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It's a Job Seeker's Market, But Can It Last?

By Kelly Love Johnson / February 4, 2016

With the news that U.S. businesses added a solid 205,000 jobs last month, we wanted to share data from our own site on metropolitan areas that experienced the highest percentages of growth from 4th quarter 2014 to 4th quarter 2015. If last month's report from the Bureau of Labor & Statistics is any indicator, most sectors added enough […]

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Why EQ is as Important as IQ in Your Job Search

By Kelly Love Johnson / January 25, 2016

So what is EQ and why should you care? We'll let the person who coined the term explain.   We've written about EQ before—"The Weird Reason Why Employers Aren't Calling You Back"—and heard from so many readers that we wanted to share the origin of the concept of emotional intelligence.   You're probably familiar with IQ (intelligence […]

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Does Not Compute: Five Million Jobs Lost to Robots?

By Kelly Love Johnson / January 19, 2016

Well, the "Robot Revolution" our grandparents feared has finally arrived. But they're calling it the "Fourth Industrial Revolution." According to recent research from the World Economic Forum (WEF), over five million jobs will be lost by 2020 due to developments in nanotechnology, artificial intelligence (AI), genetics, robotics, manufacturing, and other technological developments.   The WEF […]

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How to Turn a Seasonal Gig into a Full-Time Job

By Cally Martin / November 30, 2015

Fa la la la la, la la la la… Every year, an increase in holiday shopping requires retailers to add thousands of jobs. These gigs are a great way for job seekers to “test drive” a position or company (or both!). There’s also potential that a part-time job may lead to full-time employment, from sales […]

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25 Secret Santa Gifts Under $25…

By Cally Martin / November 24, 2015

... that’ll make anyone happy you’re their coworker.   As the “#Secret Santa” picks come around you are eager with anticipation to find out who you will pick, and then comes the terror of picking Tom from Accounting… “Who’s Tom? Have I ever met him?!”   Have no fear, we have collected 25 great #gifts […]

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Where Are All the Millennials?

By Kelly Love Johnson / November 18, 2015

The number of #millennials entering the workforce has gotten lower every year, so what are they doing after #graduation?   “Selfish and entitled” is the label given to millennials by (some) baby boomers, so why would they want to join the workforce right after graduation? There has been a surge in other opportunities (or experiences) that […]

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The Unicorn Boom Has Just Begun

By Kelly Love Johnson / October 15, 2015

Technology companies are evolving at an rate that hasn't been seen before, and investment banks are having to adapt to keep up with them. Startups are gaining value early and often, which means they can postpone an initial public offering (IPO) longer than we've typically seen in the past. These rapid #startup valuations are changing how Wall Street […]

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How the Rise of the Gig Economy Benefits You

By Kelly Love Johnson / October 13, 2015

According to a recent (October, 2015) Washington Post piece, we’re doing a terrible job of measuring the modern workforce because we're working with data from 2005. Very often these days, when a tech leader is asked how the government could help people adapt to the "gig economy," the answer is frustratingly basic. "It’s crazy that we’re having […]

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Are You Marginally Attached or Discouraged?

By Kelly Love Johnson / October 13, 2015

The unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.1 percent in September, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. No news is good news, right?   Not exactly. Compared to the recent record in August of 94,031,000 people out of work, the numbers increased by 579,000 in September. The labor force participation rate […]

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