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Friday, December 19, 2008

Top 30 Hot Jobs That Recruiters Are Hiring For !

Need help finding that next job? Here are six staffing companies that are hiring for the following specific job titles...

Hudson is recruiting for accountants, lawyers, IT business analysts, web developers and sales and marketing managers:

1. Attorneys

2. Business deposition consultants

3. Technical accounting research consultants

4. Senior certified fraud examiners

5. Simulation/video game software developers

Kelly Services is recruiting for temporary, temporary-to-hire and direct-hire positions:

6. Chemists

7. Substitute teachers

8. Customer service representatives

9. FBI Academy logistician

10. Intelligence analyst

Manpower is recruiting for office, administrative, customer service, skilled trades, assembly, material handling, technician, engineering, clinical and lab sciences, and accounting and finance positions:

11. Machinists/machine operators

12. Skilled trades (electricians, welders, plumbers, etc.)

13. Sales representatives

14. Mechanics

15. Production operators

Robert Half International is recruiting for accounting, finance, information technology, admin, legal, marketing and advertising firms:

16. Staff and senior accountants

17. Credit and collections specialists

18. Web developers

19. Help desk professionals

20. Data entry specialists

Select Staffing is recruiting for accounting & finance, information technology, engineering & science, fashion and design, human resources, administrative and clerical, and customer service:

21. Chief financial officers/controllers

22. Directors of purchasing

23. Footwear designers

24. Senior marketing managers

25. Thermoplastics materials engineers

Think Resources is recruiting for all types of engineering jobs such as energy, aerospace, defense, manufacturing, power generation, transmission and distribution, designers, drafters, technicians, field service staff, power plant operators:

26. Electrical engineers

27. Mechanical engineers

28. Civil engineers

29. Procurement and schedulers

30. Boiler designers


Saturday, December 13, 2008

Workers vs. Robots: The Rise Of The Machines

There are now 1 million industrial robots toiling around the world, and Japan is where they’re the thickest on the ground. It has 295 of these electromechanical marvels for every 10 000 manufacturing workers—a robot density almost 10 times the world average and nearly twice that of Singapore (169), South Korea (164), and Germany (163).

Although the top three countries are in Asia, Europe gets the regional title as the epicenter of global automation; it has a robot density of 50, compared to 31 in the Americas and 27 in the Asia/Pacific region.

IEEE Spectrum computed the robot density for 67 nations in all, using data from the International Federation of Robotics and the International Labour Organization [see (to come) for the complete list

By 2011, the world’s industrial robot population is expected to rise to 1.2 million. Which countries these new robots will call home—and how the machine-to-human balance will change—remains to be seen. (source: IEEE Spectrum article "The Rise of the Machines" by Erico Guizzo)

Friday, December 12, 2008

U.S. Federal Government Has 193,000 Jobs To Fill

The government’s 2009 hiring needs have been reported:
193,000 mission-critical jobs need must be filled over the next two years. Based on a survey of 34 federal agencies (representative of nearly 99% of the federal workforce), we’ve gathered important information about five career paths that are projected to hire at record paces in 2009.

Inside each career profile you’ll find job descriptions, salary information, custom job board searches, and more:

Enforcement & Investigation: 37,515 New Hires
Medical & Public Health: 25,756 New Hires
Engineering & Sciences: 23,806 New Hires
Program Managers & Administrators: 17,373 New Hires
Accounting & Business: 12,959 New Hires

Additional Resources

Kyle Stone, GovCentral and

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Personal Branding Online-5 Ways To Sell Yourself

Ready. Set. Go! Your own approach to online reputation management will be dependent on your career goals and personal comfort level with becoming visible online... Here are some excerpts from Kirsten Dixson's article Ideally, everyone would invest in a customized online portal for his or her personal brand (see examples at When you have your own blog or website designed, you have total control over how you present yourself. However, if you have limited time or funds, you may be wondering what you can do to establish or extend your online brand quickly and economically. Here are five free resources (some also have paid services):

1. Think of Naymz as the 411 to your online identity. Not only can you create a profile, but you can also point people to all the other online content that you want them to see. This includes your other social media profiles (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.), websites, articles and relevant links.

2. BusinessCard2 is a virtual business card that is designed to show up in your search results. In addition to a downloadable vCard with contact information, you can include a bio, recommendations and attachments such as a resume, presentations, articles and photos.

3. LinkedIn is a must for every business professional, and it’s not just a networking tool. Create your profile at LinkedIn, and make it public. Chances are that you already have a LinkedIn profile, but you haven’t gotten it ready for public consumption. LinkedIn has good “Google juice,” so your public profile will typically rank high in the results when someone searches for your name.

4. VisualCV takes having your resume online to the next level by allowing you to back up your achievements with proof of your performance. Think of it as an online, multimedia executive portfolio that is template-like in design (your site looks like all the other VisualCVs). You can upload or link to relevant content that supports your claims and also control who sees what.

5. If you’ve read Kirsten Dixson's book or any of her previous articles, you know that she strongly advocates publishing articles or posting thoughtful blog comments related to your area of expertise. Searching Alltop will help you find the websites and blogs that would be effective in reaching your target audience.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Women Working In A Male-Dominated Office

Joining a male-dominated industry, like engineering, computer science or construction trades, can be intimidating. So can working in a predominantly male office. Women often figure out how to gain respect from male colleagues: It's imperative to establish yourself as an intelligent, no-nonsense employee. Read the rest of this article from the Wall Street Journal by going to this link: Here are some ways to navigate a mostly male office.

Monday, November 24, 2008

4th QTR IT hiring outlook: The helpdesk is hot

Eleven percent of CIOs plan to add IT workers in the fourth quarter... 3 percent plan cuts and help desk and technical support are the hot categories as customer and user support trumps projects focused on growth

Read the article:
Career Resources: Fourth quarter IT hiring outlook: The helpdesk is hot

Top 50 In-demand US Jobs 2006 Thru 2016

Here are the fifty most in-demand jobs for the forseeable future...the source is aren't bloggers listed?

The Real-Life Day-Jobs Of SuperHeroes

Yes even superheroes have to supplement their income these days, to wit...This video from "BigTimeAttic" via YouTube is a survey of people dressed as superheroes: at the San Diego ComiCon

World Unemployment Rates (est.2008)

Just wondering what the world unemployment rates are (estimated for 2008)...source for this map is from the CIA Fact Book:at least we are not in the "red" like some other countries

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Organize Your Work Space

This is something we all attempt to do from time to time, riiiiiight...Map of my desk at work:Idea stolen from a cartoonist