Why Workers Aren’t Getting Bigger Paychecks Despite Sizzling Jobs Market
06/02/2017
The U.S. has created more than 16 million new jobs since 2010 to push the unemployment rate down to a 16-year low, but the strongest labor market in years still hasn’t translated into much bigger paychecks for Americans workers. The government on Friday said hourly pay rose at a 2.5% pace in the 12-month period ending in May, unchanged from the prior month and down from a post-recession peak of 2.9% at the end of 2016. By now, many economists had figured wages would be growing at 3% or...

Google to Get Into Job Search Business
05/25/2017
Google announced last week that it’s launching a jobs search engine in the U.S. The service will focus on all types of jobs – from entry-level and service industry positions to high-end professional jobs. It will also leverage Google technologies like machine learning and A.I. to better understand how jobs are classified and related, among other things. Google CEO Sundar Pichai gave a brief preview of the job search engine, called “Google for Jobs,” at Google’s...

What's Your Objective?
04/19/2017
While screening candidate resumes at a recent Sales Jobs Network Recruiting Event, I was struck by how many candidates had unknowingly undermined their interviews by what they had written in the opening paragraph, commonly known as the "objective statement" of their resume. Here are a few of them, and what they mean to a veteran sales recruiter: "To utilize my professional skills while learning new functions in a corporate setting. Also, to obtain a position which is rewarding and beneficial...