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A record-breaking surplus of job openings makes the current U.S. job market a seller’s (i.e. candidate’s) market.

TOP 3 U.S. Job Trends for 2018 So Far…
  • The U.S. has more than seven million job openings—the most since records began in 2000.
  • Available jobs outnumber jobless workers who are actively seeking work by almost 100,000—the most ever.
  • Unfilled jobs never exceeded unemployed workers before March of this year, underscoring the tightness of the American labor market.
Wednesday, 17 October, 2018
TRU Tips

If you’ve paid to go to Fest, take one of the specialty certifications. It's free with your admission to Fest. Even if you haven’t studied, the act of taking the test is a useful learning experience and will help you pass in the future.

TOP 3 Takeaways From Relativity Fest 2018
  • Relativity Fest is no longer just a user conference, it is a trade show. It is now the trade show for e-discovery focused legal technologists and attorneys, with over 2100 attendees this year. There was not a seat in the house for the keynote—standing room only.
  • In 2017 there were only 40 Relativity Masters; in 2018 that doubled to 80+ Masters. Of the 148 who hold Relativity Expert status, 147 were only one certification away from Master status. Expect a surge of Relativity Master talent into the market in 2019. This will make a wealth of new people much more marketable and appealing for employers. The value of Expert and Master status is beginning to matter in the market for both companies who employ and the individual who holds the certification.
  • Re-invent yourself. Legal and technology is not just e-discovery anymore, it is privacy and cybersecurity as well. Continue to learn more disciplines and keep re-inventing yourself. There was a ton of security and privacy related content in the Fest session agenda.
Wednesday, 10 October, 2018
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Salary history disclosure law is changing throughout the U.S., notably in New York, Massachusetts, and California. If you’re an employer, be careful not to overstep your boundaries; if you’re an employee, know your rights!

TOP 3 Myths And Misunderstandings For Recent Laws About Salary Disclosure In New York, Massachusetts, California, And Other States
  • MYTH: Salary history bans prohibit asking a potential business development employee about their revenue goals, achievements, and quota.
  • TRUTH: Recruiters and employers can ask these questions, as long as they are not able to directly and clearly discern salary information.
  • MYTH: In states with salary history bans, it is illegal for anyone to ask about salary history.
  • TRUTH: Only potential employers are prohibited from asking about salary history. For example, surveying organizations can ask these questions.
  • MYTH: It is acceptable for potential employers to ask about salary history if you are living outside of states with salary history bans but relocating or interviewing for a job in these states.
  • TRUTH: If the role is located in states with salary history bans, regardless of the candidate’s current physical location, interviewers cannot ask about salary history.
Wednesday, 03 October, 2018
TRU Tips

Informational security analysis hiring is set to increase by 28 percent by 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ “Occupational Outlook Handbook.”

Top 3 Skills Most Frequently Requested In September
  • Data analytics skills
  • Computer ethics and a knowledge of security/privacy-related policy and law
  • Commitment to lifelong learning to keep pace with rapid technological advancement
Wednesday, 26 September, 2018
TRU Tips

Details and specificity are the difference between someone who may know what they are talking about and someone who can talk about what they know.

Top 3 Ways To Talk About What You Know
  • Tell a story. Talk about what you have done, not what you know.
  • Get in the weeds (with everyone). Sometimes talking in such specificity that you go over someone’s head is a good thing. Articulate the nuance.
  • Rehearse. Practice makes perfect and if you think you are always best impromptu, think again. Repetition leads to ritual which leads to recitation.
Wednesday, 19 September, 2018
TRU Tips

Job growth in August was strong. The U.S. economy added 201,000 jobs, while the unemployment rate stayed at 3.9%.

Top 3 Statistics From CNN's August Labor Report
  • Average hourly earnings grew 2.9% compared with a year ago, the best rate since 2009.
  • The economy has now added jobs for 95 consecutive months.
  • Across all sectors (besides management occupations, installation, maintenance and repair workers) the unemployment rate was at an all-time low at 2.5%.
Wednesday, 12 September, 2018
TRU Tips

Finding ways to engage with your agent is just as critical as your agent finding ways to engage with you!

Top 3 Ways To Stay Close To Your TRU Agent With Little Effort
  • Tell us what conferences and events you are attending! We attend many ourselves and always want to meet you. You can also often find members of our team speaking on panels and presenting our thoughts about current trends within our industry!
  • Engage with our original content! Read the articles and interviews from TRU CEO Jared Coseglia, comment online, and participate in our social media conversations.
  • Always read Hot Jobs (even if you aren’t looking actively to make a change)! It keeps you current with what’s happening in the job market and gives you good reason to check in with TRU to ask questions about training, trending, and open requisitions.
Thursday, 06 September, 2018
TRU Tips

Demand for contract penetration testers is surging throughout the cyber service provider community.

Top 3 Ways To Leverage An Age Diversified Human Infrastructure
  • Different generations possess different skill sets that can complement one another! A Millennial’s comfort with social media can be combined with a Baby Boomer’s intimate knowledge of embedded technology at a company.
  • Mentor/mentee relationships can aid in the development of young talent. Someone in their 60s who is comfortable in their position can help slingshot a younger employee to greater heights by speeding the acquisition of company knowledge.
  • Older, more tenured workers can help implement and cement a company’s culture when they are put in a position to work side by side with fresh young talent.
Wednesday, 29 August, 2018
TRU Tips

The technology sector boasted the highest-paying jobs in the U.S. for the fourth consecutive year, according to an annual report from Glassdoor, as reported in Bloomberg.

Top 3 Financial Reasons To Join The Technology Industry
  • Thirteen of the top twenty-five highest-paid jobs are in tech.
  • Among those thirteen jobs, four boast higher than $100,000 average base salaries.
  • High demand meeting short supply is continuing to drive up salaries.
Wednesday, 22 August, 2018