LinkedIn data show hiring on mend

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https://economicgraph.linkedin.com/resources/linkedin-workforce-report-may-2021 Over 176 million workers in the U.S. have LinkedIn profiles; over 97,000 companies in the U.S. use LinkedIn to recruit and members can add over 38,000 skills to their profiles to showcase their professional brands. That gives us unique and valuable insight into U.S. workforce trends. This LinkedIn Workforce Report is a monthly report…

New Job Openings Increased By An Astounding 7.4 Million, Hitting A Two-Year High

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https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackkelly/2021/04/08/new-job-openings-increased-by-an-astounding-74-million-hitting-a-two-year-high/?sh=4beca95d4499 While we were beset by unrelenting negative news portending imminent doom, a surprising thing happened—things got better much quicker than anyone could have imagined. According to Reuters, “U.S. job openings rose to a two-year high in February.” The number of job openings increased to 7.4 million at the end of February. Remarkably, it’s over…

15 Best Infrastructure Stocks for Biden’s American Jobs Plan

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https://www.kiplinger.com/investing/stocks/stocks-to-buy/602447/best-infrastructure-stocks-biden-next-spending-plan The Biden administration’s focus has shifted to infrastructure with the American Jobs Plan. These 15 infrastructure stocks represent several themes that could get a boost. With the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill done, President Joe Biden’s administration has shifted to its next major priority: the much-anticipated “American Jobs Plan” – a potential booster shot…

How to Prioritize Your Wellness at Work

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Performing your best at work isn’t about working as hard as possible. It’s about optimizing how you approach each day in an effort to prioritize your health and well-being. Because when you feel good, you’re going to do well. Most of us have an idea of what our greatest career strength, skill, or asset is….

Advice From A Career Coach On How To Stay Positive During A Difficult Job Search

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https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2020/09/08/advice-from-a-career-coach-on-how-to-stay-positive-during-a-difficult-job-search/?sh=14c43d0d77ab Author, speaker, coach and founder of Cheryl Czach Coaching, helping high-achieving professionals and organizations accomplish what’s next. Admittedly, this is a difficult time to be unemployed. In fact, according to the Pew Research Center, “Unemployment rose higher in three months of COVID-19 than it did in two years of the Great Recession.” In numbers, that…

4 Tips to Nail a Virtual Job Interview

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https://hbr.org/2021/03/4-tips-to-nail-a-virtual-job-interview If you’re job hunting right now, chances are you’re also interviewing remotely. There are some serious upsides to this. You can avoid tardiness (no traffic snarls), reference notes without being too obvious, and if you’re located in a rural area, you now have access to the same opportunities as city dwellers, saving you $$$. There are…

6 Tips To Negotiate Your Salary With Confidence—And Get What You’re Worth

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https://www.forbes.com/sites/markcperna/2021/04/13/6-tips-to-negotiate-your-salary-with-confidence-and-get-what-youre-worth/?sh=7044014335f3 Don’t let your employer dictate your worth. Here’s how you can put yourself in the driver’s seat to earn what you deserve. As the economy continues to rally, many employers are looking to hire back workers or even add new ones. While that might be great news for those of us on the hunt…

Unemployment claims drop to lowest level since March 2020

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https://www.cbsnews.com/news/jobless-claims-layoffs-2020-04-15/?ftag=CNM-00-10aac3a – The number of Americans applying for jobless aid plummeted last week to the lowest level since the coronavirus pandemic erupted in March of last year, a hopeful sign that layoffs are easing as the health crisis abates. Around 576,000 people filed for regular state unemployment benefits, the Labor Department said Thursday — a…

New year, new leadership: 5 skills needed to succeed in 2021

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https://blog.adobe.com/en/publish/2021/01/28/new-year-new-leadership-5-skills-needed-to-succeed-in-2021.html#gs.yrhm4j Effective leadership has been imperative for business resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic. But it hasn’t been easy. Executives have had to completely reimagine their approach to how they lead, from where to how they communicate, and everything in between. We’ve seen an emphasis on softer skills (think: empathy, agility, etc.) that we expect to…

The job market is looking shockingly good for the Class of 2021

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https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/the-job-market-is-looking-shockingly-good-for-the-class-of-2021 It was not great to be a college senior in the year 2021, but unlike the class before them, they have a little more to look forward to (mainly not moving back into their parent’s basements.) On the trail of the purported hiring boom, employers project hiring 7.2% more new college graduates from the Class…

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