Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Unemployment Rates in Maryland

Maryland's unemployment rate rose to four percent in May, the highest it has been in two-and-a-half years, but still below the national rate. Unemployment was 3.6 percent in April. Meanwhile, the federal government reported Friday June 21, 2008 that unemployment rose nationwide to 5.5 percent, up from five in April.
Maryland employers added 1,100 jobs in May, but that wasn't enough to offset the more than 13,000 people who entered the job market.

Meanwhile, the unemployment rates are getting higher each day with employers cutting cost and laying off employees. The Employment Guide is here to help, just simply click on the link http://www.employmentguide.com and start clicking away towards a new career today.

Check out the unemployment stats through out the state of Maryland.

County April 2008
Allegany County 4.8
Anne Arundel County 3.0
Baltimore City 5.4
Baltimore County 3.5
Calvert County 2.8
Caroline County 4.5
Carroll County 2.9
Cecil County 4.2
Charles County 2.9
Dorchester County 6.1
Frederick County 2.9
Garrett County 4.0
Harford County 3.3
Howard County 2.4
Kent County 3.8
Montgomery County 2.5
Prince George's County 3.7
Queen Annes County 3.3
Saint Marys County 2.9
Somerset County 5.4
Talbot County 3.4
Washington County 4.6
Wicomico County 4.2
Worcester County 7.0

The economy may be slowing up a bit but the job opportunities keeps growing and the recruiters are looking for the next qualified candidate.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

12 Ways to be Successful at Job Fairs.

1. Dress and groom well to make a good impression on employer representatives.

2. Find out what companies will be participating in the job fair.Get information about participating companies.

3. Always act professionally. Avoid casual behavior with company recruiters. Be prepared to speak knowledgeably about employers'industry.

4. Know what you plan to say about your qualifications. Practice good job interviewing techniques.

5. Use your time wisely. Visit the employers that you are most interested in first. Then explore employment opportunities with as many companies as you can.

6. Keep a good supply of resumes. Bring an organizer to keep information ready and available.

7. Attend free seminars or programs offered at the job fair.

8. Never bring food or drinks to the recruiting tables.

9. Take advantage of networking opportunities that exist at the job fair.

10. Always correct spelling and pronunciation of the name of the employer’s representatives and anyone else you are told to contact.

11. Carefully write down and maintain follow-up instructions given by employers.

12. Send “thank you” letters to company representatives for job leads or interviews.

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