Author Archive | Jon DiPietro

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The 15 Best Certificates for Today’s Job Market

College is a risky decision these days – especially considering the current job market. Consider these facts regarding college education in 2012: Since 1991, college tuition has increased at twice the rate of inflation. That’s an increase of almost 50%. Compare that to the median income of a college graduate, which has only increased 9.4% since 1991. The average […]

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Weekly Roundup: 22-July [Career Development Newsletter]

Each Sunday, #CareerGravity sends our heaviest articles of the week to our newsletter subscribers. Here’s our newsletter for the week of 22-July: Radio Interview on Friends of Kevin Early last week, #CareerGravity Co-founders Jon DiPietro and Brent Skinner appeared on “Friends of Kevin Radio,” which airs on WSMN 1590 AM in Nashua, NH. Kevin Willett, […]

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Private Pension Underfunding at Record Levels [Chart of the Week]

Each Saturday, #we publish our Chart of the Week. It presents interesting trends and data, usually related to the U.S. labor market. This week’s chart shows private pension funding compared to the S&P 500 and comes courtesy of the ZeroHedge blog: …according to a recent S&P study, private companies are at record levels of pension under-funding. Fiscal […]

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How to Find a Job While You Sleep

When you need to find a job, the biggest limiting factor you face is time. A job search requires research, phone calls, networking, applications, emails, etc… But there are only so many hours in a day for all of those activities. And if you’re still working at the same time you’re trying to find a […]

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Seal the Job Search Deal With a “Hire Me” Page

Having an effective website – whether you’re a business, organization or individual – depends on your definition of “effective.” Unfortunately, most website owners skip this fundamental step of defining success. If you don’t know what success looks like, how can you build something to help you get there? If you’re currently in the process of […]

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Radio Interview on Friends of Kevin

On 16-July, 2012, Brent Skinner and I participated in a radio interview on the Friends of Kevin radio show on WSMN radio in Nashua, NH. In this 17 minute interview, we talk about the changing job search market, what #CareerGravity looks like and some reasons why people are hesitant to jump into the online fray. […]

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Social Recruiting Continues to Grow [Infographic]

Here at #CareerGravity, we cite quite a few statistics from Jobvite and it’s time to update our stats again. They’re out with their latest social recruiting survey and the use of social media to find job candidates continues to grow. The survey was conducted online between May and June 2012; over 800 human resource and recruiting […]

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