Best places to find a job…
From MSN.com, they got 13 and here’s the top:
Best area unemployment rates*: This list is ranked solely on jobless rates; there are a variety of other factors job seekers should consider when determining a good place for employment.
1. Lincoln, Neb. Unemployment rate: 3.8 percent Percent unemployment rate change from year prior: -0.8 Mean annual earnings: $39,310
2. Bismarck, N.D. Unemployment rate: 3.8 percent Percent change from year prior: -0.6 Mean annual earnings: $39,110
3. Midland, Texas Unemployment rate: 4.1 percent Percent change from year prior: -0.8 Mean annual earnings: $44,660
4. Fargo, N.D. Unemployment rate: 4.2 percent Percent change from year prior: -0.4 Mean annual earnings: $39,180
5. Ames, Iowa Unemployment rate: 4.3 percent Percent change from year prior: -0.7 Mean annual earnings: $42,290
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By Debra Auerbach, CareerBuilder Writer
Here’s a nice little roundtable on the important of cover letters from Monster.com:
Recruiter Roundtable: Cover LettersThe Recruiter Roundtable is a monthly feature that collects career and job-seeking advice from a group of recruiting experts throughout the US. The question we put before our panel this month is: “In this age of uploading or emailing resumes, how important are cover letters in your decision to interview a candidate?”
Use It Strategically My belief is that as long as a candidate meets the obvious basic criteria for a specific position, a well-articulated cover letter will only enhance their chances. A cover letter can also be useful to tackle an obvious weakness relative to an advertised role, usually a credential that is “required” (e.g., CPA or MBA) by pointing to equivalent training or experience. Overall, I am a supporter. — Anu Datta, executive recruiter, Korn/Ferry, San Francisco
Here’s a critical question – the answer to which you need to really know…
Q: How should I ask employers about job opportunities that aren’t advertised on their website or on job boards?
A: Just because a company isn’t advertising any open positions doesn’t mean they aren’t looking to hire. As MainStreet has reported before, many job openings are never posted to job boards or company websites. Instead, they are either filled based on recommendations within the company or the position is specially created with someone in mind.
That’s it for now, but the more I found – the more I’ll share…
Hey, that means you too – please share what you know
Thanks and Good Luck,