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Posted January 28, 2014 by

How College Grads Can Secure Their First Entry Level Jobs

With so much competition in the job market, college graduates need all of the help they can to secure their first entry level jobs.  The following post provides an infographic with tips to help grads find employment, and more.

The unemployment rate for college grads is 7.9%, which means many young adults are still having difficulty finding a job. That fact is scary, indeed. However, you have a lot of say in whether you are part of that statistic. With some networking knowledge, adjustments to your online presence and developing an action plan rather than just randomly applying, you

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Posted September 19, 2013 by

7 Types of Millennials

If you are a millennial, you have probably heard a lot of talk about your group in general, but how would you describe yourself?  The following post features an infographic that identifies seven types of Millennials.  See which one you fall into. (more…)

Posted July 18, 2013 by

The Grad Plan – 10 Tips to Help Graduates Survive (and Thrive!) in the Job Market Jungle

If you are one of the many college grads concerned about getting a job, then you will appreciate the following post, which offers tips on finding success in the job market.

If you have just graduated from college, congratulations! Take a few moments to admire your diploma and pat yourself on the back…and then get ready to attach your nose firmly to the grindstone (again). Unless you went to school under a rock, you know that graduates are facing one of the worst job markets in recent memory. In 2012, about 1.5 million bachelor’s degree holders under age 25 (that’s 53.6 percent) were unemployed or underemployed. And the trend isn’t on track to change this year, either: A poll released in April revealed that more than half of graduates admitted to difficulty in finding a job. (more…)

Posted June 28, 2013 by

Top Locations for Graduates to Live and Work

For college graduates who are moving away from home and thinking about places to live and find entry level jobs, the following infographic has options for you to consider. (more…)

Posted June 13, 2013 by

A Perspective on 2013 College Graduates

For college graduates in the class of 2013, there will be decisions to make about their futures.  The following infographic takes a closer look at this year’s grads. (more…)

Posted May 10, 2013 by

Employers Want to Hire for Recent College Graduate Jobs

It is a good time to be searching for recent college graduate jobs says one recruiter.  Learn more in the following post.

Inc. She says hiring is especially strong for new college graduates. Crosby says many employers are seeking young and talented workers for entry level jobs across the board. She says her firm is constantly networking and …

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Posted May 03, 2013 by

Job Growth Beats Expectations by Adding 165,000 Jobs; Unemployment Falls to 7.5%

Bureau of Labor StatisticsFinally some good news out of Washington, D.C. Although the consensus amongst economists was that we were due for a poor monthly job report, the numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics were actually decent. Not great, but definitely not poor as those of us who watch these numbers were expecting.

The U.S. economy added 165,000 jobs in April 2013. That beat by some 17,000 the consensus 148,000 gain expected by economists. Even better, the economy added 114,000 more jobs in February and March than had previously been reported. It isn’t unusual for the Bureau to revise up or down the estimates for the previous months but it is always nice when those revisions are higher than lower. With the revisions, job growth in the first quarter totaled 618,000. That’s just slightly behind the 208,000 monthly average during all of last year.

Interestingly, once again the austerity measures in place at the federal and especially state and local government units held back job growth. Private companies added 176,000 jobs, which means that the government shed 11,000 jobs. Given that the percentage of workers employed by federal, state, and local government units is 7.84 percent, the percentage of workers employed by private businesses is 92.16 percent. If the government were creating jobs at the same rate as private industry, the government would have added 14,972 jobs in April and that would have made the April job gains a very healthy 190,972. (more…)

Posted April 05, 2013 by

Only 88,000 New Jobs Added in March; Economists Predicted 200,000

Bureau of Labor StatisticsA cynic might say that the news out of Washington, D.C. is rarely good but today that cynic would be correct. The U.S. Department of Labor released its monthly employment report today and the news was quite disappointing. The U.S. economy added only 88,000, nonfarm jobs in March. Economists had predicted an increase of 200,000. The biggest loser? Retail. In related news, fewer people started looking for work during the month so the number of unemployed people hardly moved (now 11.7 million) and the unemployment rate fell but only slightly from 7.7 to 7.6 percent.

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Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rates for adult men (6.9 percent), adult women (7.0 percent), teenagers (24.2 percent), whites (6.7 percent), blacks (13.3 percent), and Hispanics (9.2 percent) showed little or no change in March. The jobless rate for Asians was 5.0 percent (not seasonally adjusted), little changed from a year earlier. (more…)

Posted March 08, 2013 by

Economy Added 236,000 Jobs Despite Expectations of Only 160,000

Bureau of Labor StatisticsThe U.S. economy added 236,000 jobs in February. According to the Wall Street Journal, economists had forecast that payrolls would rise by 160,000 and the unemployment rate would fall to 7.8 percent. In related news,  the unemployment rate fell two-tenths of a percentage point to 7.7 percent, the lowest level since the end of 2008.

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 236,000 in February, and the unemployment rate edged down to 7.7 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment increased in professional and business services, construction, and health care. (more…)