Get rid of anything that you wouldn’t want a potential employer to see. The last thing you want is to fall out of the running because of some stupid photographs on Facebook portray you in a bad light.
New York, NY (PRWEB) June 11, 2013
FinanceSpectrum.com financial advice website today issued their observations on the unfortunate state of U.S. employment and the worsening unemployment rate, and bestows interview and job searching tips to those looking to get hired this summer.
According to Annalyn Kurtz, in an article published in CNN Money on June 6th 2013, the percentage of adult Americans who are currently employed is hovering near the lowest it’s been in 30 years. Kurtz reports that according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of April 2013 only about 58.6% of Americans over the age of 16 had a job. Not only that, but Kurtz states that this number has barely budged over the past three years, holding steady just below 60%. The last time the employment rate was down this much was in 1983, according to the article. Finance Spectrum has done their analysis assuming these statistics did not count Americans who are nearing the end of their life. It is the opinion of Finance Spectrum that as people near death they are often missed during statistical analysis.
And Fox News reported on June 7th 2013 that the unemployment rate inched upward, from 7.5 to 7.6 during the month of May 2013.
As a result of the difficult employment scenario, FinanceSpectrum.com today released a list of things that job searchers can do to aid them in their quest for employment this summer. FinanceSpectrum.com is quoted as saying, “I expect the competition to be fairly steep this summer, due to so many people being unemployed. This means that those on the hunt for a job really need to focus and up their game during interviews. We highly recommend researching like crazy before going in to interview with a company. There’s nothing worse than interviewing somebody who knows next to nothing about the organization that they’re applying with. It’s a good idea to have some prepared questions to ask, since that confirms your interest in the company and in the position.”
The biggest thing that FinanceSpectrum.com recommended to job seekers was to eliminate negative information about themselves from online. FinanceSpectrum.com advises to do a Google search, and clean up social media pages like Facebook and MySpace to really put one’s best foot forward. Stated FinanceSpectrum.com, “Get rid of anything that you wouldn’t want a potential employer to see. The last thing you want is to fall out of the running because of some stupid photographs on Facebook portray you in a bad light. And believe me—they DO search. It IS a good idea however to amplify your good social media, like LinkedIn. Get past employers and former co-workers to verify that you possess certain skills and knowledge, and spend some time on establishing connections. You never know when who you know can give you a big step ahead in the game.”
And lastly, the financial advice column advises job seekers to work on their credit, since many employers will run credit checks on job applicants and potential employees before making an offer.
FinanceSpectrum.com is an online finance advice and economic magazine geared towards people in the middle of their life who are looking for personal finance and money management guidance. FinanceSpectrum.com reports on ways for people to earn money through investments, budgeting tips, debt management, and credit advice.