New Ideas For The Job Hunt
By Kara Miller
This week, we look at the landscape for jobs in 2012.
Since the first leg of the Great Recession began back in 2007, job-seekers have faced tough odds. Employers have cut back on hours, slashed positions, and been particularly tough on recent college graduates. But, as the unemployment rate falls to 8.5 percent, could there now be signs of hope? And if there are, where — and how — should we look?
Today, a panel of experts joins us for a wide-ranging discussion on the role of innovation in the job search. What sectors are hiring now? How can social media can help in the job search? And what do employers really want?
About Innovation HubEach week, Kara Miller talks to Boston's most innovative thinkers, examining new ideas and potential solutions to today’s many challenges. Topics range from education to health care to green energy. Join us on Saturdays at 7 a.m. and Sundays at 10 p.m.
As a radio host, Kara Miller has interviewed thinkers from E.J. Dionne to Howard Gardner, Deepak Chopra to Lani Guinier. She is a panelist on WGBH-TV's "Beat the Press," as well as an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Her writing has appeared in The Boston Globe, The National Journal, The Boston Herald, Boston Magazine, and The International Herald Tribune.
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