6.8.2018

The Alaant Loop: Independent Thinking, Trade War Threatens Job Growth, and More

Independent Thinking, Trade War Threatens Job Growth, and More
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The Alaant Loop is our column focused on all things going on in the world of recruiting, job placement, and search. Think of it as your weekly briefing—a handy, quick guide to what's going on.

Here's what's happening this week:

Unrealistic Expectations: Are They Negatively Impacting Your Hiring Success?

Unrealistic Expectations: Are They Negatively Impacting Your Hiring Success?

By: Amy Stringer via Linium Recruiting — Search Smart Blog

The local job market is doing well and job seekers have their choice of employment opportunities these days. If this is the case, do you happen to be wondering why you can’t fill open positions in your organization? Perhaps it’s time for a reality check…

What the Latest Hiring Trends Mean for Job Hunters

What the Latest Hiring Trends Mean for Job Hunters

By: Nancy Collamer via Forbes

If you hope to get a job soon, you’ll be encouraged by what I heard at the fourth annual Indeed.com conference (“Search for Greatness”) held last month in Austin, Texas. The upbeat forecast for job hunters: The job market is hot, employers are having a tough…

Adults with Autism Need Jobs, not Handouts

Adults with Autism Need Jobs, not Handouts

By: Patrick Bardsley via Long Island Business News

The Centers for Disease just reported that Autism rates in America have increased; now one in 59 children are on the spectrum. What amounts to a 15 percent rise in just two years is cause for alarm, especially given that experts cannot point to any one...

Milestone for U.S. Job Market: More Openings than Unemployed

Milestone for U.S. Job Market: More Openings than Unemployed

By: Christopher A. Rugaber via ABC News

For the first time on record, the number of job openings in the United States exceeds the number of unemployed Americans — a trend that may soon give workers more leverage to demand pay raises. With employers struggling to fill openings, the number of available... 

4 Things to do when You are Lost in the Job Hunt Wilderness

4 Things to do when You are Lost in the Job Hunt Wilderness

By: Arnie Fertig via U.S. News & World Report

Have you been unsuccessfully searching for a job for what seems like an eternity with no success? You might be wondering why you feel like you are lost in a vast arid desert without a compass. You likely have a resume and a LinkedIn profile...

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Miranda March Digital Strategist for Alaant Workforce Solutions

Miranda March, Digital Communications Specialist

Miranda has a real knack for connecting the dots between employers and job seekers. She prides herself on keeping a pulse on the national and local hiring markets. In her downtime, she enjoys cooking new foods and spending time with her family. A little-known fact about Miranda is her love of video games, new and old.

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