In 2012, approximately 2.6 million of the nation´s veterans had served during Gulf War-era II. The unemployment rate for this category of veterans was 9.9 percent, compared to nonveterans at 7.9 percent. In this same year, the unemployment rate for male Gulf War-era II veterans age 18 to 24 was 20.0 percent, higher than the … Continue reading The Lowdown on VEVRAA
Research shows that resumes are not read but scanned, usually for about 25 seconds before a decision is made to keep or discard it. Usually one in every 200 or so resumes receives an interview call. It is safe to say, interview calls are made on the kind of impression a resume makes in that … Continue reading Your personal marketing tool- your resume!
As you prepare for your job search in the New Year and sharpen your interviewing skills, one aspect that needs special attention is salary negotiations. Salary negotiations are one of the most intimidating parts of the interview process. Even those that are confident through every phase of interviewing can sometimes be stumped about how to … Continue reading Seven questions to ask when negotiating salary
Recently, AJE’s own Kyle Brown volunteered at the Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB), for the first annual AJE holiday outreach effort. The experience was eye opening and fulfilling, Kyle said. The GBFB is the largest hunger-relief organization in New England. Their goal for 2013 is to make sure that every person in need in Eastern … Continue reading America’s Job Exchange outreach with the Greater Boston Food Bank
About 200 employers, from Google to AT&T to MetLife, have signed an AARP pledge recognizing the value of experienced workers, and vowing to consider applicants 50 and older. What are the perks of hiring maturity? EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING For one, life experiences of older employees give them an edge over new, green candidates. KPMG, a … Continue reading Valuing Older Workers
On the positive side, on average, older workers (those aged 55 and over) show lower rates of unemployment; however, if unemployed experience longer durations of unemployment compared to their younger counterparts, according to a report on unemployed older workers. [i] In the final of our blog series on unemployment amongst American work groups, we explore … Continue reading Part 5 of our Unemployment Series – Older Workers Show Better Rates of Unemployment, Yet Remain Unemployed Long-Term if Unemployed
As we continue our series on unemployment, we take a closer look at American youths. Unemployment continues to impact all sectors of the labor market; however, its critical impact on American youths, or those aged 16 to 24, cannot be discounted. While overall employment has improved year over year (last reported at 7.9 percent in … Continue reading Part 4 of our Unemployment Series – American Youths Continue to be Prone to High Rates of Unemployment