Career Economy Newsletter

July 2024 Career News

Welcome to the Career Economy! How is it already May 9th?  As we <gasp> head into the second half of the year, I’m seeing positive indicators of things to come. The overall labor economy continues to prove the markets wrong with its resilience and consistency, yet the professional/white-collar sectors are still feeling the pinch. Luckily,

May 2024 Career News

Welcome to the Career Economy! How is it already May 9th?  As we <gasp> head into the second half of the year, I’m seeing positive indicators of things to come. The overall labor economy continues to prove the markets wrong with its resilience and consistency, yet the professional/white-collar sectors are still feeling the pinch. Luckily,

September 2023 Career News

Welcome to the Career Economy! Is it possible to stick a soft landing while the market heats up? That may be just what’s happening. I have to start this month’s rundown with a conveniently timed bit of economic news that came out today – Goldman Sachs lowered the odds of a U.S. recession from 35%

August 2023 Career News

Welcome to the Career Economy! Welp, I can say the prediction and good indicators I talked about in last month’s newsletter didn’t necessarily pan out like I thought they would. The beam of light that showed up around the Fourth of July ended up being a blip in the radar, as activity fell off again,

July 2023 Career News

Welcome to the Career Economy! Is the cool-off here? Perhaps. But maybe not.  June hiring clocked in at just about 200k new jobs, falling fairly closely to predictions (225k) and, after a small surge in May, on pace with what we saw in February, March, and April.  Unemployment fell an insignificant tenth of a point, a potentially

June 2023 Career News

Welcome to the Career Economy! While I wrap my head around the fact that we’re nearly midway through the year, and it is light out when I go to bed, another month of job data became available.  In short: hiring booms, unemployment rises, and the Fed tries to keep it cool. Yep, that’s pretty much it in

May 2023 Career News

Welcome to the Career Economy! I can’t believe it’s already May!  Another month of data is in, and it’s time to fill you in on some interesting insights and my observations on what’s happening in the job market.  Over the past few weeks, I’ve been making a prediction about the market, and there are glimpses that it’s

April 2023 Career News

Welcome to the Career Economy! The heat is…off? After substantial job growth in January (500k+ jobs) and higher-than-anticipated job growth in February, we’re finally seeing a slight cooldown in the labor market, as there’s been a gradual deceleration in new jobs since the start of the year.  That said, we saw a pretty solid performance in March

March 2023 Career News

  Welcome to the Career Economy! Another month of employment data hit the scene last week. Between more job gains that outperformed predictions, two bank failures, loopy inflation, and a dwindling debt ceiling, I’ve got one thing to say about the current state of the career economy.  In the words of Samuel L. Jackson… Hold on to your butts, ’cause here

February 2023 Career News

Career News got a facelift! Welcome to the Career Economy Newsletter!  → Don’t worry; this is the same fresh perspective, data-backed facts, and observations you’ve enjoyed for the past five years. It just got a new name  After a recent podcast appearance with my good friend Orlando Haynes, who titled the episode “Career Economy with Angie Callen,” I decided to run with

January 2023 Career News

Here We are…January! The month all job seekers, career coaches, and resume writers wait for like 5-year-olds on Christmas morning.  While you may not have woken up a 4: 59 a.m. to peer out the window in the hopes of spying Santa’s sleigh, you may be a little restless thinking about what the market will bring this

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December 2022 Career News

The Scoop on the Job Market. D e c e m b e r   C a r e e r   N e w s  263,000 JOBS! How’s that for a “horrible economy” with “all the layoffs”? (I hope you detected the note of sarcasm in that line…) If I needed some validity to my perspective

September 2022 Career News

The Scoop on the Job Market. September Career News  The fall equinox is less than 24 hours away, and we’re rounding the corner into cooler weather and leaf peeping. Fall is one of my favorite times of year here in the Colorado Rockies. The chilly nights get us excited for ski season as Loveland and

August 2022 Career News

What’s REALLY Happening in the Job Market? August Career News: Jobs created, hiring is happening (Prime Video Hire!), and Celebrations Bureau of Labor Stats  580,000. That’s how many jobs were reportedly created in the U.S. market in July. This is quite outstanding. Not only is that almost 50% more than each of the three previous

July Career News

July 2022 Career News

What’s REALLY Happening Out There? July Career News: Our perspective on the recession and inflation. While the words inflation and recession seem to be part of every conversation I’ve had recently, there are some interesting – and positive – things happening out there in the hiring market that should keep your spirits high. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics

June Career News

June 2022 Career News

Let’s dig into the results from May! June Career News: We’re halfway through the year. Yeah, let that sink in, right? If you set goals at the start of the year (remember that handy-dandy goals worksheet we sent out!?), this is a great time to review them and take stock of how you’re doing. If

May 2022 Career News

Job growth continued to increase in April with nearly half-a-million jobs added to the workforce. We’ve now gained back 95% of jobs lost during the pandemic, and I predict the 5% left is representative of those who decided not to return. The New York Times interviewed Oxford Economist, Oren Klachin, who predicts the U.S. economy

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April 2022 Career News

I am fresh off my return from PARWCC’s (Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches) Thrive Conference in lovely Clearwater Beach, FL! This was the first time in the four and a half years since I founded Career Benders that I was able to connect and network with fellow coaches and resume writers, and

March Career News

March 2022 Career News

We’re rounding out Q1 of 2022. How did we get here? I’m still wondering where April 2020 went! Regardless, I’m quite happy we’ve arrived at this point in time because we’re going to kick off this monthly market update with some C.E.L.E.B.R.A.T.I.N.G! The past month has seen some pretty incredible outcomes for clients across a range

February 2022 Career News

The world is such an interesting place. On one side of the globe, a second Cold War is emerging, and over here in the West, we’re seeing the lowest rates in jobless claims we’ve seen since January of 2020. The Department of Labor’s current report indicates declines in both new unemployment claims and also in continued filings, which

January 2022 Career News

That ever-so-critical time of year is here: new year hiring. This cub reporter has some interesting insights to share with you now that we’re nearly through the month of January, settle in for some really fascinating facts and observations. First, let’s rewind. The Great Resignation. It’s basically a household buzzword at this point, and it

December 2021 Career News

We’ve made it through a crazy, unpredictable, and wild year in the hiring. Whew! As we roll into the end of the year, I usually talk about preparing for the coming hit in hiring associated with the new year. Don’t worry, I’m going to talk about that too, but the past several months have been

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November 2021 Career News

What’s the market been doing for the last month? Hiring continues to rise but at a slower rate than last month. September and October are typically a solid time of hiring, a cycle typically second in strength to Q1. This fall’s hiring was 32%+ higher than last September (according to LinkedIn’s October Hiring Report), so

October 2021 Career News

Sunday was “World Mental Health Day,” and while I’m not a huge celebrator of the 9,456 awareness and celebration days that have popped up on the calendar, I think this one is worth talking about. This time of year can be tough on mental health. Shorter days, cooler weather, and the holidays can take their

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August 2021 Career News

This month’s career news has celebration written all over it! The summer market has remained hot and shows that all signs point to “go” for continuing this momentum through the fall hiring cycle. We’ve helped 30, yes THIRTY, clients navigate interview gauntlets and offer negotiations in the past 41 days. That’s about one new job

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