Jobbing Archive: August, 2009

A sign of hope for Monday morning

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One of the first positive signs of a recovering job market will be an increase in temporary hiring. Before employers commit to building their... Read more

Giving good phone, part three

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When you begin your phone interview, try to get the name and title of the interviewer and write it down. That way, you can refer to it throughout... Read more

Practice your family phone drill

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If you are unemployed, you need to get your family involved in this very important aspect of the job hunt. They need to be on your side when... Read more

Giving good phone - Part one

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More and more job recruiting begins with a phone interview. The good news is that you don't need a fancy tie (see yesterday's post.) But there... Read more

No pink slip for the guy with the pink tie

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I'm constantly stunned (although I'm not sure why) when companies hitch their marketing wagons to the poor sad nag of unemployment. Here's... Read more

Good news from Jersey

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Just in case you missed it, there was good news from Jersey last week. In July, private employers added 13,000 jobs, even as public sector... Read more

Prevent workplace deaths. Layoff workers

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Guess what?! Here's a great way to prevent death on the job. Lay off all the workers. Then they won't die at work! Wow, yesterday's U.S. Labor... Read more

Don't be too proud to get help

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Even if you are middle-class and not used to going to social service agencies that help the poor, don't be too proud to accept help from their... Read more