The latest news, trends and information to help you with your recruiting efforts.

Posted April 25, 2013 by

8 Job Hunting Tips For Computer Science Students From Lending Club CTO

John MacIlwaine

John MacIlwaine, CTO of Lending Club

Spring break is over, and now it’s time for this year’s graduating seniors to get serious about job hunting. Lending Club CTO John MacIlwaine, who’s spent decades in finance and technology companies including Morgan Stanley and Visa, has some recommendations for computer science students looking for their first engineering jobs this summer.

Here are some of John’s tips for landing a great entry-level job: (more…)

Posted August 02, 2012 by

45% Fewer Layoffs in July 2012 Than July 2011

John Challenger of Challenger, Gray & ChristmasPlanned layoffs declined for the second consecutive month in July, as employers announced job cuts totaling 36,855, down 2.0 percent from 37,551 in June, according to the latest job cuts report released Thursday by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Job cuts last month were down 45 percent from a year ago, when employers announced plans to cut 66,414 workers from their payrolls in July. This is just the third time this year employers announced fewer cuts than the same month in 2011.

Overall, employers have announced 319,946 job cuts so far this year. The pace of downsizing is virtually even with a year ago; up just 2.5 percent from the 312,220 planned layoffs announced from January through July. (more…)