Job Transition: 4 Keys to Starting a Career in a New Field

Job transitions can happen due to a number of factors. You may need to look for a field that rewards you better in terms of remuneration, your company may have downsized, or you could just want to move on to something that interests you more.

Manufacturing Jobs Soar Under Trump

It is interesting to note that although they didn’t mention Trump specifically, this month’s BLS Commissioner’s report used these exact words, “Since a recent low in November 2016, manufacturing employment has increased by 189,000.”

Moving on After Being Laid Off: How to Gain Back Confidence

Getting laid off can be a traumatic experience. If you have found yourself in this situation, you could be wondering what you can do to restore your confidence. Getting motivated to go out job hunting after this hit to the psyche can be pretty tough. Below are a few tips that can help you move on after this difficult period in your career.

4 Reasons to Consider a Career as a Civil Servant

Getting a job in the civil service sector can be a good option if you hold all the necessary papers, qualifications, and working experience. Reason being that there are numerous vacancies in line with the civil servant field mainly because the government runs a wide range of departments that are in constant need of proficient skills and competent individuals. 

Long-Term Disability Benefits: How to Manage Finances after an Injury

When you’ve been injured, life can change dramatically, temporarily or permanently. A decreased income can often lead to a lot of financial stress, making recovery more difficult. There are a few things you can do to ease the stress.

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.