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  • Beryl Lieff Benderly ,

    Unnaturally Not Selected?

    Should a scientist’s religious views affect his ability to land an academic post?  Astronomer Martin Gaskell believes they should not, and, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal, Federal Judge Karl S. Forester agrees.  That is why the judge is allowing Gaskell to go forward with a jury trial in the religious discrimination sui… Read More
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    Hidden Job Market Explained

    Mary Elizabeth Bradford, a recruiter turned career adviser, published a good explanation last Thursday of the hidden job market on her Career Artisan blog. The hidden job market is made up of unfilled positions that have not yet been advertised and in some cases may not even formally exist. Tooling Up columnist Dave Jensen and… Read More
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    Tech Hiring Picks Up in First Quarter of 2010

    Following strong earning reports this week from technology leaders Intel, Google, and Advanced Micro Devices comes news of increased hiring at some of these enterprises and throughout the industry. According to the Wall Street Journal, Google said this week that it hired 786 new employees in the first three months of 2010. Intel reported plans… Read More
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    Starting Off Right in a New Job

    In a piece posted today, Todd Bavol — author, blogger, and self-styled Job Search Ninja — tells why the way you start off a new job is so important and offers tips on getting started off right. Bavol urges new hires to use the time between acceptance of the job and the start date  —  Read More
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    IT Hiring Expected to Increase Early in 2010

    A nationwide U.S. survey of chief information officers (CIOs) shows that more employers now plan to hire rather than lay off IT professionals in the first quarter of 2010, with most hiring for entry-level and junior staff in full-time jobs. The survey found nine in 10 CIOs (89%) plan to keep staffing at about their… Read More
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    Clearing Your Records of Past Arrests

    Last month on this blog, we talked about more employers using reference checks as part of thorough investigations into applicants’ pasts. Today’s Wall Street Journal says that employers are taking that process further to include checks of arrests and convictions, which applicants must be prepared to explain or remove from their records. Read More
  • Editor's Blog ,

    What Exactly Are Interpersonal Skills?

    Maybe it’s because I was trained as a scientist: Even as I’ve written, many times over several years, about the importance of interpersonal skills in employment, it always felt a little, well, soft. It was only recently that I figured out what bothered me about the advice I — and everyone else — was giving. Read More
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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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    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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    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