Career and Job-Hunting Blog
Career and job-search news, trends, and scoops for job-seekers, compiled by the staff of Quintessential Careers.
|December 22, 2005|
Nurses rule and telemarketers drool, or so says a recent study of perceptions of 21 professions.
For the fourth year in a row, Americans ranked nurses as the top profession, followed by pharmacists, doctors, high school teachers, and police officers.
The bottom five? Telemarketers got the lowest scores, followed by car salespeople, advertising practitioners, members of Congress, and stockbrokers.
The results are from a telephone survey of 1,000 adults conducted last month by The Gallup Organization.
|December 15, 2005|
Is your state among the elite in job quality?
The top five states for work are: (1) Delaware, (2) New Hampshire, (3) Minnesota, (4) Vermont, and (5) Iowa.
Among the worst? Mississippi, South Carolina, Utah, Arkansas, Texas, and Louisiana.
The study, “Decent Work in America,” was conducted by the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts.
|December 5, 2005|
November job creation jumps forward.
After a two-month funk, U.S. payrolls increased by 215,000 jobs, the most growth since July, and sightly more than the 210,000 jobs economists had expected. The unemployment rate held steady at 5 percent.
The good employment news, reported by the Labor Department, follows two months of tepid job growth — 44,000 in October and 17,000 in September.
Construction growth came in a number of different areas, including: construction, retail, leisure and hospitality, education and health services, financial services, and manufacturing.
|December 2, 2005|
Four more questions answered in the new Career Doctor column.
Dr. Randall Hansen helps job-seekers with these issues:
- Converting a season job to a permanent position
- Dealing with the ever-increasing time of job-searches
- Preparing for interviews with salary range in mind
- Returning a week later to request a business card
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|Other Career/Job-Hunting Blogs|
- Quintessential Resume & Cover Letter Tips, a blog from our sister site, with new resume and cover letter tips daily. A must-see for any active job-seeker.
- Job Stuff, A Blog for Your Career, from Stephen Harris. Stephen’s blog is a great resource for those job-seekers who find yourselves in transition, searching for guidance and reassurance.
- The Occupational Adventure Blog, from Curt Rosengren, a Passion Catalyst. Curt’s blog is great for finding encouraging ideas (and resources) for moving forward with your career… a career that lights your fire.
- Blue Sky Resumes Blog, from career expert Louise Fletcher, a general career and job-search blog that covers all aspects of the job-hunt.
- Career Transition Discussion, a blog that deals with the issue of mid-career change… for job-seekers 40+.
- LifeWork Design — a conversation about topics related to career counseling and coaching.
And for our entire list of favorites, go here: Career-Related Blogs for Job-Seekers.
|Quintessential Career and Job Resources|
Other topical resources for job-seekers:
- QuintZine: A Career and Job-Hunting Newsletter
- Q-Tips: Quick and Quintessential Career & Job Tips
- Q&A with Career & College Experts
- The Career Doctor Career Advice Column
- College, Career, and Job-Related Articles
- Career and Job-Related Tutorials