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Sudy Bharadwaj is a co-founder and the CEO of Jackalope Jobs, a job seeker focused platform, making the job search social, fast and easy. Learn how Sudy and Jackalope Jobs obsess over job seekers by connecting with them on Facebook,LinkedIn, and Twitter.

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The Problem With Current Veteran Employment Programs - and an Obvious Solution

(2) Comments | Posted October 30, 2013 | 6:08 PM

For years, veterans work hard to promote our national security abroad. They're recruited into the military, promised leadership, technical skills and an opportunity to see the world. But when they return, they're faced with serious financial disempowerment and a soaring veteran unemployment rate.

In 2012, the veteran unemployment rate was...

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What Do Veterans and College Grads Have in Common?

(0) Comments | Posted July 26, 2013 | 3:08 PM

The parties have ended, the tassels have been hung with the diploma, it's the time when recent grads are eagerly beginning the newest phase in their lives: The so-called "real world." Among other things, this real world typically requires the approximately 1,744,000 bachelor's degree graduates to find a...

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5 Options for Veterans Who Can't Land Jobs

(15) Comments | Posted July 9, 2013 | 9:35 AM

If you're a veteran returning from active duty, chances are you'll delve head first into the job market. While job searching is always a tough task, you may be faced with other problems, such as discrimination or an unemployment rate that is slightly higher than average....

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How Veterans Can Combat Employment Discrimination

(6) Comments | Posted May 29, 2013 | 11:39 AM

I recently discussed how veterans can improve their employability, including ramping up their online presence, connecting with mentors, and seeking out ways to grow their skills. But what happens when veterans are faced with discrimination?

The Labor Department and Office of Special Counsel accepted an unprecedented

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How Veterans Can Improve Their Employability

(0) Comments | Posted April 25, 2013 | 12:11 PM

Military veterans often struggle to find employment after completing their service for a number of cultural and socioeconomic reasons. But keen job search techniques can help veterans to snag a job when transferring back into civilian life.

Since the recession of 2008, workers across the U.S. have been struggling...

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4 Best Resources Online for Outplacement Services

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2013 | 2:15 PM

Due to the recent government sequester, many federal positions may be in trouble. In fact, $85 billion budget cuts later, many government jobs have either been reduced, salaries cut, or they've been eliminated altogether. Outplacement services may be your next best bet.

If you're one of the...

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5 Things All Employers Want Job Seekers to Know

(0) Comments | Posted March 13, 2013 | 2:24 PM

Oftentimes, we hear job seekers gripe about employers in regards to their job search. In fact, a recent TalentDrive survey spelled it out perfectly: 71 percent of job seekers were pessimistic about their career search, feeling they possessed the required skill set but were not getting hired. In...

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Total Compensation: Understanding Benefits Packages in Your Job Search

(1) Comments | Posted February 8, 2013 | 1:31 PM

When faced with the prospect of unemployment, any job that pays the bills quickly seems more appealing than it did before. But at the end of the day, hopping from bad job to bad job will put you in an endless rut. I get it though -- we're all busy...

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Creating a Job Search Literacy Community Roundtable for MLK Jr. Day

(1) Comments | Posted January 18, 2013 | 10:33 AM

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'"

This week, Martin Luther King Jr. Day reminds us to make an impact during our time off from work. In fact, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is actually meant to be a Day of Service, which many...

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Battle Unemployment By Focusing on Youth Career Education

(5) Comments | Posted December 30, 2012 | 6:24 PM

With the Federal Reserve predicting unemployment to stay elevated until late 2015, the question for job seekers is, "What do we do moving forward?" But in my opinion, the long-term solution to the problem is looking backward at our educational system's lack of focus on career education.

Students...

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Getting Americans Back to Work: Safeguarding Your Federal Job in 2013

(5) Comments | Posted December 20, 2012 | 2:21 PM

It's almost a new year, but high unemployment rates, sky high federal debt and our hyperpartisan Congress will unfortunately be grandfathered into the new year. In our post-election political landscape, the spotlight has turned to President Barack Obama and how he plans to change our nation's current circumstance.

Unemployment in...

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7 Tips on Moving Forward With Post-election Unemployment

(1) Comments | Posted December 13, 2012 | 6:11 PM

The unemployment rate has been taking dips, dives, and regains over the past four years. For the jobless and unemployed, President Barack Obama has a plateful of issues to handle in the coming months. In the coming weeks, the U.S. will be on the literal brink of the...

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What the Election Means for Your Employees

(0) Comments | Posted November 2, 2012 | 4:52 PM

It's that special season that comes every four years when policy is in the air, political pundits are on the move, and campaign messages are penetrating each and every household. Election season is upon us once again, and it seems that at no time in recent history has an election...

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How Employers Can Identify Inexperienced Job Seekers and Job Hoppers

(2) Comments | Posted October 17, 2012 | 12:24 PM

When your company has an open position, announcing it to the public on job sites means opening up the floodgates. You'll likely experience an influx of submissions from job seekers who are looking for work that belong to every end of the experience spectrum. Faced with this issue,...

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Shifting Hiring Practices to Thwart Unemployment

(5) Comments | Posted September 12, 2012 | 2:34 PM

While the unemployment rate dropped last month, of the hundreds of thousands of people that flooded out of the labor force, many likely gave up on their job search. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the number has decreased from 8.2 percent in July...

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How to Displace Fewer Workers

(4) Comments | Posted September 6, 2012 | 12:58 PM

Displaced workers comprise a significant chunk of our country's unemployed workers. A displaced worker is defined as "persons 20 years of age and older who lost or left jobs because their plant or company closed or moved, there was insufficient work for them to do, or their position...

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Forget The Unemployment Rate: Three Numbers That Matter In Job Search

(11) Comments | Posted August 10, 2012 | 4:10 PM

Job seekers and employers alike anxiously awaited the declaration of the July jobless numbers only to be disappointed by what was announced. Yes, employers added 163,000 jobs, which was the largest payroll gain since February and much higher than the 95,000 economists forecast, but the unemployment rate still...

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To Combat Unemployment, Improve Job Search Options

(3) Comments | Posted July 30, 2012 | 6:09 PM

After a few months of disappointing job creation numbers, unemployment in our country remains stubbornly high. The national rate is 8.2 percent, but some states have it worse than others -- California, Nevada and Rhode Island have percentages of 10.8, 11.6 and 11.0, respectively. The jobs picture is...

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