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For Information: Dan Moran, 518-641-8968

April 11, 2012

Job Postings Up Over 20% --- One Day Numbers Best Since December

(Albany, NY, April 11, 2012) – Has the job market finally shaken off its doldrums the past month or so? Maybe so says and hopes Dan Moran, President & Founder of Next-Act. “This past week we saw a 20% increase in the number of job postings on a seven day average and more important, job postings topped 2000 for a day at a time, the first time since last December. This is the time we need to see renewed strength in available jobs given that March – June is the most active period of the year for hiring so let’s hope this holds”, stated Moran, of Next-Act (, a career transition management firm located in Colonie. Postings for the 7 day period grew to 1941, up from 1610 the prior seven day period. prior.

“We are still below the last quarter of 2011 when we saw a jump in hiring that seems to fizzle in the first quarter of 2012 but this number shows that there is some renewed confidence in the employer market. We can hope that the past few days of tougher economic news – lower national job growth and an unsure stock market – won’t affect this confidence”. Moran stated that lower expectations in market results historically has eroded employer confidence for a period of time.

Job Seekers Need to Protect Themselves Against Faulty Background Checks

Reports are surfacing of job seekers being denied or being disqualified from jobs because of information obtained by an employer, perhaps through a third-party service, that contains faulty information. It is happening frequently and job seekers need to protect themselves from this as much as possible.

“It appears that the problems is with public records that are provided, for a fee, to services and employers conducting background checks on potential employers as well as credit reports that contain bad information”, stated Dan Moran. “ Services and employers can purchase this information from public sources – State criminal records systems, municipalities etc. – and as we understand there are inaccuracies which may be detrimental to an applicant”.

Moran continued, “To protect yourself to the degree that you can, five suggestions:

• If you have or suspect there may be a criminal history of some sort in your record, request a copy of it and be sure it is accurate.

• Check your credit record and monitor it. You can request a free copy of your credit record from the major providers. Question inaccuracies.

• Be absolutely certain that you provide the right data when requested to do so for a background check. Be sure education dates are right, addresses etc.

• Monitor what is posted about you on the Internet and especially through social media (Facebook etc.) services.

• Protect your identity at all times as there are cases where those with similar sounding or spelled names are mistakenly identified, or of course, cases of identity theft.

“Can you see what is being reported – sadly likely not with the exception of a credit record report. Employers are not obligated to share this info and for liability likely would not do so upon request. So, your personal due diligence is paramount”.

About Next-Act

Next-Act, a division of DVG, Inc. is a career management & transition firm directed by Dan Moran, the Founder & President of the firm. Moran contributes over thirty years experience in career consulting, business and human resources management. In 2012, his firm will celebrate 24 years in business. Moran is noted for his expertise in helping today’s “boomers” move on to fulfilling second careers, while helping executives and professionals achieve their career goals. The firm also provides human resources consulting and corporate services to companies. Moran is also a certified facilitator for C.J. Hayden’s Get Clients Now! & Get Hired Now! programs.

For further press information:

Dan Moran
President & Founder
Career Management & Transition Specialists
Celebrating 24-years of helping others in 2012!
125 Wolf Road, Suite #128
Albany, NY 12205
Office: 518-261-4212
Cell: 518-641-8968
eFax: 586-279-4212

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