I’ve been watching the situation in Europe for years now, and fundamentally they have serious long term issues.
Specifically, their debt levels, unfunded pension obligations, and employment policies.
The long term unemployment rate for Europe has only gotten worse in the past few years.
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There are two measures of jobs in my mind: Quantitative and Qualitative.
I’m pleased that slowly the quantity of jobs seems to be coming back, although anemic, but the quality of those jobs is still lacking.
I think we’re in the midst of a major re-adjustment in our country, about the type and quantity of jobs we have to offer.
I am not pessimistic in any way, and feel the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit is better here… Read More
The problem with the number is that the employment – population ratio has a huge impact on it and it’s been shrinking.
If you’ve left the job market, either through retirement, going back to school, or simply not looking for a job in the past 4 weeks, then you leave the eligible job pool.… Read More
Participation Rate of the work force at 30 year lows. Bad.
In my opinion, we’re at a time in history where there is a dramatic shift in the employment make-up, skills needed, globalization, etc.
This relatively short term (1 to 10 years) transition will not be without pain for many, but the market does eventually adjust.
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Be sure to pay attention to my video next week for my year end and 2012 thoughts.
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Some of those leaving the workforce are retirees, but the graph to the right is interesting because it shows the decrease from those in prime working ages. This shows how bad the employment is, even beyond the unemployment figures.
The graph below shows the huge gains women have made in the past 60 years.… Read More
What are some of the common mistakes to avoid? Late arrival, limited enthusiasm, lack of eye contact, and others.
Here’s a good article that talks about thsese things to avoid and more.
So, there are a lot of people with resumes out there. Perhaps you are one of those people, or at least know someone like that.
Here are some tips on resumes, including tips like “don’t start with an objective statement” and “don’t use language too vague”.
This week’s video is my 1st Quarter Review and my 2nd Quarter Preview.
The first quarter was good (yeah!), and I list the items I’ll be watching and thinking about for the 2nd quarter.
A must see video (if I do say so myself).
Hi Clients and Friends, Mike Brady here. This is the first quarter review and second quarter pre-view for 2011.
Now, in general, the first quarter was a little bouncy in February, but overall a positive quarter; actually, a very strong and nice quarter. The indexes, which of course… Read More
This is due to baby boomer’s retiring, but also people who are simply tired of looking for jobs! The unofficial unemployment rate is closer to 17%.
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One of the other speakers was a recruitment and job placement specialist. He had this slide which I thought was good for employees looking for a job, but also for those of us already employed or self-employed. Do you have a good answer for each one?
•Why are you here?
•What can you do for us?
•What kind of person are you?
•What distinguishes… Read More