The Brain is in. We’re excited to kick off our new blog that is all about you. And your job search. And your career. And your success. I guess we’re all about ways to make you look good and feel good when it comes to work.

The job market is a tricky place. Unemployment is still high in many job categories, while in some jobs there are more jobs than workers. In many areas there is a talent mismatch. How do you feel about these stats?

  • The U.S. is still wrestling with high unemployment, but 52% of employers report difficulty filling open positions.
  • By 2020 there will be 123 million high-skill, high-pay jobs available in the U.S., but only 50 million Americans with the right education to fill them. (Economist Intelligence Unit)
  • Engineers, IT staff, Accounting and Finance staff are found on Manpower’s Hardest Jobs to Fill list (2011)

Do you know where you fit in? What your possibilities are? How you can make your next move? Keep reading this blog for the latest trends, tips, and info on the constantly changing and increasingly complicated world of work.

Whether you are actively looking for a job or always are ready for a switch, we hope you’ll get helpful advice with every post. So, read the posts and take some action. If you have specific questions, concerns, or job search dilemmas, let us know. Write a comment or ask a question and we’ll put the Brain to work.

Jill Kempka

About Jill Kempka

Jill loves to share information about ways to keep up with the changing world of work. She focuses on quick tips, facts and helpful lists to give job seekers tactics and advice they can immediately use.