair? Career fairs – View each career fair websiteA read about attending employers. – Employers are not just limited to “companies.” – Some are government agencies; some are non-profits. – Determine if any match your career interests and you match…

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Coping with recession

The U.S. economic recovery hasn’t felt much like one even for people who managed to find new jobs after being laid off. Most of them have had to settle for less payrecession. Only 56 percent of Americans laid off from January 2009 through December 2011…

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Hiring: Skilled workers for skilled jobs

Is there a shortage of skills among American workers? How can there be 12.8 million unemployed people in the U.S. yet hundreds of thousands of jobs, particularly in manufacturing are going unfilled? If you read widely in the popular press, you will surelyskilled jobs wonder….

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How R.T.s Can Make Their Resumes Stand Out

Radiologic technologists need every edge they can think of today toA land a jobA and the resume is the place to start. Whether it’s going to be submitted to the large, urban teaching hospital with a sophisticated online application system, or to the small radiology practice down…

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How to Create a Professional Resume

Your resume needs to be professional and polished, because if you don’t have a professional resume, your application materials probably won’t get a second glance from any hiring manager.   Professional (and Unprofessional) Resumes I’ve seen resumes that are riddled with typos. I’ve seen resumes…

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Focus resume on your results, not daily tasks

What seems more interesting: a laundry list of all the menial daily tasks and functions you performed at each and every job OR well-written resume, action statements illustrating the impact of your accomplishments? For example, aA receptionistA orexecutive assistantA resume may stateA ”I answered the phones”A ORA “Monitored and managed more…

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HOW TO: Build the Ultimate Social Media Resume

HOW TO: Build the Ultimate Social Media Resume Social media resumes are important for attracting hiring managers directly to you, without you having to submit your resume, blindly, to them. The problem with submitting your resume online to job postings is that most job postings…

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Are You Smarterer Than Other Job Candidates? Prove It

Are You Smarterer Than Other Job Candidates? Prove It Name:A Smarterer Quick Pitch:A Smarterer authenticates practical skills with timed online quizzes. Genius Idea:A Crowdsourced, living tests for ever-changing digital skills. You might truly be a social media expert, but writing “Twitter guru” on your resume does little to…

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10 Tips for Job Seekers in the Digital Era

10 Tips for Job Seekers in the Digital Era What does it take to land your dream job? In this digital era, job candidates have a plethora of tools at their disposal to help them ace the interview, including advice websites,A Facebook,A Twitter, andA LinkedIn. But how exactly…

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