Of the 30 metro areas measured by the CareerCast.com/JobSerf employment index, those in the Northeast saw the most managerial hiring activity in June. Boston (+16%), Philadelphia (+11%), New York (+10%) and Pittsburgh (+10%) all saw double-digit gains in per-capita hiring, and all finished within the top 15 cities for job seekers. This mirrors the Northeast region as a whole, which saw a 13% gain in employment activity for the month.Read More
Politicians and pundits alike have been debating just when the job market "recovery" will finally pick up steam. They all have different theories, and they’re all wrong.
Recovery suggests that we will, at some point, return to an economy similar to the one we had before the Great Recession. We won’t. Why? Because of something I call the Economic Singularity.Read More
Ask for too much and you might not get an offer; ask for too little and you could be kicking yourself for years. Under-negotiating your salary today has an impact on your lifetime earnings, because all future raises will be based on a lower starting point.
Fortunately, the correct answer can be found with a little research and a simple negotiation strategy.Read More
Springing in to a new career was a challenge for most job seekers in April as hiring levels sank in most cities across the U.S. Only three cities saw an increase in hiring, including Louisville (+6%), Nashville (+3%), and Seattle (+3%). The cities that saw the greatest hiring losses in April were in the East, including Washington, D.C., which was the big loser with a drop of 8%, followed by Baltimore and Cleveland (-6%) and Hartford (-5%).Read More
Employment Activity Drops 15-points
CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index
After two months of positive employment gains, hiring across the U.S. fell hard in April, according to the CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index. Employment activity plunged 15.6-points last month to end at 101.3. The overall index didn’t fare well year-over-year either, with a 9-point drop from April 2011. Fortunately, employment activity has still come a long way since April 2009.Read More