On Wednesday, United Airlines president Scott Kirby weighed in on Frontier Airlines' plan to double the number of its routes and return to a network business model. "I've believed for many years that the ultra-low-cost carrier business model can't work when a network carrier decides to compete on price," Kirby said in response to a question by Wolfe Research analyst Hunter Keay.
It has never been harder to fill an open job in the United States. According to a chart from Deutsche Bank economist Torsten Sløk, it now takes 31 days to fill an open job in America, up from 23 days in 2006 and about 15 days in 2009. There is perhaps no better way to visualize the “tight labor market” (a decidedly wonky term) that economists and folks on Wall Street often talk about — if you’re looking for workers, it’s tough to find help.
In my four years as a communication student, the class that still stands out to me as one of the most valuable was my interviewing class. This class wasn't just about preparing students to go on the inevitable grownup job interviews we'd be headed out on as we crept towards graduation – it also gave us a lot of valuable information on how to conduct interviews. Interviewing people isn't something I ever saw myself doing, and to be fair, the only time I've ever conducted an employment interview was while searching for a dog-sitter for my puppy. (And to be really fair, my only real questions were "Will you let my dog out?" and "What do you charge?") But knowing how to effectively and properly interview