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What is the Preferred Resume Length? – Accountemps Study

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Accountemps, the world’s largest temporary staffing company for accounting, finance, and bookkeping professionals, recently published the results of a poll of 150 senior executives (HR, finance, and marketing) from the nation’s 1,000 largest companies – “Resumes Inching Up“. The executives were asked “What is the preferable length of a resume for staff-level employees and executives?” Here are the results:

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Read the press release to find out more about the Do’s and Dont’s of what to include in a resume.

Resumes Inching Up. [Accountemps]

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The Average U.S. Hourly Wage has Increased 25% Since 1997

The average U.S. hourly wage has been increasing steadily over the last 10 years. The increase has been from $12.51 an hour to $16.75 an hour, an increase of 25%. If increases continue at the current rate then in 2017 the average hourly wage will be $20.00 hourly (about $40,000 annually), $26.30 hourly in 2027 (about $52,000 annually), and $32.96 hourly in 2037 (about $66,000 annually). You can bet that inflation will keep pace though!

Below you will find a table with the average hourly pay for U.S. workers from 1997 – 2007.

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The following graph represents the same timeframe:

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For more information see:

The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Statistics
The White House Economic Statistics Briefing Room – Employment

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Ten Highest Paid “Blue-Collar” Jobs

10 blue-collar jobs with highest annual earnings Occupation Average earnings of full-time workers

Drillers, oil well

$62,409

Supervisors, electricians and power transmission installers

$62,347

Locomotive operating

$59,517

Supervisors, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

$58,062

Railroad conductors and yardmasters

$57,672

Power plant operators

$56,545

Supervisors, extractive

$56,228

Supervisors, carpenters and related workers

$55,833

Aircraft engine mechanics

$55,539

Electrical power installers and repairers

$55,395

Drillers are no. 1 in blue-collar pay. [Bizjournals – G. Scott Thomas]

Career Hack: If you are in a professional similar to these positions above and make less pay search for these titles on Monster.com in your local and consider submitting your resume!

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U.S. Workers Hate Their Job More Than Ever

Inc.com writer Tamara Schweitzer wrote the article U.S. Workers Hate Their Job More Than Ever. Here is some information from that writing:

Employee Dissatisfaction

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Seven 2007 Job Trends

Here are “Seven Major Job Trends for 2007” by Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder.com.

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View the entire article with supporting statistics at:

 Seven Major Job Trends for 2007. [CareerBuilder – Matt Ferguson]

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Employment Confidence Statistics

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According to the Spherion Employee Confidence Index, fueled by a more optimistic outlook on the strength of the economy and number of jobs available, U.S. workers’ confidence hit new highs in November.

Do you feel that your ‘career confidence’ is in line with the following statistics?

  • 66 percent of workers believe the economy is strengthening or stabilized.
  • 64 percent of U.S. adult workers feel confident in the future of their employer, showing no change from October.
  • 16 percent of U.S. adult workers have no confidence in their own ability to find a new job, up three percentage points from October.
  • Only 35 percent of U.S. adult workers believe that fewer jobs are available, down three percentage points from October.
  • 26 percent of U.S. adult workers believe the economy is getting stronger, compared to 24 percent in October.
  • 79 percent of the U.S. workforce believes that it is unlikely that they will lose their jobs in the next 12 months, virtually unchanged from October.

Spherion Employment Report. [Spherion]

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