Jannet Walsh

Underemployed? Resources for jobseekers

In Blogging, Workforce on May 9, 2011 at 11:36 am

Murdock, Minnesota

Looking for a job? Underemployed? Need career change?

I just found a list of resources from the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics that might be of interest.

You will find a handbook of the occupational outlook to help you determine what jobs are in demand in your job market, wages and more. Learn more. . .

If you are underemployed, meaning you are not working full time but need to survive finically, you might want to take a look at the resource page. In the United States, 8.6 million people are working. Read the full report from as of May 6, 2011 from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The number of persons employed part time for economic reasons
(sometimes referred to as involuntary part-time workers) was little
changed over the month, at 8.6 million. These individuals were working
part time because their hours had been cut back or because they were
unable to find a full-time job.

Working part time is not a bad position to be in as many employers hire full time when the economy has an uptick and is showing growth. The unemployment rate for the United States is 9.0 percent for the month of April 2011. Unemployment is always measured for them just completed, not the current month.

What to do if part time job does not become full time?

1. Education – If your part time job is not becoming a full time job, it might be time for retraining. Look at what education and training is available in your area and where there are jobs.
2. Exercise – Looking for work is hard work, but you still need to keep yourself healthy as possible.
3. Stay positive – If you have received rejection letters, keep them. Call up the person that sent it to you and ask how you might improve your changes of getting a job. If there was no letter of rejection, you can always call. Many employers are not sending rejection letters, email or phone calls. These companies should be noted for their lack of professionalism, especially if you had an interview in person. A quick email or standard letter of rejection is not too much to ask for. Hint: If you are interviewed, ask what is the next step in the hiring process. You might even say, “Then I look forward to hearing from you.” Follow up with a thank you letter or email.

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About Jannet Walsh
Working in media and public relations during recession-high unemployment rates in Florida at Workforce Connection, a regional workforce board, Walsh worked on workforce education, training and unemployment topics in Citrus, Levy and Marion Counties in Florida. She also wrote on topics related to workforce issues for both employers and job candidates as a columnist and was a contributor to the 2010 Great Communicator Award for an Institution awarded to Workforce Connection from the Ocala Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Society. Read full biography of Jannet Walsh.

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Native Minnesotan Jannet Walsh is a blogger, columnist, journalist, photojournalist, terrier owner, hula hooper and more! Contact her at jwalsh@wctrib.com Click here to view full biography. View her other blog at http://jannetwalsh.blogspot.com/.
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  1. Good to see you back. Hope all is going good. I sure enjoy your Blog’s

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