Job Report – September 2017

Despite the unemployment rate falling to 4.2%, the economy lost 33,000 jobs etching the first decline since 2010 just as the United States began to dig out from the recession. The reason for the decline, Hurricanes Irma, and Harvey according to Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Analysts commented that as …

Labor Day

Happy Labor Day! The holiday is upon us, so time to power down, right?!?  Well not quite in my experience. Many job seekers make the mistake of putting their marketing activities on hold before and during holidays, so simply by maintaining your activities, you’re already a step ahead of the …

August 17 Jobs Report

Today’s jobs report sort of reinforced what I’ve been feeling this summer, i.e. that the job market slowed down a bit.   ADP forecasted 237K jobs in August. Consensus estimates among economists was 180K. And the first read for August at BLS came in at 156K. All in all, not …

Answering the question… “How do you spend your time off?”

Recommendation…
Don’t be afraid to mention family, and recreational activities that relate to the culture of where you are. In Arizona, hiking, biking or swimming. You might mention the symphony or concerts if you live in an area where this is popular. Your statement should not be a tell-all, just enough to show the interviewer that you are stable, well-rounded, and have your priorities in order. “I usually just hang out at the bars” shows lack of ambition or meaningful social life. This is your chance to paint yourself in the best light possible.