Posts Tagged 'LMI'

Research Labor Market Information

David SpearsOne of the first steps to take in any job search plan is to review labor market information particular to your skills and interests (information on skills evaluation can be found in previous blogs). Labor market is defined as “the supply of available workers in relation to available work.” With labor market information, we can find what training or education is necessary, what is the predicted growth of an industry, the average salary for the occupation, and a host of other information. Continue reading ‘Research Labor Market Information’

Unemployed? Nope! You still have a job!

Kristin ColeI Don’t Have Enough Time
Most job seekers don’t realize that they have the same amount of time that they had before. They work an 8-hour work day, sometimes 9 or 10, and are still required to run a household! Laundry, washing dishes, grocery shopping, cooking, household chores, dropping off and picking up kids from school, exercising and sitting in traffic (my favorite). Some people even find time to watch their favorite TV shows. How is that possible when life is hectic and our jobs take up so much of our day? Continue reading ‘Unemployed? Nope! You still have a job!’

Statistics and Bikinis

Lisa Bogany“Statistics are like a bikini. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital.”  

This Aaron Levenstein quote just happens to be taped to my desk, next to my list of outstanding labor market information requests. Knowing how much to pay your newest employee, which location is best for you to open your latest franchise, and which industries your sales teams should  focus on, are all questions that can be vital to a business’ success.  Continue reading ‘Statistics and Bikinis’