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    Make Employers Fight Over You

    Alexandra Levit’s careers column last week in the Wall Street Journal tells about a 26 year-old job hunter in the commercial real estate field — hardly a growth industry these days — who got multiple job offers from employer prospects. This job seeker did nothing magical; he applied some of the lessons spelled out by… Read More
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    Online Ads Increase for Science Jobs in August

    One job market indicator we follow on Science Careers is the number of online job ads, which is tracked monthly by the Conference Board, a private business and economic research institute. In August, the number of online advertisements for scientists posted healthy gains over July, although the number of employment ads for engineers remained flat. Read More
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    More Hiring Planned in Next 12 Months

    A survey of hiring managers in the United States suggests that there will be more employment opportunties in the next year, with technology jobs among the first to recover once the economy turns around. This year’s Employment Dynamics and Growth Expectations (EDGE) report, from staffing consultant Robert Half International and CareerBuilder.C… Read More
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    American Grads Finding Jobs in China

    Today’s New York Times tells how some recent American college graduates are finding better job prospects in Shanghai and Beijing than in Chicago and Birmingham. Chinese employers apparently value the Americans’ entrepreneurial attitudes and practices, which, they say, are not often found in Chinese workers. China has so far weathered th… Read More
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    Online Ad Trends for Scientists and Engineers Were Mixed in July

    Keeping track of current trends in job markets is a difficult business. One approach that’s more promising than most is tracking online job ads. Long-term trends in technology (e.g., the rise of social media and the decline of static ads) may skew the results over time, but month-to-month trends are likely to be meaningful. The… Read More
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    Online Ads Gain for Math, Science, Engineering Jobs

    The number of online job ads increased in May compared to April, according to the Conference Board, with among the largest increases noted for jobs in computer and mathematical science. Engineering and architecture job ads, and ads for jobs in other fields of science, also increased in May. The Conference Board is an independent business-research… Read More
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    Hiring for Engineers and Scientists in the Fortune 100

    On Sunday (19 April), Fortune magazine unveiled this year’s list of the 500 largest corporations in the United States. While most news headlines talked of Exxon-Mobil edging out Wal-Mart for the top spot, Fortune did identify which companies among the top 100 on the list are still hiring, including some enterprises looking for engineers and… Read More
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    College Towns Offer Better Employment Prospects

    People in college and university communities may find themselves with better employment prospects than the U.S. at large, according to a story in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal. The tough economic environment is forcing town and gown to work together, with benefits for both parties. In January, six U.S. cities had unemployment rates below 4% Read More
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    Education, Health Care, I.T. Still Hiring

    With all of the bad news about employment, it is nice to see that some sectors of the economy are still hiring, particularly those that hire scientists and engineers. Last week, Jack Chang of McClatchy Newspapers highlighted three sectors that have added jobs in the past few months, while others have been cutting: education, health… Read More
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