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Where Are All of the Workers?

With a little over a year out of the pandemic, the job market has taken a complete 180. At the start of the pandemic, millions of Americans were losing their jobs, whereas now, companies are struggling to find talent to fill these roles. The current estimate is that there are two times the amount of jobs for every available worker. 

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Why You Could be Missing Out on Talent

The current job market is nothing like companies have experienced in the past few years. Previously, companies had the upper hand in the hiring process. They could pick out their preferred candidate, take charge in the interviews and hiring process, and stay firm in benefits, salary, and PTO. As the current state of the pandemic is shifting, the job market is transforming along with it. Where hiring managers and companies had the advantage before is now thrown to the candidates. 

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Why Your Company Should Offer Remote Work Options

The situation in this country is unknown because of the Delta variant spreading, but as it continues to spread, more cities and states are enlisting restrictions. Another lockdown might be approaching, and offices that recently opened will return to remote work. 

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The Gen X Hiring Bias

The job market is looking better than ever, with over 9.2 million job openings and over 5 million job placements in the past month. It is amazing to see the job force getting back on track since the pandemic, but there is a group of people struggling to find a job. Generation X, between the ages 45-60 s, is struggling to find jobs as they face a possible unemployment crisis. Although the job market is booming, this doesn’t make much sense, but we will break it down for you.   

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What is Right for You: Remote, Hybrid, or In-Person Work?

The coronavirus pandemic introduced remote work to the world. You no longer had to commute, report on-site, and live near where you work. Remote work has become more common than on-site work, and it seems that many companies will keep it that way. Some workers are excited to be back on-site, while others are dreading the return. 

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Clutch

Before checking out this blog post, have you heard of Clutch? We’re not talking about the part of a car or the term but Clutch Creative Talent. If you’ve heard of us before, welcome back to the regularly scheduled programming. If you are new here, welcome, and thank you for joining us. At Clutch, we specialize in matching creative advertising and marketing professionals with agency and in-house clients. Here are five facts about us you probably don’t know (and if you do, you’re doing the most). 

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The Best Tips for Virtual Interviews

Remote and hybrid work environments are becoming the new normal, and with that comes virtual interviews. The beginning of the interview process is relatively similar across the board. Whether you are speaking with a recruiter or a hiring manager, the initial conversation will be a phone or video screening. The interviewer will want to learn more about your experience, skillset, salary, and what kind of opportunity you are looking for.  

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The Top Advertising and Marketing Podcasts

Podcasts have become one of the biggest trends of the 2020s, and it doesn’t look like the upward trend will stop anytime soon. All of your favorite celebrities and influencers are hopping on the bandwagon for creating their podcast. From Barack and Michelle Obama to social media influencers like Emma Chamberlain, fans cannot get enough content. There is a massive hype around podcasts because it’s a way for the audience to learn while being a part of the conversation. The podcast speakers talk directly to the audience in hopes to bring insight and form a sense of community.

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Why Job Openings are at a Record High

A little over a year ago marked the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Millions of Americans lost their jobs, and companies were struggling to stay afloat. Now that we are in the Summer of 2021, the United States has the highest number of job openings in the past ten years, exceeding nine million. Now that the economy is beginning to stabilize and over 172 million Americans are vaccinated, companies needing to hire more talent. 

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How to Get Earned Media from Influencers

Social media influencers are modern celebrities; they control trends and what’s popular. From nano-influencers to macro-influencers, people follow influencers to gain new experiences and form a connection. Influencers hold knowledge about what is trending and what people should be incorporating in their day-to-day life. Influencer sponsored posts are some of the most popular forms of paid advertising, reaching a target audience with little to no effort.

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