Nationwide Job Openings Increased for the Third Month in a Row

Via SimplyHired …

Simply Hired® today released its August 2012 Employment Outlook, which reports nationwide job openings increased in July, with a 4.5% increase from June. Job openings increased in all 50 of the major metros, with Grand Rapids (9%) and Cleveland & Akron and Salt Lake City (both 8%, respectively) showing the largest increases.

Job openings increased in 14 of 18 industries in July. The largest growth came from hospitality (11%) and non-profit (9%). Occupations experiencing the largest growth in job openings were law enforcement, fire and safety (15.8%) and engineers (excluding computer) (14.1%).

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Why Talent Management Tech is Super Hot and Bound to Get Hotter

Tell us something we don’t already know!

Marshall Kilpatric’s addresses one of the hottest sectors of the software industry, namely, Talent Management. Hirebridge has been in this space for more than a decade and we’ve experienced explosive growth over the past 2-3 years, so we know just how hot it truly is.

Here’s an excellent quote from the article:

“We don’t have the right skills in the open market to fill the available jobs. The War for Skills is even more deadly than a war for talent because the only place to get the skills is from the competition. We now, more than ever, need to know what we have from a talent standpoint, what our competitors have, what we need and what it will cost to get it. The Knowledge Economy has finally caught up to the Manufacturing Economy in the need for Supply Chain Intelligence, just not of parts but of people and skills.” ~ Jason Averbook, CEO of Knowledge Infusion

Hirebridge is a key component to helping companies decipher the best talent from their applicant inflows and aids recruiters in their abilities to streamline the entire hiring process.

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Top 5 Career & Job Hunting Websites

Via HipVine …

It is no surprise that almost every job is posted online, that is why finding a good website that offers comprehensive information is one of the first major tools to land a job.

Some websites are limited to just lists of job openings and are simply formatted. When you are doing your job hunt,  look for websites that offer career trends, suggestions of what you can do with your current skills and how to translate them into the new position that you desire.

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Bipartisan jobs bill for veterans signed

Signed into law on Monday, this bill provides help for veterans as well as tax incentives and credits for employers:

The bill provides double the tax incentives for companies who hire disabled veterans and repeals a 2006 law that, as of 2012, would have required federal, state, and local governments to withhold three percent of payments to contractors.

Mr. Obama also announced a series of executive actions aimed at providing unemployed veterans with the resources to find jobs – including a jobs bank, employment counseling and online resources allowing veterans to explore their employment options.

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Recruiters Share 10 Common Resume Mistakes

Via Work Goes Strong …

Here’s an excellent piece that covers some of the major mistakes job seekers make when constructing their resumes.

Author Leslie Ayers writes:

If you read my column regularly, you know I believe a great resume is like the golden ticket to the job you really want. It tells a potential employer what you can do for them, and establishes you in their mind as someone they want to meet.

As an added bonus, a great resume makes you feel more confident in your job search, and it serves as a guide in an interview so that all of the important things someone should know about you are covered.

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