The latest From the BLS Employment Report: The third jobs report of 2017 showed that the economy continues to trend positively. The Labor Department reports that 98,000 jobs were added in March. The unemployment rate dropped to noticeable 4.5 percent, down .2 percent from last month. The change in total nonfarm payroll employment for January was revised down from 238,000 to 216,000. The numbers for February were revised down from 235,000 to 219,000. With these revisions, employment gains in January and February combined were 38,000 less than previously reported. Job gains have averaged 178,000 over the past three months. With the unemployment rate at a new post-crisis low, and the rise in
Equal Pay Day is Tuesday, April 4, 2017. This day originated with the National Committee on Pay Equity in 1996. April 4th symbolizes how far into the new year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. In the U.S., women earn around 80 cents for every dollar men make, though results vary when you break them down by industry and other factors. But no matter how you run the numbers, the pay gap in finance is one of the widest. Breaking Down the Gap in the Finance Industry A 2016 study from Glassdoor found that the financial industry has one
We’ve all been there – the anticipated job interview. You landed the interview and now it’s time to talk about your accomplishments, right? Half true. While interviewers want to know why you’re the best candidate for the position, they also want to understand how your behavioral patterns and personality will impact company culture and objectives. There is no way to know exactly what questions you’ll be asked, although there are a handful that are likely to pop up. Impress your interviewer by learning how to answer the 5 toughest interview questions with confidence: Why did you leave your last position?
Are you a workaholic? We often wear workaholism as a badge of honor in our culture. People who put in long hours, including evenings and weekends, are often seen as smart, ambitious and entrepreneurial. But workaholism has its downsides. Workaholics tend to take on more work than they can effectively handle and are more disorganized than people who can disconnect from work. Being committed to your job is a good quality, but there is a difference between having a strong work ethic and being a workaholic. Here’s how to tell if you’ve crossed that line. You are a Millennial Members of the
Build your network and make yourself discoverable with LinkedIn. Your online brand is an essential indicator of who you are as a job candidate (and as an accounting and finance professional). Make sure your LinkedIn brand accurately conveys your strengths, experience, and professional skills. Check out the video below to optimize your LinkedIn profile to best support your job hunt and career aspirations. Get involved. Don’t be stagnant on LinkedIn. Link up with finance and accounting groups, engage with your peers, and interact with content. For more advice on the job hunter’s guide to LinkedIn, check out this article!
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The Latest From the BLS Employment Report: The second jobs report of 2017 showed that the economy continues to trend positively. The Labor Department reports that 235,000 jobs were added in February. The unemployment rate dropped slightly to 4.7 percent, down .2 percent year-over-year. The actual number of jobs added far exceeded the predicted number of 190,000, and as a result, there is an increased likelihood of a rate increase by the Fed when they meet next week. Despite this, emerging-market currencies surged following the report’s release. In February, jobs were added in construction (58,000), private educational services (29,000), manufacturing (28,000),