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  • Best Industries to Work In
    by Andy Rasico - September 1, 2020
    Whether you are a recent college graduate or someone who’s been in the workforce for several years, it’s always a good practice to stay abreast of the top industries. Although there is no definitive way to know what industries and jobs will be most available and most lucrative in a few years, projections are available everywhere, notably the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Using this and other tools to determi...
  • COVID-19 Recession Resume Update
    by Mary Jeanne Vincent - August 24, 2020
    Because of the rapid downshift in the economy, a lot of people are feeling pressured to get their resumé in order. For many, complicating the challenge of creating or updating their resumé is the additional pressure to translate their experience for a different industry. Whether you are fortunate enough to be looking in the same industry or venturing into something new, communicating your value in language...
  • College Grad Job Search Strategies
    by Andy Rasico - August 23, 2020
    Entry-level job seekers find themselves in a unique position. While they may have the education that a job requires, they lack the all important on-the-job experience. From college students about to enter the labor force, stay-at-home moms who want to work outside the home, to any number of job seekers, there are strategies you can employ to land an entry-level job. 1. First step, do the research. As with any job search...
  • Job Seekers: Stop Apologizing
    by Debra Wheatman - August 21, 2020
    It is ingrained in us that the employer/employee relationship is inherently unequal, founded on uneven footing, in which the employer holds the cards. This is inaccurate. The employer may be writing the checks, but that doesn’t put them in the driver’s seat. Think about the last time you needed work done on your house or car. You were the one paying. Did you feel like you called all the shots? Of course not....
  • Career Recovery: Be Resilient After a COVID-19 Job Loss
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - August 20, 2020
    The global pandemic has forced millions into unemployment with business closings and an economic downturn that beat the Great Recession. A common denominator for both tumultuous job markets is the necessity for job seekers to showcase resiliency and recovery as they navigate their career future. Here are some essential tips to help you deal with the present and prepare for what’s next. Filing for Unemployment...
  • Right Job Fit
    by Andy Rasico - August 11, 2020
    What is the 'perfect job?' Unfortunately, it doesn't exist. This is not an alarmingly pessimistic point of view, but rather a real one. Every man and woman in the work force has different strengths, weaknesses, opinions, personalities, and an unfathomable amount of other characteristics that, when combined and utilized, can help in the search for a position that is a good fit. When you focus on finding your job fit, suc...
  • Finding A Job In A Recession
    by Katie Saba - July 18, 2020
    By the time you read this, even the optimists will probably admit we're in a recession. Even if it's not an official recession, it sure feels like one compared to last year. The real estate market has slowed to a sick-dog crawl, hiring is off, and prices are rising. If you're looking for work right now, you have permission to worry. Worry if you need to, but don't panic. For most people, a slow economy ju...
  • Elements To Building Your Resume
    by Katie Saba - July 17, 2020
    Your resume should be viewed as one of the most important marketing tools that gets you in the door to meet with hiring employers. While your resume alone will not land you a job, it can certainly help with your job search goals. From a title that matches the job you want, to including keywords that make your resume stand out, there are some key essentials that you need to consider when developing your resume. Provide...
  • Questions On How To Negotiate Salary
    by Andy Rasico - July 11, 2020
    Salary negotiations are one of the most intimidating parts of the job searchprocess. Even those that are confident through every phase of interviewing can sometimes be stumped about how to approach salary discussions. How you approach salary negotiations, from the research you conduct beforehand to questions you address during the interview, will not only impact how much you earn but also how your employer perceives you whe...
  • Jump Start Your Career Search After Being Let Go
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - June 26, 2020
    Being dismissed or furloughed from your job has been more common than not as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic that rocked the worldwide economy. For the unemployed, or underemployed – now is the time to pick yourself up and get back into the saddle in order to find your next job. Showcasing your ability to be nimble and resilient is appealing to employers. Here are some tips to help find a job after being let...