Recruiting Blog: BuzzLinks 08-09-08 Job Search TV, Executive Jobs, Work-Life Balance 3 Comments

Job Search TV Brings Employment Want Ads to You: Job Search Television Network, a new cable channel that launched in the Chicago market in July, is using TV to reinvent the traditional job search. Television distribution has allowed JSTN to take want ads and on-line job boards to the next level by featuring the ‘company-behind-the-job’. With the appeal of television and mainstream exposure, JSTN shows all the signs of building steady momentum among viewers and is already preparing to expand into other markets with plans to become a national network on Comcast.

Where the Big Jobs Are: (Fortune) — Despite the slump at lower levels of the job market, there’s currently a war for senior management talent. In fact, 70% of executive recruiters surveyed by networking organization ExecuNet, say there’s a shortage of people who can step in and run things.

Where is the most job growth for senior-level positions now?

The South and Southeast are No. 1, while the West placed second, according to the 2008 Executive Job Market Intelligence Report, a detailed research study from ExecuNet. In third place is the Southwest, notably Texas; followed by the Midwest; while the Northeast and New England are in fifth place. That’s a slight change from 2006 results, when the top 2 regions were the same, but the Mid-Atlantic came in third, followed by the New York City metropolitan area and the Southwest.

Work-Life Balance: Not Just a Phrase Anymore: Work-life balance has been getting a lot of ink in recent times, and a tough job market nothwithstanding, it looks like it is going to continue to get plenty more.

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  • Posted on: Saturday, August 9th, 2008