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Entrepreneur.com, By Kara Ohngren
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Despite massive layoffs continuing to come from corporate giants, small businesses in the U.S. are recruiting new talent. Companies with fewer than 50 employees accounted for more than 50 percent of hiring in the second quarter of this year, according to a recent Beyond.com career trend analysis. So where are these jobs? The top online job postings for small businesses in Q2 were in the fields of information technology (11.8 percent), healthcare and...
Philadelphia Inquirer, By Jane Von Bergen
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Economists and politicians yesterday celebrated last month's loss of just a quarter-million jobs as faint evidence that the recession might be on the wane. But a tiny statistic on page 4 of the U.S. Labor Department's 29-page monthly opus might be the most optimistic figure in the report. It is certainly more favorable than the slight decline in the unemployment rate to 9.4 percent from 9.5 percent. That probably indicates...
Entry Level Careers Examiner, By Heather Huhman
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Beyond.com, Inc. recently released its Second Quarter 2009 Career Trend Analysis and Industry Outlook Reports, which provides a unique insight into the overall employment market. The report revealed that small businesses with fewer than 50 employees accounted for more than 50 percent of hiring in Q2 2009. According to Beyond.com, the top three industries for online job postings for small businesses in Q2 2009 included Information Technology...
Philadelphia Inquirer, By Jane M. Von Bergen and Sonja Ryst
Saturday, June 6, 2009
The nation's unemployment rate rose to 9.4 percent in May, the highest in more than 25 years. Yet, there is evidence that the recession is loosening its grip: Employers cut 345,000 jobs, the fewest since September, the Labor Department reported. You can blame new college graduates such as Aneika Fermin, 22, for the rising unemployment rate. Even though she will officially join the labor force after she graduates next week, she...
DMNews, Byline article by Jim John, COO of Beyond.com
Monday, May 18, 2009
Approaching your job search just like you would a direct marketing project can yield strong results. Start by breaking it down into different phases which allows you to leverage your direct marketing skills more effectively throughout each stage of your job search process. Here are some other suggestions. First, do your research. Online job boards can be leveraged not only to find job opportunities, but to research...
Philly.com, By Diane Stafford
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Carrie Bien has always worked hard, set goals and reached them. So you can understand why this 2009 college graduate is having a bit of a shock. She doesn't have a job offer. In that, she has plenty of company. The class of 2009 is facing the most competitive job market in years. Only 43 percent of employers told a CareerBuilder.com survey that they intended to hire new college graduates this year, down from 56 percent in 2008 and 79 percent in 2007. Carrie...
Forbes.com, By Miriam Marcus
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
For nearly 9% of the working U.S. population, finding a job has become a full-time job--and the search is only going to get tougher. The Web has come a long way in leveling the playing field for job seekers and employers alike. As the unemployed ranks continue to swell, throngs of displaced workers are looking to job-placement sites for salvation. In April, such sites attracted 57.2 million "unique visitors," up nearly 50% from the same period last year,...
Friday, May 15, 2009
Beyond.com was featured in a podcast on NetworkWorld.com that discussed where the hot IT job are located, what type of hiring trends on going on in the IT industry and good news on the IT spending front.  Based on data from the Q1 2009 Beyond.com Career Trends Report, guest co-host Denise Dubie reported that too much experience could be hurting your IT job search.
ERE.net, By John Zappe
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Not a lot of surprises in the latest career trends report from Beyond.com. Healthcare and medical jobs are the largest segment represented on the 15,000 site Beyond network. They represent almost a quarter of the jobs posted to the network during the first quarter of the year. Beyond says it’s a top spot the industry sector has held for the last three quarters. IT jobs accounted for the next largest group, but their 11 percent of the total showed the continued...
  CIO.com By Denise Dubie May 12, 2009 IT professionals with more than five years experience on the job could have a more difficult time finding work during the recession than those with less experience, according to research from online career resource Beyond.com. The IT industry continues to see online job postings, but the problem is that more and more high-tech workers are actively looking, Beyond.com found in its Career Trend Analysis Report for the first quarter. Beyond.com compiles data from...
IT Business Edge By Susan Hall May 14, 2009   Too much experience can be hurting IT pros in the job market, according to online career resource Beyond.com.   It listed IT, along with health/medical and sales, as the top three industries advertising jobs online in the first quarter. IT positions made up 11.32 percent off online jobs posted. At the same time, there was a 54.5 percent increase in the number of IT pros looking for jobs, according to Network World. But here's the rub: Most of those job...
CapitalSolutionsBancorp.com May 13, 2009 For those businesses eager to maintain a healthy bottom line during the recession, or even grow their business before the economy recovers, cost cutting tactics may have taken a surprising turn. National employment statistics show that companies are still reducing workforce numbers - albeit at a slower pace than in recent months. In April, for example, the national unemployment rate ticked higher to 8.9 percent and the nonfarm payroll figures showed a decline...
        Examiner.com By Heather Huhman April 14, 2009 As you know all too well, it’s tough out there. The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) reports employers expect to hire 22 percent fewer new grads from the college Class of 2009 than they actually hired from the Class of 2008 in its Job Outlook 2009 Spring Update The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says the unemployment rate for professionals ages 20 to 24 is 14 percent for the first time in more than a quarter century Salary...
How to use skill tests, applicant tracking software, video interviews, and industry-specific job sites to find the best candidates in a large stack of resumes. Inc. Magazine April 2009 By Darren Dahl Despite the mass layoffs dominating the headlines, plenty of companies are still hiring. But doing one's part to lower the unemployment rate can present some challenges. Just ask Raising Cane's, a chain of 80 fast-food restaurants that booked sales of about $140 million last year. The Baton Rouge, Louisiana...
Examiner.com April 1, 2009 By Heather Huhman In today’s competitive, constricted job market, don’t let the job hunting process fool you. Because you have less experience finding and applying for open positions, you are more likely to make errors along the way than more senior professionals. What are some common entry-level mistakes, and how can you avoid them? Mistake: “Entry-level candidates fail to formulate accomplishment-oriented interview answers. Many candidates simply ramble on and on instead...
PC Magazine by Sean Ludwig 03.11.09 Unemployment numbers are sky high, but there is a silver lining: there are lots of great online resources to help job seekers find work. As we all know by now, unemployment numbers are sky high and companies are laying people off like it's 2001 again. However, there is a silver lining for those looking for new employment: there are more resources than ever to help job seekers find work. These 20 Web sites take different approaches to find you the right job. Some...
ComputerWorld By Jamie Eckle March 9, 2009 Q&A: Rich Milgram The CEO of Beyond.com, a network of niche career communities that includes TechCareers.com, assesses the employment outlook. Even as mass layoffs started to hit workers in September, you remained very optimistic about the prospects for IT employment. After a few more months, has that optimism been tempered, especially after Beyond.com reported a significant decrease in IT job postings in the fourth quarter? While IT remained strong at...
  The Kansas City Star By Diane Stafford February 6, 2009 Cost-cutting employers, reacting to the double whammy of lower revenues and growing fear of how long the recession will last, slashed jobs at a faster pace in January. Payroll jobs plummeted by 598,000 in the month, the Labor Department reported Friday, marking the biggest nominal monthly job loss since 1992. The national unemployment rate rose to 7.6 percent, up from 7.2 percent in December. In January a year ago, the jobless rate was 4.9...
Job-cut totals soar across industries; demand for IT jobs diminishes. Network World By Denise Dubie February 4, 2009 As more companies report layoffs, demand for high-tech professionals is beginning to slide downward, according to statistics released this week. Global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas Wednesday released job cut totals for January, which prove the year-end trend to slash positions as a cost-cutting measure will continue into 2009. According to the firm, the number...
While the general economy is in a recession, health care professionals are fortunate to be in an industry that is still experiencing job growth.    Advance for Healthcare Professionals Byline article by Rich Milgram January 2009 As the American economy continues to crumble, many professionals are not only worried about the health of the economy, but the security of their own job. Although some industries, such as health care, will likely fair better than others, the reality is that the current economic...

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