For years, employers and governments have been collecting massive amounts of data about people, but recently they've become focused on using "big data" to make better decisions -- including about hiring. By studying trends, "employers are trying to predict specific outcomes, such as whether a prospective hire... Read More »
By Alan Farnham
Long-term unemployment: "The invisible problem," Joe Carbone calls it, because so many of the 6 million workers affected are too ashamed or too despondent to talk about it:
Six million Americans -- many of them older -- have been out of work so long (two years or more) that they have exhausted... Read More »
By Jennifer Liberto
This could be Karen Duckett's worst New Year, ever.
Duckett, 51, of Laurel, Md., is among 2.1 million jobless Americans whose unemployment benefits will end on Dec. 29, if Congress doesn't act. Read More »
By Lindsay Olson
Because we're still seeing pockets of high unemployment all over the country, job seekers are biting their nails, hoping for a brighter outlook sooner rather than later. But many of those out of work are finding creative ways to earn income-online.
In states with high unemployment rates,... Read More »
I'm starting a new, full-time job this week. I've waited 34 months to write that sentence. I received an offer on Tuesday and accepted it on Thursday.
I can't even pinpoint exactly how I'm feeling right now, it's such a jumble. Happy, nervous, worried, anxious, sad, excited. Read More »
You've heard the statistics: Managers prefer to hire people who already have jobs. The long-term unemployed face steep odds. Some 5.4 million people have been out of work for more than six months, and after about a year of being out of work, their chances of getting a job drop to 1 in 10 per month. Read More »
What do you try when you feel like you've already tried everything to find a full-time job?
I've been at this now for 32 months. I'm no novice at the search for work anymore; luckily for me, my skills have become well-honed.
Actually, it's ironic: Usually experience is a good thing, but the more job hunting... Read More »
I like to post in the numerous job seeker discussion groups on LinkedIn. I've "met" so many capable, hard-working people over there who can't find good jobs in this stagnant economy. Sharing our experiences, we understand that our situations aren't our "fault" and support each other as we navigate these rocky... Read More »
By Joseph Walker
Anyone who has ever been passed over for a promotion or failed to negotiate the pay raise they thought they deserved knows what it feels like to be down in the dumps. For the long-term unemployed -- about 5.3 million Americans -- feelings of anxiety are even more acute.
Deepak Chopra, the... Read More »