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Yoh is one of the largest providers of talent and outsourcing services to customers in the United States. With over 374 million USD in total sales, Yoh operates from more than 75 locations and provides long- and short-term temporary and direct placement of technology and professional personnel, as well as managed staffing services, for the information technology, scientific, engineering, health care and telecommunications communities. For more information, visit Yoh is part of Yoh Services LLC, a Day & Zimmermann Company.

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February 22, 2008

Tech wages drop after record-breaking high

The Q4 Yoh Index of Technology Wages, released just a few days ago, shows two very interesting things that happened toward the end of 2007.  Wages reached an all-time high in October ($32.39), but then quickly slowed in November and December, which could be a sign that the economy’s sluggishness is starting to affect wages and the job market.

Some of the jobs that stayed hot throughout the dip include biostatisticians, civil engineers, clinical research associates, Java developers and SAP® consultants.

Posted by Jim L.

February 01, 2008

Don’t try this at home…

We’ve discussed resumes with you before: given advice on optimizing keywords and increasing accessibility, warned against including white lies or stretching the truth, and suggested ways to make your resume really stand out.

And we presented interviewing and networking to you in a similar fashion.  But maybe we’ve been going about offering tips for the job hunt in the wrong way.  Perhaps more compelling advice can be found in real-life examples about what you should NOT do. 

For example, you should probably have a general understanding of the position and company you are applying for before you submit your application.  And another thing:  while including an objective on your resume is helpful to employers and increases your chances of being matched with a position you actually want and are qualified for, you probably don’t want to get too specific or personal.

You’ll see what I mean.  Check out these unbelievable job-applicant faux-paus for an early—and entertaining—start to your weekend.

Posted by Roseanne D.