Monthly Archives: August 2012

RESUME TIPS

BY: Adam Gavriel

In times of uncertain employment, we cannot preach enough here on the blog how important a resume is in your potential successes of landing a job. Unfortunately what we see some times are resumes that are not nearly complete enough in order to grab and keep the attention of the HR manager or recruiter you’re sending your credentials to. Remember, on average these employees who separate the resume pile from “call backs” to “trash” spend an average of 6 seconds looking at your resume. Now, at Crossroads Consulting we take the time to look at the resume from top to bottom, but most HR managers do not practice this system. Continue reading

TOUGH ECONOMIC TIMES MEANS MORE WORK TO GET EMPLOYED

BY: Adam Gavriel

According to a report posted over at Bloomberg.com by writer Shobhana Chandra, consumer spending in the United States has decreased, causing overall growth of the economy to decrease as well. Chandra reports that household purchases, which account for 70% of the country’s GDP, grew at the slowest pace in a year. Chandra reports that the Federal Reserve policy makers will meet this week in order to examine further options in reducing the unemployment rate which continues to remain above 8% and is tied heavily to consumer confidence.

With many Americans living paycheck to paycheck, and far too many not even making a paycheck, consumers are beginning to tighten their belts and close their wallets on purchases that they would have normally made. Even companies that provide necessary daily goods like Proctor and Gamble have felt the wrath of the stagnant worldwide economy. Proctor and Gamble cut their profit forecasts three times already this year. Consumer confidence dropped in July to the lowest level of 2012 and retail sales fell for the third consecutive month in June, the longest period of decline since June 2008. Continue reading