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Jan. 6 — of ANY Year — is Busiest Job Search Day of the Year

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January 6 is anticipated to be the top job search day of 2016, according to analysis of proprietary data released by Monster Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: MWW). The research is based on 2014 and 2015 data showing that there were 70% more job searches on the first Wednesday of the year when compared to an average […]

Manpower Monthly Employment Report: October 2015

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SAN DIEGO –  Despite a slight uptick in the unemployment rate, San Diego’s economy showed strong signs of growth, according to statewide data released by the California Employment Development Department (EDD) for the October 2015 period. San Diego’s unemployment rate rose to 5 percent in October, up .4 points from September. However, when compared to […]

Manpower Monthly Employment Report: September 2015

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SAN DIEGO – San Diego’s unemployment rate fell to 4.6 percent in September, according to statewide data released today from the California Employment Development Department (EDD) for the September 2015 period. This is the lowest unemployment rate since June 2007. Despite another weak U.S. jobs report released earlier this month, San Diego showed more strong […]

Five Biggest Resume Mistakes You Should Never Make

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At Manpower, we receive dozens of resumes every week. It’s our job to go carefully through each one and determine if there’s a good fit with the many job openings we have available. Believe me, I’ve seen the best and the worst resumes that you can imagine. Here are the five biggest resume mistakes I’ve […]

What to Do When You Merely Tolerate Your Job

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How many of us truly enjoy our jobs and find our careers fulfilling in every way? The truth hurts: Only 10 percent are lucky enough – or have planned carefully enough – to claim that distinction. The next 40 percent like their jobs, but they’re very happy – ecstatic! — when Friday rolls around. Finally, […]

Make Sure Your Resume Reflects the Job You’re Seeking

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Putting together a strong, persuasive resume can seem like trying to write your first book report when you were growing up. Especially if it’s the first time in a long time. Resumes, of course, are those brief written summaries of who are as a person — and why you are the right candidate for the […]

Why Should I Hire You? How to Ace Your Job Interview

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At some point during your job interview, you’re very likely to be asked a handful of difficult, even tricky, questions. Don’t blame the interviewer. He/she genuinely wants to hear how you phrase your answers and how you respond to the situation. To get better prepared, ask yourself the following questions, then come up with your […]

Congratulations! You’ve Got the Job: What to Do Before Saying ‘Yes’

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Finally, the moment arrives. You get the call. You’re offered the job. You want the job. You want to say yes. Hold your horses. Never accept a proffered position until you’ve had time to consider a few things. These include, naturally, issues like salary and benefits, but also might include things like commute time, office […]