Saturday, October 17, 2009

Hot Jobs

Although Career Counselors encourage clients to primarily focus on their interests, skills, personality type, and values when choosing a career, it is also helpful to be aware of industry trends. Job Bait is one tool to help watch hot industries. Notice the state breakdowns and the green, yellow and red coding system. Recent data from the Burea of Labor Statistics was used in the analysis.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Reinventing Yourself For Your Next Career

-Has your previous career industry tanked?
-Thinking about a career transition?
-Seeking networking opportunitites?

Attend this year's UK Homecoming Career Workshop.

"Reinventing Yourself for Your Next Career"

Thursday, October 29
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Homecoming week isn’t entirely about sports!

Take time to attend this valuable career event
and leave with tips and strategies for:

· Handling a career transition
· Changing the way you approach a job
· Learning the best way to present your "new" self

Where: James W. Stuckert Career Center, 408 Rose St.
Featured Presenter: Patrice Blanchard, State Director of Workforce Programs AARP
Registration: $5, register at
Sponsors: UK Alumni Association, UK Career Development, UK Career Center, and UK Work-Life

Post-Recession Job Market Survey

I saw this survey and wanted to share the findings.


Key Findings:
-In the next 12 months, more than half of employers polled plan to hire full-time employees, four in 10 will hire contract, temporary or project workers, and four in 10 will hire part-time employees.
-Technology, customer service and sales are the top three areas in which employers expect to add jobs first once the economy rebounds.
-The average time to fill open positions, depending on the job level, is 4.5 to 14.4 weeks, the same time range as last year.
-Despite an abundant labor pool, six in 10 employers are willing to negotiate with qualified candidates for higher compensation.
-Four in 10 employers expect the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to create jobs in their organizations over the next two years.
-More than half of employees polled plan to make a career change or go back to school when the economy recovers.
-Forty percent of hiring managers said that when the economy improves, giving pay raises will be their primary method for retaining top performers.