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2013 Job-Search Guide

job-search guide with a quarter-by-quarter plan to keep you focused in your search.

 

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201,000 Hired in August 2012

 

According to a new ADP National Employment Report, private-sector employment in the United States increased by 201,000 in August 2012, the biggest single-month gain in five months, blowing away forecaster’s predictions for the month. The ADP report is based on data from businesses in the private sector and excludes government job growth. Macroeconomic Advisers LLC in St. Louis produces the data with ADP.

The biggest gains came in small business employment as businesses with less than 50 employees grew by 99,000 jobs. Those with 50 to 499 employees grew by 86,000 and large businesses, which have 500 or more employees, grew by 16,000.

Top hiring companies with the most job openings listed on simplyhired.com in 25 major metropolitan areas are the following:

Atlanta, GA Chicago, IL
1. WellStar Health System – 864 jobs (20.5%) 1. McDonald’s – 854 jobs (2.8%)
2. Emory Healthcare – 628 jobs (12.2%) 2. Sears – 783 jobs (11.3%)
3. Piedmont Healthcare – 557 jobs (-2.9%) 3. Accenture – 661 jobs (-8.6%)
4. Emory University– 542 jobs (3.1%) 4. HCR Manorcare – 658 jobs (43.9%)
5. Soliant Health – 491 jobs (21.4%) 5. University of Chicago– 639 jobs (5.6%)
Boston, MA Cleveland, OH
1. Kindred Healthcare – 1,001 jobs (35.8%) 1. MetroHealth System – 414 jobs (17.5%)
2. Harvard University– 847 jobs (3.6%) 2. Kindred Healthcare – 375 jobs (12.9%)
3. Liberty Mutual – 668 jobs (0.0%) 3. PNC Bank – 291 jobs (-2.5%)
4. EMC – 616 jobs (-10.8%) 4. Akron Children’s Hospital – 270 jobs (9.4%)
5. Genzyme – 555 jobs (5.3%) 5. HCR Manorcare – 261 jobs (18.6%)
Charlotte, NC Dallas and Fort Worth, TX
1. Carolinas Healthcare System – 1,058 jobs (0.4%) 1. Baylor Health Care System– 1,327 jobs (10.4%)
2. Harris Teeter – 820 jobs (30.1%) 2. Texas Health – 732 jobs (13.9%)
3. Tiaa-Cref – 297 jobs (21.4%) 3. HCA – 718 jobs (61.3%)
4. Novant Health – 229 jobs (-10.8%) 4. Capital One – 655 jobs (-1.0%)
5. Accenture – 146 jobs (-8.0%) 5. Fidelity Investments – 650 jobs (35.9%)
Denver, CO New York, NY  
1. HealthONE – 1,141 jobs (0.6%) 1. Citigroup – 1,842 jobs (-0.1%)  
2. Centura Health – 895 jobs (24.1%) 2. Accenture – 960 jobs (-4.4%)  
3. Dish Network – 881 jobs (1.5%) 3. Capital One – 865 jobs (3.1%)  
4. Banner Health – 415 jobs (-11.8%) 4. Saint Barnabas Health Care System– 843 jobs (-6.3%)  
5. U.S. Air Force – 293 jobs (0.0%) 5. Prudential – 809 jobs (2.5%)  
Detroit, MI

Chrysler – 776 jobs (5.0%)

Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers – 744 jobs (14.9%)

University of Michigan – Ann Arbor – 637 jobs (16.1%)

Meijer – 535 jobs (-1.9%)

General Motors – 446 jobs (-9.3%)

 

Houston, TX

HCA – 945 jobs (137.6%)

Kindred Healthcare – 871 jobs (30.2%)

HCA Healthcare – 675 jobs (0.9%)

Texas Children’s Hospital – 410 jobs (25.8%)

MD Anderson Cancer Center – 380 jobs (9.4%)

Los Angeles, CA

Starbucks – 1,238 jobs (182.9%)

U.S. Navy – 841 jobs (7.4%)

University of Southern California– 716 jobs (22.4%)

UnitedHealth Group – 681 jobs (9.7%)

McDonald’s – 618 jobs (1.0%)

 

Miami and Fort Lauderdale, FL

University of Miami– 738 jobs (20.2%)

Miami Dade College– 729 jobs (4.6%)

Memorial Healthcare System – 532 jobs (32.8%)

Winn Dixie – 404 jobs (4.3%)

HCA – 359 jobs (25.0%)

 

Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN

UnitedHealth Group – 1,624 jobs (-7.9%)

University of Minnesota– 712 jobs (3.3%)

Fairview Health Services – 524 jobs (6.8%)

3M – 464 jobs (33.1%)

Allina Hospitals & Clinics – 412 jobs (2.0%)

 

Orlando, FL

Adventist Health System – 651 jobs (3.5%)

Florida Hospital– 554 jobs (6.0%)

HCA – 298 jobs (74.8%)

Burger King – 293 jobs (0.1%)

Lockheed Martin – 277 jobs (8.6%)

 

 Philadelphia, PA

HCR Manorcare – 629 jobs (21.2%)

Genesis Healthcare – 617 jobs (-18.3%)

Ryder – 522 jobs (1.2%)

Wells Fargo – 401 jobs (23.0%)

McDonald’s – 399 jobs (-0.5%)

 

Phoenix, AZ

Banner Health – 1,683 jobs (-15.6%)

UnitedHealth Group – 331 jobs (-2.5%)

Great Clips – 327 jobs (0.6%)

U.S. Air Force – 293 jobs (0.0%)

Abrazo Health Care – 266 jobs (5.4%)

 

Pittsburgh, PA

PNC Financial – 724 jobs (10.3%)

Builders Transportation – 501 jobs (0.0%)

BNY Mellon – 478 jobs (6.7%)

Dick’s Sporting Goods – 431 jobs (21.6%)

West Penn Allegheny Health System – 334 jobs (15.5%)

 

Portland, OR

Intel – 602 jobs (-9.8%)

Safeway – 396 jobs (-0.3%)

Providence Health and Services – 298 jobs (4.3%)

Starbucks – 177 jobs (205.7%)

 

U.S. Bancorp – 177 jobs (8.4%)

 

 

Raleigh & Durham, NC St. Louis, MO
1. Duke University– 803 jobs (3.0%) 1. Kindred Healthcare – 422 jobs (41.1%)
2. Harris Teeter – 773 jobs (24.2%) 2. Enterprise Rent-A-Car – 332 jobs (21.7%)
3. WakeMed Health and Hospitals – 444 jobs (-4.4%) 3. Barnes-Jewish Hospital– 261 jobs (-9.4%)
4. Fidelity Investments – 443 jobs (15.6%) 4. St. Anthony’s Medical Center– 256 jobs (1.6%)
5. Kindred Healthcare – 331 jobs (33.5%) 5. McDonald’s – 251 jobs (0.0%)
       
  Tampa and St. Petersburg, FL

 

  Seattle and Tacoma, WA

 

  BayCare Health System – 900 jobs (-13.2%)
 
  Amazon.com – 848 jobs (-42.0%)
 
  HCA – 875 jobs (89.3%)
 
  University of Washington– 718 jobs (0.7%)
 
  Saint Leo University– 275 jobs (-0.1%)
 
  Starbucks – 712 jobs (33.8%)
 
  McDonald’s – 244 jobs (0.5%)
 
  Expedia – 390 jobs (-5.0%)
 
      Multicare Health System – 336 jobs             (-21.8%)
San Francisco Bay Area, CA                                   Washington, DC  
  Google – 1,340 jobs (16.4%)   Lockheed Martin – 2,019 jobs (15.3%)  
  Sutter Health – 1,215 jobs (21.6%)   Inova Health System– 1,540 jobs (10.2%)  
  Apple – 1,071 jobs (-4.7%)   Harris Teeter – 1,306 jobs (22.6%)  
  eBay – 927 jobs (33.6%)   Capital One – 1,259 jobs (-1.6%)  
  Starbucks – 677 jobs (203.1%)   ManTech – 1,179 jobs (32.6%)  

 

 

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Hiring Managers Top 5 Least Favorite Things

Image When asked about deal breakers that would make them automatically dismiss a candidate from consideration, hiring managers included these top 5:

Candidate throwing their resume at every job post-to see if it sticks. If you weren’t already aware, most companies these days use an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) to receive, organize, review, and search the resume that everyone sends in for consideration. This means that if their ATS software cannot detect how you match the basic qualifications of the position, you are simply lost in the mix.  Your resume and information will NOT appear in search results because it does NOT match any of the key-words.  Once a resume makes it into a company’s ATS, a Hiring Manager can request all the resumes of people with a certain skill/background. They do this by setting up a search for only those resumes that contain the key-words they want.   It is completely a game of words, numbers and statistics and it’s totally acceptable to try to play it like a game.  Your challenge is to learn the key words a Hiring Manager might use to find someone with your background, and then to make sure your resume includes them.   The resumes of the unqualified clog the system.  Only apply for positions where you meet 90% or more of the basic qualifications of the position.  Being qualified for the positions you are applying for already gives you a big advantage over the competition.  On average…85% of the applicants aren’t a fit for the job they apply for. Taking the time to read the job description and tailoring your resume to make sure it’s perfect will give you even more of boost over the other candidates.

Resumes that are more than one page long.  Your resume has less than 15 seconds to capture a Hiring Manager’s attention according to a national survey published in the book, “Winning Resumes” by Robin Ryan.   If you can’t whittle it down to a page or two at max, I will not read it.   Remember, when looking at your resume, think like the person reading it.  Trim off anything that would be useless to them.   Write it like a reader, and try not to use the same resume for every job you apply for—consider your resume a template you should tweak for each job you really want.  It’s tempting to throw the same resume at each job posting, but you’ll get better results for your time spent if you take the time to customize it each time.

Vague, general resumes.  Accomplishments get attention. State the action you performed and then note the achieved results. Include details about what you increased or decreased. Use numbers to reflect, how much, how many, and percentage of gain or reduction. Stress money earned or time savings. For example: “Managed project implementing a new order tracking system that resulted in a 17% decrease in customer complaints, saving the business $80,000 annually in customer call center operations.”

Lack of Interpersonal Communication Skills.  The purpose of an interview is to assess an individual’s expertise, experience, and cultural fit within the organization.    Being able to have a dialogue about your fit within the organization is critical. So, don’t just tell the Hiring Manager what you think they want to hear or what you perceive is the “correct” answer.   It’s rare to find somebody who has that combination of really good technical skills and really good verbal communication skills.  You will be head and shoulders above other applicants if you can combine those two.  Provide honest insight into your strengths, weaknesses, etc. so the Hiring Manager can make the best decision possible for the organization – and you can decide whether the opportunity is right for you, as well.  The experts say that the only way to hone verbal communication skills is to use them, especially if it involves taking you out of your comfort zone.  Take a public speaking class or consider becoming a member of your local Toastmasters Club at which members hone their speaking and leadership skills in a no-pressure atmosphere.  The capability of speaking and communicating well is invaluable to your career path.

Arrogance. When a candidate is overly confident, Hiring Managers find them to have a sense of entitlement, which is the last thing a Hiring Manager wants to deal with.   Remember to be gracious to anyone you meet during the job search process. Being humble will get you farther than being conceited.

 

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USING RSS FEED AGGREGATORS IN YOUR JOB SEARCH – THE SMART WAY TO JOB SEARCH

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At the very most — and some say this number is too high — only about 5 percent of job-seekers obtain jobs through newspaper classified ads, news journals, or job boards.    Today…by far the most effective job search tool you can use is an RSS feed aggregator.  RSS (Rich Site Summary) is a format for delivering regularly changing web content as an RSS feed to whoever wants it.  In the ‘old days’ of the web to keep track of job postings on a business website you had to ‘bookmark’ the website in your browser and manually return to it on a regular basis to see what had been added.  RSS job feeds outpace older technology in three ways: efficiency, relevance, and timeliness.  The feeds can be programmed to also include breaking news in industry concerns, information that could put you at the head of the line in job interviews.  To see a step-by-step tutorial on how to configure an RSS feed aggregator click the link below.

 

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