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Monster Career Benchmarking

You’ve got to hand it to Monster.com. Not only did they create the biggest and best known commercial website for job posting and career advice, they’re working on innovations to make it even more useful. By gathering information from more than 25 million resumes in the Monster database and a world-wide network of recruiter customers, Monster can offer valuable market information for your job search. Continue reading “Monster Career Benchmarking”…

Some Jobs are Still Hard to Fill

You’d never believe it in this economy, but employers still have trouble filling some jobs. See what jobs Manpower, Inc. says are still hard to fill. Continue reading “Some Jobs are Still Hard to Fill”…

Less Stress, Better Interview

Being prepared for the interview is one of the best stress relievers. Continue reading “Less Stress, Better Interview”…

Look the Part to Get the Job

Have the rules changed for corporate dress? Young workers and jobseekers seem to think so. “The idea that you have to wear hose and heels to the office every day died a decade ago,” one 20-something staffer told me. “In Florida? In July? I don’t think so!” Continue reading “Look the Part to Get the Job”…

Even Good Resumes Get Lost

Unfortunately, even good resumes get overlooked, lost, or discarded due to jobseekers’ errors in judgment. Based on formal and informal discussions with hiring managers, here are some common mistakes that can sink your chances of getting noticed among dozens of resumes. Continue reading “Even Good Resumes Get Lost”…

Cities with the Best Jobs in 2010

Where can you find the best jobs in the U.S.? If you are you considering relocating to a friendlier economic climate, PayScale can help you decide which new area will have the best opportunities for job growth and high wages. The following are 10 cities with the best jobs for 2010 and economies expected to grow, even during the current recession. Included in the data for each is the growth rates from 2009 for comparison. Be sure to check the Cost of Living Calculator to get the whole picture. Continue reading “Cities with the Best Jobs in 2010”…