Step right up. Don’t be shy. Let’s talk about you. Your career. Where is it going and how are you going to get there. We’ve assembled the Career Coach Blog team to share their insight on current trends, data, tips and tricks related to today’s job market.

We’re not in this alone. We want to work with you and help you understand what’s happening in the world of work. Here are a few stats to set the stage.

  • The unemployment rate is 8.3%. There are 3.7 job seekers for every job. Lots of people are looking for a job. How can you stand out?
  • It takes, on average, 6-18 months to find a new job. How can you search smarter?
  • 65% of companies have hired via social media. 150 million people are on LinkedIn. 850 million are on Facebook.  500 million are on Twitter.  Are you on these social sites? Do you use these sites for your job search?

Did you know some of this stuff? Probably, but we’ll be looking at data like this and translate it into ways you can use it in your job search or career. The way you work and the way you look for work is constantly changing. We’ll help you keep up to date with the latest and greatest ways to find a job, have success on a job, and prepare you for the next step on your career path.

Feel free to comment, ask questions, share your perspective, or request topics for the Career Coach team to discuss. We look forward to it.

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.