Judy Scherer

February 20, 2017
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Three Secrets to Landing a Great Job by Graduation

Since the recession of 2008, prospects for landing a job have steadily improved, especially for recent college grads. However, studies by the Department of Labor and the Federal Reserve Bank of NY indicate that all is not rosy in the new college grad job market. About 44% of recent college grads are underemployed, which includes working at jobs that don’t require a college degree. So, simply landing any old job is not the issue.   The […]
January 8, 2017

Robust Hiring for Older Workers

1/7/17 Is it time to change your career or job? It depends. In these divisive political times, there is a polarization of views on the economic health of the nation. Perceptions range from projected growth and hiring to stagnation and job loss. The truth is that for educated professionals, the 2017 outlook of 2.3-2.6% annual growth is nearly double what it was for 2016. With the unemployment rate at 4.7%, the lowest rate since before […]
November 7, 2016
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Don’t Fall for the Damaging Myths and Misinformation about “Older Workers”

According to a New York Times story on August 18, 2016, “Can Older Workers Find New Career Directions?” the rules of the job market aren’t the same for older workers. The article cited a recently released research study by Matthew Rutledge, an economist at the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, which conducted an analysis of 1996 – 2012 hiring patterns. The Times claimed that the study’s conclusions were that older workers (55-64) were […]
September 14, 2016
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Feeling Confused About Your Career Direction?

If you are, it’s not surprising. With the rapid changes and upheavals in technology, globalization, demographics, health, and the economy, new careers are constantly cropping up, while others are contracting. This wild west of 21st century careers presents opportunities and challenges to designing and thriving in a career path.This reality applies to you whether you’re in transition, currently employed or own your business or practice. No segment of the workforce is exempt: middle managers, Millennials, […]