Resume gaps may shrink in importance, especially for women of color

Jan 20, 2022
Employers need understand the many reasons workers have left the jobs on their own or involuntarily, one supervisor says.
Women dropped out of the workforce in record numbers over the past year and a half. Will employers still view resume gaps as red flags?
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With long-term unemployment comes long-term challenges

Jun 3, 2021
The stigma impacts employers who are less likely to hire those applicants and job seekers who internalize shame and doubt.
Long-term unemployment often comes with anxiety and feelings of shame.
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States return to pre-pandemic unemployment rules, but are workers ready?

Jun 2, 2021
It's a soft political target, but allowing people to spend more time on unemployment may help them land better jobs.
Reinstated rules requiring people to prove they’re actively looking for work benefit employers getting desperate for workers.
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Manufacturing struggles to find enough workers to meet demand

Mar 4, 2021
There’s a skills mismatch between job openings and job seekers.
Tractor maker John Deere has unfilled openings in some locations, like much of the manufacturing sector.
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Attention job seekers: “We all have worth, we all have value”

Feb 5, 2021
A story about job hunting from a job-hunting counselor. “I learned a valuable lesson,” says Carolyn Kennard of Texas.
Carolyn Kennard, a regional facilitator at the Houston-Galveston division of nonprofit Workforce Solutions, leads a career workshop for high school students in 2019.
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From Ph.D. to freelance writer, trying to make it as a journalist

Apr 22, 2019
Jennifer Mabry earned the degrees but is still hoping to land the right job.
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Swipe right for ... your next job?

Oct 7, 2015
Smartphones and swipes put more power in the hands of job seekers.

Long-term unemployed suffer shaky re-employment

Jul 22, 2014
After a long separation from working, it’s difficult to find jobs that last.

Five ways to reopen lines of communication

Apr 28, 2014
"It's been too long since we've been in touch."