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Best and Worst Time of Year to Look for a Job

  • January and February are the most popular hiring months.
  • Avoid the summer and holiday seasons when looking for a new job since most companies slow down during those periods.
  • The best days and times to look for a job are the beginning of the workweek and late mornings; this is when most businesses update job boards.
  • This article is for job seekers looking to determine the best and worst times to find a new job.

Job hunting sometimes seems like a never-ending process. While you may not have control over the time of year you need to find a job, certain seasons are better than others when it comes to getting hired. Whether you’re fresh out of college and searching for your first gig or trying to transition into a more senior role, here are the best and worst times to look for a job.

Best times to look for a job

Every industry and position is different, so there isn’t a universal hiring season. However, many experts agree that the beginning of the year is a great time to look for a new position for a range of reasons.

“During the transition into the new year and into early February, this is when teams are getting new momentum [and] adding on new members to accomplish their goals when a business is growing,” said Valerie Streif, marketing manager at GetMyBoat and former content manager at mock interview platform Pramp.

Shane Green, founder of training and consulting company SGEi, agreed. “Companies complete budgets in October and November and will post new jobs in December, expecting to hire in January and February,” he said.

Many people reflect on their current roles and responsibilities at the end of the year and make resolutions to find new opportunities in the new year. When people

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A Tough Road Ahead For Advertising: Time For Fundamental Change – Advertising, Marketing & Branding

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The bull market for global ad spending, which expanded by over
$450 billion (an 8% compound annual growth rate) from 2009 to 2022,
has come to an end.

Emerging disruptions are closing in from all angles as
advertisers shift their spending to stronger channels and partners
with demonstrated ROI. We see four major factors driving this

  1. Macro challenges. CMOs are looking to optimize
    their marketing budgets to reflect slower revenue growth, and
    we’ve already seen the impact on corporate earnings. On
    average, S&P 500 companies saw year-over-year revenue growth
    decelerate from 28% in 2021 to 16% in 2022, driven by higher
    interest rates and slowing consumer spending. According to Standard
    Media Index’s US Ad Market Tracker, the ad market fell in
    proportion to corporate returns, declining 12% in December 2022
    alone-the sixth consecutive month showing year-over-year

  2. Consumer behavior. Inflation and slowing
    economic growth are crowding out discretionary spending, while an
    increasing number of consumer choices for products and platforms
    are forcing marketers to spread their advertising spend across more

  3. New competition.Disruptive ad platforms and
    channels entering the market bring new models and technologies to
    bear that erode white space and take market share from legacy

  4. Privacy rules and regulation. Data privacy
    regulations such as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and
    Google and Apple limiting third-party data access hamper targeting
    ability. Additionally, the EU has taken steps toward enforcing its
    Digital Services Act (DSA), which imposes increased data
    transparency requirements and mandated paid advertisement
    disclosures that will require alterations for monetization through
    existing algorithms.


While optimism continues that the U.S. may avoid a recession

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The best print adverts of all time

Despite the shift to digital, the best print adverts can still pack a lot of punch. They face same challenges as digital ads to get our attention with the limitation (and potential advantage) of being static content in a print format that makes it very easy to turn the page before taking more than a glance at the ad.

While print format is less hi-tech than newer advertising channels, the best print ads take just as much ingenuity to get right. An arresting image and clever copy are usually the keys to drawing us in long enough for us to receive the message the ad wants to communicate. And when they work, it can be highly memorable.

Below, we’ve gathered our favourite examples of print adverts from brands both big and small. Some are clever and creative, some made us laugh and others are hard-hitting or even controversial, but they also show how powerful the best print ads can still be to communicate a product.

For more inspiration, take a look at our pick of the best billboard advertising. And if you want to work on your own designs, see our pick of the best Adobe Illustrator tutorials.

Click on the icon in the top-right of each advert to see the full-size image.

The best print adverts we’ve seen yet

01. Land Rover

A passport to adventure (Image credit: Land Rover)

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The best print ads often grab our attention by playing with our recognition of certain well-known products. That’s best achieved through a simple, clear idea. This 2012 Land Rover print ad features two things we immediately recognise: a heavily stamped passport and the distinctive shape of a Land Rover. The ad was the work of RKCR/Y&R (now VMLY&R (opens in new tab)). The collage

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It is time to slice Russia out of the global fiscal method

The author is Ukraine’s minister of finance

In the aftermath of the chilly war, environment powers put in position systems of world wide governance. The objective was to guard liberal values, human legal rights and the world overall economy, and to extinguish the risk of nuclear annihilation.

The unquestionable achievements of this new rules-dependent global order was its reach, bringing in Russia and publish-Soviet Union states as nicely as other burgeoning economies these types of as China and India.

But these types of a method only operates when its members adhere to the rules. With its violent and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, toxic support of corruption and documented financing of terrorism, Vladimir Putin’s Russia tends to make a full mockery of the guidelines-based mostly worldwide buy that gave us a distinctive period of time of peace and economic advancement.

Still, irrespective of every little thing, Russia maintains a foothold in the world process it is carrying out every little thing it can to undermine. Russia sits on the UN Stability Council and other UN bodies. The Stability Council was produced with the unique aim of blocking wars. How, then, can Russia continue to be a member just after embarking on its war of aggression in opposition to Ukraine?

We also have an global entire body to make certain world-wide economic protection — the Money Action Task Pressure. Developed by the G7, the FATF sets criteria and promotes powerful implementation of authorized, regulatory and operational steps to limit 3 main hazards: funds laundering, funding of terrorism and of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

Today, FATF has 37 member states. These incorporate Russia, inspite of evidence of the nation failing to satisfy FATF requirements on all three fronts.

This thirty day period, FATF associates will obtain in Paris to look

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FinCEN provides time estimates for compiling beneficial ownership details

Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has updated its estimates on how long it should take a company to report beneficial ownership information (BOI) to account for the complexity of the business structure. Filings for entities with complex structures could take nearly 11 hours, the agency estimates. It expects filings from 32.6 million entities in the first year.

The average burden of reporting BOI for reporting companies with simple beneficial ownership structures should be 90 minutes per response, FinCEN said.

In a notice and request for comment Jan. 17 in the Federal Register, FinCEN said it assumes that 59% of reporting companies will have a simple structure — one beneficial owner who also is the company applicant; 36.1% will have an intermediate structure of four beneficial owners and one company applicant; and 4.9% will have a complex structure, or eight beneficial owners and two company applicants.

Starting Jan. 1, 2024, most companies created in or registered to do business in the United States must report information about their beneficial owners to FinCEN as part of the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA). Information collected by FinCEN from the beneficial owner reports will be kept in a nonpublic database, the forthcoming “Beneficial Ownership Secure System.”

FinCEN describes a company’s beneficial owners as the persons “who ultimately own or control the reporting companies.” Disclosing information about them will “help law enforcement and national security agencies prevent and combat money laundering, terrorist financing, tax fraud, and other illicit activity, as well as protect national security,” FinCEN said in its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) issued in December.

The estimates are divided among time to: identify and collect information about beneficial owners and company applicants and time to fill out and file the report, including attaching an image of an acceptable identification document for each

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CARMAT Provides a Business Update and Communicates Its Financial Targets for the First Time

PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Regulatory News:

CARMAT (FR0010907956, ALCAR) (Paris:ALCAR), designer and developer of Aeson®, the world’s most advanced total artificial heart, aiming to provide a therapeutic alternative for people suffering from advanced biventricular heart failure, provides a business update, and communicates its financial targets for the first time.

Sales forecast of €10 to €13 million in 2023

CARMAT resumed commercial implants of its Aeson® artificial heart in November 2022. The Company continues to train additional hospitals very actively, and targets 30 operational centers in Europe by the end of 2023, primarily in Germany and Italy.

In France, Aeson® will be made available to patients via the EFICAS study, which was initiated last December, in 6 hospitals: Lille Regional University Hospital, Pitié Salpêtrière University Hospital and Georges Pompidou European Hospital in Paris, Rennes University Hospital, Strasbourg University Hospital and Lyon University Hospital (Hospices Civils de Lyon). The Company aims to complete the study in 2025.

The production ramp-up will be gradual and should allow more than 100 artificial hearts to be produced in 2023.

Based on this, the Company forecasts sales of €10 million to €13 million in 2023.

Break-even anticipated in 2027

Moreover, in order to support a strong demand for Aeson® in Europe, and its commercial launch in the United States, anticipated in 2026, CARMAT has planned an ambitious industrial plan which should enable the Company to achieve a manufacturing capacity of 500 prostheses in 2024 and 1,000 prostheses by 2027.

Based on this, the Company anticipates to be in position to achieve break even within 5 years, i.e. in 2027.

Stéphane Piat, Chief Executive Officer of CARMAT, commented: The last few months have been full of valuable learnings and have allowed us to fine-tune our market access and our industrial strategies. Given

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