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Pearson Education: 247 openings

2/26/09 Update: 238 jobs!

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02/26/2009 Posted by | jobs | , , , , | 2 Comments

Where the jobs are – still

Excerpted from money.cnn.com

If you happen to belong to the broad category of employees the Bureau of Labor Statistics identifies as “management, business, and financial occupations” — a group that includes white-collar folk whose titles range from office manager to CEO — there may well be a job opening out there somewhere with your name on it.

“…grim reports about mounting unemployment usually neglect to mention that job losses don’t fall equally across all categories of workers. The overall unemployment rate… includes people of all ages and occupations. But joblessness tends to be more widespread among very young workers, no matter what the economy is doing, points out Karen Kosanovich, an economist at the BLS.

Notes Jonas Prising, president of staffing giant Manpower North America (www.manpower.com), “Some of the ‘job cuts’ announced in late 2008, especially by very large companies, included normal attrition like retirements, plus a certain amount of deciding simply to leave some unfilled positions open for now. So that widely cited figure of 2 million job losses is not all involuntary layoffs, which makes it far less scary than it sounds.” 

 

“It’s critical for job seekers to keep a sense of perspective about the downturn, because there are still companies hiring,” says TheLadders.com president Alexandre Douzet.
 

TheLadders.com researchers looked at 10 metropolitan areas around the U.S. and found that out-of-work executives have the best chance of getting a new job in Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, two cities where the ratio of candidates to openings is lowest (3-to-1). Boston has a job seeker-to-job ratio of 5-to-1; Philadelphia and New York are slightly tougher at 6-to-1; and Chicago, Austin, and Los Angeles are the most crowded (hence most competitive) executive job markets, with 7-to-1 ratios.

 

Where the jobs are

02/23/2009 Posted by | Economy, jobs | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Even in this job market, you can still stand out

From the Boston Globe

Given 2009’s lingering economic gloom, there are two kinds of people today: those who are in the job market hunting for their next position and those who worry that they may be any day now. And the job market is suddenly a very crowded place.

At Boston Search Group, managing director Clark Waterfall says his firm saw a 30 percent drop in the number of executive searches it was asked to conduct in the fourth quarter of 2008, but it saw a 50 percent increase in the number of job seekers who asked to be put into BSG’s database of interested candidates.

“That’s what you’d call an imbalance of supply and demand,” Waterfall says. At Constant Contact, an e-mail marketing firm in Waltham, chief executive Gail Goodman says that a single open position can result in a cascade of more than 250 resumes.

To provide a bit of guidance, I spoke with CEOs, human resources managers, and recruiters, asking what advice they’d give people who are looking for a new job, or those who want to be well-positioned in the event they’re cut loose.

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02/22/2009 Posted by | jobs | , , | 2 Comments