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Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Different sectors have different needs and hopes for the coming year As the fourth quarter closes, it’s only natural to evaluate the year that was and look toward the year ahead. And 2010 was a roller-coaster ride. Every time hope rose that the economy was improving, reports of dire developments sent spirits plummeting. While the economy has been hard on business in general, its impact on industry sectors differs. We asked six CEOs five questions about how 2010 affected...
Baseline, By Dennis McCafferty
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
The scale and scope of offshoring IT jobs are on the rise. While staffing help-desk positions somewhere in India is a given, advances in areas such as cloud computing and open-source software have encouraged U.S. companies to ship more jobs to overseas workers. We consulted with two industry experts: Rich Milgram, CEO of, which releases quarterly trends report on careers; and Jack Williams, vice president of strategic recruiting at Staffing...
Canadian HR Reporter, By Sarah Dobson
Monday, September 6, 2010
From executive compensation to organizational effectiveness to employment standards, HR is a vast, expanding field with plenty to offer. But the current job market is challenging as the economy slowly recovers — so some HR professionals are stepping beyond the traditional roles of HR to test other waters related to their interests. “You might start out in HR but you could end up in operations, counselling, God knows what, because the knowledge..., By John Sumser
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
No matter what they say, the job board is far from dead or dying. There is simply no other effective vehicle for communicating employment opportunities to people you don’t know. Job Boards have become an essential channel of the employment market. They never were and never will be a panacea. No information distribution channel is a ‘one-size-fits-all-tool’ for very long. While newspaper classified ads had a long run as the reigning monopoly, the replacement...
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Rich Milgram, the CEO of took the time to talk with Jessica Miller-Merrell of Blogging4Jobs about networking, the job search, and how a community of niche career communities can help.  Watch the Video
Philadelphia Inquirer, By Jane M. Von Bergen
Friday, July 2, 2010
Want the good news or the bad news first? The good news, and it's just barely good: Private employers added 83,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 9.5 percent, the lowest level in nearly a year. The bad news: Overall, propelled by a wave of U.S. Census worker layoffs, about 125,000 jobs were lost, the most since October. The numbers: Businesses added 83,000 workers, but the feds dropped 225,000 temporary Census positions. The..., By Rich Milgram
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
The days of the IT department existing in the back office and not communicating with the front of the business are gone. IT professionals need to take a leadership role, take initiative when making decisions and understand the business. Here, Knowledge Center contributor Rich Milgram outlines the skill sets IT professionals need in order to improve their career and thrive in today's job market. How to Thrive in Today's Job Market: Five Tips for IT Professionals...
Monday, July 12, 2010
Networking and relationships are key to any successful business whether you are a job seeker, recruiter, business professional, or entrepreneur.  See what CEO, Rich Milgram had to say when speaking with Jessica Miller-Merrell from Blogging4Jobs about niche networking at the 2010 SHRM Global Conference. Watch the Video  
Tuesday, June 29, 2010 CEO, Rich Milgram sat down with Fistful of Talent’s Tim Sackett at SHRM 2010 to talk about domain .Jobs and what it means to HR Professionals. Watch the Video Here
HR Executive, By Anne Freedman
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
The Bureau of Labor Statistics may not show it yet, but companies that deal with hiring are seeing a definite uptick in job searches. During the SHRM convention, I’ve had the chance to meet with several of those companies and they were sounding pretty positive. Kurt Ronn, president of HRWorks, which offers executive search as well as RPO on a project basis, says he has seen “a very big uptick in the market” over the past six months. Rich Milgram, CEO...
Wall Street Journal, By Joe Light
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
The number of job openings grew in April, indicating a continued loosening of the job market after the worst downturn in decades. Employers had a seasonally-adjusted 3.1 million openings on the last business day of April, up about 300,000 from March and about 800,000 from last summer's trough. Industries seeing the most growth included education and health services, which saw openings rise 7% from last month, and professional and business services,...
Entry Level Careers Examiner, By Heather Huhman
Wednesday, March 3, 2010, Inc., the world’s largest network of niche career communities, released a survey showing graduating college students rely heavily on their university career centers and prefer to use niche job sites over general job boards and social networking sites. I found their results almost perplexing because nearly every student I speak with has never been to their career center nor heard of niche job boards in their industries. The...
Network World, By Denise Dubie
Monday, January 4, 2010
After a year of hiring freezes and layoffs, IT professionals in 2010 will face a challenging employment market and the search for IT talent will grow beyond in-demand high-tech skills to also include industry-specific business savvy. IT professionals still smarting from the pain of the economic recession inflicted in 2009 won't find immediate relief in a booming employment market for 2010, analysts say. Companies will be rebuilding IT teams, but the..., By Eve Tahmincioglu
Sunday, December 27, 2009
It was the worst of times and it was the worst of times for many American workers this past year. With 10 percent unemployment, 2009 draws to a close leaving millions of Americans without jobs. Even those who still have jobs feel beaten down. The recession took its toll in the form of job cuts, furloughs, and wage and benefit reductions in just about every industry. But there were a...
Personal Branding Blog, By Pete Kistler
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Hunting for jobs? Here are five foundational tips to get started marketing yourself electronically: 1. Start with the basics . Better understand how to break into your field by reading up on your industry at WetFeet. Search the job boards like Monster and CareerBuilder, as well as niche job search sites like Use Glassdoor to read interviews and reviews of companies posted anonymously by employees. Then hone your career development...
Workforce Management, By Michelle V. Rafter
Thursday, October 1, 2009
After several years of heady spending to raise its profile, the Phoenix-based job board is trying to put office closures and layoffs behind it. Is the addition of a high-profile blogger the answer? Since the economy bottomed out and took scores of U.S. jobs with it, purveyors of job boards have seen corporate customers curb or cut contracts at the same time they’ve dealt with an influx of résumé postings from the newly unemployed. More companies...
Monday, September 28, 2009
By now we all know and LinkedIn, but practically every day new Web sites launch that aim to help you find jobs, stay on top of your industry, improve your career prospects or otherwise help you along in your work life. We sifted through the latest offerings and compiled the following list of sites that are worth a click. Brazen Careerist Imagine a slam mix of LinkedIn...
Network World, By Denise Dubie
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
IT professionals can do a lot to avoid layoffs, but they may be unwittingly doing even more to make themselves a target for downsizing. “No one can get too comfortable in their position right now. If you get complacent and have no intentions of improving upon yourself, you will lose your job to that person – and there is always at least one – who is constantly looking for ways to better..., By Lori Curran
Friday, August 28, 2009 has a few features that are not common to the rest of the pack. These, I believe are major advantages and are reason enough to set up an account. Big one, you can create an online portfolio there. How fantastic is that? This feature allows you to have a page for your resume, which you can change and update as you please. You have a page you can put in a generic cover letter or a specific one, but I recommend generic. The third is a page that...
Workforce Management, By Bridget Mintz Testa
Friday, May 1, 2009
Survey after survey tells the same story: Companies just aren’t hiring as many college graduates this year as in 2008. Rich Milgram, CEO of, an 11-year-old company that has built a network of 15,000 targeted and niche job boards through ownership and strategic relationships, even goes a step further. “This is probably the toughest time I’ve ever seen, and it’s the toughest time these grads have ever seen,” he said. Every year, the...

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