Questions to Ask About Job Placement Statistics

Many colleges and degree programs boast high job placement ratings that all but guarantee a job upon graduation, but what do those percentages really mean? It’s probably not surprising that schools skew information in their favor. When you hear an exceptionally high statistic, ask some important questions to find out if things are as great Read More …

Top Sites for Employment Trends and Statistics

Successful career planning requires an understanding of employment trends, including which occupations are growing and which are declining.  Several great websites offer statistics on job growth, layoffs, and hiring.  A few of the best sites for tracking employment trends and statistics: Vault.com Employment Tracker Vault’s employment tracker lists significant layoffs and hires from small and Read More …

Five More High Demand Jobs for the Future

The popularity of the first post on five high demand jobs for the future demonstrates the high level of interest in finding a secure, in-demand career.  Read on for five more jobs that have high projected demand, based on percentage growth and number of job openings: Accountants and Auditors Accountants prepare and maintain financial records; Read More …

Jobs for Analytical Types

Analytical skills are important for many high demand jobs in a variety of fields.  Analytical types enjoy using data and facts to reach a conclusion.  If this sounds like you, the following jobs jobs might be a good fit for your personality. Budget Analyst Budget analysts analyze and develop budgets for organizations and government agencies.   Read More …

Five High Demand Jobs for the Future

A common concern when choosing a career is future growth and demand. Healthcare is generally the best field for security and growth, but jobs in other fields are also experiencing rapid growth. Ten high demand jobs based on industry, job prospects*, percent growth, and numerical growth:   Veterinary Technologists and Technicians According to the Bureau Read More …

OneWire.com Surveys College Career Counselors

A recent survey of college career counselors conducted by OneWire.com shows current trends at career centers. Some key findings: 67% of college career counselors expect the job market to turn around sometime in 2010, while 33% think an improvement will take longer. 69% of counselors said that campus recruiting has decreased. 91%  of respondents have Read More …

Job Numbers: What Really Matters

Job-related statistics can be misleading because there’s usually more to consider than a single number or percentage.  Plenty of numbers related to employment can be found, but many factors aren’t obvious to most job-seekers.  What matters – and what doesn’t- when it comes to employment statistics? What doesn’t matter:  job openings What really matters:  job Read More …