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Posted April 18, 2014 by

Want an Entry Level Job at a Law Firm? What Graduates Can Expect

For a law graduate looking for an entry level job, there will be opportunities to get one, just maybe not as many as before.  Learn more in the following post.

This assessment comes from a man whose business it is to crunch the numbers: Jim Leipold, executive director of the National Association for Law Placement, a group that tracks legal job figures and focuses on career…

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Posted January 14, 2014 by

Can You Expect to Find Recent Graduate Jobs in the Tech Industry in 2014?

If you’re searching for recent graduate jobs in technology this year, don’t be surprised if it takes a little time based on information in the following post.

What do tech giants like Electronic Arts, Cisco and IBM have in common?  During the tech boom of the early 21st century, it was high hopes and continuous revenue streams.  But, lately, tech giants and a number of previously-burgeoning startups are experiencing ebbing numbers and waning momentum. 2013 numbers are weak, some weaker than

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Posted October 03, 2013 by

Job Placement Agencies – For inland and overseas opportunities

Woman in front of her co-workers during a recruitment office meeting

Woman in front of her co-workers during a recruitment office meeting. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Many job placement & recruitment services offer not only inland job opportunities, but overseas opportunities as well. These recruitment agencies typically offer a variety of services designed to aid their clients in finding the right job or beginning a career in a new area. One major advantage in using such a service offered by an agency is that it already knows the area and the job market you are considering relocating to.

Services provided by these agencies cater to both domestic and international clients. These services often include a full consultation designed to help them get a better feel for their needs. They also offer a great insight as to the needs and job opportunities in various areas which can be a great asset. (more…)

Posted December 15, 2011 by

Why the Shift to Global Work Is a Massive Opportunity for the U.S.

American companies will soon hire millions of designers, coders, writers, marketers, and other skilled people from all over the world, says Ross Dawson, co-author of the just-released book Getting Results From Crowds: The definitive guide to using crowd-sourcing to grow your business.

Ross Dawson“The shift to global work is not a problem for the U.S., it is a massive opportunity. The future of the economy depends on us embracing crowdsourcing. Companies must get good at creating value with crowds.” (more…)

Posted April 28, 2008 by

A NOVEL INSIGHT TO OUTSOURCING

Forced vasectomies, salvation from a Beggarmaster and a government that changes the law to legitimize their corruption. These are but a few of the adventures in the intricate novel called “A Fine Balance” by Rohinton Mistry. The story takes place in Mumbai, India around 1975. The main characters undergo such an oppressive struggle to survive it’s almost unbearable to read. But the book is written so well that it’s worth the heartache. Though it’s been thirteen years since the book was published, it supplies an interesting insight to a current controversy: outsourcing. The United States, Europe and Japan outsource favorable work to India and save big bucks. And technology is only improving the ease of outsourcing, degenerating American jobs. Check out the facts on “Business Process Outsourcing in India” on Wikpedia. The numbers are staggering. And I could understand the temptation to fathom the outsourced workers as the enemy. Before you do, read the book, “A Fine Balance” and get a taste of what life was like in the city that has taken our jobs.
My favorite character in the book was Ishvar. He is a tailor whose father was a leather curer. If you are not familiar with the Caste System in India, it is a BIG DEAL to change your occupation. Moving up in life when you are supposed to be lower than dirt is a hard pill to swallow. When Ishvar’s father decides his sons will learn a different trade to have a chance at a better life, his family is ostracized. Life is so mean to them, you really wish they would just win the Lotto and be done with it. The injustices they endure could only be seen as a million dollar lawsuit in the United States. As I read the book, I asked people who have traveled to India if it was indeed like the book’s description. To which, I was sadly confirmed that yes, it is. Not to say this country doesn’t have it’s share of people overcoming great odds to succeed but they are not exactly replacing educated workers in a different country by the hundreds of thousands now, are they?
Business’ loyalty is to profit. A business in a country that thrives on capitalism is faithful to the consumer. Residing in the country that consumes the product is no guarantee that the company will employ the consumer. Short of saying it’s our own fault, we have to look at the real problem. The consumer wants cheap flip-flops and children’s clothing at Walmart, it will be made in China. The consumer wants 24-Hour assistance to set up a home printer, the calls will be answered in India. We all have to make sacrifices. We all have to make a living. It’s not the workers; it’s the consumer.