BY: Adam Gavriel
Reports are coming out today that the US unemployment rate remained at a very disconcerting 9.1% from July to August. This may come as not so much of a shock to most considering the turn the United States economy took in mid-to-late August. Even though towards the end of the month the Dow almost cracked above 12,000 it took a sharp plunge between today and yesterday back down to near 11,000. No surprise that this came after the job reports that have been coming out since the US announced the 9.1% unemployment rate.
Jerry Harris had this to add about the struggling job economy in the US and how it has affected the market recently: “The jobs number adds weight to the notion that we’ve been in a recession for four to five months,” said Jerry Harris, president and chief investment officer at Sterne Agee Asset Management. “I just can’t see financial institutions as an opportunity–I just don’t think they’re going to have the earnings power for a long time.”
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The world is becoming a smaller and smaller place. Information is at the point where just about as quick as you think of it there are already five websites dedicated to it. The employment world is not different.
There are more and more sites popping up all over the place. Different sites that all do different things. We’re still waiting for the employment site to pop up that just sends you money for no apparent reason… Oh wait there already is…it’s called the US Government…but that’s a different story altogether.
Here’s what we’re hoping to accomplish with this blog.
We’re going to try and discern for you various things that we’re seeing out there and how they can help or hurt you in your job search OR in your hiring process.
For the job seeker, in the weeks to come we’ll share with you some tips for locating a job; how to increase your chances in an interview; improve your resume and so on.
For the companies out there hiring, we’ll offer some tips from other professionals on what trends they are seeing in the resumes they’re reviewing or any other information that seems pertinent to sharing with you.
We are totally open to suggestions and topics that might appeal to you for us to share. If you have suggestions, by all means either post them here or feel free to drop us a note at info at crossroadsconsulting dot com. (We have to post it that way to avoid the spammers…yet another of the ways of the world).
SO with a first posting out of the way…let’s start looking at the world before we go OUT OF OUR MIND….
Posted in Crossroads Consulting, LLC, Hiring Company News, Job Seeker News
Tagged Business, Business and Economy, Canada, Crossroads Consulting, employment, Employment website, hiring, job hunting, Job Search, job seeker, recruiting, United States