Last week's disappointing jobs report has left a lot of people wondering what it means to them. While the unemployment rate actually went down a little bit, that number is attributed to workers leaving the workforce. The long-term unemployed still account for 40% of the total unemployment number. This isn't really purely bad news - it could be much worse - though it's certainly not very encouraging. As we head into what looks to be a nice, strong hiring season, job seekers need to be more competitive than ever. Having strong experience or a great resume isn't enough - the job search needs to be aggressive and targeted. There needs to be a balance between the amount of time a job seeker spends looking for work, interviewing
I'm a certified career coach based in Philadelphia. I started my own practice to help people land their dream jobs and achieve their individual definitions of success.
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