Hidden Job Report

Discover the hidden job market

A successful job seeker

Written By: chrisr2 - Sep• 16•13

People who get laid off are finding jobs. CareerCloud is launching a new series on its podcast that interviews successful job seekers aho are landing jobs. They tell their story, share tips and tell you step by step what led them to finding work. Their latest show includes an interview with Hope Barrett from Atlanta who got her job by putting her resume on a job board! Imagine that. Listen to this 27 minute interview here.


Create your social resume

Written By: chrisr2 - Aug• 28•13

Are you active on social media? Do you have multiple accounts on sites like facebook, linkedin, instagram, pinterest and more? Well a new service from CareerCloud.com lets you sync all your accounts onto a single page. They call them “social resumes” and you can create yours for free. We tried creating and it looks great. Here’s a link to some examples. Think of it as a homepage for all your social media accounts. You even get some useful badges, the ability to print it as a pdf and your own web address!

your social resume

Masters of the Data Explosion: Big Jobs in Big Data

Written By: chrisr2 - Aug• 15•13

Think of it as the next Apollo space program, only in the private sector. Tremendous job growth, expanding technologies and new ways of seeing the world are only a few of the benefits that are being promised.

Even if you’re new to the job market you surely know the difference between “happy noises” and solid ground, but this one does look big and isn’t that different in purpose from the space program, philosophically. It carries with it the double benefits of marketing wisdom and self-knowledge. Through the temples of high performance computing and data analysis, we can see who we really are, and sell to ourselves.

The big data boom is already well past the horizon, and Forbes magazine along with many other media sources has started to do its own data analysis on the job market to see what the effect is so far. Given Forbes’ categorization of job titles in marketing analytics, business intelligence and other related fields, as of July, 2013 they show over 23,000 job postings. Growth for one year is 67%, three years 136%.

“Big data” is starting to be an explicit job requirement for these jobs, with requirements including:

  • Data visualization
  • Marketing Data Analytics
  • Data security
  • Data science
  • Hadoop

Scanning some of the openings posted, many of the companies such as Ancestry.com are focused in another business realm, but waking up quickly to the need to make good use of the treasures stored in their own data.

InfoWorld points out that many Big Data jobs are part of an overall growth in opportunities for hybrid IT/business grads and professionals who know the tools and have domain expertise with the data. Smartplanet.com takes the diversified jobs perspective even further, saying that understanding and using analytics will be an important part of the skill set of anyone wanting to get ahead as Big Data becomes a key part of company strategies. Presenting results or innovative ideas to decision makers will require more than optimistic graphics: executives will be looking for deep analytics to support claims and projections.

Some of the Big Data Jobs include.

There are many more, most posted in the last month or two. Jive Software’s list of open source projects they’re interested in include Apache Hadoop, HBase, ZooKeeper, Pig, Mahout, Flume and Neo4j. Chances are there aren’t going to be many candidates with extensive experience in all of these, so the market is going to be hot.

According to Glassdoor.com, salaries at major corporations for Big Data software engineers in Boston and San Francisco are running $80-120k, Data Scientists and Analysts have been making $90-110k and $65-75k respectively. Salaries vary according to industry, location, and demand, and for technical professionals can often include very attractive employee benefits and work environments as well.


Are temp jobs becoming the new job market reality?

Written By: chrisr2 - Jul• 22•13

Temporary jobs are at an all time high. new statistics paint an interesting picture of whats happening in the job market.
temp job market

  • Temp jobs in the United States have soared by 53 percent in the past four years to 2.7 million workers. In that same period, Georgia has seen temp work grow by 40 percent to 101,557 workers.
  • 12% of the workforce is made up of temps
  • Approximately one-third of all temps work in manufacturing
  • Temp jobs make up nearly 20% of the jobs gained since the great recession ended

Is it because companies aren’t willing to invest long term in permanent employees? That may be the case say some experts. Some temporary gigs can leads to a full time positions according to labor force stats, about 27% of temps get hired full time. There is even some mobile apps like GigWalk and Taskrabbit focused on hiring temporary workers.

Love recruiting tech news? get these apps

Written By: chrisr2 - Jul• 03•13

Are you a recruiting news junkie? Do you love to read about the latest job board, recruiting software or talent sourcing tools? If so there is a new app and newsletter that may be to your linking.
recruiting technology news
First up is a handy app for smartphones and tablets called “Recruiting News Feeds”. Built by the innovative folks at CareerCloud, this app lets you read rss feeds from all the top recruitment blogs and news sites. In addition it lists all the major HR conferences and even has feeds for popular podcasts like the Recruiting ANimal Show and Drive Thru HR. Its available for iOS and Android. Learn more here.

Next there is a terrific newsletter also from the folks at CareerCloud called the Talent Ticker. It comes out once per week and will keep you up to date on new recruiting startups, acquisitions, Linkedin and more. Its free if you signup here.

Get your social referrals on!

Written By: chrisr2 - Jul• 03•13

New Social Referral Site Shows Where Your Friends Work and What Jobs are available

NEW YORK, NY – Job seekers should never job hunt alone. Studies show that people are 3-4 times more likely to be hired when they get a personal referral from someone who works there. A new service from the social recruiting company CareerCloud.com, lets you see where your Facebook friends and Linkedin connections are employed so you can easily ask for a referral.

The free web service aptly named Jobs with Friends, is located at friends.careercloud.com. New users simply sync their Facebook & Linkedin connections and the system organizes all companies in their network. You can then check for available jobs at each firm and if you see one that’s interesting, ask that friend for a referral. They’ll get a written request to refer you in their Facebook or Linkedin inbox. You can even upload a resume which your friend can download & submit to their Human Resources department.

“If I’m looking for a job, I’d rather start with a tool like this”, says CareerCloud CEO Chris Russell. “Being able to leverage one’s contacts is a much better way to look for work. Not only will it help you get hired faster but your friend will probably get a referral bonus from their employer. It’s a win-win.”

In addition to the social referral system the site has several other useful features;

-Invite your friends to see where their connections work
-Search your entire network by name or company
-‘Ask what its like to work there’ message button
-Ability to hide certain friends you dont want to see
-One click research buttons to see company information on Google, Twitter, Youtube, etc
-Save any company, friend or job listing as a favorite
-Integration with Indeed.com, search all jobs and see whenever you have a connection there from Facebook or Linkedin

The service is completely private and nothing is posted to a users account or wall.

When you’re jobless and single

Written By: chrisr2 - Jun• 10•13

Things can be tough when you are jobless and single. Depression sinks in and you spend your days online with little to no human contact.

One of the things the jobless should do is stay active through networking. Both for a job and or a date. Theres a new site to find singles events so check it out. Networking is networking as they say and you cant win IF you dont play.

So get out there and join networking groups, job search clubs, get on social media to connect virtually.

In the end people hire people, so go meet some!

single events

How to find career events

Written By: chrisr2 - May• 01•13

Part of the hidden job market means getting out there are talking to people at events. Well 99events, the event search engine has a new easy way to do that.

Just go to their Browse section and choose the city nearest you. Then from the left topic menu select ‘Career‘ and they will display all the career and job related events within a 10 mile radius.

Its a great way to find career fairs, job clubs and talks by resume writers and career coaches.

By 2025 there may be 100,000 jobs in the UAV industry

Written By: chrisr2 - Apr• 22•13

It probably wont be too long for drones to replace cameramen at football games or traffic copters that deliver you your morning traffic report. The FAA will open up civilian airspace in the USA in 2015 so that drones, or UAV’s (unmanned aerial vehicles) can roam freely by a pilot on the ground.

Surely this move will give rise to a new industry. According to the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, more than 70,000 new jobs (U.S.) will be created in the first three years following the integration of unmanned aircraft into the United States airspace system. Not surprisingly a new job board has sprung up to help staff this nascent industry.

You can read their full report here.

Maximize your networking

Written By: chrisr2 - Mar• 04•13

Are you an avid networker? Do you go to an event each week? Well a new site called 99events.com lets you search and discover more local events than ever.

When you do a keyword search or just enter a location it searches across 6 different events sites such as Meetup & Eventbrite and delivers them to you on one page. Try a a search like ‘career’ in Boston, MA to see a boatload of career related events. Its totally useful.