Perhaps you’ve heard that companies usually don’t hire during the holidays, from Thanksgiving until after the New Year. After I got involved in recruiting, I learned that the holiday effect has nothing to do with endless holiday parties or December-long vacations. In fact, it’s got nothing to do with the holidays at all, other than coincidentally being at the same time.
Who’s Firing summarizes weekly research of companies announcing and rumoring layoffs for the week ended 11-26-10. For the past week defense, manufacturing, insurance and hospitality employers announced the largest layoffs. This information is intended for business analysts, corporate strategists, marketers, salespeople, investment analysts, financial advisers and others who are interested in companies that are contracting. […]
This is a republication of an article I wrote for NewMediaHire at http://www.newmediahire.com/profiles/blogs/5-ways-social-media-gives-job . In today’s hyper-competitive, recessionary job market, job seekers are finding more barriers than good news. Creative social media use gives job seekers a way to beat the odds. When government figures list unemployment as 6 times greater than job openings, you’ve […]
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The holiday season is a great excuse to thank the people that help your job search. There are so many people that candidates request and get help from. By personalizing your thanks with a sincere note or individual email (not a mass email), you have the perfect excuse to reconnect with those you are giving […]
It’s a common misconception that the job market is always dead during the holidays. Some years the job market is dead – in other years, between Thanksgiving and New Years, it’s hot. During my Resume Secrets Mastermind Webinar, a candidate asked about job search during the holidays. L.D. asked “Is the job market going to […]
Who’s Hiring is a weekly survey of companies showing the highest hiring activity for the week of 11/22/10. The business service, retail, transportation, hospitality, banking, telecommunications and health care are the top industries currently hiring based on a survey of active job advertisements from the nation’s leading job boards. Not only is this valuable for […]
Who’s Firing summarizes weekly research of companies announcing and rumoring layoffs for the week ended 11-19-10. For the past week government, pharmaceutical, hospitality, defense and manufacturing employers announced the largest layoffs. This information is intended for business analysts, corporate strategists, marketers, salespeople, investment analysts, financial advisers and others who are interested in companies that are […]