Ashley Verrill is a CRM software analyst for Software Advice, as well as the managing editor for the Customer Service Investigator blog. She has spent the last seven years reporting and writing business news and strategy features. Her work has been published or cited in Inc., Forbes, the Upstart Business Journal, the Austin Business Journal [...]
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The Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Situation report for March 2013 was just released. We spoke with Joanie Ruge, founder and president of Tack Consulting, Inc. and employment industry adviser to Monster.com, to find out what those numbers, along with Monster’s own data, mean for employers and job seekers. MonsterWorking: Joanie, where is some of [...]
The first official day of spring has finally arrived and depending on where you are located in the US, you are either still shoveling snow, or lucky enough to see the first buds of flowers starting to appear. If you’re really lucky, you’re able to attend the myriad of Cherry Blossom festivals happening now through [...]
By 2014, Millennials will make up 36% of the workforce. In their session at SXSWi, Jennifer Selke and Tim Street broke down what employers need to know to meet the new set of expectations and demands these workers bring with them. Here are a few of our favorite tweets from the session.
Philippe Dubost’s unusual resume — repackaged as an Amazon product page — has sparked a lot of interest across the web this week. If you haven’t seen it, you should definitely check it out. It’s clever, for sure. But are such ploys effective for most job seekers? Probably not. Still, if you want to give [...]
Do you get tongue-tied in job interviews and at networking events? Does the idea of cold-calling a company to ask about career opportunities make your palms sweat? Career experts Miriam Salpeter and Laura Labovich have recently published a new book, 100 Conversations for Career Success, which may help. The book contains customizable scripts that will [...]
Michael Lebeau is the director of career services at Birmingham-Southern College in Alabama — he has spent the past 20 years in higher education as a career counselor, and he has seen and helped prepare a lot of resumes in that time. Lebeau believes that a resume needs not only substance but also style. He [...]
May 2012 Index Highlights: Monster Employment Index (MEI) U.S. grows 5 percent from June 2011 and rises 4 percent month-over-month. Transportation and warehousing remains the top growth sector, while retail trade regains momentum. Information remains flat year-over-year while educational services, and public administration continue to record negative annual growth. Among the metro markets tracked by [...]
In a recent Monster homepage poll, we asked visitor about their summertime work habits — specifically, “Have you ever called in ‘sick’ from work in order to enjoy beautiful summer weather?” Here’s what you had to to say: I do this frequently — at least twice per summer. 8% I do this occasionally — no [...]
By Luke Roney for CareerBliss We really believe there is a happy job out there for everyone. But we also understand that sometimes you just need a job — and that might mean you wind up at a company with a not-so-great culture (seems like those ones are always hiring because of high turnover). Don’t [...]