Career and Job-Hunting Blog
Career and job-search news, trends, and scoops for job-seekers, compiled by the staff of Quintessential Careers.
|January 28, 2007|
Here are the top five reasons people quit their jobs.
According to a recent Fortune magazine poll, here’s what respondents said about why they quit their jobs:
- Better compensation (including benefits) elsewhere
- Better career opportunity elsewhere
- Ready for a new experience
- Dissatisfied with career opportunities at present job
- Desire to change careers or industries
If you are about to quit your job, please read our article, Resigning with Class: How to Diplomatically Resign From Your Job.
|January 20, 2007|
Here’s a chance to download a free resume-writing guide e-book.
The folks at CareerHub have joined forces to produce a book — Insider’s Guide to Resume Writing — that includes topics such as: using the art of storytelling to create a compelling marketing document, the pros and cons of two-page resumes, how to incorporate personal branding into your resume-writing, and more.
And if you like this free e-book, the folks at CareerHub will also send you the link to download their first free e-book, The Insider’s Guide to Job Search.
|January 5, 2007|
U.S. employers added more jobs in December and ended 2006 on a strong note.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 167,000 jobs were added in December, helping keep the unemployment rate steady at a still historically low 4.5 percent.
The number of new jobs added to the economy last month exceeded analysts’ forecasts (they were expecting a gain of only around 115,000), and was the best showing since this past September.
Jobs gains were seen in education and health care, business services, financial firms, and leisure and hospitality, while construction, manufacturing and retail experineced job losses.
For all of 2006, the nation’s unemployment rate dropped to a six-year low of 4.6 percent as the economy added 1.8 million jobs. However, with the economy slowing, analysts predict the jobless rate this year will climb to around 4.9 percent. In 2005, the unemployment rate averaged 5.1 percent.
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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.
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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