Posted by PRGUY222 on Jan 22, 2009 in Careers
, Job Search
As news addicts, we have a hard time harkening back to before the 24-hour stream of current event goodies that now fill every formerly unoccupied inch of our TV screens and web browsers. Scrolling goodies link murders to mall collapses to wayward moose in the span of a few thousand tightly-crammed pixels. If we didn’t enjoy it so much, we’d overload.
From moveable type (Gutenberg’s gizmo, not the software) to “blasphemous,” anti-Monarchy pamphlets cranked out by American revolutionaries to the best of Heart’s “yellow journalism” to grainy B&W game shows sponsored by cigarette companies to today’s delicious docu-news-dramas, we have evolved! More please, in more ways. Hit us with it all. Tell us more!
And then, it gets consistently down, down, down. Stock market suicides, homeless and helpless, America stuck and sad. Bah! Take the bad with the good, we say. Keep your head up….blub…blub…blub…
And there is suffering on EVERY level. Consider this news coverage in the space of two lines of headline copy (links) on a MAJOR NEWS SITE!:
Zsa Zsa Furious With Madoff
Yes, that’s right. Zsa Zsa Gabor may be losing her satin shirt as part of a Ponzi scheme dubbed the CRIME OF THE CENTURY! “We might be forced to sell our Bel-Air home, cars, artwork and even our jewelry because of this sick man.”
Deliver pizzas, wife tells laid-off hubby
“Donna LeBlanc gave her husband, a former restaurant manager, the stark ultimatum: become a pizza delivery man or their family ‘wouldn’t make it.’”
What a country!
So, what does this have to do with anything? Well, we’re not sure. We just found it damn interesting. But if there WERE a point, it would probably be something like this: If you accept the fact that such ubiquitous news delivery is here to stay, and it interests you even half as much as it interests us, you may want to consider a gander at careers through JournalismCrossing.com, AdvertisingCrossing.com, InformationTechnologyCrossing.com or ChefCrossing.com. OK, the last one doesn’t have much to do with news, but people still gotta eat. Right? Right?
Posted by PRGUY222 on Jan 20, 2009 in Careers
, Job Search
Although usually perpetrated by employers in an employees’ market, dream jobs occasionally surface during times such as these. You know, that killer job description that seems too good to be true. Let’s say that THERE IS JUST SUCH A JOB out there. And, since it’s such a friggin’ PERFECT JOB, the employer doesn’t have to pay the major job sites to post it – they just have to get the word out about it. Well, if you can grasp that, then you can grasp how EmploymentCrossing.com is different.
EmploymentCrossing.com posts hundreds of thousands of jobs that employers aren’t paying us to post. In other words, if we don’t do it, who will? Nada. Nobody. Nothin. No where. They’ll all be on thousands of bulleting boards, internal memos, government job sites and everywhere else our hundreds of researchers find them, check them, categorize them and post them – for EmploymentCrossing members only. Throw in a free trial, and you’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain. And although it may not be that dream job, you’re probably ready for a change if you’re reading this.
Oh, and that dream job, it’s posted here, and here is a brief description:
Duties may include (but are not limited to):
Feed the fish - There are over 1,500 species of fish living in the Great Barrier Reef. Don’t
worry – you won’t need to feed them all.
Clean the pool - The pool has an automatic filter, but if you happen to see a stray leaf
floating on the surface it’s a great excuse to dive in and enjoy a few laps.
Collect the mail – During your explorations, why not join the aerial postal service for a
day? It’s a great opportunity to get a bird’s eye view of the reef and islands.
The successful candidate will also be paid a salary package of AUD $150,000 for the six-month contract.
Seriously, is this employer going to PAY some job site to post this for you?
Posted by PRGUY222 on Jan 13, 2009 in Careers
, Job Search
It’s no secret that the economy and the job market, um, suck. Unemployment in the United States keeps climbing and harkening back to percentages from the years before most of our parents were even born. Damn!
And as sick as that is, more than a few people are taking some pleasure in a whole new category of under performers hitting the skids: the C-E-O! Oh, oh..
According to the January 13 edition of the Wall Street Journal. Six CEOs of publicly held companies have been replaced in the past eight days. And nope, they weren’t chronically late, drunk or smelly (although those details weren’t reported), they suffered from “poor financial results, slumping stock prices and, in some cases, investor criticism.” Ouch.
So here’s our theory: When SO MANY people have been laid off at a company there are few places left to place the blame, go for the big-ass salary at the top. Makes sense.
And what’s the logical next step? Fill those CEO positions.
Look, they may not ALL be at EmploymentCrossing.com, but 100KCrossing.com alone is a good start. Sign up today! One price fits all. Yea, it’s time for a little more equalizing…
Posted by PRGUY222 on Jan 12, 2009 in Careers
, Job Search
It is difficult to read anything about our “economic crisis” without the nasty comparisons to THE GREAT DEPRESSION. Considering most of us know only what we’ve learned in history classes or from aged relatives, the concept is as far-removed from today’s consciousness as it is inconceivable. (Shoes? You had shoes when you went to school? We were so poor we didn’t even have feet!)
But if you look at the numbers of unemployed, economic growth, the BIG DUMP that the stock markets have taken – at least with respect to percentages – it’s hard to argue that something ugly isn’t going on. I’m guessing if we haven’t been hit with unemployment ourselves, we all know someone who has.
So what’s a country to do? Well, WWII notwithstanding, probably the single-most proactive step taken during the original Depression was for the government to create jobs. All kinds of good stuff seems to happen then, including people get to eat and keep their homes, and America starts to rebuild itself. Yea, there’s more federal debt – a trillion here, a trillion there, soon it’s going to start to add up to real money – but that’s pretty universally less of a concern now.
In the 1930s, this jobs initiative was the WPA or Works Progress Administration. From 1935 to 1943, the WPA created about eight million jobs. Yowza! And so it is again…President-Elect Barack Obama is proposing a similar program. According to U.S. News & World Report “90 percent of jobs will be created in the private sector; nearly a half-million jobs in alternative energy production (solar panels, wind turbines, fuel-efficient cars); lots of healthcare; lots of education; nearly 400,000 jobs from building roads, bridges, schools and broadband lines.”
So what can you do to get ready? Start with staying informed. Regardless of your political persuasion, we’re all in the same boat and are going to have to count on government leadership to move ahead. Check out reliable news sources or go to the horse’s mouth at www.Change.gov. Updates on the jobs programs are there.
AND go to EmploymentCrossing.com, the only reliable employment website for access to these jobs as they become available. EmploymentCrossing.com post jobs located and screened by its hundreds of researchers – not job listings paid for by employers. Get real. This is how it’s done.
Look for updates here.
Posted by admin on Oct 14, 2008 in Employment
, Job Search
…If you’re smart. And we don’t mean rocket scientist smart (unless you’re looking for a job as a rocket scientist). What we mean is basically WISING UP that employment websites that only feature job listings paid for by employers aren’t smart. Think about it.
We’re already confident that you’re smart(ish). You’re reading this.
Look, whether you’re due that corner office (www.ExecCrossing.com) or play as hard as you work and want to upgrade to a better brand of brew, find your job here.
No employer-paid ads! A REAL picture of the employment market. Think about it.
Oh, and we do have some rocket scientist jobs here: www.scientistcrossing.com