If you're looking for a job , you've probably gone on Craigslist. After all, everyone else has, since the site has so many job openings at any given time. But is it a good place to find a job ? Do people actually find steady full-time or part-time work?
Facing the facts of life You are somewhere along the path of what will likely be a fifty-year work-life, and during this time you can expect economic recessions to swing by every 7–10 years. You will change jobs (not always by choice) about every four years, and you will probably have three or more distinct careers over the span of your professional life.
Let’s face it: There simply isn’t a better place to meet that bright-eyed love of your life than the place where you spend most of your waking hours: at work. And as a general rule, being at work is a time when you’re showered (hopefully), you’ve already dressed to impress and you’re ready to make a good impression. What other daily event is there where you go the full nine yards to look good other than for work?
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).
Employment Activity Drops Less Than a Point CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index January 2012 January Hiring Overall January Hiring by Job Title January Hiring by City As a new year kicks into high gear, hiring across the U.S. remained flat, according to the CareerCast.com/ JobSerf Employment activity ended at 95.0 in January, a -0.1 drop from December. Although January’s hiring numbers are down -8.7 points from January 2011, employment activity has grown by double-digits from 2009 and 2010.
“I will get back to work”; “I will get a better job”; “I will get a promotion”: we all make New Year’s career resolutions to do better professionally and then promptly forget to harness these goals to activities that will get us there. Here are seven resolutions that can change the rest of your life. #1. I will survive and prosper
While many career fields are booming in 2012, it does not come as much of a surprise that two fields are topping all the rest, healthcare and computers .
With the national unemployment rate hovering around double digits, many American workers are looking for any advantage that may give them an edge in the job market. Those who did not complete their college education wonder if they should invest the time and effort to earn a degree, while others wonder if additional licensing or credentials might enhance their chances to earn a better livelihood.