5 Things Employers Wish You Knew Before Applying For a Job

interview-ID-10066417Some maintain there has never been a wider gulf between employers and job candidates than there is right now. While this is debatable, there can be no doubt job hunting in the 21st century bears little to no resemblance to the job hunts of the previous century. The potential for misunderstanding between manager and future employee is high, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are some things employers would like their candidates to know.

Honesty is Still the Best Policy

Employers want the best people in the right jobs. To make sure that happens, they need [Continue reading]

Six Careers for Natural Leaders

Leadership ID-10074620When choosing a career, it is important that you consider both your interests and strengths. Certain careers are better suited toward people that are naturally strong leaders. If you take the time and consideration to choose carefully, you will be more likely to enjoy what you do and excel at it.

Nurse

We often think of the primary characteristic of a nurse to be compassion but although it may not be obvious at first glance, it is highly beneficial for nurses to also be good leaders, have strong personalities and excellent organizational skills. They often have to keep track of many patients and pay close attention to detail. They have to be effective communicators with patients, their families, doctors, and other supporting staff. And on occasion they need to be forceful in order to ensure the best care for their patients.

Teacher

Teachers are charged with [Continue reading]

Fast Track: How to Streamline Your Hiring Process

Fast Track How to Streamline Your Hiring Process

If your company is struggling to hire new employees, it’s time to review your hiring processes and change some of your practices. A sluggish economy that is compounded by competitive candidate market means most companies need to speed up their hiring … [Continue reading]

Finding the Right Career Path with Your University Skills

Finding the Right Career Path with Your University Skills

Your university experience provided you with tangible work, knowledge, and skills you can use when applying for a job. If you took lab courses, add that experience to your resume as proof of your abilities to follow instructions and achieve results. … [Continue reading]

Becoming a Good Mentor

Good Mentor

Serving as a mentor in business can be rewarding and valuable for both you and the person to whom you are providing this service. Becoming a good mentor requires thinking about the qualities that have enabled you to be successful in business in the … [Continue reading]

BLS Monthly Employment Report for April

Job Creation April 2016

The US economy added 160,000 "seasonally adjusted" jobs in April, the lowest figure in the last seven months. The adjusted U-3 unemployment rate remained steady at 5%. The Unadjusted U-3 fell to 4.7% while the Unadjusted U-6 fell to 9.3% from 9.9% … [Continue reading]

Is the Government Fudging Unemployment Numbers?

BLS vs Gallup Unemployment

What is the True Unemployment Rate? Comparing Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers to an Independent Source There has been a lot of talk about the validity of the government generated unemployment numbers created by the U.S. Bureau of Labor … [Continue reading]

March Jobs Data

Labor Force Participation Rate March-2016

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released their employment data for the month of March 2016. The adjusted U-3 unemployment rate was 5.0% up from 4.9% in February. The unadjusted U-3 unemployment rate was 5.1% while the Gallup survey says the … [Continue reading]

Creating Your Own Success with Innovative Ideas

Creating a Better Future With Innovative Ideas

If you're green you're growing if you're ripe you're rotting. That is to say, if you want to create a better future for yourself or your company, you need to continue innovating and growing... even if you've experienced some success in the past. … [Continue reading]

Startup Success: Max Sales-Low “Burn Rate”

Entrepreneurship Integrity

The key to a startup success is knowing that the faster your startup can get from a business plan to revenue, the more likely it is the company will survive and succeed. Many new businesses measure their finances in terms of their "burn rate," which … [Continue reading]