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Healthy Job Growth Pushes Employment-to-Population Ratio Upward | Jobs Bytes

The employment-to-population ratio is 0.4 percentage points above its low for the cycle.

The employment-to-population ratio (EPOP) edged up to 58.6 percent in February, its highest level since May of 2010, as the Labor Department reported that employers added 227,000 jobs in February. With upward revisions to the prior two months’ data, average job growth over the last three months is now reported as 244,000.Cumulative Percentage Point Change in Employment and Unemployment Rates from June 2009 to Feb 2012

Job gains were concentrated in a relatively small group of industries. The employment services industry (which includes temps) added …

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StartWire is a game-changing Internet job search organizer

Searching for a job is not easy, especially in today’s economy. What’s even more frustrating is never hearing back about the status of applications after spending countless hours …

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How to Ace a Google Interview – WSJ.com

Imagine a man named Jim. He’s applying for a job at Google. Jim knows that the odds are stacked against him. Google receives a million job applications a year. It’s estimated that only about 1 in 130 applications results in a job. By comparison, about 1 in 14 high-school students applying to Harvard gets accepted.

Jim’s first interviewer is late and …

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Answers to Google Interview Questions – WSJ.com

1. What’s the next number in this sequence: 10, 9, 60, 90, 70, 66 … ?

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10 Things Job Applicants Should Know – NYTimes.com

While there clearly are not enough jobs to go around, some people are getting hired. Every day, every hour, thousands of people are selected from thousands more who are ready, willing and able to …

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How Recruiters Use Social Networks to Screen Candidates

Over the past few years, we’ve seen social media used in the job market in a number of ways — startups, small businesses and large corporations alike are diving into the socialverse to find top talent, and job seekers are likewise getting creative with …

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