On average, there are now an estimated 11 well-qualified candidates for every available job opening in the U.S., according to William Arruda, who is a personal brand strategist, speaker and author.
So, how do you get an entry-level job that's right for you in the face of all that competition, especially when you also have a disability? Here’s one strategy: Uncover mainstream work situations which offer reduced competition from other jobseekers.
An interview is your opportunity to make a good first impression on a potential employer. While your qualifications, experience, and personality will play a major role in making that first impression, your physical appearance will have an impact as well.
The overall unemployment rate is slowly decreasing, but the unemployment rate for people with disabilities is still in the double digits.
Whether you are unemployed or underemployed, searching for a job can be both intimidating and a lot of work. The truth is, sometimes finding a new job could feel like a job in itself.
To make it easier, we pulled together a few best practices and recommendations to help you with your job search. Start using these tips today to improve your chances of getting noticed by potential employers on GettingHired and other job boards.
Setting career goals is an important step in having a successful career. When navigating the job market, you should have a direction in mind and an idea of what you need to accomplish in order to get there.
Earth-conscious individuals can find jobs in a variety of industries and occupations to satisfy their passion for all things green. According to the BLS’ Green Goods and Services...
Getting hired is largely based on supply and demand.
If, as a jobseeker, you have the skills and experience that are in short supply within the particular industry and job sector you’re targeting with your job marketing campaign, you’ll likely have a range of opportunity
Higher education can certainly increase your employability and advance your career. The unemployment rate for people with a bachelor’s degree or higher was 3.9% in April 2013 compared to 7.5% for the entire population and 11.6%
“Why do you want this job?” may sound like a lazy job interview question, but, as a hiring manager with 20 years of experience in staffing a Fortune 500 corporate communications department, I can tell you it’s hardly a softball topic.
Networking is imperative in any job search. Even if you’re not actively looking for a job, you should be keeping up your professional network. When you need it, you want it to be there for you, and you want it to be effective. Social media p...
If you’re considering changing careers, you aren’t alone. Fifty-five percent of Americans are trying to switch careers and an additional 30% would consider changing if they could find a better career (Monster, 2012).