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Unemployment rates by state

Unemployment rates by state

The story “Nearly 1,100 candidates apply for 50 full-time jobs open at Joliet distribution center” in the Chicago Tribune depicts a scene you can probably find in any city around the country. In Chicago suburb Joliet, a new distribution center for a grocery supplier drew…

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25 Percent of Job Seekers Plan to Use Recruiters in Job Search

25 Percent of Job Seekers Plan to Use Recruiters in Job Search

We keep hearing encouraging news in terms of the U.S. economy showing signs of stabilization.A 48 percent of workers who were laid off from full-time jobs in the last three months have found new full-time positions Recruiter. We found out that in an effort to use…

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5 Ways Social Media Could Be Hurting Your Job Search

5 Ways Social Media Could Be Hurting Your Job Search

Social media is awesome, isn’t it? It does so much and asks so little. And using social media the right way can hook you up with the right people, in the right place, at the right time. When used to its fullest potential, actively engaging…

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Underemployed? Social Networking Can Help

Underemployed? Social Networking Can Help

Most would agree that having a job is better than not having a job in today’s economy. But therein lies the problem – you do the job because you have to, not because you want to. Job seekers not only face a selective job market…

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HOW TO: Build the Ultimate Social Media Resume

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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Technology Careers Demand Flexibility, Innovation

Technology Careers Demand Flexibility, Innovation

In the highly dynamic and constantly changing technology industry, job seekers must be always flexible and willing to adapt to new trends. Though technical skills and a level of efficiency are nearly always required, communication skills and creativity are valuable assets as well. The technology…

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How to handle those impossible interview questions

How to handle those impossible interview questions

As it stands, the job search process appears stacked against job seekers. You try to impress employers and say the right things in order to get an offer, because the number of applicants outnumbers the number of positions. Only when the offer is extended do…

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10 tips for beating long-term unemployment

10 tips for beating long-term unemployment

There’s no question that long-term joblessness is a frustrating experience. Besides the financial consequences that come with prolonged unemployment, many job seekers find it difficult to stay motivated and to continue to push forward in a job search that’s proved fruitless month after month. As…

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Employers report highest increase in Q1 hiring since recession

Employers report highest increase in Q1 hiring since recession

Baseball season has finally kicked off,A but there is even better news to report for job seekers: Companies are returning to their pre-recession hiring levels, according toA latest nationwide survey. Thirty percent of employers plan to add new full-time, permanent staff through June, building on the momentum…

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