The Job Search

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Finding the perfect job isn’t easy. Understanding the current job market conditions,  job applications, phone interviews, in-person interviews, and more—it can be a lot. To bring you up to speed on job seeker news this quarter, we’ve done our research and put job statistics and job search news all in one place.

 

Let’s dig in.

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What’s It Like to Work in a Call Center?

With more than 500,000 call center job openings across the nation annually, employees are in high demand for this field. From inbound to outbound, customer service to sales, and everything in between, calls center jobs fit most personalities. If you’re looking for a job that has flexible hours, equitable compensation, and requires little to no experience, becoming a call center representative might be the right fit for you.

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Making the Job Search Less Awful

Hundreds or even thousands of applications enter the ring; only one will prevail

If you’ve ever been discouraged during a job search after weeks of sending out applications only to see zero responses, you’re not alone.

As noted by Robert Meier, President of Job Market Experts, in an article for Workopolis, “98% of job seekers are eliminated at the initial resume screening and only the ‘Top 2%’ of candidates make it to the interview.”

Those numbers are grim, but you can increase your personal success rate by making a few tweaks to your job search strategy.

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Hot Jobs in Winter 2019

Businesses generally optimistic about the fourth quarter employment market; recruiting skilled workers and employee retention remain top challenges. 

To provide accurate and timely employment forecasts for business leaders, Express Employment Professionals International Headquarters conducts an ongoing Job Insights survey to track quarterly hiring trends across a wide range of industries.

Express surveyed business owners, decision makers, and human resource professionals about the overall hiring trends in their markets and how those trends impact their hiring decisions.

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Asking the Interview Question: Show Your Interest in the Job

Prove you’re looking for more than a paycheck

We work to get paid. That’s a fact. And interviewers know that—but what they’re really looking for is genuine interest in the job.

An interviewer wants to see an applicant engaged with the position and company, an individual with a certain expertise who understands the company’s mission, brand, and values.

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Jobs You Can Get with Any Bachelor’s Degree

That degree is shiny and new, but uh, now what?

If you’re graduating this fall, congrats! If it’s not ‘til May, still, congrats! And if it’s in a few years? Yeah, congrats are still in order.

Regardless of when you’re graduating, you’d probably like a bit of help with the whole job search thing. Many grads don’t end up with their dream job right after earning their degree. It takes a bit of learning and experience to get there, which means you might not end up in a job related to your major (at least not at first).

Luckily, there are plenty of jobs out there that just require a bachelor’s degree, but nothing super specific. Let’s dig in!

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Coping with Job Search Rejection

Keeping your spirits high when interviews are down.

Interviews are tough. Not getting an interview is even tougher. You can spend hours and hours just searching for jobs to apply for, then spend several more hours filling out applications. And all that work doesn’t even guarantee an interview.

It’s natural to feel down; to want to give up. But you have to dust yourself off, roll up your sleeves, and dive into the job search again. Easier said than done right? Here are a few tips to keep things moving.

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