Monthly Archives - November 2018

November 2018

4 Signs of and Employment Scam

According to the Better Business Bureau, employment scams are on the rise due to economic growth and the abundance of jobs. This year through October, more than 3,700 incidents were reported across the country which is double the number of reported incidents last year. This rise in fraudulent activity is cause for concern during a job search, and unfortunately, we see these scams becoming an issue for candidates. Below we have outlined the most recognizable signs of an employment [...]

Is Your Company Millennial Friendly?

According to Gallup’s measurement of working U.S. adults, millennials (those born between 1980 and 1996) make up 38% of the workforce and this number is projected to increase as more members of this generation join the workforce over time. This means millennials are now the majority of the workforce in the United States. The reality is that millennials are more likely to switch jobs in order to pursue better opportunities. As a result, job stability in the future will [...]

5 More LinkedIN Jobseeker Pitfalls

Last month we published an article titled Top 5 LinkedIN Jobseeker Pitfalls. We chose the top 5 LinkedIN mistakes we see with candidate profiles and offered our professional insight on how to fix these mistakes in order to make LinkedIN part of a successful job search. In this article we will list 5 more common pitfalls and explain how they can be avoided. Remember: 70% of employers screen candidates on social media before hiring, according to a CareerBuilder survey. [...]

51% of New Hires Quit Before Starting

According to a recent survey conducted by Harris Insights & Analytics (a market research firm in business for over 50 years), 51% of candidates keep looking even after accepting a job offer and 67% of employers report new hires not showing up after accepting a position. The expectations of candidates are rising faster than wages—which have increased 3.1% in the third quarter according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate of 3.7% is the lowest since 1969. [...]