America's Job Exchange

Job Search Newsletter

June 2012

Rathin Sinha
In This Issue

Happy summer to everyone from America’s Job Exchange. June is the perfect time to heat up your job search, and as always AJE is here to help. This month we are featuring advice on how to make your resume more attractive to prospective employers and secure the first impression you’re looking for. We also take a closer look at how overcrowded job markets are changing the mindset of universities and students, with a renewed focus on pursuing careers with immediate opportunities. Finally, we take a practical look at the work commute and offer tips on how to make the most of commuting time.

Have you ever considered what your commute adds to a 40–plus hour work week? Perhaps you try not to. But commuting time doesn’t have to be unproductive – in fact, there are ways to make your morning and afternoon commutes contribute positively to your work–life balance. Here are a few tips on how to make the most of your work commute.

Whether it is delivered as a document or via your LinkedIn profile, your resume is the first impression given to prospective employers. How do you make sure it isn’t also your last? In this article we provide some practical advice on what employers want to see in your resume. Apply these suggestions if you want your resume to stand out among and get noticed by today’s recruiters.

There is no doubt that unemployment numbers in the U.S. are exacerbated by overcrowded job markets. Universities and students are becoming wise to the issue and changing their mindset towards career choices. From limiting the number of law students to focusing on "job–market ready" fields, find out how students and educators are dealing with job prospects and education choices in 2012.

Job Search and Employment Resources

Making the Most of Your Commute to Work

Making the Most of Your Commute to Work

For many Americans, the average work week not only encompasses 40 hours, but also the added time spent commuting back and forth. This can make finding work–life balance a daunting task. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, on average, Americans spend more than 100 hours per year commuting. Add this up on a day–to–day basis, and often times you can be adding an extra hour or more per day to your work week, driving or on public transport...Read More »

Things Employers Want to See on Your Resume

Things Employers Want to See on Your Resume

While job search strategies may have shifted with the advent of social networks and more recruiting taking place online, one constant remains – you need a solid resume, say our career experts. Whether you present this in standard written form or via your profile page on networking sites such as LinkedIn, your resume is the first impression an employer has of you as a viable candidate... Read More »

How the Overcrowded Job Market Is Changing the Mindset of Universities and Students

How the Overcrowded Job Market Is Changing the Mindset of Universities and Students

In today’s difficult economy, there are many qualified candidates coming out of top–flight graduate schools, but unfortunately there are not enough job opportunities waiting for them. The overall employment rate for the law school class of 2011 fell to its lowest level since 1994 – at just 85.6 percent. Even worse, merely 65.6 percent of law school graduates in 2011 found jobs that required bar membership in the first place, thus leaving 35 percent of law school graduates to either be underemployed or not employed at all... Read More »

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