4 Signs Your Personality is Perfect for a Criminal Justice Career

Criminal justice programs are common at most universities and community colleges around the country. They are also quite popular with students. But is it the right career path for you to pursue? These four signs might mean that your personality is perfect for a criminal justice career.

Making A Difference: 3 Jobs That Will Satisfy Your Inner Humanitarian

If you’re like most people, helping others makes you feel good as well. Why not make it a career? Most careers work to make human lives a little bit easier, although some are more focused on this goal than most. If you have an inner humanitarian who needs satisfying, look into these three jobs.

Medical Personnel Shortage: How This Vacuum Will Impact the Careers of Health Professionals

There’s been quite a bit of discussion lately about the shortage of medical personnel in many areas. This is both a problem and an opportunity. It’s certainly a problem for the healthcare industry and the patients who depend on it. On the other hand, it’s an opportunity for people seeking careers that are highly in demand. Let’s see how the health professional vacuum is impacting this field and creating new possibilities for careers.

September Unemployment Rate Down

On Friday October 6th the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released their monthly employment survey results for the month of September. Every month the BLS conducts two surveys one contacts a sampling of households and the other collects data from businesses. Then they massage some of the numbers to “Seasonally Adjust” them and release them to the media.

According to the BLS, the current “Seasonally Adjusted” Unemployment Rate for September (released October 6th) is 4.2% DOWN from 4.4% in September. The current “Unadjusted” rate is 4.1% down from 4.5% in August. Seasonal adjustment provides something like a moving average leveling out the bumps due to normal seasonal variations. See: Unadjusted vs. Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment Rate for more information about Seasonal Adjustment.

What’s Costing You the Most in Your Hiring Process?

Hiring the right personnel is one of the most important tasks of an HR Manager. If the wrong person is hired, you can expect poor performance, frustrated Managers and higher costs when trying to do damage control. However, the hiring process, done correctly, is not easy or cheap as there are a lot of measures and steps that have to be taken before you can give out that offer letter.

5 Old-school Careers That Still Bring Success and Fulfillment

In a time when technology has such a strong presence, you may wonder if old-school careers still matter. While some of them have faded, plenty are still popular and can provide you with a fulfilling career. 

How Much Should a Commute Influence Future Employment?

There are many considerations to take into account when looking for a new job and salary is obviously a major factor since you need to be able to afford to live. Location is definitely another major consideration. When both of these factors are taken together they can cause a “make or break” situation. Surveys by the U.S. Census Bureau have found that even though California is one of the richest states in the country it has the highest poverty level due to its higher cost of living.

Soaring Professions: 5 Career Fields That Have Secure Futures

The U.S. unemployment rate has been gradually declining, but good jobs are hard to come by for millions of Americans. When business setbacks occur, companies usually try to slash the payroll first, even if it means losing experienced workers. Skilled positions require higher education, but also typically pay higher wages. It’s important to establish your career path early and get the training you need. Here are some dependable careers that are in demand now.

Today’s Most In-Demand Medical Jobs

One of the professional fields that continue to hire personnel at consistently high rates, despite economic downturns, is the medical profession. It is projected that by 2018, the opportunities for healthcare jobs will multiply by over 3 million. Experts in healthcare will more than ever be in-demand has the Generation X become parents in the age of baby boomers. In this article, discover which the most popular fields are, what qualifications are required, and who hires the much-required experts needed in the medical industry.

1 Million Fewer Jobs but BLS Says 209 K More

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released their employment and unemployment numbers for July on Friday August 4th.  The Seasonally adjusted U-3 unemployment rate was down from 4.4% in June to 4.3% in July. Unadjusted U-3 however was up from 4.5% to 4.6%. U3 is the Official unemployment rate per the International Labor Organization definition. It occurs when people are without jobs and they have actively looked for work within the past four weeks.