There is no such thing as a free lunch in today’s employment process. Many employers require candidates to take some sort of skills-based aptitude test as part of the hiring process. One of the difficulties arising from this, is that many of these tests are administered online. This means you need to ready yourself for […]
It’s no secret that there is a skill shortage in our country, specifically in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) fields and middle-skill positions in manufacturing. In fact, over the next decade it’s expected that 3.5 million new manufacturing jobs need to be filled, but only 1.5 million people will have the skills necessary to […]
And the Top 10 Occupations with the Most Openings in the US Here is a list of the top 10 occupations projected to grow the fastest between 2014 and 2024 for those holding a bachelor’s degree. This data was provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Rank Occupation Employment 2014 Employment 2024 % Change 1 […]
A recent survey conducted by CareerBuilder found that more than one-fifth, or 21% of employees plan to leave their current employers over the course of 2016. Besides salary, the top reasons for employees to consider a job move according to the survey results were Job Stability, Benefits, Location, Good Boss, and Good Work Culture. One-fifth of […]
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently released their monthly jobs report – a review of working, unemployed, seasonal, non-farm and part-time employees that make up the US Labor Force. The report opens with a 5.0% unemployment rate, even though 271,000 more people went to work in October. What does this monthly report mean?
Anyone who has worked long enough has either seen or heard their fair share of workplace horror stories. With Halloween just two days away I decided to interview some coworkers for some of their best (or worst) tales from the workplace past and present. Read on, if you DARE!