Archives for 2014

Taking Your New Business to the Next Level

Getting a new business off the ground is a tremendous achievement, as many small businesses fail in the first year. After establishing a beginning level of success, however, it’s not a good idea to rest on past laurels. Rather, it is important to take the business to the next level to keep up with, or even surpass, the competition. The following suggestions can help to update a thriving young business.

Careers High School Grads Should Consider

After graduation, many of your friends leave for college to earn a degree. And while you might have considered college yourself, it may not be for you. Whether you’re still saving, or just don’t have the time, college may not be in the cards right away. Statistics show many different jobs don’t require a degree, and can pay higher wages. You may consider a few of these career options right after you graduate.

November Unemployment Rate Flat

Once again the BLS numbers are quite a bit different than the independently generated Gallup numbers. This is no surprise, based on the long-term comparison between the BLS numbers and the Gallup numbers the BLS numbers consistently present a rosier picture than the Gallup numbers do. The Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment Rate for November was 5.8% the same as the October.

A Changing Economy = Changing Job Opportunities

​In a recent issue of Outside the Box author John Mauldin told a story of life when he was growing up and how it created an opportunity for him to earn some extra money while he was going to college. But today things have changed so much that young people today don’t even understand what he is talking about.

With technology changing so rapidly, if you want a good job, it is critical that you keep up and so with that lets look at life in 1958 from John’s perspective. ~Tim McMahon, editor

The Biggest Threat to U.S. Jobs

This week John Mauldin brings us a piece by Sam Rines of Chilton Capital Management in Houston, TX: The Biggest Threat to U.S. Jobs: “The Contestability Nightmare”.

October Unemployment Figures

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the October Unemployment figures on November 7th. The Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment Rate was 5.8% down from 5.9% in September. The Unadjusted Unemployment rate was also down from 5.7% in September to 5.5% in October but traditionally October has one of the highest employment levels of the year.

Rewiring Your Resume: The Skills You Need to Market Yourself

Writing a successful resume requires descriptions of the applicable skills you possess, supported by clear examples in a work history. Blanketing a resume with a wide skill set is a common mistake many people make when writing their resumes. Most employers look for skills that will aid in performing a job, so it is important […]

Reconsidering Your Resume: Five Ways to Sell Yourself Better

When you are trying to construct a good resume, you need to make sure you are using your resume to speak to your skills and attributes and sell yourself to a new employer. The five ideas below are all designed to make your resume look better, and you need to be certain your resume features […]

September BLS Unemployment Numbers Differ Vastly from Gallup

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the September Unemployment figures on October 3rd. The Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment Rate was 5.9% down from 6.2% in August. The Unadjusted Unemployment rate was also down from 6.3% in August to 5.7% in September. For the last couple of months the BLS numbers have been surprisingly close […]

BLS Releases August Unemployment: 6.1% Down from 6.2% in July

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the August Unemployment figures on September 5th. The Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment Rate was 6.2% up from 6.1% in June. The Unadjusted Unemployment rate was also down from 6.5% in July to 6.3% in August.