5 Tips for Searching for a Job While Unemployed

5 Tips for Searching for a Job While Unemployed

Unemployment can be difficult, frustrating, and lengthy. It can also be relaxing and a great time to catch up on projects around the house or see family. As you begin to get into “Search Mode,” and are ready to find your next job, here are 5 tips to help you in your job hunt.

The Unemployment Rate Is At Lowest Point In Years

The Unemployment Rate Is At Lowest Point In Years

When the previous month’s job report is announced it makes a lot of headlines. The data is published by the Bureau of Labor statistics monthly and although the figures published are facts, they still seem to generate some debate. This debate tends to be fueled by politics and for now we will leave the political […]

Finding the Right Candidate in a Tough Market

The state of Massachusetts’ unemployment rate dropped to 4.5 percent, which is great for the economy, but makes a Recruiter’s job a bit more difficult. At times like these a Recruiter has to work smarter and be creative to capture the right candidate pool for a hard-to-fill position. Of course, depending on the role, there […]

Advice for the Unemployed from George of the Jungle

george of the jungle looking for work

If you’re anything like me, you enjoy a little down time every now and then. Sometimes it’s nice to be able to just completely relax and remove yourself from all the stresses and responsibilities of life. When you’re in between jobs though, it’s easy to let yourself slip into the Netflix and chill all day, […]

What Does a 5% Unemployment Rate Really Mean to Companies Looking to Hire?

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?

National Time to Fill Job Vacancies at a 15-Year High

DiceHiring Indicators just recently released a report that measures the average time it takes to fill vacant positions. Their study found that the national average is 27 working days to fill an open job, a 15-year high. A job being filled is defined as an offer being accepted, and there usually is additional time until […]