People who’ve been out of the workforce for more than six months tend to have a more difficult time getting hired. If you’re in the midst of a lengthy job search, this information probably makes you worry as you submit your résumé. But you don’t have to let it.
Being in the market for a new job means posting your résumé online. This seems like obvious information, but if you haven’t yet posted your résumé anywhere, stop reading this and get it up on the Web as soon as possible. Or, better yet, finish reading this first and then post it. That way you’ll at least know where to begin in the very crowded world that is online résumé sites.
Job interviews are hard enough without sabotaging yourself by making some major mistakes that hiring managers say are all too common. These seem like obvious interview no-nos, but they’re at the top of every recruiter’s list of things they see people doing all the time that kill their chances of being offered a job.
Job growth in May beat economists' expectations, coming in at 175,000 new positions added, which aligns closely with the yearly average. The unemployment rate rose ever so slightly, from 7.5 percent to 7.6 percent, a result of more people entering the work force, according to the Labor Department.