Career and Job-Hunting Blog
Career and job-search news, trends, and scoops for job-seekers, compiled by the staff of Quintessential Careers.
|February 24, 2007|
How soon will the unemployment rate hit 5 percent in the U.S.?
Some industry experts are predicting that with the slowing economy, the U.S. will see an unemployment rate of 5 percent before the year is out. The slump in housing and construction and weakness in auto manufacturing are already triggering layoffs in those industries, and other industries and layoffs are expected to follow.
Are you prepared? Is your resume updated? Have you tracked your accomplishments? Does your employer know your value? How is your career brand? Use our Career Resources Toolkit to find all the tools you need to be prepared.
|February 21, 2007|
Thinking MBA? Here are the top 50 best MBA programs for getting hired.
The annual study, from CNNMoney.com, includes a detailed capsule of the top 50 business schools, including detailed school profiles and hiring statistics.
You’ll also find:
- Post MBA employment record: Job offers per student, average base salary in first job, average bonus in first job, percentage of students employed in 3 months of receiving an MBA and recruiter ratings.
- MBA student profiles for each school with the averages of GMAT scores, work experience, tuition, program length, and specializations.
And find more MBA job resources on Quintessential Careers here: Job and Career Resources for Job-Seekers with MBAs.
|February 7, 2007|
2007 college graduates should find plentiful jobs as they head onto the market.
Employers expect to hire 17.4 percent more college graduates this year compared with 2006, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
It is the fourth year in a row that the NACE poll of employers has shown an increase in the hiring of college graduates over the previous year.
Hint to current college seniors: Start your job-search NOW!! Do not wait until April or May to begin looking.
|February 3, 2007|
January new job creation in the U.S. takes a hit, as economy continues to slow.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employers added only 111,000 new jobs in January (compared to the almost double 206,000 jobs added in December), falling in line with economists predictions that economic growth will be moderate at best in 2007.
Job gains were found at hospitals and nursing homes, bars and restaurants, architectural and engineering firms, and accounting and bookkeeping firms.
Job losses occurred with factories, automotive companies, home builders, furniture makers, telecommunications companies, clothing stores, and hotels and motels.
The end-result was a rise in the nation’s unemployment rate to 4.6 percent — still extremely good, but the highest in four months.
Need to look for a new job? Get organized with our latest article, Ten Surefire Ways to Organize Your Job Search.
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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.
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