The start of a new year was a turning point for hiring in many cities, some good and others not so good. San Diego (+14%) and Riverside (+11%) showed significant hiring gains in January, while Memphis (-27%), Cincinnati (-15%), Nashville (-13%), Louisville (-12%), Cleveland (-11%) and Pittsburgh (-10%) all reported double-digit losses.
Throughout 2011, the cities with the most per capita hiring included: Nashville (+19 points), Memphis (+13 points) and Houston (+10). The biggest losers in 2011 were San Diego (-11), Washington, DC (-8), New York City (-7) and Milwaukee (-7).Read More
While hiring from city-to-city varied in December, Memphis (+19%), Tampa (+16%), and Miami (+19%) saw the job market heating up with double digit gains in hiring levels. Washington, D.C., a strong employment stalwart, dropped dramatically with a 26-point slide to 139, its lowest level since December 2010. New York City (-8%), Chicago (-6%) and Milwaukee (-8%) also saw hiring opportunities decline in December.Read More
Employment Activity Drops Sharply in December
CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index
As the holiday bustle rose in December, hiring levels fell 8.4 points, according to the CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index. This seasonal decline landed the employment index at 95.1 in December and -4.8 points behind activity levels of last December. The overall index is still trending positively as managerial hiring activity is nearly 30 points higher than it was in December, 2008.Read More
Question: I don’t know what happened. I just finished managing a project that has occupied most of my days for the last 18 months. My project was on time and within budget and I expected a lot of kudos, probably a raise or even a promotion. None were forthcoming. What did I do wrong?Read More
Q: When discussing salary during a job interview, how do I avoid giving a specific dollar amount before my potential employer does? I don't want to seem difficult, but I prefer and prefer not to lock myself into a lower salary range than the company had intended.Read More