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Unadvertised Job Opportunities: How to Find (and Get!) Them

February 20th, 2015

If you’ve been looking for a job lately and going through either the want-ads or career websites, you’ll undoubtedly find plenty of jobs listed. But, what about unadvertised job opportunities? There are a wealth of these out there, and with the right strategy, you’ll be able to find and land the job of your dreams.… Read more »

Are You Making These Mistakes In Your Job Search?

February 6th, 2015

Read the want ads, mail resumes, rinse, repeat. That’s all there is to a job search, right? If you’re still stuck in this old pattern, you might be making some serious mistakes. The job market has changed dramatically in the past few years, and professionals who try to play by the same old rules may… Read more »

From Flaw to Attractive Attribute: 3 Tips for Improving Your Career Weaknesses

January 3rd, 2015

Everyone has strengths on the job: things they do well. Everyone also has at least one weakness, or an area that doesn’t measure up to their strengths. Improving your career doesn’t mean hiding or avoiding your weaknesses, but shoring them up so that they come closer and closer to matching up to your strengths. Interview… Read more »

5 Tips to Help You Find a Great Temporary Job

December 26th, 2014

As the economy continues to improve, employers are starting to open up more position, but in many cases, they’re sticking with keeping those openings temporary positions. If you haven’t considered a temporary position in the past, or you just need to find a paying job right now, there are a few things you do that… Read more »

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Writing a Cover Letter

November 19th, 2014

When most job-seekers find a promising job posting, the first thing they do is fix up their resumes.  As your most important marketing document, your resume should be polished, professional, and tailored to each posting and company.  But it’s equally important to include a polished, professional, customized cover letter – one that avoids any major… Read more »

How to Make the Most Out of Your Short Term Employment

November 12th, 2014

Temp work offers flexibility, the chance to learn new skills, and an opportunity to broaden your professional network.  The amount of time you have to make an impression during a temporary job varies, however.  In some positions, you may have several months or a year; in others, you may have only a few short weeks.… Read more »

How to Distinguish a “Good” Staffing Firm From a “Great” Staffing Firm

November 5th, 2014

Looking for a new job?  Trying to plan your next career move?  Chances are, you’ve looked into every available option – including working with a recruiter.  But with so many staffing firms available, how do you sort the good firms from the really great ones? To get the most from your relationship with your staffing… Read more »

Skilled Labor Trends for Fall 2014

September 30th, 2014

The latest employment data, released this summer, look promising in many ways for the U.S. economy. For five months in a row, U.S. businesses added 200,000 jobs per month, according to a U.S. News and World Report article. The official unemployment rate has continued its downward slide, landing at 6.1 percent. All this is good… Read more »

Is Your Job Not Challenging Enough?

September 23rd, 2014

Boredom is one of the top productivity killers in the work world today, and it’s one of the main reasons workers look for new jobs. If you’ve just changed career tracks or recently come out of school, however, starting in a job that is less than challenging may be how you “pay your dues” in… Read more »

Temporary Jobs: How to List Them On a Resume

September 9th, 2014

Many workers find temp jobs to be great for their careers. They help build your professional network, give you hands-on experience in new areas of work, and open the door to long-term employment. Hiring managers often see temp jobs as a sign that a worker wants to keep growing in his or her field and… Read more »

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