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Resumes: Chronological, Functional, Accomplishment. Knowing Which Type of Resume is Best for Your Job Search.

October 26th, 2012

Perhaps the most important aspect of any job search is updating, editing, and revamping your resume; but have you highlighted your experience in the best way for you? Depending on your skill set and career path, you have several different approaches to organizing your resume: chronological, functional, or an accomplishment-based combination.  If you’re ready to… Read more »

Why You Didn’t Hear Back After You Applied For a Job (and How to Turn Your Luck Around!)

October 19th, 2012

There’s no doubt about it: job seeking is a tough job in itself, and often, one with low morale. In an era where the majority of job hunting is conducted through online job applications or emailed resumes, the likelihood of receiving even an acknowledging response can be slim. High unemployment does mean more competition for… Read more »

What Your Company is Missing: Wellness Programs

October 12th, 2012

More than ever, businesses are offering their employees wide varieties of options for preventative healthcare and promoting general wellness. Healthier employees tend to take fewer sick days and be more productive as a whole.  Although many companies will offer glamorous challenge incentives, such as exercise equipment or gym memberships, small businesses can also offer motivating… Read more »

Benefits of Relocating for a New Job

October 5th, 2012

With the scarce job market we find ourselves immersed in, many job seekers are expanding their search to looking outside their current city’s radius.  For many, relocating can mean new opportunities – not just for yourself, but for your entire family.  The prospect of relocating for work is indeed a challenging one, however, the end… Read more »

Online Applications and the Dreaded “Desired Salary” Field

September 28th, 2012

Employers requesting salary requirements on online applications have become a common obstacle for job seekers. Many job sites will even require an exact number before allowing you to submit your application. With the effect the recession has had on salaries, this can create a sticky situation without an easy answer. However, the good news is… Read more »

How to Stand Out in a Phone Interview

September 21st, 2012

Phone interviews can be daunting.  Not only are they often your first real chance at creating a lasting impression, but your likelihood of making it to the next round of interviews hinges on this initial conversation.  Although it may seem like a completely separate ballgame, preparing for a phone interview is very similar to preparing… Read more »

Creating a “Safety Culture” Starts with the Leadership

September 14th, 2012

Every workplace follows a different set of methods for operating. From motivating and retaining employees to daily workflow, each company has its own unique system for “what works”.  However, regardless of your approach to managing your employees, one factor should always remain consistent: safety. Building a safety culture in your company should be more than… Read more »

Odessa, Texas: A Mecca for Job Seekers

September 7th, 2012

Any way you view it, there’s no denying the past three years have been economically rough; whether directly or indirectly, the recession has affected nearly every person in the United States.  Although we have now entered a state of recovery, certain parts of the country have fared better than others – and if you’re in… Read more »

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