In recent years the business world has seen a rise in the phenomena of the adult internship. This is probably not surprising with the economy crashing, adding to the amount of people who have already discarded the idea that a job is for life. Internships are becoming an increasingly popular option as a way to break into a new career, as it offers actual work experience, a way to get yourself noticed, and even more importantly, a way to make sure that the new industry is going to suit you. Yet for many the idea of going back to being an intern is enough to make the stomach squirm. I mean, how does your ego survive being the oldest intern on the block? But before we get to that, how do you even secure the job when your competition is super knowledgeable, keen bean interns who don’t even look old enough to vote? Well if you have these questions, this two-part post is for you. Part one - How to get through the interview. Applying and being interviewed for a job that sometimes doesn’t … [Read more...] about How to Survive Being an Adult Intern
Well, it looks like things are starting to look up! The trend of employment in the U.S. strengthened for the second consecutive month, according to a report released Monday. The Conference Board said that its October employment trends index rose to 89.3 from a revised 88.7 in September, which was originally reported as 88.5. The October reading was the highest since March 2009, but it was down 13.2% from a year ago. "The historical relationship between the index and employment suggests that job losses will end in early 2010," by a source at the Conference Board. "While layoffs have certainly declined in recent months, we still expect to see employers adding hours to their existing workforce before hiring will strongly increase." In October, the improving indicators were jobless claims, the number of temporary employees, industrial production and real manufacturing and trade sales. Last Friday's government report on October employment showed that the U.S. labor markets are … [Read more...] about Job Losses to Decrease in Early 2010?
There's another $24 billion in economic stimulus money coming to the unemployed folks who need it most.The new bill provides 14 additional weeks of benefits for people who have exhausted their unemployment bennies or are on schedule to. The length of unemployment pay varies from state to state, averaging around 33 weeks. If your state is in really bad shape, with an unemployment rate of 8.5 percent or above, you will be entitled to an additional six weeks.Approximately 2 million people are expected to be aided via the new monies. It will now be possible to collect unemployment for up to 99 weeks if you (and your state) meet all of the criteria.The Labor Department's Unemployment Report for October is due later today and should be quite telling. Learn more about the bill via the Wall Street Journal video below. … [Read more...] about More Unemployment Relief on the Way
If you are like me, you are asking yourself daily “Is the economy EVER going to get better?”. I'm beginning to feel there isn't a person in this world that has the answer. (IF you do, contact me. That valuable information could make us millions!!). I wake up every morning wondering if this will be the day that I get called into “the room” where you are given your pink slip and then tossed out the door with nothing more than your small box of belongings, a false apology, and the strong urge to run into oncoming traffic. According to CNNMoney.com, The White House is bracing for unemployment to stay high through the first half of next year. Many news sources believe the key number in next year's U.S. congressional election may be the unemployment rate, which last month hit a 26-year high of 9.8 percent. President Obama said the U.S. economy has pulled “back from the brink” and the government must now “get serious” about reducing debt and … [Read more...] about Unemployment Rate Could Dictate Changes in Congress
With every new trend comes a sea of blogs looking to corner the niche. Perhaps that's the only silver lining as America's financial situation looks to get worse before it gets better. At some point, we've gotta recommend you look away from the train wreck; spending too much time on the doom and gloom will give you nothing but a panic attack. However, if you're looking to stay in the know when it comes to layoffs, or simply want to commiserate with your pink-slip peers, here are the blogs where you'll feel at home.Feel free to add your favorite unemployment blogs below.Global Crisis News: Aims to bring clarity to the economic and financial 'disaster' by making headlines from multiple sources available on a single Web site.Pink Slip Blog: Devoted to posts related - however tangentially - to the workplace, business, management, the economy, lay-offs, etc.SimplyFired: Run by job search engine SimplyHired, the Webist gives you a place where, "If you don't laugh, … [Read more...] about Master List of Unemployment and Layoff Sites